Taylor Long

Taylor Long

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 Canada's most vibrant theatre scene. 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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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


BWW Interview: Stephanie J. Block Talks Childhood, WICKED, and her Upcoming Toronto Symphony Concert!BWW Interview: Stephanie J. Block Talks Childhood, WICKED, and her Upcoming Toronto Concert!
Posted: Apr. 4, 2018


BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Mirvish is the Gorgeous Show You Can't MissBWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Mirvish is the Gorgeous Show You Can?t Miss
Posted: Apr. 3, 2018


BWW Review: Broadway Stars Shine Bright in TSO's ON BROADWAYBWW Review: Broadway Stars Shine Bright in TSO?s ON BROADWAY
Posted: Apr. 11, 2018


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
Posted: Apr. 22, 2018


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
Posted: Apr. 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 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: 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


Interview: Soprano Simone Osborne Talks ELIXIR OF LOVE at the COCInterview: Soprano Simone Osborne Talks ELIXIR OF LOVE at the COC
Posted: Oct. 5, 2017


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


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.

BWW Interview: Stephanie J. Block Talks Childhood, WICKED, and her Upcoming Toronto Symphony Concert!BWW Interview: Stephanie J. Block Talks Childhood, WICKED, and her Upcoming Toronto Symphony Concert!
April 4, 2018

From April 10th-12th, two-time Tony Award-nominee Stephanie J. Block will join the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Broadway star Ramin Karimloo and conductor Steven Reineke to present ON BROADWAY, an evening of Broadway's greatest hits at the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto! BroadwayWorld's Taylor Long sat down with Stephanie ahead of her upcoming concert with the TSO.

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Mirvish is the Gorgeous Show You Can't MissBWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Mirvish is the Gorgeous Show You Can't Miss
April 3, 2018

This must be one of the prettiest shows for the stage. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, currently being presented at Mirvish, will have you shaking your head in wonder at Bob Crowley's imaginative set design and Christopher Wheeldon's breathtaking direction and choreography. The musical, inspired by the Academy Award-winning motion picture with Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, features the sublime music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin. Although the performances are tremendously uneven, the musical is a feast for the eyes that is an unmissable theatrical attraction in Toronto.

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!
March 27, 2018

Take an exclusive first listen to the standout Act 2 ballad "Wherever You Go, I Will Go", from the Canadian musical comedy RUMSPRINGA BREAK! by songwriting duo Colleen & Akiva.

BWW Review: GOBSMACKED Has Impressive Parts but Struggles as a UnitBWW Review: GOBSMACKED Has Impressive Parts but Struggles as a Unit
March 25, 2018

'The world's best a capella and beatboxing show,' delivers less energy than you'd think. Touring North America, GOBSMACKED is a collection of mainstream hits all performed completely a capella - like a live version of 'Glee' with less musical theatre. Individually the performers are wonderfully talented, but the collaborative team effort struggles to produce enough energy to make the show a hit.

Photos: Take a Look at the First Rehearsal for the Musical Stage Company's FUN HOME at Mirvish!Photos: Take a Look at the First Rehearsal for the Musical Stage Company's FUN HOME at Mirvish!
March 21, 2018

FUN HOME, the musical that swept the 2015 Tony Awards is coming to Canada - and BroadwayWorld has photos from the first rehearsal! The Musical Stage Company will present FUN HOME from April 13 - May 6, 2018 as part of the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series at the CAA Theatre (formerly the Panasonic).

BWW Review: ANIMAL FARM at Soulpepper Uses Humour to Reel You InBWW Review: ANIMAL FARM at Soulpepper Uses Humour to Reel You In
March 20, 2018

I would watch a Ravi Jain directed production of the phone book. ANIMAL FARM, presented by Soulpepper, is an adaption of George Orwell's famous novel by Canadian playwright Anthony MacMahon. Jain and MacMahon design a campy, satirical world for the farm animals, using humour as a reel to hook the audience into deeper discussions about humanity and society. It's persuasive, troubling, and honestly funny.

BWW Review: Soulpepper's IDOMENEUS Resonates Through Jarring StorytellingBWW Review: Soulpepper's IDOMENEUS Resonates Through Jarring Storytelling
March 15, 2018

'That's not what happened.' Soulpepper's IDOMENEUS tells the story of a famous Greek myth - but plays with the mode of storytelling to create something remarkable. Roland Schimmelpfennig's modern play comes to life in a timeless zone of monochromatic universality in Alan Dilworth's production, designed by Lorenzo Savoini. Using a chorus of voices, the narrative weaves between past and present, fact and fiction - presenting themes that resonate not only within the world of Soulpepper, but within the world at large.

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

Tchaikovsky's exquisite score meets Nureyev's exhilarating choreography in a sensational grand ballet experience. The National Ballet of Canada brings back their celebrated production of Tchaikovsky's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, choreographed by the late Rudolf Nureyev. A dancer himself, Nureyev's creative stamp on the piece expands the already technically challenging choreography originally created by Marius Petipa - adding depth to the Prince's role with variations of amplified difficulty. Even the most ardent ballet critic is sure to be impressed by the extreme athleticism required to dance this production.

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
March 6, 2018

Slip into a painting. Slip into the life of a man. Slip into nature. MADE IN CANADA stimulates the imagination with a program of three invigorating Canadian ballets - Robert Binet's The Dreamers Ever Leave You, James Kudelka's The Four Seasons, and Crystal Pite's Emergence. This program offers something for everyone from classical choreography, to contemporary and everything in between.

BWW Interview: A Season of Two Debuts for National Ballet's BRENDAN SAYEBWW Interview: A Season of Two Debuts for National Ballet's BRENDAN SAYE
February 25, 2018

'It's a dream come true,' says dancer Brendan Saye. Recently promoted to First Soloist, Saye will be making two role debuts this season with the National Ballet of Canada - the Lead Man in James Kudelka's 'The Four Seasons' (part of 'Made in Canada') and Prince Florimund in Rudolf Nureyev's production of Tchaikovsky's'The Sleeping Beauty'. Talking to BroadwayWorld.com's Taylor Long, Saye discusses his love for Riverdance as a child, the illness that forced him to take a two-year break from dancing, and the special place 'The Four Seasons' holds in his heart.

VIDEO: Beverley Bass, Kevin Tuerff, Astrid Van Wieren and More Talk COME FROM AWAY at the Toronto OpeningVIDEO: Beverley Bass, Kevin Tuerff, Astrid Van Wieren and More Talk COME FROM AWAY at the Toronto Opening
February 20, 2018

The Toronto Production ofCome From Awayopened February 13th at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.Come From Awaytells the heartwarming story of the thousands of travelers who were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland during 9/11, and the Newfoundlanders who opened their hearts and homes to them.

BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY is a Triumph in TorontoBWW Review: COME FROM AWAY is a Triumph in Toronto
February 18, 2018

Stop the world. COME FROM AWAY has come home. With a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, COME FROM AWAY is one of the biggest Canadian musicals of all time. For any of you thinking you'll miss the original cast - be anxious for nothing - the first Canadian cast does not disappoint.

BWW Review: Studio 180's KING CHARLES III is an Underwhelming Think PieceBWW Review: Studio 180's KING CHARLES III is an Underwhelming Think Piece
February 17, 2018

In Mike Bartlett's play, Queen Elizabeth II has just died. As fascinating as it may be to imagine the future, Studio 180's production of KING CHARLES III, directed by Joel Greenberg, is a drab view of a very pessimistic future.

BWW Review: Multi-faceted Memories Create a Personalized Experience in DECLARATIONSBWW Review: Multi-faceted Memories Create a Personalized Experience in DECLARATIONS
February 2, 2018

If you've ever lost someone you loved, you know how uniquely devastating the experience can be. In Jordan Tannahill's stage creation, DECLARATIONS, we see the raw product of that pain delivered through the fascinating mind of Tannahill and his five dancers.

BWW Review: A DELICATE BALANCE at Soulpepper is Sophisticated Dysfunction at its BestBWW Review: A DELICATE BALANCE at Soulpepper is Sophisticated Dysfunction at its Best
January 30, 2018

Compared to the in-your-face absurdity of November's 'The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?' A DELICATE BALANCE displays a softer, more subtle Albee without softening the devastating impact. Directed by Diana Leblanc, Soulpepper's production simmers-exploring dysfunction through the lens of characters that are grounded in reality.

BWW Review: Powerhouse Performances Deliver a Riveting LEARBWW Review: Powerhouse Performances Deliver a Riveting LEAR
January 14, 2018

I'll start by saying that LEAR was one of the most powerful theatrical experiences I've ever had. Led by a cast of Shakespeare professionals, with vast Stratford Festival experience, Groundling Theatre's production is a polished, compelling piece of theatre. Dropping 'King' from the title, LEAR explores the play with a female in power - entrapping us with the familiarity of a female monarch. Every aspect of Graham Abbey's production, designed by Peter Hartwell, serves a contemporary emphasis, seducing a modern audience to deeply feel and deeply connect with the humanity that can often feel very distant in Shakespearean drama.

BWW Review: Stars of Canadian Musical Theatre Shine in NINE IN CONCERTBWW Review: Stars of Canadian Musical Theatre Shine in NINE IN CONCERT
January 14, 2018

Podium Concert Productions, led by producer Peter da Costa and music director Mark Camilleri, presents high-calibre concert versions of musicals. Their second production, NINE IN CONCERT, was just that, a mostly high-calibre production featuring a cast of prominent Canadian talent, and a rare opportunity to see a rarely-produced show.



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