Taylor Long

Taylor Long

Fairly new to Toronto, Taylor Long was born and raised on the east coast of Canada in Halifax, NS. Full of maritime charm, he moved to Toronto to be closer to more live theatre. Taylor studied opera at Dalhousie University and has performed in various musicals, plays and operas over the past 8 years. Taylor joined BroadwayWorld in April 2017 and is 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

 




MOST POPULAR ARTICLES
LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: Ross Petty's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Panto is Undeniably FunBWW Review: Ross Petty?s A CHRISTMAS CAROL Panto is Undeniably Fun
Posted: Dec. 1, 2017


BWW TV: Watch the Canadian Cast of COME FROM AWAY Perform 'Welcome to the Rock'BWW TV: Watch the Canadian Cast of COME FROM AWAY Perform 'Welcome to the Rock'
Posted: Nov. 30, 2017


BWW Review: Musical Stage Company's UNCOVERED is UnmissableBWW Review: Musical Stage Company?s UNCOVERED is Unmissable
Posted: Nov. 15, 2017


TSO's MESSIAH Receives Two 2018 GRAMMY Nominations!TSO's MESSIAH Receives Two 2018 GRAMMY Awards Nominations!
Posted: Nov. 28, 2017


BWW Review: The National Ballet's NIJINSKY; The Dancer Trapped in the ManBWW Review: The National Ballet?s NIJINSKY; the Dancer Trapped in the Man
Posted: Nov. 25, 2017


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: Ross Petty's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Panto is Undeniably FunBWW Review: Ross Petty?s A CHRISTMAS CAROL Panto is Undeniably Fun
Posted: Dec. 1, 2017


BWW TV: Watch the Canadian Cast of COME FROM AWAY Perform 'Welcome to the Rock'BWW TV: Watch the Canadian Cast of COME FROM AWAY Perform 'Welcome to the Rock'
Posted: Nov. 30, 2017


BWW Review: Toronto is Head Over Heels for HIBLA GERZMAVABWW Review: Toronto is Head Over Heels for HIBLA GERZMAVA
Posted: Jun. 9, 2017


BWW Interview: Pretty Little Liars' JANEL PARRISH Talks GREASE TorontoBWW Interview: Pretty Little Liars' JANEL PARRISH Talks GREASE Toronto
Posted: Sep. 5, 2017


BWW Review: MR. SHI AND HIS LOVER Croons at the Intersection of Musical and OperaBWW Review: MR. SHI AND HIS LOVER Croons at the Intersection of Musical and Opera
December 10, 2017

MR. SHI AND HIS LOVER, a new take on an old love story, manipulates perception in a tale of perception manipulation. Through seven non-linear scenes, performed in Mandarin with Chinese and English surtitles, MR. SHI AND HIS LOVER integrates a mix of introspective arias and narrative songs. The themes and boundaries of love are explored in an exploration of music that is difficult to pin down. Is it an opera? Or is it more of a musical?

BWW Review: Seduced by the Music of Love at the TSO's BEST OF TCHAIKOVSKYBWW Review: Seduced by the Music of Love at the TSO's BEST OF TCHAIKOVSKY
December 6, 2017

If love had a sound, it would take the form of the colourful melodies pervading the air during the TSO's BEST OF TCHAIKOVSKY. Led by guest conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson, the TSO is showcasing a program of two Tchaikovsky favourites and one rare gem, especially for cellist Joseph Johnson. Wilson demonstrates exquisite leadership throughout the program, shaping the orchestra with sweeping dynamics and wringing an earnest, romantic sound out of a few of Tchaikovsky's most beautiful compositions.

BWW Review: Predictability Increases Unpredictability in Canadian Stage's HEISENBERGBWW Review: Predictability Increases Unpredictability in Canadian Stage's HEISENBERG
December 4, 2017

Uncertainty, or the state of being uncertain, involves not being able to clearly identify or define something. Simon Stephens' HEISENBERG thrives on uncertainty. Using physicist Werner Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle as the underlying theme, Canadian Stage's Canadian premiere production fuses science and love in a hard-to-follow tale of opposites attract.

BWW Review: TSO's HOME ALONE IN CONCERT Creates a Sense of CommunityBWW Review: TSO's HOME ALONE IN CONCERT Creates a Sense of Community
December 2, 2017

A multi-generational community was created at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's HOME ALONE IN CONCERT. I grew up watching the film and it quickly became a tradition during the holiday season. Spending an evening laughing beside children who are maybe seeing the film for the first time, or grandparents who remember watching the film with their children and are now watching with their grandchildren - all while the score is brought to life by a live orchestra and choir - now that is beautiful.

BWW Review: Ross Petty's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Panto is Undeniably FunBWW Review: Ross Petty's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Panto is Undeniably Fun
December 1, 2017

Ross Petty's annual holiday musical is a tradition for many Torontonians. With this year's production, A CHRISTMAS CAROL - The Family Musical with a SCROOGE LOOSE!, that tradition is sure to continue. Led by AJ Bridel and Dan Chameroy, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is undeniable fun, performed by an abundantly talented cast in what many are calling 'the best panto yet!'.

BWW TV: Watch the Canadian Cast of COME FROM AWAY Perform 'Welcome to the Rock'BWW TV: Watch the Canadian Cast of COME FROM AWAY Perform 'Welcome to the Rock'
November 30, 2017

The Canadian cast of COME FROM AWAY Performs 'Welcome to the Rock' for the media ahead of their highly anticipated return engagement! Part of the 2017-18 Mirvish Subscription Season, the Canadian production of COME FROM AWAY begins performances February 13, 2018 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, ON.

BWW Interview: AJ Bridel Talks Ross Petty's A CHRISTMAS CAROLBWW Interview: AJ Bridel Talks Ross Petty's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
November 29, 2017

AJ Bridel (CBC's Over the Rainbow, Mirvish's Kinky Boots) chats about life at the end of the rainbow, and what to expect from her in this year's Ross Petty Production - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - The Family Musical with A SCROOGE LOOSE.

TSO's MESSIAH Receives Two 2018 GRAMMY Nominations!TSO's MESSIAH Receives Two 2018 GRAMMY Nominations!
November 28, 2017

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra's recording of Handel's MESSIAH received two 2018 GRAMMY Awards Nominations - Best Choral Performance & Producer of the Year, Classical.

Take a Look at Rehearsal Photos of Canadian Stage's HEISENBERGTake a Look at Rehearsal Photos of Canadian Stage's HEISENBERG
November 26, 2017

Canadian Stage will present the Canadian premiere of Simon Stephens' critically acclaimed romantic comedy-drama, HEISENBERG. Take a look at photos of the play in rehearsal. Opening for previews November 28 (opening night November 30).

BWW Review: The National Ballet's NIJINSKY; The Dancer Trapped in the ManBWW Review: The National Ballet's NIJINSKY; The Dancer Trapped in the Man
November 25, 2017

The mind is a fascinating, terrifying and often incomprehensible place. The National Ballet of Canada's production of John Neumeier's NIJINSKY explores the mind through the lens of one of the world's most famous ballet dancers, Vaslav Nijinsky. Neumeier's skilled theatricality encompasses the piece, informing the set, costumes and choreography - creating a work of art that is deliriously captivating.

BWW Review: Second City's THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY SWEATER is a Holiday Must!BWW Review: Second City's THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY SWEATER is a Holiday Must!
November 22, 2017

Everyone loves the holidays, making Second City's holiday show a staple of the season. THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY SWEATER pokes fun at the cheery period between Remembrance Day and New Year's Day when we stress about gifts, spend too much time with relatives and drink too much liquor at office parties.

BWW Review: Gasps All Around at Mirvish's DISGRACEDBWW Review: Gasps All Around at Mirvish's DISGRACED
November 17, 2017

A lesson in what not to say at a dinner party, Mirvish's presentation of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED is tense and unsettling. Originally a production from the Hope and Hell Theatre Company, director Robert Ross Parker discusses the play as having 'the power to make us uncomfortable.' Certainly true. As the play dove into controversial discussions of identity politics, gasps were audible all around.

BWW Review: Musical Stage Company's UNCOVERED is UnmissableBWW Review: Musical Stage Company's UNCOVERED is Unmissable
November 15, 2017

What makes a show unmissable? The perfect combination of smart arrangements performed by an ensemble of artists who are the experts of their instruments. UNCOVERED is all of that. The annual concert, produced by the Musical Stage Company, pays tribute to some of the greatest musicians in the world. This year is no exception - the evening features the music of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, with music direction, vocal arrangements and orchestrations by Reza Jacobs.

BWW Review: GREASE is Not the Word in Toronto's New ProductionBWW Review: GREASE is Not the Word in Toronto's New Production
November 10, 2017

You could escape the cold weather for those 'hot summer nights', but it may not be as warm as you had hoped. GREASE THE MUSICAL takes us all back Rydell High with a newly imagined production by director and choreographer, Josh Prince (Broadway's Beautiful - The Carole King Musical and Shrek - The Musical). A cast of TV leads do their best bringing the beloved show to life, but the performances, especially the singing, fall flat.

BWW Review: Soulpepper's THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA? Shocks with Gripping PerformancesBWW Review: Soulpepper's THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA? Shocks with Gripping Performances
November 9, 2017

'You don't understand,' repeats Martin. You'll have to see it to really understand. Soulpepper presents Edward Albee's shocking Tony Award-winning play, THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA? (2002) Featuring an outstanding cast, including Soulpepper's Artistic Director, Albert Schultz, this production is proof that tremendous performances can sell any subject matter - no matter how taboo.

BWW Review: Red Sky's Insanely Physical BACKBONE Will Leave You BreathlessBWW Review: Red Sky's Insanely Physical BACKBONE Will Leave You Breathless
November 4, 2017

Exploring the connectedness of everything - BACKBONE, presented by Red Sky Performance in association with Canadian Stage, is a stimulating exhibition of dance.

BWW Review: Top 10 Moments from the COC's Ensemble Studio CompetitionBWW Review: Top 10 Moments from the COC's Ensemble Studio Competition
November 2, 2017

Canada is a country known for its musical talent. The Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio Competition, CENTRE STAGE, showcased a curated selection of that talent last night. The competition auditions singers from across the country and selects a few lucky artists to compete for an invitation to the intensive COC Ensemble Studio training program.

BWW Interview: Q&A with National Ballet's Hannah Fischer on THE WINTER'S TALEBWW Interview: Q&A with National Ballet's Hannah Fischer on THE WINTER'S TALE
November 3, 2017

Hannah Fischer, a First Soloist with the National Ballet of Canada, is taking on the leading role of Hermione in the company's production of Christopher Wheeldon's THE WINTER'S TALE. BroadwayWorld's Taylor Long was lucky to get a few minutes to chat with Fischer about life as a dancer and her role in the production.

BWW Review: A Month with FATHER JOHN MISTYBWW Review: A Month with FATHER JOHN MISTY
October 29, 2017

Okay, maybe not with Father John Misty. But I did spend a month with his music. Last month, at Massey Hall in Toronto, Father John Misty (FJM) performed to a sold-out crowd of energetic fans. I didn't know what I was getting myself into. His musical style left such an impression on me, I decided to spend some time getting to know it a bit better. FJM's newest album, Pure Comedy strays from melodic, conventional tunes to a land of poetic musical-sermons.

BWW Review: Thrilling Vocal Spectacle Distracts From Troubled Book in BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICALBWW Review: Thrilling Vocal Spectacle Distracts From Troubled Book in BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL
October 28, 2017

'I remember everything!' shouts Strat - a fitting opening to such a nostalgia-stirring show. BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL takes Jim Steinman's epic and beloved music, originally conceived as a musical, and creates, in the Ed Mirvish Theatre, a spectacle unlike anything else.



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