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BWW Reviews: Stratford's CRAZY FOR YOUBWW Reviews: Stratford's CRAZY FOR YOU
by Mary Alderson - May 29, 2014

If you like musicals with amazing dancing, powerful singing and farcical comedy - and who doesn't? - get your tickets now for Crazy for You, on Stratford's Festival stage, as this show will sell out this summer. Crazy for You is an interesting invention. George and Ira Gershwin's old songs from the 1930s were gathered together, and while people love the tunes and lyrics, the stories that go with them are dated. So in 1992, playwright Ken Ludwig wrote a script incorporating the Gershwin favourites. (more...)

CRAZY FOR YOU Begins Previews Tonight at Stratford Festival, Kicks Off 2014 SeasonCRAZY FOR YOU Begins Previews Tonight at Stratford Festival, Kicks Off 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Fresh from her triumph with last season's hit musical, Fiddler on the Roof, acclaimed director and choreographer Donna Feore returns for her 20th Festival season with an exciting new production of Crazy for You specially conceived for the Festival Theatre's thrust stage. The new Gershwin musical begins previews tonight, April 21, marking the first performance of the 2014 season. (more...)

Josh Franklin and Natalie Daradich-Led CRAZY FOR YOU Begins Performances at Stratford Festival TonightJosh Franklin and Natalie Daradich-Led CRAZY FOR YOU Begins Performances at Stratford Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Fresh from her triumph with last season's hit musical, Fiddler on the Roof, acclaimed director and choreographer Donna Feore returns for her 20th Festival season with an exciting new production of Crazy for You specially conceived for the Festival Theatre's thrust stage. The new Gershwin musical begins previews on Monday, April 21, marking the first performance of the 2014 season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Elgin & Winter Garden's 100th Chandelier GalaPhoto Coverage: Elgin & Winter Garden's 100th Chandelier Gala
by Kelly Cameron - Oct 13, 2013

The stars came out on Monday night to toast the 100th birthday of Toronto's historic Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres. Dubbed the 'chandelier gala' the fun filled evening was designed to celebrate the last remaining double decker theatre in the world and to raise money to restore it's gorgeous chandelier. On hand were cast members from the all Canadian company of CATS, Stratford Festival's production of Tommy, as well as many people performing from shows gone by such as Joseph, Ain't Misbehaving, Crazy for You and more. BWW is thrilled to bring its readers photos from the evening. (more...)

Cliff Saunders, Paul Nolan & More Set for Elgin Theatre's 100th Anniversary Chandelier Gala TodayCliff Saunders, Paul Nolan & More Set for Elgin Theatre's 100th Anniversary Chandelier Gala Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2013

The who's who of Canadian theatre comes together tonight, October 7 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Elgin Theatre with the Chandelier Gala ? an evening of song, dance and comedy. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Celebrate 100 Years at the Elgin and Winter Garden Chandelier GalaPhoto Coverage: Celebrate 100 Years at the Elgin and Winter Garden Chandelier Gala
by Kelly Cameron - Oct 4, 2013

2013 marks the 100th birthday of two of Toronto's (and the world's) most gorgeous theatres, the Elgin and Wintergarden Theatres on Yonge Street. To celebrate, there is a gala performance next Monday night featuring some of the best and brightest of Toronto's theatrical past performing from many of the shows that have graced the stages of these two theatres. BWW is thrilled to bring readers exclusive photos from the past 100 years of these gorgeous theatres. (more...)

Cliff Saunders, Paul Nolan and More Join Elgin Theatre's 100th Anniversary Chandelier Gala, 10/7Cliff Saunders, Paul Nolan and More Join Elgin Theatre's 100th Anniversary Chandelier Gala, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

The who's who of Canadian theatre comes together on Monday, October 7 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Elgin Theatre with the Chandelier Gala ? an evening of song, dance and comedy. (more...)

Huron Country Playhouse to Present SPAMALOT, 6/26-7/13Huron Country Playhouse to Present SPAMALOT, 6/26-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

Theatregoers are in for plenty of laughs, as Monty Python's no-holds-barred, Tony award-winning musical, Spamalot hits the Huron Country Playhouse stage from June 26th to July 13th. (more...)

Huron Country Playhouse Presents SPAMALOT, Now thru 7/13Huron Country Playhouse Presents SPAMALOT, Now thru 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2013

Theatregoers are in for plenty of laughs, as Monty Python's no-holds-barred, Tony award-winning musical, Spamalot hits the Huron Country Playhouse stage from today, June 26th to July 13th. (more...)

Huron Country Playhouse to Present SPAMALOT, 6/26-7/13Huron Country Playhouse to Present SPAMALOT, 6/26-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2013

Theatregoers are in for plenty of laughs, as Monty Python's no-holds-barred, Tony award-winning musical, Spamalot hits the Huron Country Playhouse stage from June 26th to July 13th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Talk Is Free Theatre's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN FundraiserPhoto Flash: Talk Is Free Theatre's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2013

After a triumphant fundraising performance of The Producers for the Actors' Fund in 2010, Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) followed up with a fundraising, concert performance of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The performance was held on Sunday, February 10 at 8PM at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Historic Distillery District in Toronto and raised over 30k! Scroll below for photos from the event! (more...)

BWW Special: Toronto Critics Take the Stage in You're A Good Man Charlie BrownBWW Special: Toronto Critics Take the Stage in You're A Good Man Charlie Brown
by Kelly Cameron - Feb 5, 2013

Toronto Theatre Critic's take to the stage this Sunday in a special benefit performance of You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, with proceeds going to The Actor's Fund. Featuring Kelly Nestruck, Robert Cushman, Glenn Sumi, Sheila McCarthy and Melody A. Johnston, the show also includes BWW's own Kelly Cameron as one of the Snoopy's. In this special feature, she talks about her hidden desire to be force to be reckoned with on-stage, setting the bar a smidge above terrible, and humbly requests that you throw bones in lieu of tomatoes. (more...)

Stratford Shakespeare Festival Launches 60th Season with MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Today, May 28Stratford Shakespeare Festival Launches 60th Season with MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Today, May 28
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2012

The Stratford Shakespeare Festival launches its 60th season on Monday, May 28, with a gala performance of Much Ado About Nothing. This is the final season under the artistic directorship of Des McAnuff, and one that promises an array of wonderful theatre for every taste and age group. (more...)

Stratford Shakespeare Festival Launches 60th Season with MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, May 28Stratford Shakespeare Festival Launches 60th Season with MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, May 28
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2012

The Stratford Shakespeare Festival launches its 60th season on Monday, May 28, with a gala performance of Much Ado About Nothing. This is the final season under the artistic directorship of Des McAnuff, and one that promises an array of wonderful theatre for every taste and age group. (more...)

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Begins Previews for Stratford Shakespeare FestivalYOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Begins Previews for Stratford Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

The loveable characters from Charles Schulz's iconic comic strip Peanuts learn life's lessons in the musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The production, which is directed and choreographed by Donna Feore, begins previews at the Avon Theatre on May 15. (more...)

Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at La Jolla Playhouse- UPDATEDReview Roundup: Broadway-Bound JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at La Jolla Playhouse- UPDATED
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 5, 2011

With Broadway casting details still not announced, Brent Carver has bowed out of the La Jolla run of Stratford's Jesus Christ Superstar and will be replaced by Jeremy Kushnier. Full casting details were announced today, but Carver could not be reached for comment. (more...)

Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at La Jolla PlayhouseReview Roundup: Broadway-Bound JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2011

With Broadway casting details still not announced, Brent Carver has bowed out of the La Jolla run of Stratford's Jesus Christ Superstar and will be replaced by Jeremy Kushnier. Full casting details were announced today, but Carver could not be reached for comment. (more...)

Broadway-Bound JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Opens at La Jolla PlayhouseBroadway-Bound JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Opens at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2011

With Broadway casting details still not announced, Brent Carver has bowed out of the La Jolla run of Stratford's Jesus Christ Superstar and will be replaced by Jeremy Kushnier. Full casting details were announced today, but Carver could not be reached for comment. (more...)

Spotlight on Goderich: A Variety Show To Raise Funds For Tornado Victims, 11/20Spotlight on Goderich: A Variety Show To Raise Funds For Tornado Victims, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2011

A star-studded cast has been assembled for Spotlight on Goderich: A Variety Show at the Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend on Sunday, November 20th at 3:00 p.m. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR La Jolla Cast Announced; Carver Out, Kushnier inJESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR La Jolla Cast Announced; Carver Out, Kushnier in
by Kelly Cameron - Nov 12, 2011

With Broadway casting details still not announced, Brent Carver has bowed out of the La Jolla run of Stratford's Jesus Christ Superstar and will be replaced by Jeremy Kushnier. Full casting details were announced today, but Carver could not be reached for comment. (more...)

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