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Stratford Festival's 2020 Season Goes on Sale Today Stratford Festival's 2020 Season Goes on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020

After a Members advance sale so busy it prompted the early extension of two productions, tickets for the Stratford Festival's groundbreaking new season go on sale to the public today. The 2020 season is one of the biggest ever and includes the much-anticipated opening of the new Tom Patterson Theatre. With the $100-million fundraising goal a hair's breadth away from completion, the bespoke theatre is one of North America's most significant new arts builds in decades. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Broadway Star and Beloved Stratford Veteran, Chilina Kennedy Talks her much Anticipated Return to the Stratford Festival in THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE BWW Exclusive: Broadway Star and Beloved Stratford Veteran, Chilina Kennedy Talks her much Anticipated Return to the Stratford Festival in THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE
by Lauren Gienow - Oct 27, 2019

 Broadway star Chilina Kennedy returns to Stratford for a one night only in-concert performance of Leslie Arden's acclaimed Canadian musical THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE. Stratford audiences may remember Ms. Kennedy from her much lauded lead performances in WEST SIDE STORY, EVITA, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to name just a few. Since then, she transferred to Broadway with the rest of the company of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and then played over a thousand performances on Broadway as the title character in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. Currently, she is starring as Dina in the national tour of THE BAND'S VISIT. BWW had the chance to speak with Ms. Kennedy a few days after she concluded the Toronto run of THE BAND'S VISIT. She shared her excitement to finally return to the Stratford Festival, and her passion for THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE. (more...)

Stratford Festival Announces Casting For 2020 Season Stratford Festival Announces Casting For 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

With the new Tom Patterson Theatre taking shape on the banks of the Avon River, the Stratford Festival is thrilled to announce key casting as it builds the acting company for its monumental 2020 season. (more...)

Chilina Kennedy and Adam Brazier Lead THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE One Night Only Chilina Kennedy and Adam Brazier Lead THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019

Chilina Kennedy and Adam Brazier will lead a star-studded ensemble in the special concert version of Leslie Arden's award-winning musical The House of Martin Guerre. Directed by Richard Ouzounian, the show will be performed one night only on November 4 at Stratford's Avon Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NEVERENDING STORY at The Stratford Festival is a Magical Adventure for the Whole Family BWW Review: THE NEVERENDING STORY at The Stratford Festival is a Magical Adventure for the Whole Family
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 23, 2019

This season at the Stratford Festival, a new generation of imaginative dreamers now has the opportunity to be introduced to Michael Ende's THE NEVERENDING STORY. In partnership with Canada's National Arts Centre and presented by Schulich Children's Plays, this play is the perfect out for a family looking to immerse themselves in the arts while visiting Stratford. (more...)

The Grand Rings in the Holidays with A CHRISTMAS CAROL The Grand Rings in the Holidays with A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to the Spriet Stage this season starring Jan Alexandra Smith as SCROOGE, in a gender-flipping twist on the holiday classic. Audiences will be immersed in the spectacle of Ebenezer Scrooge and her transformation at the hands of ghostly spirits from Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Adapted by Grand Theatre Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum, A CHRISTMAS CAROL debuted last season to sold-out houses. It returns this holiday season directed by Artistic Associate, Megan Watson. The Title Sponsor for A CHRISTMAS CAROL is London Life. (more...)

The Grand Theatre Announces 2018/19 Season Principal Casting Preview The Grand Theatre Announces 2018/19 Season Principal Casting Preview
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum has announced principal casting for the 2018/19 season including Seana McKenna as Penelope in MARGARET ATWOOD'S THE PENELOPIAD, Jan Alexandra Smith as Scrooge in this season's gender-flipping A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Nigel Shawn Williams as Troy Maxson and E.B. Smith as Jim Bono in AUGUST WILSON'S FENCES, and Alex Furber as Robert Ross in TIMOTHY FINDLEY'S THE WARS.     (more...)

BWW Review: You 'Will Be Satisfied' with JULIUS CAESAR at the Stratford Festival BWW Review: You 'Will Be Satisfied' with JULIUS CAESAR at the Stratford Festival
by Lauren Gienow - Aug 17, 2018

We are in the Ides of August and the final few openings of the 66th season at the Stratford Festival have begun. Last night, JULIUS CAESAR had its opening night at the Festival Theatre. It has been nine years since this production graced the Stratford stage and this thrilling production is sure to have audiences clamouring to come see it. (more...)

Broadway HD To Celebrate Shakespeare Month This April Broadway HD To Celebrate Shakespeare Month This April
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

April is Shakespeare month! Marking both his birthday and passing on April 23rd, BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming platform for live theater, is highlighting its definitive collection of Shakespeare's productions. (more...)

Grand Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL is the Biggest Production in the Theatre's History Grand Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL is the Biggest Production in the Theatre's History
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

The Grand Theatre rings in the holiday season with the all-time classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Marking Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum's directorial debut, the show is the largest in the theatre's history, featuring over 20 cast members, sweeping sets, and intricate costumes. A CHRISTMAS CAROL premieres on the Spriet Stage November 28 to December 30, 2017 and the Grand is proud to welcome back London Life as the annual holiday show Title Sponsor. (more...)

BWW Review: INNERchamber's Production of DRACULA A CHAMBER MUSICAL is Hauntingly Beautiful BWW Review: INNERchamber's Production of DRACULA A CHAMBER MUSICAL is Hauntingly Beautiful
by Lauren Gienow - Nov 8, 2017

A few weeks ago, Broadway World reported that an exciting in-concert production of DRACULA: A CHAMBER MUSICAL would be presented one night only at Knox Presbyterian Church in Stratford, Ontario. The concert took place last week in front of a packed church, and it certainly did not disappoint. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: DRACULA: A CHAMBER MUSICAL is Coming to Stratford for One Night Only via INNERchamber BWW Exclusive: DRACULA: A CHAMBER MUSICAL is Coming to Stratford for One Night Only via INNERchamber
by Lauren Gienow - Oct 21, 2017

In 1999 an original Canadian musical production based on the Bram Stoker classic, Dracula graced the stage at the Stratford Festival's Avon Theatre. On October 30th, a concert version of that same haunting and beautiful musical is returning to Stratford as part of INNERchamber's 8th season. The INNERchamber ensemble treats music fans in Stratford to a variety of events each season. Their home base is typically Factory 163, but for several reasons, this particular production will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church. (more...)

Seana McKenna, André Sills, Daren A. Herbert & More Will Lead 2018 Season at Stratford Festival Seana McKenna, André Sills, Daren A. Herbert & More Will Lead 2018 Season at Stratford Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino just announced key casting for the 2018 season of the Stratford Festival, including Seana McKenna as Julius Caesar, Andr Sills as Coriolanus, and Daren A. Herbert as Harold Hill, the 'Music Man.' (more...)

BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at the Stratford Festival is an Exhilarating Experience
by Lauren Gienow - May 31, 2017

The Stratford Festival's production of GUYS AND DOLLS opened on Tuesday night at the Festival Theatre and it is sure to be a hit. The performances, the glorious music, the set and lighting design, and the choreography all hit the right note and allow for a fantastic production to be enjoyed by all. (more...)

Exclusive Video: Get A First Look At Stratford's GUYS AND DOLLS
by Alan Henry - May 15, 2017

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at The Stratford Festival's production of GUYS AND DOLLS directed by Donna Feore. Check out the extended 'Crapshooters' dance sequence below, featuring a 19 piece orchestra playing the 1992 Broadway revival orchestrations for the first time ever since that production. (more...)

BWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at the Stratford Festival is Art at Its Finest
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 29, 2016

The Stratford Festival's first ever staging of Stephen Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is happening this season at the Avon Theatre. Directed by Gary Griffin, It is clever, it is delightful, it is funny, it is sad, and it is beautifully performed by everyone involved. Everyone I have spoken with who has seen this production has a different favourite scene or performer. There is so much to take in that it is just as fun to see it a second time! (more...)

Road to Opening Week 10: Cynthia Dale On Rehearsals for A Little Night Music
by Guest Blogger: Cynthia Dale - May 30, 2016

Listening to Franklin Brasz lead the orchestra, hearing the incredible voices in the Quintet of Sean Arbuckle, Jen Rider-Shaw, Barbara Fulton, Stephen Patterson and Ayrin Mackie start off the show, I was especially aware of the joy in my tears. (more...)

TIFT Sets SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Sunday in the Park with George features the book by James Lapine and music and lyrics by Sondheim (whose works include masterpieces such as Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods). TIFT's production is directed by Steve Ross, a 12 year veteran of the Stratford Festival and a long-time actor TIFT actor, making his directing debut. (more...)

BWW Review: Stratford Festival's THE PHYSICISTS is Delightfully Disturbing
by Lauren Gienow - May 31, 2015

If you happen to be coming to Stratford Festival looking for a show that makes you laugh, think, and question whether the human race is doomed-all in equal measure…then look no further than director Miles Potter's disturbingly delightful production of THE PHYSICISTS. If you did not know you were looking for a show that did those things to you…well, trust me. You are. Come see this show. (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...)

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