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BWW Exclusive: Broadway Star and Beloved Stratford Veteran, Chilina Kennedy Talks her Photo BWW Exclusive: Broadway Star and Beloved Stratford Veteran, Chilina Kennedy Talks her much Anticipated Return to the Stratford Festival in THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE
by Lauren Gienow - Oct 27, 2019

 Broadway star Chilina Kennedy returns to Stratford for a one night only in-concert performance of Leslie Arden's acclaimed Canadian musical THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE. Stratford audiences may remember Ms. Kennedy from her much lauded lead performances in WEST SIDE STORY, EVITA, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to name just a few. Since then, she transferred to Broadway with the rest of the company of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and then played over a thousand performances on Broadway as the title character in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. Currently, she is starring as Dina in the national tour of THE BAND'S VISIT. BWW had the chance to speak with Ms. Kennedy a few days after she concluded the Toronto run of THE BAND'S VISIT. She shared her excitement to finally return to the Stratford Festival, and her passion for THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE.

Stratford Festival Announces Casting For 2020 Season Photo Stratford Festival Announces Casting For 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

With the new Tom Patterson Theatre taking shape on the banks of the Avon River, the Stratford Festival is thrilled to announce key casting as it builds the acting company for its monumental 2020 season.

Chilina Kennedy and Adam Brazier Lead THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE One Night Only Photo Chilina Kennedy and Adam Brazier Lead THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019

Chilina Kennedy and Adam Brazier will lead a star-studded ensemble in the special concert version of Leslie Arden's award-winning musical The House of Martin Guerre. Directed by Richard Ouzounian, the show will be performed one night only on November 4 at Stratford's Avon Theatre.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Stratford Festiva Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Stratford Festival?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019

Little Shop of Horrors is currently playing at the Avon Theatre through Nov. 2 as part of the Stratford Festival.

Stratford Festival Announces Casting For 2019 Season, Including OTHELLO and More Photo Stratford Festival Announces Casting For 2019 Season, Including OTHELLO and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has announced key casting for the 2019 season, including Michael Blake as Othello and Amelia Sargisson as Desdemona in the season opener, Othello, one of Shakespeare's greatest and best-known tragedies.

BWW Exclusive: Stratford Festival Company Members take Instagram by Storm with TWO SH Photo BWW Exclusive: Stratford Festival Company Members take Instagram by Storm with TWO SHOW DAY Q&A
by Lauren Gienow - Sep 10, 2018

Anyone who has had the chance to see a musical at the Stratford Festival will know just how talented each and every company member is. Both of this season's musicals boast true triple threats in their casts-and it now appears that six of them are in fact quadruple threats. In addition to the singing, dancing and acting, a group of inspired young performers may have just have added 'Social Media Influencer' to their repertoires. Six performers who share a dressing room for THE MUSIC MAN at the Festival Theatre have started a backstage revolution that has taken Instagram and the Stratford Festival by storm. Colton Curtis, Eric Abel, Devon Michael Brown, Henry Firmston, Jason Sermonia, and Gabriel Antonacci (whom I have listed last because that seems to be a trend) can be seen each week during their TWO SHOW DAY Q & A that is posted on Curtis' Instagram story (@coltonccurtis). Using the 'Questions' sticker, these imaginative actors make hilarious videos to answer a variety of questions-and they do it all from backstage during one of their shows on...you guessed it...two show days.

BWW Review: Go See THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at The Stratford Festival...And then Go See  Photo BWW Review: Go See THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at The Stratford Festival...And then Go See it Again!
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 6, 2018

Saturday night marked the end of Opening Week at the Stratford Festival and there was no better way to wrap up a successful week than with the opening of Donna Feore's thrilling production of Richard O'Brien's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Captivating from beginning to end, and guaranteed to feel fresh and new each time it is performed, audiences are bound to have a thrilling time all season long.

BWW Review: Go Go Go See JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Theatre Aqua Photo BWW Review: Go Go Go See JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Theatre Aquarius
by Lauren Gienow - Dec 6, 2017

This holiday season, a delightful production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is on stage at Hamilton's Theatre Aquarius. This production is loads of fun for the entire family, and makes for the perfect holiday excursion.

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 BWW News Desk - 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 NEW CABARET Is a Splendid Addition to 'Night Music' Series at Stratfo Photo BWW Review: THE NEW CABARET Is a Splendid Addition to 'Night Music' Series at Stratford Festival's Forum
by Lauren Gienow - Aug 2, 2017

With the 2017 season of the Stratford Festival in full swing, and locals and visitors alike enjoying the glorious theatrical productions on stage at the Festival, Avon, Tom Patterson and Studio Theatres. It is important to note that there is far more than just theatre for audiences to enjoy at the Festival. 'The Forum', now in its 5th year, provides additional interactive programming of talks, panels, lunches, musical performances, and behind the scenes glimpses into the Festival's 65th season.

Exclusive Video: Get A First Look At Stratford's GUYS AND DOLLS
by Alan Henry - May 15, 2017

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at The Stratford Festival's production of GUYS AND DOLLS directed by Donna Feore. Check out the extended 'Crapshooters' dance sequence below, featuring a 19 piece orchestra playing the 1992 Broadway revival orchestrations for the first time ever since that production.

BWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at the Stratford Festival is Art at Its Finest
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 29, 2016

The Stratford Festival's first ever staging of Stephen Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is happening this season at the Avon Theatre. Directed by Gary Griffin, It is clever, it is delightful, it is funny, it is sad, and it is beautifully performed by everyone involved. Everyone I have spoken with who has seen this production has a different favourite scene or performer. There is so much to take in that it is just as fun to see it a second time!

Exclusive: Inside Stratford's First A CHORUS LINE Rehearsal
by Alan Henry - Feb 17, 2016

BroadwayWorld has exclusive photos from inside the first rehearsal of A CHORUS LINE at The Stratford Festival! The company began rehearsals yesterday, February 16. A CHORUS LINE is a stunning musical-verite about a chorus audition for a Broadway musical. It tells of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a job in the show, and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration.

Dayna Tietzen & Juan Chioran to Lead Stratford's Revamped A CHORUS LINE; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Dayna Tietzen and Juan Chioran will be at the forefront of next season's not-to-be-missed theatrical event: a dazzling new production of A Chorus Line at the Festival Theatre. Canada's leading director-choreographer, Donna Feore, will make theatrical magic, reimagining this legendary musical for its first major production on a thrust stage.

BWW Exclusive: A First Look at the Cast of Stratford's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Alan Henry - Feb 9, 2015

I'm very pleased to announce that BroadwayWorld Toronto has exclusive photos from this morning's first rehearsal of The Stratford Festival's The Sound of Music. See the exclusive photos of the cast in action in our photo gallery!

Krystin Pellerin, Christopher Morris & Bahia Watson Join Stratford Festival Lineup; Performances Added
by BWW News Desk - 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.

Stephen Brian Patterson Takes Over as 'Captain Walker' in Stratford's TOMMY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

According to an inside source, Stephen Brian Patterson has taken over as 'Captain Walker' in TOMMY at the Stratford Festival. Jeremy Kushnier left the role on August 4. Patterson joins Robert Markus and Paul Nolan in Des McAnuff's new Stratford Festival rock musical, The Who's Tommy, at the Avon Theatre in Ontario through October 19.

BWW Reviews: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Stratford Festival is an Ode 'To Life'
by Lauren Gienow - Jul 24, 2013

Stratford Festival's production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF leaves very few human emotions un-experienced by its characters and the audience alike. It explores: human values, happiness in everyday life, newfound love, fear of changes-big and small, the agony and frustration that comes from ignorance and discrimination, and the internal conflict of trying to rectify what you believe with what that means for those you love. This musical is about tradition, joy, heartache, change, faith, family, and most of all…LIFE. FIDDLER is a beloved classic, and to say Director/Choreographer, Donna Feore's production does it justice, is an understatement. First class acting, singing, and dancing; beautiful music; clever set design, and…did I say DANCING? This timeless musical is sure to dazzle audiences of all ages.

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, June 22, Part 2 - CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE's Last SIP with Christopher Lloyd, TOMMY at Stratford and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2013

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our June 22nd SIP round-up. Yesterday evening's photos featured a last SIP from THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE off-Broadway, starring Elizabeth A. Davis and Christopher Lloyd, plus shots from ANN's Holland Taylor, TOMMY at Stratford Festival, CINDERELLA, MATILDA, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, KINKY BOOTS, THE BOOK OF MORMON, THE WIZARD OF OZ in Toronto, PHANTOM at Pittsburgh CLO, JERSEY BOYS, BILLY ELLIOT, THE LION KING and more!

Robert Markus, Paul Nolan and More Star in Stratford Festival's THE WHO'S TOMMY, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

Robert Markus, Paul Nolan and Jeremy Kushnier star in Des McAnuff's new Stratford Festival rock musical, The Who's Tommy, opening May 30 at the Avon Theatre in Ontario and running through October 19.

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