VIDEO: See the Stars of 'CURIOUS INCIDENT', COME FROM AWAY, FUN HOME and More at Mirvish's 2017-18 Season Launch EventVIDEO: See the Stars of 'CURIOUS INCIDENT', COME FROM AWAY, FUN HOME and More at Mirvish's 2017-18 Season Launch Event
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

On September 25, 2017, the 2017/2018 Mirvish Subscription Season Launch Event took over the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Subscribers and media guests were privy to some of the great things ahead for this season of top-notch Toronto theatre. Click below to watch highlights from the event! (more...)

West End's ANNIE Replaces MURIEL'S WEDDING in Toronto; FUN HOME Cast Announced!West End's ANNIE Replaces MURIEL'S WEDDING in Toronto; FUN HOME Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

David Mirvish today announced three new productions to the 2017-18 lineup, a change to one show in the main series and the casting for two locally produced shows in the Off-Mirvish series. (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...)

Artistic Director Tim Carroll to Make Shaw Festival Debut Helming SAINT JOAN
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

When the Shaw Festival's 2017 production of Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan begins previews on May 3 at the Festival Theatre, it marks two milestones for Artistic Director Tim Carroll - a Shaw Festival directorial debut and his first undertaking of a work by the Festival's namesake. His production joins the tradition of earlier presentations of Saint Joan by former artistic directors Christopher Newton and Jackie Maxwell in 1981 and 2007, respectively. (more...)

Video: First Look at Scenes from the Canadian Premiere of MY NIGHT WITH REG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

Canadian Premiere Of MY NIGHT WITH REG At Panasonic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION at SHEA'S 710 Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Nov 4, 2016

Something exciting has happened in the former Studio Arena Theatre, now known as Shea's 710 Theatre .The Shaw Festival, Canada's only Bi-National theatre company, has forged an alliance across the border with Shea's Buffalo Theatre to present one of their productions at 710 each season. Given the caliber of last night's opening of George Bernard Shaw's MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION, Buffalo has added another gem to it's theatre community. In it's heyday Studio Arena had a national reputation of presenting cutting edge theatre with world class actors and those who still remember that era should flock back downtown to witness 710's rebirth. (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: Victorian Charmer ENGAGED Right at Home at Royal George Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Jul 11, 2016

The Shaw Festival has unearthed a bit of a gem, that in lesser hands may be considered no more than a cubic zirconium. W.S. Gilbert's ENGAGED is a frothy trifle that seems perfect for a midsummer's night. This delightful piece of Victoriana theatre can best be thought of as a play with thin operetta plot (sans music). Gilbert and Sullivan are definitely the better known commodity, but Gilbert did work alone at times and his theatrical pieces are all but forgotten. In ENGAGED Gilbert again shows his adeptness at social commentary, marriage and the quest for wealth. (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...)

BWW Review: MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION is Sophisticatedly Scandalous
by Jason Carlos - Jun 10, 2016

The Shaw Festival brings to life one of George Bernard Shaw's very own MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION. Directed by Eda Holmes, the production tells the story of a young woman's discovery of her mother's line of work - prostitution, and the events that follow. Led by Nicole Underhay as the title character and Jennifer Szialoszynski as her daughter Vivie, the smart comedy brings this historically taboo play into 2016 with poise and a high level of sophistication. (more...)

Shaw Festival Announces Principal Casting for 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell and the Shaw Festival announce principal casting and the creative teams for the 2016 playbill. The 2016 season features new and core ensemble members and beloved returning artists celebrating Ms. Maxwell's final season and 14-year tenure at The Shaw. (more...)

BWW Review: Shaw's ARCADIA at The Royal Alexandra Theatre
by Dennis Kucherawy - Nov 11, 2014

At the Shaw Festival in its record-breaking 2013 season, all performances of Tom Stoppard's 'Arcadia' sold-out before it opened. With its current revival engagement at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (with the original Niagara-on-the-Lake cast), many disappointed theatergoers will finally get their chance to enjoy this exceptional production of what is generally regarded as the playwright's most brilliant work... and his most moving. (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...)

Shaw Festival's ARCADIA to Open at Royal Alexandra Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

David Mirvish brings the The Shaw Festival's acclaimed sold-out hit production of Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Toronto. This multilayered masterpiece straddling time and space, order and chaos, is directed by Eda Holmes and begins a strictly limited engagement from November 4th to December 14th at the Royal Alexandra Theatre as the second show in the 2014-15 Mirvish Subscription Season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CABARET at the Shaw Festival
by Mary Alderson - May 15, 2014

Deborah Hay as Sally Bowles is a brilliant light shining in this otherwise very dark production of Cabaret, on stage this season at the Shaw Festival. Hayes has captured Sally completely, and in doing so, captivated the audience. Her rendition of "Maybe This Time" is so convincing that you believe she really wants the relationship to work. But then, as soon as Cliff starts packing for Pennsylvania, you can see the interest drain away from Hay's Sally. (more...)

LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN Begins Performances at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013

Wilde's early play has the wit of his later comedies, but also probes the complexities and darker desires of the human heart. Lady Windermere (Marla McLean), a young woman recently married into the aristocracy, is preparing for her birthday party. Although deeply in love with her husband Lord Windermere (Martin Happer), she is troubled by his relationship with the mysterious Mrs. Erlynne (Tara Rosling) and vulnerable to the advances of the charismatic Lord Darlington (Gray Powell). Society's high veneer of elegance and propriety threatens to crack as secrets from the past are revealed - only to be quickly suppressed. (more...)

Tarragon Theatre to Present Mini-Festival of Hannah Moscovitch Plays, 2/20-3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2013

Tarragon Theatre presents A Double Bill celebrating the work of acclaimed playwright-in-residence Hannah Moscovitch, with premieres of her plays Little One and Other People's Children. A co-production with Theatre Crisis and Theatre PANIK, A Hannah Moscovitch Double Bill opens February 20 and runs to March 24 (previewing from February 14) in Tarragon Theatre's Extra Space. (more...)

Tarragon Theatre Presents Mini-Festival of Hannah Moscovitch Plays, Now thru 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2013

Tarragon Theatre presents A Double Bill celebrating the work of acclaimed playwright-in-residence Hannah Moscovitch, with premieres of her plays Little One and Other People's Children. A co-production with Theatre Crisis and Theatre PANIK, A Hannah Moscovitch Double Bill opens tonight, February 20 and runs to March 24 (previewing from February 14) in Tarragon Theatre's Extra Space. (more...)

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