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Broadway: Jesus Christ Superstar. Stratford Festival: Thaddeus in Jesus Christ Superstar, Camelot, West Side Story, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Music Man, Moby Dick. Elsewhere: Selected credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The Grand Theatre); Sweet Charity, Dance Legends (Drayton ... (read more)
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Broadway: Jesus Christ Superstar. Stratford Festival: Thaddeus in Jesus Christ Superstar, Camelot, West Side Story, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Music Man, Moby Dick. Elsewhere: Selected credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The Grand Theatre); Sweet Charity, Dance Legends (Drayton ... (read more)
BWW Review: Oh What a Night at JERSEY BOYS by Stage West TheatreBWW Review: Oh What a Night at JERSEY BOYS by Stage West Theatre
by Vicki Trask - Nov 28, 2018

Given Stage West Theatre Restaurant's penchant for tributes and bio-musicals (ala Million Dollar Quartet, Rock of Ages, Red Rock Diner, and their continuously running Tribute Concert Series), Jersey Boys was a perfect fit for their 2018/2019 Season. (more...)

Before Stratford And Shaw, They Trained At The Canadian College Of Performing ArtsBefore Stratford And Shaw, They Trained At The Canadian College Of Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Nationally renowned director/choreographer Jacques Lemay heads to Toronto this February to uncover Canada's emerging artists as part of the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA)'s National Audition Tour. (more...)

New Event Supports Canada's Rising Stars by Honouring One of its Legends
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) is excited to announce 'A Legendary Evening' of music and dining honouring Grammy Award-winning musician and icon, David Foster, while showcasing Canada's rising stars. (more...)

BWW Interview: Matt Alfano of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - THE MUSICAL at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - Mar 1, 2017

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - THE MUSICAL will strut its way into Madison Saturday night, March 4th at 8 p.m. for a one-night-only performance at the Overture Center featuring the chart-topping music of the Bee Gees. This all-new production shares the iconic story of Tony, a kid from Brooklyn, and his love for dancing in spectacular new ways. Matt Alfano takes on the demanding lead role. (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - THE MUSICAL to Groove Across the Continent in All-New North American Tour; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

Today Night Fever - The Musical, the iconic story of Tony - the kid from Brooklyn USA - who wants to dance his way to a better life, is back! And back in an all-new production that shares Tony's love for dancing in spectacular new ways. (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - THE MUSICAL to Groove Across the Continent in All-New North American Tour; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Saturday Night Fever - The Musical, the iconic story of Tony - the kid from Brooklyn USA - who wants to dance his way to a better life, is back! And back in an all-new production that shares Tony's love for dancing in spectacular new ways. (more...)

Road to Opening Week 6: Matt Armet on 9 Weeks to A CHORUS LINE at Stratford
by Guest Blogger: Matt Armet - Mar 28, 2016

?Today is Good Friday! It's 2:00 p.m. and so far it's been the Best Friday! I keep finding myself wanting to have the process of creating A Chorus Line go faster because I'm so excited for so many things along the way. But at the same time, I want it to slow down because I never want this excitement to end. (more...)

Road to Opening Week 4: Matt Armet on 11 Weeks to A CHORUS LINE at Stratford
by Guest Blogger: Matt Armet - Mar 14, 2016

'But if today were the day you had to stop dancing, how would you feel?' It's the heavy question asked by the director, Zach, close to the end of the show. We've touched on everything else in the show so far and today was the day we finally got to tackle this scene. It's a day of rehearsal that I've been looking forward to in some ways and so not looking forward to in others. (more...)

Dayna Tietzen & Juan Chioran to Lead Stratford's Revamped A CHORUS LINE; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Dayna Tietzen and Juan Chioran will be at the forefront of next season's not-to-be-missed theatrical event: a dazzling new production of A Chorus Line at the Festival Theatre. Canada's leading director-choreographer, Donna Feore, will make theatrical magic, reimagining this legendary musical for its first major production on a thrust stage. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A First Look at the Cast of Stratford's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Alan Henry - Feb 9, 2015

I'm very pleased to announce that BroadwayWorld Toronto has exclusive photos from this morning's first rehearsal of The Stratford Festival's The Sound of Music. See the exclusive photos of the cast in action in our photo gallery! (more...)

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. (more...)

CRAZY FOR YOU Begins Previews Tonight at Stratford Festival, Kicks Off 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Fresh from her triumph with last season's hit musical, Fiddler on the Roof, acclaimed director and choreographer Donna Feore returns for her 20th Festival season with an exciting new production of Crazy for You specially conceived for the Festival Theatre's thrust stage. The new Gershwin musical begins previews tonight, April 21, marking the first performance of the 2014 season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: KAT'S CABARET is Rockin' and Eclectic and Fun...and I want more!
by Lauren Gienow - Sep 13, 2013

In a Canadian town like Stratford, Ontario that is known for formally presenting incredible live talent on a daily basis, it's always fun when some of those talented people involved (as well as their talented friends) come together for a less-formal celebration of all kinds of music (and even some dance). This is what current Stratford Festival performer Katrina Reynolds has put together for KAT'S CABARET; a series of cabarets that have taken place in Stratford this summer. Her more chilled, out, acoustic cabarets have been held at an intimate restaurant with a rustic feel (Montforte on Wellington), and for loud rock and roll themed cabarets, Molly Bloom's Irish Pub has been the venue of choice. The roster of performers is ever-changing and always impressive, allowing for a fun night out that no one should miss! (more...)

Stephen Brian Patterson Takes Over as 'Captain Walker' in Stratford's TOMMY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

According to an inside source, Stephen Brian Patterson has taken over as 'Captain Walker' in TOMMY at the Stratford Festival. Jeremy Kushnier left the role on August 4. Patterson joins Robert Markus and Paul Nolan in Des McAnuff's new Stratford Festival rock musical, The Who's Tommy, at the Avon Theatre in Ontario through October 19. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Stratford Festival is an Ode 'To Life'
by Lauren Gienow - Jul 24, 2013

Stratford Festival's production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF leaves very few human emotions un-experienced by its characters and the audience alike. It explores: human values, happiness in everyday life, newfound love, fear of changes-big and small, the agony and frustration that comes from ignorance and discrimination, and the internal conflict of trying to rectify what you believe with what that means for those you love. This musical is about tradition, joy, heartache, change, faith, family, and most of all…LIFE. FIDDLER is a beloved classic, and to say Director/Choreographer, Donna Feore's production does it justice, is an understatement. First class acting, singing, and dancing; beautiful music; clever set design, and…did I say DANCING? This timeless musical is sure to dazzle audiences of all ages. (more...)

Robert Markus, Paul Nolan and More Star in Stratford Festival's THE WHO'S TOMMY, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

Robert Markus, Paul Nolan and Jeremy Kushnier star in Des McAnuff's new Stratford Festival rock musical, The Who's Tommy, opening May 30 at the Avon Theatre in Ontario and running through October 19. (more...)

Flashback: Farewell JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR; Takes Final Broadway Bow July 1
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 1, 2012

Following celebrated runs at the Toronto Stratford Shakespeare Festival, the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, and on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR takes its final Broadway bow tonight, July 1. Upon closing, the show will have played 116 regular performances and 24 preview performances. One of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most famous shows, the Stratford production undeniably had a great run and introduced some exciting new stars to the Great White Way, including Tony nominee Josh Young, Jesus himself Paul Nolan, and Chilina Kennedy. Below, BroadwayWorld revisits the journey of SUPERSTAR! (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Officially Set to Close 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2012

As BroadwayWorld reported last week the Broadway production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR announced that unless business improves, the musical will close at the Neil Simon Theatre on Sunday, July 1. Now according to the show's official website, the production will indeed take its final bow on July 1. As of that date, the show will have played 116 regular performances and 24 previews. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to Play Final Performance on Broadway July 1 'Unless Business Improves'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2012

The producers of the Broadway production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR have announced that unless business improves, the musical will close at the Neil Simon Theatre on Sunday, July 1. As of that date, the show will have played 116 regular performances and 24 previews. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, June 2 - Cast of PRISCILLA, THE BOOK OF MORMON's Josh Gad and More - Updated!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2012

It's Saturday, and that means its time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up! See below for the first Saturday Intermission Pics of June 2012! Today's photos feature the casts of Broadway's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, GODSPELL, PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, EVITA, SPIDER-MAN, NEWSIES, ONCE, WICKED, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, ANYTHING GOES, THE BOOK OF MORMON's Josh Gad in his last SIP, National Tour of JERSEY BOYS, Courtney Reed of Paper Mill Playhouse's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, a photo from Theatre Sheridan's RENT in Toronto, Ben Davis and Jessica Grové in Studio Tenn Theatre Company's SOUND OF MUSIC, Jessica Hendy and the cast of Gateway Playhouse's CATS, and more! (more...)

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