BWW Review: ALICE IN WONDERLAND at Shaw Festival
by Michael Rabice - Jun 22, 2016

The Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake has pulled out all the stops on it's glittering new production of Lewis Carroll's ALICE IN WONDERLAND. This new version adapted for the stage by director Peter Hinton incorporates newly composed music by Allen Cole. While often an asset, the music can also be a hindrance to this often mystifyingly magical production. (more...)

BWW Review: Beautifully Designed, ALICE IN WONDERLAND Still Lacks Wonder
by Jason Carlos - May 23, 2016

The anchor of the Shaw Festival's 2016 season is an ambitious musical adaptation of the beloved, ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Veteran Shaw visionary Peter Hinton breaths new life into the classic Lewis Carroll tale featuring 19 original songs under the musical direction of Allen Cole. Tara Rosling stars as Alice and leads a large cast which also stars Graeme Somerville, Moya O'Connell, Kyle Blair, Donna Belleville, Ben Saunders and Jennifer Phipps. (more...)

New Adaptation of ALICE IN WONDERLAND Begins Previews Today at The Shaw's Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Director Peter Hinton's highly anticipated adaptation of Lewis Carroll's beloved tale Alice in Wonderland begins previews today at The Shaw's Festival Theatre. (more...)

Shaw Festival Announces Principal Casting for 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell and the Shaw Festival announce principal casting and the creative teams for the 2016 playbill. The 2016 season features new and core ensemble members and beloved returning artists celebrating Ms. Maxwell's final season and 14-year tenure at The Shaw. (more...)

BWW Review: Ross Petty's CINDERELLA is Good Ol' Fashioned Family Entertainment
by Alan Henry - Nov 29, 2014

Ross Petty's annual pantomime has become, if anything, a tradition and staple in Toronto of the holiday season. As downtown storefronts are transformed from 'pumpkin spice' to 'naughty or nice,' the cast and creative team at Ross Petty Productions work on their whimsical, magical, and hilarious takes on traditional children's stories. (more...)

SHELTER Presented Alongside Series of Free Nuclear Events as Part of Tapestry's Summer Season Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Tapestry, in co-production with Edmonton Opera, present the Toronto premiere of SHELTER by Julie Salverson and Juliet Palmer, today, June 12-15 at the Berkeley Street Theatre. (more...)

Andrew Love to Replace Peter McGillivray in Tapestry's SHELTER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Tapestry, in co-production with Edmonton Opera, presents the Toronto premiere of SHELTER by Julie Salverson and Juliet Palmer, June 12-15 at the Berkeley Street Theatre. (more...)

SHELTER to Be Presented Alongside Series of Free Nuclear Events as Part of Tapestry's Summer Season, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Tapestry, in co-production with Edmonton Opera, present the Toronto premiere of SHELTER by Julie Salverson and Juliet Palmer, June 12-15 at the Berkeley Street Theatre. (more...)

The Shaw Festival Opens With RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2012

The Shaw Festival embarks on the first season of its next 50 years by proudly initiating a provocative conversation through the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime. Based on E.L. Doctorow's novel of the same name, Ragtime is directed by Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell and brought to life by The Shaw's renowned acting Ensemble. This powerful and complex story of a young America on the cusp of defining itself and the hopes and dreams of its citizens continues to gain resonance today. Surpassing all expectations, early tickets sales to the Shaw Festival's production of Ragtime are nearly 20% above projected totals, while early April and May ticket purchases for special matinees are already 80% sold out. Yesterday's preview performance of Ragtime received a standing ovation. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The 2011 Dora Mavor Moore Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2011

On June 27th Toronto celebrated the 32nd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards which honour excellence in Canada theatre. BWW was on hand for the complete event, including the VIP reception where nominees mingled with sponsors and patrons, the award show itself and of course, the happening after-party which shut down Front St for most of the night. We are thrilled to bring you exclusive coverage of the entire night. (more...)

2011 Dora Mavor Moore Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2011

The 32nd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards for the 2010/2011 season were handed out in a star-studded ceremony in Toronto on the evening of Monday, June 27 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts' Bluma Appel Theatre, co-hosted by Gemini-nominated comedian/writer/actor Craig Lauzon of CBC-TV's Royal Canadian Air Farce and actress Michaela Washburn, Dora-nominated for her principal role in Theatre Passe Muraille's Such Creatures. (more...)

Ben Chaisson Receives 2011 Pauline McGibbon Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2011

Sound and projection designer Ben Chaisson is the 2011 recipient of the Pauline McGibbon Award. The award presentation took place today at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards at Toronto's St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. (more...)

2nd Festival Of Ideas & Creation Runs 6/8-6/27 At Berkeley Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2009

The Canadian Stage Company is pleased to announce the second Festival of Ideas and Creation at the Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley Street, Toronto, June 8 to 27, 2009. The three-week festival offers public, youth, artist and industry programming and features more than 350 theatre luminaries, emerging artists and youth in over 75 live events, most of them free. (more...)

The Canadian Stage Co Presents HARDSELL One Man Show Previews 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2009

The Canadian Stage Company continues its 2008/2009 season with the world premiere of Necessary Angel and Wyrd Productions' HARDSELL. The award-winning team that created the runaway hit play Bigger Than Jesus take a satirical look at a world mad with commercialism. HARDSELL, a high-voltage, multi-media, one-man show from Rick Miller and Daniel Brooks begins previews April 13 and continues to May 9, 2009 (media night: April 16) at The Canadian Stage Company's Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley Street. For tickets and information, contact 416-368-3110 or canstage.com. (more...)

The Canadian Stage Co Presents HARDSELL One Man Show Previews 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2009

The Canadian Stage Company continues its 2008/2009 season with the world premiere of Necessary Angel and Wyrd Productions' HARDSELL. The award-winning team that created the runaway hit play Bigger Than Jesus take a satirical look at a world mad with commercialism. HARDSELL, a high-voltage, multi-media, one-man show from Rick Miller and Daniel Brooks begins previews April 13 and continues to May 9, 2009 (media night: April 16) at The Canadian Stage Company's Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley Street. For tickets and information, contact 416-368-3110 or canstage.com. (more...)

Hairspray and Urinetown Top Dora Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2005

CanStage's Urinetown and the resident Canadian production of Hairspray led the Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations, with 10 and 8 respectively (more...)