Grand Theatre Announces Immersive CABARETGrand Theatre Announces Immersive CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019

The Grand Theatre brings to the McManus Stage a daring and immersive experience, CABARET.  (more...)

Shaw Festival's OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR Explores Canadian VoicesShaw Festival's OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR Explores Canadian Voices
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Niagara-on-the-Lake's World War I connections - from residents who enlisted to the garrisoned troops being entertained in the Royal George Theatre - are highlighted in director Peter Hinton's re-improvised Oh What a Lovely War. With music direction by Paul Sportelli and movement direction by Alexis Milligan, this provocative production about the theatre of war begins previews at the Royal George Theatre on July 14. (more...)

BWW Review: An Elegant GRAND HOTEL at SHAW FESTIVALBWW Review: An Elegant GRAND HOTEL at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - Jun 11, 2018

'People come, people go,' 'some have, some have not.' Simple lyrics that can expose a myriad of stories and wounds. Just what one would expect in a busy hotel. No one is ever quite sure what happens behind the closed doors of a grand hotel, but outward appearances are often just that, appearances that don't always belie the truth. Given those opportunities for musical intrigue, The Shaw Festival is producing an elegant production of GRAND HOTEL at their Festival Theatre for their 2018 Season. (more...)

Check In At The Glitzy GRAND HOTELCheck In At The Glitzy GRAND HOTEL
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

A collection of eccentrics sashay through the revolving doors of the Grand Hotel as the Golden Twenties in Weimar Berlin comes alluringly to life in the Shaw Festival's main stage musical Grand Hotel. Directed by Eda Holmes, with music direction by Paul Sportelli and choreography by Parker Esse, Grand Hotel soars with song and dance encapsulating the era's zest for life. Grand Hotel begins previews May 3 at the Festival Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: MASTER HAROLD...AND THE BOYS at Shea's 710 TheatreBWW Review: MASTER HAROLD...AND THE BOYS at Shea's 710 Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Feb 18, 2018

For it's second season offering the Shaw Festival and Shea's 710 Theatre in Buffalo chose to present Athol Fugard's MASTER HAROLD....AND THE BOYS. The production was a hit during Shaw's 2016 Festival in Niagara on the Lake and besides Buffalo, it recently was presented in Montreal. (more...)

BWW Review: 'MASTER HAROLD' ... AND THE BOYS at the Segal CentreBWW Review: 'MASTER HAROLD' ... AND THE BOYS at the Segal Centre
by Marilla Steuter-Martin - Jan 31, 2018

The viewing experience is akin to sitting at an uncomfortable dinner party where the hosts make racist, ableist comments and fight bitterly with one another as you sit for 90 minutes, unable to say anything or leave. (more...)

Segal Centre Multi-Award-Winning MASTER HAROLD...AND THE BOYS Comes To MontrealSegal Centre Multi-Award-Winning MASTER HAROLD...AND THE BOYS Comes To Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

The Segal Centre, in association with Black Theatre Workshop, is proud to present the acclaimed production of Master Harold and the Boys by the Shaw Festival in association with Obsidian Theatre. One of Athol Fugard's most powerful plays, this Dora Award-winning production will be on the Segal stage from January 21 to February 11, 2018. Fueled by the South African playwright's recollections of his youth, this incendiary play lights a fuse that ultimately explodes the subtle corruption of living in an environment where systemic racism is condoned or even encouraged; addressing racial injustice that lingers far beyond its apartheid era setting. (more...)

Artistic Director Tim Carroll Announces Casting For The 2018 Shaw FestivalArtistic 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. (more...)

CLUELESS: A Live, Satirical Reading of the 90's Classic Comes to Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

???????Random Hero Entertainment and Total Betty Productions are pleased to present Clueless - A live, satirical reading of the 90s classic, Friday, June 16th at 8pm at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY and MATILDA Receive 14 Dora Award Nominations - See All The Nominees!
by Alan Henry - May 30, 2017

At a press conference held May 30 in the lobby of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 235 nominations for the 38th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, which recognize excellence in the performing arts in Toronto. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Leads Toronto Theatre Critics Awards
by Alan Henry - May 25, 2017

Best Musical Tony Award contender COME FROM AWAY won big at the Toronto Theatre Critics Awards including Best New Musical, Best Production of a Musical, and Best Direction of a Musical. Mirvish Productions produced the show at the Royal Alexandra Theatre last December before it moved down to New York. (more...)

The Segal Celebrates 10 Remarkable Years in its 2017-2018 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts announced today a stellar lineup of programming for its 2017-2018 Season. In this year of celebration across Canada, and here at home with Montreal's 375th anniversary, the Segal is also observing important milestones of its own. (more...)

BWW Review: Ross Petty's SLEEPING BEAUTY is the Perfect Family Night Out
by Alan Henry - Dec 3, 2016

It wouldn't be a holiday season in Toronto without a Ross Petty show - and this year's Sleeping Beauty is, as always, the perfect night out for the entire family. (more...)

Ross Petty Productions Presents the Canadian Cast for SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

As previously announced, Hilary Farr of HGTV's Love it or List It will star as the unfairest of fairies, dead set on renovating and re-designing the Kingdom of Torontonia in her own grim image.AJ Bridel (Kinky Boots) is Sleeping Beauty, the Princess Rose. Being blessed with beauty, light and harmony is not enough for Rose and her squad goals. She wants to help the less fortunate creatures of the kingdom by opening an ogre orphanage or a unicorn sanctuary. James Daly (Master Harold and the Boys, Uncle Vanya/Shaw Festival) is Luke the lutist, Rose's shy music instructor who is part troll, but doesn't think he has a chance with her Highness. (more...)

BWW Review: UNCLE VANYA is a Fresh Take on a Chekov Classic
by Jason Carlos - May 25, 2016

The Shaw Festival continues to launch its 2016 season with a fresh take on another classic - this time Anton Chekov's UNCLE VANYA. This moving dramedy explores family harmony and dysfunction with budding loyalties and conflicting love. Jackie Maxwell, outgoing artistic director at the Shaw Festival brings to life this new adaptation by Annie Baker. It's a crisp translation with contemporary overtones that brings this Chekov classic to the new age. Neil Barclay stars as the title role and leads a talented ensemble including Donna Belleville, Kate Besworth, James Daly, Sharry Flett, Marla McLean, Patrick McManus, Peter Millard, Moya O'Connell and David Schurmann. (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...)

Tony Winner Bernadette Peters Performs with the Houston Symphony Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Tony Award-winning actress and singer Bernadette Peters, known for her decades-long career on the Broadway and television stage, will make her Houston Symphony debut tonight, February 13, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Tony Winner Bernadette Peters to Perform with the Houston Symphony Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Tony Award-winning actress and singer Bernadette Peters, known for her decades-long career on the Broadway and television stage, will make her Houston Symphony debut on Friday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m. (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...)

Cabaret Duo The DalyHughes Brings 'You're Nothing Without Me' to Toronto Centre for the Arts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

James Daly (Next To Normal) and Michael Hughes (2013 New York City Bistro Award winner) have joined forces forces and created The DalyHughes: You're Nothing Without Me, to be presented as part of the Encore Entertainment: Cabaret Soiree tonight, October 24, 2014 at 8pm at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. (more...)

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