BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Neptune TheatreBWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Neptune Theatre
by Chelsey Robichaud - May 15, 2018

The final production of Neptune Theatre's 55th season is the worldwide musical (and feature film) phenomenon; MAMMA MIA!. Set on a remote Greek island during the summer of 2008, MAMMA MIA! tells the story of Sophie, a spirited bride-to-be who invites three of her mother's old flames to her wedding in the aim of finding her father much to the dismay of Donna, her fiercely independent mother. (more...)

BWW Preview: 2015 SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - May 22, 2015

The 2015 Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario is shaping up to be a great mix of Shavian classics, an American musical, Canadian premieres and cutting edge modern day drama. Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell will be leaving after the 2016 Season and is working hard to program an uniquely balanced season, while also hoping to fulfill all of her artistic desires before her tenure ends. The company mandate is: ' The Shaw Festival is a theatre company inspired by the work of Bernard Shaw. We produce plays from and about his era and contemporary plays that share Shaw's provocative exploration of society and celebration of humanity.' (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...)

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BWW Special: 13 Years Later with the Men of MAMMA MIA!
by Kelly Cameron - Oct 26, 2013

This upcoming Monday get ready to break out your dancing shoes, as cast members from the Original Toronto Production of MAMMA MIA! reunite for a one-night only benefit in support of FIFE HOUSE. They are a not for profit organization that seeks to provide secure and affordable supportive housing and support services for persons living with HIV/AIDS. The event will feature none other than Louise Pitre in the lead role of 'Donna', one in which she originated here in Toronto and then later took to the Great White Way. She will be joined by a group of her fellow cast mates to celebrate the music of ABBA and the success of MAMMA MIA, as well as to raise a toast to the great work that FIFE HOUSE does in our community. Joining her will be Adam Brazier (Sky), Gabrielle Jones (Rosie), David Keeley (Sam), Julie Martell (Sophie), Tamara Bernier (Tanya) and Shawn Wright (Bill). BWW is thrilled to be chatting with the cast to provide a unique retrospective on their time with MAMMA MIA!, including favourite memories and ABBA songs. Today we're focusing on the returning men including David Keeley , Shawn Wright and Adam Brazier. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Louise Pitre talks MAMMA MIA! Reunion to Benefit Fife House
by Kelly Cameron - Oct 22, 2013

Production of MAMMA MIA reunite for a one-night only benefit in support of FIFE HOUSE. They are a not for profit organization that seeks to provide secure and affordable supportive housing and support services for persons living with HIV/AIDS. The event will feature none other than Louise Pitre in the lead role of 'Donna', one in which she originated here in Toronto and then later took to the Great White Way. BWW sat down to talk to Louise about her favourite Mamma Mia memories, walking the boards on Broadway, meeting Meryl Streep and more. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Shaw Festival's RAGTIME Dazzles
by Mark Andrew Lawrence - Jun 5, 2012

The Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake offers a dazzling new production of the 1996 musical RAGTIME that makes a case for the show as a great American musical. A terrific cast wins standing ovations nightly at the Festival Theater where the show plays until October 14. (more...)

FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS Begins Previews for Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2012

French Without Tears, Terence Rattigan's comedy and one of the longest running plays in British theatre history, makes its debut at the Shaw Festival. This delightful comedy concerning lessons in love, language and the opposite sex, begins previews today at the Royal George Theatre, and shows just how much fun learning French can be! (more...)

Shaw Fest Announces Cast for RAGTIME, HIS GIRL FRIDAY, PRESENT LAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2011

Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell proudly announced the casting and creative teams for the three plays featured next season on The Shaw's Festival Theatre stage. In making the announcement, Ms. Maxwell noted: 'I am so inspired by the range of talent we've assembled to make up our 2012 Ensemble. This extraordinary group of artists will bring to life the vivid contemporary ideas of each and every playwright whose work we are proudly presenting.' (more...)

LAST FIVE YEARS Comes to London's Grand Theatre 1/19-2/06
by Kelly Cameron - Jan 20, 2010

Jason Robert Brown's critically acclaimed musical The Last Five Years comes to London's Grand Theatre January 19th for what is sure to be a popular engagement. With a devoted fan base and a beautiful and interesting love story, this musical is not to be missed. (more...)

Photo Flash: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Runs At The Shaw Festival Theatre Until 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2009

For its 2009 season, The Shaw takes on a monumental and historic project with full productions of each play in Noel Coward?s famous Tonight at 8:30 collection. The Shaw?s 2009 productions represent the first time all ten short plays have been performed in repertory by a professional company since they were first produced by London?s Phoenix Theatre in 1935-36. The plays will be performed in sets of three, one on each of the Festival?s Niagara-on-the-Lake stages, with the tenth, the rarely produced Star Chamber, being the lunchtime production in the Royal George. And to celebrate this idea for the event that it is, on two separate occasions, we will present all ten in one day ? an event we are appropriately naming ?Mad Dogs and Englishmen?. (more...)

Photo Flash: Shaw Festival Presents BORN YESTERDAY, MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN, & SUNDAY IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2009

For its 2009 season, The Shaw takes on a monumental and historic project with full productions of each play in Noel Coward's famous Tonight at 8:30 collection. The Shaw's 2009 productions represent the first time all ten short plays have been performed in repertory by a professional company since they were first produced by London's Phoenix Theatre in 1935-36. (more...)

Brazier, Martell to Join Jason Robert Brown in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2006

Adam Brazier and Julie Martell will join Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown for his October 16th Toronto concert (more...)

Shaw Fest Delights with Gypsy, You Never Can Tell, and Something on the Side
by Chris Keaton - Aug 1, 2005

Nestled just above the border where Lake Ontario meets the Niagara River is the charming town known as Niagara-on-the-Lake. This beautiful historical hot-spot is the home base for one of North America's finest theatre companies, The Shaw Festival. (more...)

Musicals Tonight Honors Understudies in May 15 Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2005

Musicals Tonight continues its ongoing salute to Broadway's Standbys and Understudies with At This Performance…to be held on Sunday, May 15th at the 45th Street Theatre, 354 West 45th Street at 8 PM. This edition will be the final one for this theatrical season. (more...)

'At This Performance' Salutes Standbys/Understudies May 1-2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2005

Musicals Tonight continues its ongoing salute to Broadway's Standbys and Understudies with its current editions of At This Performance…to be held on Sunday, May 1st and Monday, May 2nd at the 45th Street Theatre, 354 West 45th Street at 8 PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Up for the Broadway Wall of Fame at Tony's DiNapoli Restaurant Times Square with Newest Honoree Bernadette Peters
by Linda Lenzi - May 21, 2004

The Official Broadway Wall of Fame celebrated its newest honoree Bernadette Peters on Thursday night at Tony's Dinapoli Restaurant Times Square with an Unveiling Gala that included the Broadway cast and crew of Gypsy. The Broadway Baby arrived in true form to a resounding salute! (more...)