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All-Canadian Cast Announced For The Canadian Premiere Of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED  Photo All-Canadian Cast Announced For The Canadian Premiere Of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2020

Cast and ticket details have been announced for the Canadian production of the record-breaking Tony and Olivier Award-Winning Best Play - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Performances begin October 23, 2020 at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre. The official media performance will be on Sunday, November 29, 2020.

BWW Review: The Stratford Festival 's HENRY VIII Dazzles at the Studio Theatre Photo BWW Review: The Stratford Festival 's HENRY VIII Dazzles at the Studio Theatre
by Lauren Gienow - May 31, 2019

The Stratford Festival of Ontario may be known first and foremost for mounting productions of Shakespeare's plays, but there are certain plays by the bard that only seem to come around once in a while. For example, HENRY VIII, a play written by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, has only been performed three other times in the history of the Stratford Festival--the last one being in 2004. This season, director Martha Henry has created a production of this play that feels relevant and exciting. Stunning performances by Jonathan Goad and Irene Poole elevate it event further.

BWW Review: THE VIRGIN TRIAL is Politically-Charged Family Drama at its Finest Photo BWW Review: THE VIRGIN TRIAL is Politically-Charged Family Drama at its Finest
by Isabella Perrone - Feb 2, 2019

Soulpepper's production of Kate Hennig's THE VIRGIN TRIAL, originally produced by the Stratford Festival, brings an investigation of power, morals, and misconduct to the stage. The gripping re-imagining looks at Henry VIII's second daughter Elizabeth I (Bahia Watson), a 15-year-old princess who's a few positions behind in line for the throne and extremely charming, if not untrustworthy.

BWW Review: The Stratford Festival's AN IDEAL HUSBAND Makes for a Delightful Night at Photo BWW Review: The Stratford Festival's AN IDEAL HUSBAND Makes for a Delightful Night at the Theatre
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 2, 2018

A delightfully fun and well-cast production of Oscar Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND opened at the Stratford Festival's Avon Theatre on Thursday night. The show is a light-hearted comedy with a bit of an edge, as Wilde's story explores the notion that a woman should forgive a man's imperfections-even if said imperfections involve a serious crime-so long, of course, that the man has not been caught for committing said crime! This conclusion is somewhat unsettling, and the fact that the characters in question are generally likeable has audience members questioning their own morality in the end because, one's knee jerk reaction is indeed to be happy for everyone! Leave it to Oscar Wilde (and director Lezlie Wade) to trick us a fun play that actually becomes a spring board for self analysis and discussion about when it is appropriate to forgive ourselves and others and how we can manage to justify our actions or those of the people we love…when it suits us.

Oscar Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND Begins Previews At The Stratford Festival Photo Oscar Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND Begins Previews At The Stratford Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Sparkling with Oscar Wilde's inimitable wit, Lezlie Wade's production of An Ideal Husband begins previews today at the Avon Theatre.

Stratford Festival's Opening Week Begins Monday Photo Stratford Festival's Opening Week Begins Monday
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2018

The Stratford Festival's 66th season opens officially on Monday, May 28, with Shakespeare's final masterpiece, The Tempest, featuring Martha Henry as Prospero.

Oscar Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND Begins Previews At The Stratford Festival Photo Oscar Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND Begins Previews At The Stratford Festival
by Julie Musbach - May 11, 2018

Sparkling with Oscar Wilde's inimitable wit, Lezlie Wade's production of An Ideal Husband begins previews today at the Avon Theatre.

Seana McKenna, André Sills, Daren A. Herbert & More Will Lead 2018 Season at Stratfo Photo Seana McKenna, André Sills, Daren A. Herbert & More Will Lead 2018 Season at Stratford Festival
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 17, 2017

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino just announced key casting for the 2018 season of the Stratford Festival, including Seana McKenna as Julius Caesar, Andr Sills as Coriolanus, and Daren A. Herbert as Harold Hill, the 'Music Man.'

BWW Review: THE VIRGIN TRIAL is an Engrossing Treat at the Stratford Festival
by Lauren Gienow - Jul 28, 2017

The second part of a trilogy of plays penned by Kate Hennig is currently engrossing audiences at the Stratford Festival's Studio Theatre. THE VIRGIN TRIAL is a companion to 2015's THE LAST WIFE, which also had its world premiere at the Studio Theatre. This play is set during Elizabeth I's teenage years, when she was the subject of a scandal involving her relationship with her uncle/step-father. Like, THE LAST WIFE, this play takes liberties in terms of historical accuracy, because, quite frankly, we don't actually know exactly what happened behind closed doors. Also like the first play, this one is from the perspective of the women. The performances are brilliant and the writing is clever and witty. This production should not be missed!

Exclusive Photos: Inside the First Rehearsal of the North American Premier of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by Alan Henry - Feb 29, 2016

BroadwayWorld has exclusive photos from the first rehearsal of the first rehearsal of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE. The company began rehearsals this morning in Stratford, Ontario.

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Pre-Sale Now Underway at Stratford Festival
by Sally Henry Fuller - Nov 15, 2015

Tickets to the Stratford Festival's North American premiere of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE are now on pre-sale.

Stratford Festival Sets Cast for 2016 North American Premiere of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 27, 2015

 Can a play show us the very truth and nature of the world's greatest playwright? As the Bard's legacy is celebrated around the globe in 2016 with Shakespeare 400, the boisterous new comedy Shakespeare in Love takes a glorious stab at doing just that. But with little known of Shakespeare beyond the dates of his birth and death - both April 23 - the fun is all in the imagining.

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/26; HAIRSPRAY at The Muny, THE FLICK in Orlando and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 26, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in St. Louis, Orlando, Sacramento, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include HAIRSPRAY at The Muny, THE FLICK in Orlando, Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under the Stars',  just to name a few.

BWW Reviews: Stratford Festival's SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 24, 2015

SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER opened recently at Stratford Festival's Avon Theatre. As you watch it, it quickly becomes apparent as to why this play has withheld the test of time. Laugh out loud humour, beautiful set design, and an excellent cast make for an enjoyable evening (or matinee) at the theatre.

Krystin Pellerin, Christopher Morris & Bahia Watson Join Stratford Festival Lineup; Performances Added
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 5, 2015

Swift advance sales have prompted the Stratford Festival to extend the runs of four productions, just as the box office has opened to the public. Performances of Carousel, The Alchemist, The Physicists and The Last Wife have been added to the schedule.

KING LEAR Extends at Stratford Festival Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino's King Lear, starring Colm Feore, is entering the record books as one of the Festival's top-selling Shakespeare productions of all time. To meet the overwhelming demand for tickets, the production is being extended until October 25.

KING LEAR Extends at Stratford Festival Through 10/25
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 20, 2014

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino's King Lear, starring Colm Feore, is entering the record books as one of the Festival's top-selling Shakespeare productions of all time. To meet the overwhelming demand for tickets, the production is being extended until October 25.

BWW Reviews: Stratford's KING LEAR
by Mary Alderson - May 29, 2014

Love between parents and their offspring should be unconditional. As soon as King Lear puts conditions on the love of his daughters, his life unravels: he goes mad. But what really drives him crazy? Is it remorse resulting from his bad decisions? Is it stress, worrying about his daughters? Or is simply old age - dementia or perhaps Alzheimer's? Colm Feore has blended all three, in a gritty portrayal of Lear. One of Shakespeare's tragedies, this play opens the 2014 season at Stratford Festival. Feore is impressive as Lear with an equally good cast in this superior production.

Colm Feore to Lead Stratford Festival's KING LEAR; Key Casting Announced for Full Season
by Molly Tracy - Oct 22, 2013

Stratford Festival Announced it's key casting for their 2014 Season, starting with King Lear, featuring Stephen Ouimette as the Fool and Colm Feore as King Lear.

BWW Reviews: OTHELLO at the Stratford Festival is Tragic Yet Triumphant
by Lauren Gienow - Aug 27, 2013

Director Chris Abraham's production of OTHELLO opened to thunderous applause at Stratford Festival's Avon Theatre. The audience appeared so enthralled by this production that its devastatingly tragic nature seemed to cling to patrons as they exited the theatre. Simultaneously; however, there was a paradoxical sense of excitement and joy about what brilliance had just been witnessed.

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