BWW Review: ME AND MY GIRL at Shaw Festival
by Michael Rabice - May 28, 2017

A 'ME AND MY GIRL' Not To Be Missed It is infrequent for the theatre god of comedy to shine bright enough to induce glee, but that is what occurred on opening night of the Shaw Festival's utterly charming production of ME AND MY GIRL. An alchemy of sorts has melded a super talented cast with the thoughtfully insightful director. The Shaw Festival has not always had a strong track record of completely successful musicals, but under new Artistic Director Tim Carroll's leadership, it seems as if the tide has turned. Of course, the selection of a musical with British heritage ( a rarity of sorts), fits in perfectly with the Shaw Festival's mandate. (more...)

Randolph Academy Patron Sergio Trujillo Honored at 2015 Dora Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The Randolph Academy's honorary patron Sergio Trujillo returned to Toronto on June 22 as a VIP presenter at the 2015 Dora Mavor Moore Awards. At the ceremony, Mr. Trujillo was presented with a congratulatory scroll from Mayor John Tory's office by Councillor Gary Crawford (Ward 36-Scarborough Southwest), acknowledging Mr. Trujillo's accomplishments in the arts. (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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Elodie Gillett & Adrian Marchuk in Tarragon's MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

Tarragon Theatre, under the artistic direction of Richard Rose, proudly presents Marry Me A Little with music and lyrics by the undisputed master of the contemporary musical, Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Adam Brazier with musical direction by Paul Sportelli, this charming and bittersweet tale about love, loneliness and commitment stars Elodie Gillett and Adrian Marchuk. Marry Me A Little opens tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5 and runs to April 6 in Tarragon's Mainspace. Tickets range from $21-$53 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling Patron Services at 416-531-1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com. (more...)

Elodie Gillett & Adrian Marchuk to Lead Stephen Sondheim's MARRY ME A LITTLE at Tarragon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Tarragon Theatre, under the artistic direction of Richard Rose, proudly presents Marry Me A Little with music and lyrics by the undisputed master of the contemporary musical, Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Adam Brazier with musical direction by Paul Sportelli, this charming and bittersweet tale about love, loneliness and commitment stars Elodie Gillett and Adrian Marchuk. Marry Me A Little opens Wednesday, March 5 and runs to April 6 (with previews from February 26) in Tarragon's Mainspace. Tickets range from $21-$53 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling Patron Services at 416-531-1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com . (more...)

Shaw Festival Extends GUYS AND DOLLS Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2013

Already shaping up to be one of the season's hottest tickets, Guys and Dolls will continue to captivate audiences for 15 extra performances at The Shaw's Festival Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Shaw Festival's GUYS AND DOLLS Has Moments that Sparkle
by Mark Andrew Lawrence - May 25, 2013

GUYS AND DOLLS, the mainstage musical at the Shaw Festival this summer offers an enjoyable, tightly paced staging that gives audiences a chance to revisit one of Frank Loesser's most sparking scores. Of the four leading players, two give well-developed performances but are unbalanced by the other coupel who lack the necessary 'chemistry.' * * * 1/2 (OUT OF 5) (more...)

Shaw Festival Extends GUYS AND DOLLS Through 11/3
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2013

Already shaping up to be one of the season's hottest tickets, Guys and Dolls will continue to captivate audiences for 15 extra performances at The Shaw's Festival Theatre. (more...)

Shaw Festival 2013 Announces Casting for GUYS AND DOLLS and MAJOR BARBARA
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2013

An exceptional collection of talent has been assembled to bring the Shaw Festival's 52nd season to life - a unique and entertaining playbill rich with new and provocative conversations, culture clashes, magical transformations and dazzling ideas. The Salvation Army marches in this season with freshly re-envisioned productions of Guys and Dolls, one of musical theatres most celebrated pieces, and Shaw's Major Barbara - an ever relevant and potent play. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS to Begin Previews April 12 at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

A new production of the Tony Award-winning musical Guys and Dolls begins previews April 12 at the Shaw's Festival Theatre. Like its musical predecessors My Fair Lady and Ragtime, the Shaw's production of Guys and Dolls celebrates glorious storytelling, unforgettable characters and memorable music. Directed by Tadeusz Bradecki and brought to life by The Shaw's renowned acting Ensemble, the 'greatest of all American musicals' pulsates with the neon-lit rhythm, energy and grittiness of New York City nightlife (more...)

Shaw Festival 2013 Announces Casting for GUYS AND DOLLS and MAJOR BARBARA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

An exceptional collection of talent has been assembled to bring the Shaw Festival's 52nd season to life - a unique and entertaining playbill rich with new and provocative conversations, culture clashes, magical transformations and dazzling ideas. The Salvation Army marches in this season with freshly re-envisioned productions of Guys and Dolls, one of musical theatres most celebrated pieces, and Shaw's Major Barbara - an ever relevant and potent play. (more...)

Shaw Festival 2013 Announces Casting for GUYS AND DOLLS and MAJOR BARBARA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2012

An exceptional collection of talent has been assembled to bring the Shaw Festival's 52nd season to life - a unique and entertaining playbill rich with new and provocative conversations, culture clashes, magical transformations and dazzling ideas. The Salvation Army marches in this season with freshly re-envisioned productions of Guys and Dolls, one of musical theatres most celebrated pieces, and Shaw's Major Barbara - an ever relevant and potent play. (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: One Night Only - Celebrating Des McAnuff
by Kelly Cameron - Oct 28, 2011

On Sunday night the stars of Toronto's musical theatre scene came out to pay tribute to Des McAnuff as he received an honourary doctorate from Ryerson University for his contribution to the arts over the last few decades. Including cast members from the original Toronto production of Jersey Boys and the current Stratford Festival production of Jesus Christ Superstar, the evening was filled with good music and fantastic tales from Des' extraordinary life. BWW was on hand to bring its readers exclusive photos from the performances and the after party. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bye, Bye, Baby - JERSEY BOYS Closes in Toronto
by Kelly Cameron - Aug 25, 2010

The Toronto Production of the Tony Award Winning Musical JERSEY BOYS closed last Sunday, August 22nd after a successful two year run. BWW brings you pictures from this very special evening. (more...)

Photo Coverage: JERSEY BOYS Toronto Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary!
by Kelly Cameron - Sep 11, 2009

The Toronto Production of Jersey Boys celebrated its 1 Year Anniversary on August 20th with a special performance and a visit from Bob Gaudio (the 'final piece of the puzzle' for those who have seen the show). (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Sports Night' with the Canadian Cast of Jersey Boys
by Kelly Cameron - May 18, 2009

BWW was invited to cover a very special event with the Canadian Cast of 'Jersey Boys'. This unique musical has proven to be a hit with men, and to further capitalize on that appeal, Dancap Productions ran a special 'Sports Night' where various figures in the Toronto sports community were invited to come and see the show and mingle with the cast afterwards. BWW was on hand to get all the details! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jersey Boys Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2009

This summer, Broadway?s hottest musical made Canadian premiere electrifying audiences at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, extending twice and garnering extraordinary critical acclaim. Today, Dancap Productions Inc. and Jersey Boys are pleased to announce that the show will remain in Toronto! 'After our first eight weeks of performances, it has become ever so clear that Jersey Boys and the great city of Toronto seem meant for each other,' says Michael David, Producer of Jersey Boys. 'We are most excited to join with Aubrey Dan and Dancap to perpetuate that relationship hopefully for a very long time to come.' (more...)