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Stratford Festival Launches STRATFEST@HOME, a New Digital Subscription Series Photo Stratford Festival Launches [email protected], a New Digital Subscription Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020

The Stratford Festival is following up on the success of its recent Shakespeare Film Festival with a $10-a-month digital content subscription, [email protected], offering more Shakespeare and more films, along with new commissions, music, conversation, cooking and comedy.

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!

BWW Review: THE CHANGELING at the Stratford Festival is Disturbing and Exhilarating
by Lauren Gienow - Jul 4, 2017

This season at the Stratford Festival has proven to be a stellar one, and Jackie Maxwell's production of Thomas Middleton and William Rowley's THE CHANGELING on the Tom Patterson Theatre stage is no exception. The questionable morals and values of the characters, and the intense relationships between certain characters leave the audience feeling uncomfortable (as was likely intended by the playwrights) but the performances by the members of the company and the overall impact of the production itself, leaves the audience feeling exhilarated.

BWW Review: THE AENEID at the Stratford Festival is an Important Piece of Art
by Lauren Gienow - Sep 3, 2016

The Stratford Festival's production of THE AENEID, currently playing in repertory at the Studio Theatre, is not your standard version of Virgil's classic epic. Director, Keira Loughran brings an old story into the modern world-and does so to great effect with the World premiere of Maureen Labonte's translation of Oliver Kemeid's unique and inspired version.

BWW Review: THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE at the Stratford Festival is a Magical Experience
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 4, 2016

THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE (from Schulich Children's Plays) opened at Stratford Festival's Avon Theatre on what became a magical Thursday evening. Based on the book by C.S. Lewis and dramatized by Adrian Mitchell, this production, directed by Tim Carroll is enchanting and fun for the entire family.

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.

Stratford Festival Box Office to Open This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

After a period of brisk advance sales to Members, the Stratford Festival is opening its box office to the public this Friday, January 8.

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Pre-Sale Now Underway at Stratford Festival
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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.

BWW Review: The World Premiere of THE LAST WIFE at Stratford Festival
by Lauren Gienow - Aug 31, 2015

The World Premiere of THE LAST WIFE, written by Kate Hennig and directed by Alan Dilworth, took place earlier this month at the Stratford Festival's Studio Theatre. BWW recently had the opportunity to see the show, and found it to present an intriguing combination of history, drama, humour and feminism. 

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.

Hudson Village Theatre Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Hudson Village Theatre (HVT) has announced its new Artistic Director. Matthew Tiffin, known to the Montreal theatre community as well as local audiences and media as one half of the ground-breaking, critically acclaimed Gravy Bath Productions, takes the reins in Hudson as of September 2, 2014.

BWW Reviews: Stratford Festival's HAY FEVER
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 26, 2014

Following up on the success of last season's production of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, the Stratford Festival is presenting another Noel Coward favourite this year. HAY FEVER recently opened at the Avon Theatre, and judging from the raucous laughter it produced from the opening night audience, it is likely to be a hit among theatre-goers this season.

Noel Coward's HAY FEVER Begins Previews at Stratford Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Last season, the Stratford Festival staged a wildly popular production of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit; this season, another Coward classic will be presented at the Avon Theatre, the outrageously witty Hay Fever. Directed by Alisa Palmer, this hilarious comedy began previews on Wednesday and officially opens on Thursday, June 19.

BWW Reviews: It's Much Ado about Comedy in Stratford's 60th Season Opener
by Kelly Cameron - May 29, 2012

Much Ado About Nothing kicked off the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's 60th Season Monday night, and is pleasantly about a lot more than the name might suggest. With stunning performances from Ben Carlson and Deborah Hay as well as a solid supporting cast, gorgeous set and beautiful music the show was a delight for all ages. A great introductory Shakespeare piece, Much Ado is one of those rare pieces that should please Shakespeare buffs and first-timers alike.

Stratford's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Begins Previews
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2012

Beatrice and Benedick's merry war of wit and wordplay is fought on the Festival stage with the comedy Much Ado About Nothing. The production, directed by Christopher Newton, starts previews tonight at the Festival Theatre.

Antoni Cimolino to Replace Des McAnuff as Stratford Shakespeare Festival's Artistic Director
by BWW - Mar 10, 2012

Dr. Lee Myers and members of the Board of Governors announced that Antoni Cimolino will be the next Artistic Director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, following on the tenure of Des McAnuff.

Stratford and Toronto Theatre Star Lindsay Thomas Passes Away at 31
by Kelly Cameron - Feb 5, 2010

Lindsay Thomas, Stratford veteran and 'Francine' in the Original Canadian Cast of Jersey Boys, passed away Wednesday February 3rd after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She left behind a great legacy of wonderful theatre performances and friendships, as has become evident in the outpouring of support shown over the last few days.

Stratford Shakespeare Festival Announces Additional Casting in Plummer, Kennedy & Therriault Led 2010 Productions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2009

Toronto's The Stratford Shakespeare Festival has revealed revealed additional casting for its 2010 season. The stars include Christopher Plummer, Chilina Kennedy, Juan Chioran, Michael Therriault and Geraint Wyn Davies for the Festival's productions of The Tempest, Evita, Kiss Me Kate, Peter Pan and Do Not Go Gentle. Nikki M. James, who was previously set to star alongside Plummer has withdrawn from the festival due to 'personal reasons.'

Romeo and Juliet Begins Previews, Directed by McAnuff
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2008

Romeo and Juliet starts previews today at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. The production is Des McAnuff's first as the Festival's artistic director.