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Review: APPROPRIATE at Coal Mine Theatre
by Ilana Lucas - Oct 22, 2023


If you call to book a ticket to Coal Mine’s brilliant production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ APPROPRIATE, you might stumble over the pronunciation. Is it appropriate, the proper actions to take in a particular circumstance? Or is it appropriate, to steal? The answer, shown through a complicated family saga with rotten roots, is that it’s both.

COAL MINE THEATRE Kicks Off 2023-24 Season With APPROPRIATE Beginning September 24
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 30, 2023


In September, COAL MINE THEATRE begins their 9th thrilling season with the Canadian Premiere of the 2015 Obie Award-winner for Best New American Play, Brendan Jacob's Jenkins' APPROPRIATE.  Directed by COAL MINE co-founder Ted Dykstra, APPROPRIATE runs September 24 – October 15.

Coal Mine Theatre Unveils Lineup for 9th Season, Including Two Highly Anticipated World Premieres
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2023


Discover the upcoming 9th season of COAL MINE THEATRE, featuring two world premieres that promise to captivate audiences. Get all the details and dates for this exciting lineup of shows.

Shaw Festival's MAN AND SUPERMAN WITH DON JUAN IN HELL Begins August 17
by Julie Musbach - Aug 16, 2019


Man and Superman with Don Juan in Hell begins its limited 17 performance run at The Shaw's Festival Theatre beginning August 17. Directed by the Festival's Intern Artistic Director Kimberley Rampersad, The Shaw's production presents all four stimulating, life-affirming acts a?" including Don Juan in Hell, the often separately staged dream-act. Part romantic comedy, part social-philosophical debate and part fantastical fable, Man and Superman with Don Juan in Hell ponders life's essential questions with classic Shaw repartee and wit. 

Words Are Weapons In Howard Barker's VICTORY At Shaw Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 12, 2019


An extreme exploration of the power of words, Howard Barker's Victory is not for the squeamish. A tale of survival set against the violent aftermath of the English civil war, Victory uses language as a weapon, challenging a modern audience's expectations of what theatre should be. Directed by Artistic Director Tim Carroll, Victory features an all-star ensemble cast led by Martha Burns, Sara Topham, Patrick Galligan, Gray Powell, Tom Rooney and Tom McCamus. The Shaw Festival's production begins previews on Sunday, July 14 at the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre. 

40th Annual Dora Awards Nominations Announced: Soulpepper Takes Home 25 Nominations, DEAR EVAN HANSEN Taps 9 Noms
by Alan Henry - May 28, 2019


At a press conference held May 28 in the Davies Takacs Lobby of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 282 nominations for the 40th Anniversary Dora Mavor Moore Awards, which recognize excellence in professional theatre, dance and opera in Toronto. On Tuesday, June 25 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 49 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the Silver Ticket Award and the Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award will be presented.

BWW Review: A WITTY WHODUNNIT IN 'THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES' at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - Aug 20, 2018


How do you dust off an old classic and make it engaging and fresh for a 21st Century audience. The Shaw Festival has done just that in its gem of production THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. Many have heard the title but may not be familiar with the details of the intriguingly convoluted case that Sherlock Holmes and his pal Dr. Watson take on.

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Comes to the Shaw Festival
by Stephi Wild - 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.

Shaw Festival to See a Relocated HENRY V
by Julie Musbach - 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.

BWW Review: Studio 180's KING CHARLES III is an Underwhelming Think Piece
by Taylor Long - Feb 17, 2018


In Mike Bartlett's play, Queen Elizabeth II has just died. As fascinating as it may be to imagine the future, Studio 180's production of KING CHARLES III, directed by Joel Greenberg, is a drab view of a very pessimistic future.

Artistic 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.

VIDEO: 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!

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.

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.

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.

BWW Review: MY NIGHT WITH REG at the Panasonic Theatre
by Alan Henry - Feb 16, 2017


A co-production between Mirvish Productions and Studio 180 - My Night With Reg, by Kevin Elyot, is the latest play to grace the stage of the Panasonic Theatre as part of the off-Mirvish season.

Video: First Look at Scenes from the Canadian Premiere of MY NIGHT WITH REG
by A.A. Cristi - 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.

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.

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.

W.S. Gilbert's ENGAGED Begins Previews as Part of Shaw Festival Tomorrow
by Tyler Peterson - 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.

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