Taylor Long

Taylor Long

Taylor Long was born and raised on the east coast of Canada in Halifax, NS. Taylor studied opera at Dalhousie University and has performed in various musicals, plays and operas over the past 8 years. Joining BroadwayWorld in April 2017, he is currently the Senior Editor for Toronto.

Writing for BroadwayWorld is a dream job for a theatre nerd. I am beyond grateful that I have the opportunity to experience the incredible talent that Toronto has to offer. I love writing for BroadwayWorld because it gives me a chance to hopefully inspire someone who has never been to the theatre, or never been to an opera or a ballet - to take a chance, and take it in.

Twitter: @taylormlong

 




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BWW Review: Kids Bring the Rock in SCHOOL OF ROCK at MirvishBWW Review: Kids Bring the Rock in SCHOOL OF ROCK at Mirvish
Posted: Dec. 8, 2018


BWW Review: Willy Wonka Re-Invented for the 21st CenturyBWW Review: Willy Wonka Re-Invented for the 21st Century
Posted: Nov. 23, 2018


BWW Review: Sondra Radvanovsky Gives Four Encores in Astonishing RecitalBWW Review: Sondra Radvanovsky Gives Four Encores in Astonishing Recital
Posted: Nov. 27, 2018


FIRST LOOK: Music Video for Soulpepper's ROSE: A NEW MUSICALFIRST LOOK: Music Video for Soulpepper's ROSE: A NEW MUSICAL
Posted: Nov. 20, 2018


BWW Review: Ross Petty's THE WIZARD OF OZ is Pure MagicBWW Review: Ross Petty?s THE WIZARD OF OZ is Pure Magic
Posted: Dec. 11, 2018


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BWW Review: National Ballet Delivers Grand Spectacle with THE SLEEPING BEAUTYBWW Review: National Ballet Delivers Grand Spectacle with THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Posted: Mar. 11, 2018


BWW Review: National Ballet's MADE IN CANADA Fascinates with a Mixed All-Canadian ProgramBWW Review: National Ballet?s MADE IN CANADA Fascinates with a Mixed All-Canadian Program
Posted: Mar. 6, 2018


FIRST LISTEN: 'Wherever You Go, I Will Go' from Canadian Musical Comedy RUMSPRINGA BREAK!FIRST LISTEN: 'Wherever You Go, I Will Go' from Canadian Musical Comedy RUMSPRINGA BREAK!
Posted: Mar. 27, 2018


VIDEO: Beverley Bass, Kevin Tuerff, Astrid Van Wieren and More Talk COME FROM AWAY at the Toronto OpeningVIDEO: Beverley Bass, Kevin Tuerff & More at COME FROM AWAY Toronto
Posted: Feb. 20, 2018


BWW Review: Ross Petty's THE WIZARD OF OZ is Pure MagicBWW Review: Ross Petty's THE WIZARD OF OZ is Pure Magic
December 11, 2018

Ross Petty's panto is back and better than ever! THE WIZARD OF OZ at the Elgin Theatre is a loose adaption of the classic story with a modern/environmentally-conscious twist. Ross Petty's panto has become a staple of the Toronto theatre community, entertaining generations of audiences for over 20 years. It's a communal performance experience unlike any other and a holiday tradition you can't miss.

BWW Review: Kids Bring the Rock in SCHOOL OF ROCK at MirvishBWW Review: Kids Bring the Rock in SCHOOL OF ROCK at Mirvish
December 8, 2018

Before the show even begins, the voice of Andrew Lloyd Webber informs us all that the kids in SCHOOL OF ROCK play their instruments live. This becomes overwhelmingly impressive as the show progresses. SCHOOL OF ROCK: THE MUSICAL, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and book by Julian Fellows is an adaption of the successful Paramount movie starring Jack Black. In this musical interpretation, the kids take centre stage as the stars of the show.

BWW Review: Sondra Radvanovsky Gives Four Encores in Astonishing RecitalBWW Review: Sondra Radvanovsky Gives Four Encores in Astonishing Recital
November 27, 2018

It was a, 'I was there when' kind of evening for opera. Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky appeared at Toronto's beautiful Koerner Hall for her highly anticipated recital, From Bel Canto to Verismo, accompanied by pianist Anthony Manoli. One has to applaud the presenter, Show One Productions, on its commitment to bringing the very best in classical music to this city, year after year.

BWW Review: Willy Wonka Re-Invented for the 21st CenturyBWW Review: Willy Wonka Re-Invented for the 21st Century
November 23, 2018

This is not your parents' Willy Wonka. CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, the new musical by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, is a bigger, brighter, louder version of the beloved novel by Roald Dahl. Featuring larger-than-life projections, updated characters, and brand-new music - the world of Willy Wonka has never looked flashier.

FIRST LOOK: Music Video for Soulpepper's ROSE: A NEW MUSICALFIRST LOOK: Music Video for Soulpepper's ROSE: A NEW MUSICAL
November 20, 2018

BroadwayWorld has your first look at Soulpepper's music video for 'Let Love Out' from their highly-anticipated new musical, ROSE. Three years in the making, ROSE will be the company's biggest, most ambitious production to date!

BWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD Succeeds on its Stunning TalentBWW Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD Succeeds on its Stunning Talent
October 18, 2018

The soul of Motown is alive in Toronto. On its final stop before Broadway, AIN'T TOO PROUD busts open the Motown catalogue at Mirvish's Princess of Wales Theatre. With explosive vocals that reach every extreme of the human voice, high-energy choreography, and a playlist of 31 Motown favourites - AIN'T TOO PROUD works hard to be a hit.

BWW Review: Mirvish's MAMMA MIA! was the Perfect Summer MusicalBWW Review: Mirvish's MAMMA MIA! was the Perfect Summer Musical
August 19, 2018

From the first crash of drums, you could feel the excitement ripple through the theatre. The beloved musical MAMMA MIA! returned to the Ed Mirvish Theatre for a limited engagement and audiences could not have been more thrilled. Telling the story of Sophie Sheridan and her mother Donna, the show explores themes of family, identity, and love - all set to a soundtrack of the fabulous music by ABBA.

BWW Exclusive: Photos from First Rehearsal of New Musical DR. SILVER: A CELEBRATION OF LIFEBWW Exclusive: Photos from First Rehearsal of New Musical DR. SILVER: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE
August 17, 2018

After the thunderous success of LIFE AFTER, musical theatre power duo Anika Johnson and Britta Johnson are back with the world premiere of their new musical, DR. SILVER: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE. BroadwayWorld has exclusive photos from the first day of rehearsal!

Will You Be Found? DEAR EVAN HANSEN Open Casting Call in Toronto!Will You Be Found? DEAR EVAN HANSEN Open Casting Call in Toronto!
July 19, 2018

Calling all Evan Hansens! Mirvish Productions will be doing an open casting call on Monday, July 23, 2018 for the roles of Evan Hansen and Alana Beck. Interested? We have the details here.

BWW Review: THE KING AND I at Mirvish is a Charming Revival of a Problematic MusicalBWW Review: THE KING AND I at Mirvish is a Charming Revival of a Problematic Musical
July 17, 2018

There's no escaping it - this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic has not aged well. Bartlett Sher's brilliant production of THE KING AND I has arrived in Toronto at Mirvish's Princess of Wales Theatre. While the cast does an exceptional job revitalizing the work, they can't escape the problematic cultural themes that form the structure of this beloved musical.

BWW Exclusive Preview: THE PREPOSTEROUS PREDICAMENT OF POLLY PEEL at Toronto FringeBWW Exclusive Preview: THE PREPOSTEROUS PREDICAMENT OF POLLY PEEL at Toronto Fringe
July 6, 2018

BWW Toronto presents an exclusive preview, including rehearsal video and stills, of THE PREPOSTEROUS PREDICAMENT OF POLLY PEEL (Act 1), a new musical by Julie Tepperman & Kevin Wong, being presented at the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival from July 5 - 15, 2018!

BWW Review: WICKED Shows No Signs of Slowing DownBWW Review: WICKED Shows No Signs of Slowing Down
June 25, 2018

After nearly 15 years, WICKED is still defying gravity. The North American tour of Stephen Schwartz' blockbuster musical WICKED will be whisking Toronto audiences to Oz this summer at Mirvish's Ed Mirvish Theatre. Lucky for us Torontonians, this touring cast is more than capable at navigating the thrilling, challenging, and...popular score.

BWW Review: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Score Shines Through New Staging of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at MirvishBWW Review: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Score Shines Through New Staging of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Mirvish
June 12, 2018

There's a new chandelier, new sets, and new costumes! But new doesn't necessarily mean improved. Laurence Connor's updated touring production of Broadway's longest-running show, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, has arrived in Toronto. For a first-time Phantom viewer, the experience will be a grand one - but those who have seen the show before will long for the original.

BWW Interview: National Ballet of Canada's Jack Bertinshaw Talks FRAME BY FRAMEBWW Interview: National Ballet of Canada's Jack Bertinshaw Talks FRAME BY FRAME
June 2, 2018

Visionary Canadian director Robert Lepage teams up with Guillaume Cote, Principal Dancer and Choreographer at the National Ballet of Canada to present FRAME BY FRAME. We spoke to Second Soloist Jack Bertinshaw, playing filmmaker Norman McLaren, about his life as a professional dancer, the unique challenges in bringing a man's life to life on the stage, and the incredible three-year collaborative process to prepare FRAME BY FRAME for its world premiere.

BWW Review: The Magic Was Still Very Much Alive at HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN IN CONCERTBWW Review: The Magic Was Still Very Much Alive at HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN IN CONCERT
May 21, 2018

Nothing brings people together quite like Harry Potter. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) joined the Amadeus Choir and the Elmer Iseler Singers to present the third chapter of the Harry Potter: In Concert Series - HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN IN CONCERT. Beyond hearing the enchanting John Williams' score performed live by an incredible orchestra, the event is an incredible unifier - creating a space for Potter fans to congregate and celebrate.

BWW Review: Your Kids Will Love ANNIE at MirvishBWW Review: Your Kids Will Love ANNIE at Mirvish
May 1, 2018

Puzzle pieces cover the stage, invoking a sense of kid-centric wonder in Mirvish's ANNIE. With music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and a book by Thomas Meehan, ANNIE has stood the test of time as one of musical theatre's most beloved shows. Mirvish's production keeps the inspirational story and the hummable tunes - but offers a weird production concept that spends the entire show fighting itself.

BWW Review: CANDIDE at TSO Gives You Permission to LaughBWW Review: CANDIDE at TSO Gives You Permission to Laugh
April 30, 2018

Conductor Bramwell Tovey began the evening by saying, 'in light of the way things are I want to give you permission to laugh.' It didn't take very long before the audience was in stitches with laughter. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra performed Leonard Bernstein's CANDIDE last weekend, accompanied by some of the country's greatest classical voices - Judith Forst and Tracy Dahl - and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. The evening was a spectacular display of fine music, drama, and comedy.

BWW Review: Musical Stage Company's FUN HOME is a Little Show with a lot of HeartBWW Review: Musical Stage Company's FUN HOME is a Little Show with a lot of Heart
April 22, 2018

The Musical Stage Company has done it again. FUN HOME, presented as part of the off-Mirvish subscription series, is a testament to the power of effective musical theatre. With its gripping exploration of a dysfunctional family struggling with identity - internally and externally - a book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, and music by Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Shrek The Musical), FUN HOME packs a punch. It may be the biggest show in the Musical Stage Company's history, but FUN HOME is really an intimate story about love and acceptance.

BWW Review: Broadway Stars Shine Bright in TSO's ON BROADWAYBWW Review: Broadway Stars Shine Bright in TSO's ON BROADWAY
April 11, 2018

Two of musical theatre's finest voices filled the Roy Thomson Hall last night at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's ON BROADWAY. Two-time Tony Award-nominee Stephanie J. Block joined Tony Award-nominated Canadian performer Ramin Karimloo and Steven Reineke, Principal Pops Conductor, in a night of Broadway highlights ranging from Rodgers & Hammerstein, to Stephen Sondheim, to Stephen Schwartz.

BWW Review: Second City's THE BEST IS YET TO COME UNDONE Delivers Comedy that Packs a Moral PunchBWW Review: Second City's THE BEST IS YET TO COME UNDONE Delivers Comedy that Packs a Moral Punch
April 11, 2018

It's the type of humour that makes your gut ache from both laughter and contemplation. Second City is presenting their new mainstage revue, TITLE OF SHOW, a sketch comedy piece incorporating music, dance?, and of course, face-melting comedy. The ensemble tackles everything from Weight Watchers, to Google Home, to an exploration of how everything ultimately relates to the musical, CATS.



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