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BWW Review: JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Stratford Festival is a Powerful Night at the TheatreBWW Review: JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Stratford Festival is a Powerful Night at the Theatre
by Lauren Gienow - Aug 29, 2016

Director, Carey Perloff has assembled a stellar cast for the Stratford Festival's production of Henrik Ibsen's JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Tom Patterson Theatre. The Festival has commissioned the World Premiere of the English translation by Paul Walsh. The combination of an extraordinary cast, and the unique setting of the stage in the round at the Tom Patterson, allow for a powerful night at the theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT at the Stratford Festival is a Fun Night at the TheatreBWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT at the Stratford Festival is a Fun Night at the Theatre
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 6, 2016

AS YOU LIKE IT opened on Friday at the Stratford Festival's Festival Theatre with a party…a literal party. Director, Jillian Keiley has set this production in her native Newfoundland, and as such, the play starts and finishes with the actors dancing about the stage and in the aisles whilst an on-stage band plays East-Coast inspired music. In addition to being given the East-Coast treatment, the production is also set in the 1980's-and I must say that the costumes are the bombdigitty! (more...)

Stratford Festival Box Office to Open This WeekendStratford Festival Box Office to Open This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

After a period of brisk advance sales to Members, the Stratford Festival is opening its box office to the public this Friday, January 8. (more...)

Stratford Festival's KING LEAR, ANTONY & CLEOPATRA and KING JOHN to Air on CBC-TV, Beginning SundayStratford Festival's KING LEAR, ANTONY & CLEOPATRA and KING JOHN to Air on CBC-TV, Beginning Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

The Stratford Festival comes to CBC-TV this September with spectacular performances of KING LEAR, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA and KING JOHN, captured live in HD and presented uninterrupted. These productions are the first in the Stratford Festival HD initiative, which will see all of Shakespeare's plays filmed over the next 10 years, making them available to audiences nationwide and around the world. (more...)

Theatre 20 Sets 2015-16 SeasonTheatre 20 Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Under the stars on the patio at Vagabondo Italian Ristorante + Lounge in downtown Toronto, Theatre 20 announced its 2015/2016 season. The sold-out event, which included food, drinks, and a first glimpse into the season, also included preview performances from the upcoming season presented by Nathan Carroll, Colleen Dauncey, Lauren Toffan, Kevin Dennis, Nora McLellan, and David Keeley, with musical accompaniment provided byScott Christian and Mark Selby. (more...)

BWW Review: Stratford Festival's THE PHYSICISTS is Delightfully DisturbingBWW Review: Stratford Festival's THE PHYSICISTS is Delightfully Disturbing
by Lauren Gienow - May 31, 2015

If you happen to be coming to Stratford Festival looking for a show that makes you laugh, think, and question whether the human race is doomed-all in equal measure…then look no further than director Miles Potter's disturbingly delightful production of THE PHYSICISTS. If you did not know you were looking for a show that did those things to you…well, trust me. You are. Come see this show. (more...)

BWW Review: Stratford Festival's HAMLET is Exciting from Start to FinishBWW Review: Stratford Festival's HAMLET is Exciting from Start to Finish
by Lauren Gienow - May 26, 2015

HAMLET opened the 63rd season of the Stratford Festival to resounding applause at the Festival Theatre on Monday night. Directed by the Festival's Artistic Director, Antoni Cimolino, this HAMLET is exciting from start to finish. The entire ensemble shines as brightly as the light used to represent King Hamlet's ghost (Note: It is a very bright light). (more...)

Fathom Events Continues Stratford Festival Series with KING JOHN; In Theatres TodayFathom Events Continues Stratford Festival Series with KING JOHN; In Theatres Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Another of Shakespeare's great dramas, performed by one of the world's premier repertory theater companies - The Stratford Festival in Ontario Canada - comes to select U.S. cinemas courtesy of Fathom Events and By Experience. Presented under the banner of Stratford Festival HD, the series continues with King John today, Wednesday, April 8. (more...)

The Stratford Festival's KING JOHN Comes to Cinemas 4/8The Stratford Festival's KING JOHN Comes to Cinemas 4/8
by Contests - Broadway - Apr 2, 2015

The Stratford Festival's commanding performance of KING JOHN comes to the Big Screen, directed for the stage by Tim Carroll and directed for film by Barry Avrich. (more...)

Scoop: NYC-ARTS - 3/19 - 4/30 on THIRTEENScoop: NYC-ARTS - 3/19 - 4/30 on THIRTEEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Get all the scoop on NYC-ARTS - 3/19 - 4/30, airing on THIRTEEN (more...)

Fathom Events Continues Stratford Festival Series with KING JOHN; Hits Theatres 4/8Fathom Events Continues Stratford Festival Series with KING JOHN; Hits Theatres 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Another of Shakespeare's great dramas, performed by one of the world's premier repertory theater companies - The Stratford Festival in Ontario Canada - will come to select U.S. cinemas courtesy of Fathom Events and By Experience. Presented under the banner of Stratford Festival HD, the series continues with King John on Thursday, April 8. (more...)

Stratford Festival Raises Record-Breaking Amount for Actors' Fund of CanadaStratford Festival Raises Record-Breaking Amount for Actors' Fund of Canada
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

William Shakespeare wrote in The Merchant of Venice: 'How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.' In 2014, the Stratford Festival shone by raising a record-breaking $66,686 for the Actors' Fund of Canada, the lifeline for Canada's entertainment industry. Company member giving to the Fund through payroll donations, proceeds from Madness Mug sales, audience collections and a benefit performance of Hay Fever, helped to provide much-needed financial aid to entertainment industry members who are facing times of crisis. (more...)

Krystin Pellerin, Christopher Morris & Bahia Watson Join Stratford Festival Lineup; Performances AddedKrystin Pellerin, Christopher Morris & Bahia Watson Join Stratford Festival Lineup; Performances Added
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Swift advance sales have prompted the Stratford Festival to extend the runs of four productions, just as the box office has opened to the public. Performances of Carousel, The Alchemist, The Physicists and The Last Wife have been added to the schedule. (more...)

Merrimack Repertory Theatre to Present THE BEST BROTHERS in 2015Merrimack Repertory Theatre to Present THE BEST BROTHERS in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Daniel MacIvor's play 'The Best Brothers' quickly became a hit in Canada after its 2012 world premiere at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Merrimack Repertory Theatre will produce its East Coast premiere (and second production ever in the United States) this January, directed by Charles Towers. (more...)

Colm Toibin's TESTAMENT Opens Tonight at A.C.T.Colm Toibin's TESTAMENT Opens Tonight at A.C.T.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues its 2014-15 season with Colm Toibin's fiercely lyrical solo play, Testament. Originally staged at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2011-and retitled for Broadway in 2013 as The Testament of Mary-Testament is an incisive, vivid, and deeply human work that recounts in riveting detail a defiant mother's story of her son, who has been taken from her by men she regards as fanatics. Directed by A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff and starring Canadian leading actor, Seana McKenna (last seen in A.C.T.'s production of Napoli!), Testament has been hailed as 'beautiful and daring' by the New York Times and was a 2013 Tony Award nominee for Best New Play. Testament will perform at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco) through November 23, 2014. Press night for Testament will be tonight, November 5, 2014. (more...)

A.C.T. Opens Colm Toibin's TESTAMENT TonightA.C.T. Opens Colm Toibin's TESTAMENT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues its 2014-15 season with Colm Toibin's fiercely lyrical solo play, Testament. Originally staged at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2011-and retitled for Broadway in 2013 as The Testament of Mary-Testament is an incisive, vivid, and deeply human work that recounts in riveting detail a defiant mother's story of her son, who has been taken from her by men she regards as fanatics. Directed by A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff and starring Canadian leading actor, Seana McKenna (last seen in A.C.T.'s production of Napoli!), Testament has been hailed as 'beautiful and daring' by the New York Times and was a 2013 Tony Award nominee for Best New Play. Testament will perform at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco) tonight, October 29-November 23, 2014. Press night for Testament will be today, November 5, 2014. Tickets ($20-$120) are available now and may be purchased online at act-sf.org or by calling 415.749.2228. (more...)

Stratford Festival Will Film ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, KING LEAR, and KING JOHNStratford Festival Will Film ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, KING LEAR, and KING JOHN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Stratford Festival will be creating films of three of this season's Shakespeare productions for international release and broadcast. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues its 2014-15 season with Colm Toibin's fiercely lyrical solo play, Testament. Originally staged at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2011-and retitled for Broadway in 2013 as The Testament of Mary-Testament is an incisive, vivid, and deeply human work that recounts in riveting detail a defiant mother's story of her son, who has been taken from her by men she regards as fanatics. Directed by A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff and starring Canadian leading actor, Seana McKenna (last seen in A.C.T.'s production of Napoli!), Testament has been hailed as 'beautiful and daring' by the New York Times and was a 2013 Tony Award nominee for Best New Play. Testament will perform at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco) October 29-November 23, 2014. Press night for Testament will be on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Tickets ($20-$120) are available now and may be purchased online at act-sf.org or by calling 415.749.2228. (more...)

A.C.T. Extends OLD HATS Through 10/12A.C.T. Extends OLD HATS Through 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Due to overwhelming advance ticket sales, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced that an extra week of performances will be added to the current schedule of the West Coast premiere of the Signature Theatre production of Old Hats. Originally scheduled to close on Sunday, October 5, tickets are now on-sale through Sunday, October 12. Old Hats will perform at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Tickets ($20-$120) are on-sale now and may be purchased online at act-sf.org or by calling 415.749.2228. (more...)

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