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THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Comes to the Shaw FestivalTHE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Comes to the Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Craig Hall directs the Canadian premiere of R. Hamilton Wright and David Pichette's new adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic Victorian whodunit The Hound of the Baskervilles. Twist after suspenseful twist will keep audiences on the edge of their seats until the final curtain. Tinged with the familiar Sherlockian wit, this deliciously dark thriller begins previews on August 1 at the Festival Theatre. (more...)

Shaw Festival to See a Relocated HENRY VShaw Festival to See a Relocated HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Co-directors Tim Carroll and Kevin Bennett relocate Henry V to a World War I dugout where William Shakespeare's drama of politics and war is acted out, experienced and debated among Canadian troops. Henry V, the first Shakespeare play to be produced at The Shaw, begins previews at the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre on July 22. (more...)

Artistic Director Tim Carroll Announces Casting For The 2018 Shaw FestivalArtistic Director Tim Carroll Announces Casting For The 2018 Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Artistic Director Tim Carroll announces the Shaw Festival's 2018 ensemble. This season's 56 actors will take to the stage in 14 productions, plus numerous Secret Theatre experiences. (more...)

The Stratford Festival Celebrates its 65th Season with a ROMEO AND JULIET Reunion!
by Lauren Gienow - Jul 13, 2017

Audience members at today's production of ROMEO AND JULIET at the Stratford Festival were in for a real treat...And some of them had no idea!  There was a delightful murmur of excitement from the crowd when Artistic Director (and 1992 Romeo) Antoni Cimolino came onstage to announce that in celebration of the Festival's 65th season, a group of former Romeos and Juliets were in attendance! (more...)

Will Eno's MIDDLETOWN to Make Canadian Debut at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Meg Roe directs the hypnotic Middletown, written by Pulitzer-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning playwright Will Eno, as an intimate experience shared by actors and audience. The Canadian premiere of Middletown begins previews on July 13 at the Shaw Festival's Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre. (more...)

Will Eno's MIDDLETOWN to Make Canadian Debut at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Meg Roe directs the hypnotic Middletown, written by Pulitzer-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning playwright Will Eno, as an intimate experience shared by actors and audience. The Canadian premiere of Middletown begins previews on July 13 at the Shaw Festival's Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre. (more...)

Powerhouse Cast Tapped for Shaw Festival's DANCING AT LUGHNASA
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Krista Jackson, former Shaw Festival intern director and Zone 41 Theatre's artistic director, returns to direct Brian Friel's award-winning masterpiece Dancing at Lughnasa. Beginning previews on May 14 at the Royal George Theatre, this production features a quintet of fiercely talented Shaw Festival ensemble members - Fiona Byrne, Diana Donnelly, Claire Jullien, Sarena Parmar (in her Festival debut) and Tara Rosling - as the formidable Mundy sisters. (more...)

Shaw Festival's A.D. Tim Carroll Announces Casting for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Shaw Festival proudly announces casting for Artistic Director Tim Carroll's first season. The Shaw's 2017 ensemble is a mix of new faces and Festival favourites - each actor ready to entertain and excite audiences in this season's 11 productions. (more...)

BWW Review: A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - Jun 27, 2016

Ever the consummate commentator of society and gender, Oscar Wilde has never been afraid of controversy or potentially offending member of both sexes. Never has this been more evident than in his 1893 A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, which is receiving a glamorous new production at the Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake.  (more...)

W.S. Gilbert's ENGAGED Begins Previews as Part of Shaw Festival Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Curated from deep in the heart of the Shaw Festival's mandate period, Engaged is a hilarious romp through the Scottish countryside where love triangles abound. Written by W.S. Gilbert before his renowned partnership with Arthur Sullivan, Engaged comically comments on the facade of Victorian life, with particular satirical attention on the obsession with wealth. This romantic comedy begins its first engagement at the Royal George Theatre tomorrow, June 15. (more...)

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Begins This Weekend as Part of Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

A Woman of No Importance, Oscar Wilde's stylish comedy that exposes the cynicism and hypocrisy that underlies high "society", begins previews Sunday, May 29 at the Festival Theatre. This dangerous drama, directed by Eda Holmes, is the fourth major Wilde play to be presented under Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell's tenure - completing Wilde's brilliant, scalpel-like study of the world around him. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Shaw Festival's LIGHT UP THE SKY: Aging Script Not So Bright
by Michael Rabice - Aug 3, 2015

The Shaw Festival is known for dusting off old chestnuts and breathing new life into them. Unfortunately, its new production of Moss Hart's LIGHT UP THE SKY is  a chestnut better left in the attic to continue gathering dust.  Compared to his successful plays, like THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER  (with 739 Broadway performances) and YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (838 performances), LIGHT UP THE SKY is a second string comedy that seems stale and dated. It's initial run on Broadway was only a modest success, running 200 performances, and revivals have not fared much better. (more...)

Julie Martell, Patrick McManus, Charlie Gallant, Fiona Reid and More Set for Shaw Festival's 2015 Season; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The Shaw Festival today announced principal casting and creative team details for its 54th season. (more...)

OUR BETTERS Set to Open Shaw's 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2013

The curtain rises tomorrow on the Shaw Festival's 52nd season when W. Somerset Maugham's glittering satire Our Betters begins previews at the Royal George Theatre. Morris Panych brings his usual directorial panache to this brilliant "take no prisoners" portrait of marriage - where English estates and titled aristocracy are bought with the traditional "I do" and a large American dowry. Longtime collaborators Ken MacDonald and Charlotte Dean design the sets and costumes, respectively. (more...)


by Patrick Nugent - Nov 21, 2012

For the last decade, the Shaw Festival has been introducing contemporary theatre's most illustrious playwrights into the playbill alongside their classical forebears. Like Bernard Shaw himself, these writers delight in questioning assumptions, subverting expectations and creating compelling theatre that unites head and heart. The 2013 season goes even further with the inclusion of plays by Brian Friel, Tom Stoppard, John Murrell and Adam Guettel. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012

Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, in a dazzling translation by writer/director Richard Eyre, begins previews tonight at the Shaw Festival's Court House Theatre. (more...)

Shaw Fest's PRESENT LAUGHTER Begins Previews Today, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012

Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell previously announced the casting and creative teams for the three plays featured next season on The Shaw's Festival Theatre stage. In making the announcement, Ms. Maxwell noted: 'I am so inspired by the range of talent we've assembled to make up our 2012 Ensemble. This extraordinary group of artists will bring to life the vivid contemporary ideas of each and every playwright whose work we are proudly presenting.' (more...)

Shaw Fest Announces Cast for RAGTIME, HIS GIRL FRIDAY, PRESENT LAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2011

Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell proudly announced the casting and creative teams for the three plays featured next season on The Shaw's Festival Theatre stage. In making the announcement, Ms. Maxwell noted: 'I am so inspired by the range of talent we've assembled to make up our 2012 Ensemble. This extraordinary group of artists will bring to life the vivid contemporary ideas of each and every playwright whose work we are proudly presenting.' (more...)

Photo Flash: WAYS OF THE HEART Plays Shaw Festival Through 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2009

Ways of the Heart, the final trio in the Shaw Festival's historic presentation of Noel Coward's Tonight at 8:30 collection, opened at the Court House Theatre on Saturday, August 1, 2009. (more...)

Photo Flash: IN GOOD KING CHARLES'S GOLDEN DAYS Ends Its Run At The Shaw Festival Theatre 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2009

For its 2009 season, The Shaw takes on a monumental and historic project with full productions of each play in Noel Coward?s famous Tonight at 8:30 collection. The Shaw?s 2009 productions represent the first time all ten short plays have been performed in repertory by a professional company since they were first produced by London?s Phoenix Theatre in 1935-36. The plays will be performed in sets of three, one on each of the Festival?s Niagara-on-the-Lake stages, with the tenth, the rarely produced Star Chamber, being the lunchtime production in the Royal George. And to celebrate this idea for the event that it is, on two separate occasions, we will present all ten in one day ? an event we are appropriately naming ?Mad Dogs and Englishmen?. (more...)

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