VIDEO: Stratford Festival Hosts Live Viewing Party of TIMON OF ATHENS Photo VIDEO: Stratford Festival Hosts Live Viewing Party of TIMON OF ATHENS
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2020

Stratford Festival recently hosted a live viewing party of Timon of Athens.

SLINGS & ARROWS On April 7 From Acorn TV Photo SLINGS & ARROWS On April 7 From Acorn TV
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2020

One of Acorn TV's most universally adored series, Canadian dramedy SLINGS & ARROWS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION returns to DVD on April 7, 2020 in a new collection. Called “outrageously entertaining” (NPR) and on Robert Lloyd's “list of best television shows ever,” this dark comedy follows the fortunes of a dysfunctional Shakespearean theatre troupe, exposing the high drama, scorching battles, and electrifying thrills that happen behind the scenes.

Actor Douglas Rain, Stratford Pioneer And Voice Of 2001's HAL, Dies At 90 Photo Actor Douglas Rain, Stratford Pioneer And Voice Of 2001's HAL, Dies At 90
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2018

The Stratford Festival lost one of its pioneers today. Douglas Rain died of natural causes early this morning at the age of 90 at St. Marys Memorial Hospital, just outside of Stratford, Ontario, the city in which he established his career, becoming one of the world's great classical actors.

Megan Follows To Receive Stratford Festival's Legacy Award Photo Megan Follows To Receive Stratford Festival's Legacy Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino will present this year's Legacy Award to Megan Follows, one of Canada's most beloved performers, who shot to fame around the world for her award-winning portrayal of Anne in the 1985 miniseries Anne of Green Gables and its sequel Anne of Avonlea. Cimolino and Follows played opposite each other as Romeo and Juliet in Stratford in 1992.

BWW Review: The Stratford Festival's Spectacular Production of CORIOLANUS Must Not Be Photo BWW Review: The Stratford Festival's Spectacular Production of CORIOLANUS Must Not Be Missed
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 26, 2018

Over the years, I have had a variety of different thoughts as I walked out of a theatre at the Stratford Festival having just watched a Shakespearean production. I often reflect on how the show made me feel, or the incredible performances I just witnessed, or the creative ways the director made the production his or her own. All of those thoughts certainly crept into my mind in the hours following the opening performance of CORIOLANUS, but Friday night was the first time that I exited the theatre after seeing one of Shakespeare's works where the very first thought that crossed my mind was 'That. Was. Cool.' The second thought that crossed my mind was 'Had the Tom Patterson Theatre been available, would this production have been at the Avon?' If the answer is 'no', then thank goodness for construction because the Avon Theatre is exactly where this production needed to be and Robert Lepage is exactly the person who needed to direct it. Again…That. Was. Cool.

BWW Review: Martha Henry's Performance is Magical in the Stratford Festival's Product Photo BWW Review: Martha Henry's Performance is Magical in the Stratford Festival's Production of THE TEMPEST
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 21, 2018

As the house lights went down in Stratford's Festival Theatre on June 10th and it became clear that director Antoni Cimolino's production of THE TEMPEST was about to begin, there were loud cheers of excitement and, quite frankly, relief from the audience-many of whom had been at the theatre for what was supposed to be Opening Night of the Festival just weeks earlier. All eyes were on the 44-season Festival veteran Martha Henry, who was already on stage. The anticipation among audience members was palpable. Everyone seemed excited that she finally had this moment that had been rudely taken away from her by a bomb threat on May 28th. And then, as is the case with all good theatre…those thoughts and emotions were swept away, as the audience became immersed in the story happening before the

Robert Lepage's Genre-Defying Production Of CORIOLANUS Hits The Stage In Stratford Photo Robert Lepage's Genre-Defying Production Of CORIOLANUS Hits The Stage In Stratford
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Robert Lepage makes a thrilling Stratford Festival debut with Shakespeare's Coriolanus, featuring Andre Sills in the title role. Created in collaboration with Ex Machina, the production begins previews this Saturday, June 9, at the Avon Theatre, and runs until October 20, marking its official opening on June 22.

THE TEMPEST Featuring Martha Henry As Prospero Now On Stage In Stratford Photo THE TEMPEST Featuring Martha Henry As Prospero Now On Stage In Stratford
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Martha Henry stars as Prospero in Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino's production of Shakespeare's The Tempest. Previews are now underway at the Festival Theatre and the production opens the 2018 season on Monday, May 28.

BWW Interview: The Star of Stratford Festival's TIMON OF ATHENS on the Play's Upcomin Photo BWW Interview: The Star of Stratford Festival's TIMON OF ATHENS on the Play's Upcoming Cinematic Release
by Lauren Gienow - Apr 21, 2018

This Sunday, April 22nd, will mark the cinematic release of the 2017 Stratford Festival production of TIMON OF ATHENS - One of Shakespeare's later plays, for which productions are not nearly as common as some of Shakespeare's other stories. Directed for the stage by Stephen Ouimette, and directed for the screen by Barry Avrich, TIMON OF ATHENS is a story of a man who gives generously but does not pay close enough attention to his own debt. When the collectors come calling, Timon's friends do not show up for him like he did for them. This betrayal drastically changes his worldview and sends him into a tragic, reclusive life. Joseph Ziegler, who portrayed Timon in the production, was kind enough to chat with Broadway World about bringing this play to the big screen.

VIDEO: Robert LePage Directs Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS at the Stratford Festival Photo VIDEO: Robert LePage Directs Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS at the Stratford Festival
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2018

Robert Lepage will make his Stratford debut directing Coriolanus, featuring Andre Sills in the title role. A veteran of the Birmingham Conservatory and four seasons at Stratford, Mr. Sills has been at the Shaw Festival most recently, with leading roles in 'Master Harold'... and the Boys and An Octoroon. The production will also feature Graham Abbey as Tullus Aufidius, Michael Blake as Cominuis, Tom McCamus as Menenius Agrippa, Stephen Ouimette as Junius Brutus, Lucy Peacock as Volumnia and Tom Rooney as Sicinius Velutus.

Celebrate Shakespeare with ROM and the Stratford Festival in Toronto Photo Celebrate Shakespeare with ROM and the Stratford Festival in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Celebrate Shakespeare with an engaging evening of conversation and live dramatic presentations with ROM and the Stratford Festival. 

Seana McKenna, André Sills, Daren A. Herbert & More Will Lead 2018 Season at Stratfo Photo 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.'

BWW Review: Stratford Festival's TIMON OF ATHENS is a Powerful Cautionary Tale
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 4, 2017

TIMON OF ATHENS opened at Stratford Festival's Tom Patterson Theatre on Friday night. It is probably one of the more relatable cautionary tales that Shakespeare has produced, which explains why the Festival continues to have it set in modern times. Director, Stephen Ouimette takes this production on for a second time, as he also directed it in Stratford in 2004. I did not have the opportunity to see his previous production, but this one is impressive.

BWW Review: THE HYPOCHONDRIAC at the Stratford Festival is a Clever Laugh-Riot
by Lauren Gienow - Aug 22, 2016

A hysterical production of THE HYPOCHONDRIAC opened on Thursday night at the Stratford Festival and the audience clearly enjoyed it thoroughly. Directed by Artistic Director, Antoni Cimolino, and starring Stephen Ouimette, this production is a version by Richard Bean based on Chris Campbell's literal translation of Moliere's comedy-ballet LE MALADE IMAGINAIRE (The Imaginary Invalid). Its humour seamlessly moves from crass poop jokes to clever satire, and everything in between, allowing for a very enjoyable experiencing that will leave you doubled over and laughing so hard that you might end up with more gut pain than the titular character claims to have! 

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Stratford Festival's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE!
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2016

The Stratford Festival presents the North American premiere of Shakespeare in Love, based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, creator of the stage and screen versions of Billy Elliot. Check out a first look at the cast in action below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Stratford Festival's North American Premiere of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The Stratford Festival presents the North American premiere of Shakespeare in Love, based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, creator of the stage and screen versions of Billy Elliot. Check out a first look at the cast in action below!

GUYS AND DOLLS, THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has announced the Stratford Festival's 2017 season, an exploration of identity as Canada marks the 150th anniversary of its birth as a nation.

BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at the Stratford Festival is Full of Heart
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 8, 2016

The North American premiere of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE opened on Saturday night at the Stratford Festival's Avon Theatre. This feel-good production is full of hilarious characters, stunning costumes, and clever references to the works of William Shakespeare. Most of all, though, it is full of heart.

Exclusive Photos: Inside the First Rehearsal of the North American Premier of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by Alan Henry - Feb 29, 2016

BroadwayWorld has exclusive photos from the first rehearsal of the first rehearsal of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE. The company began rehearsals this morning in Stratford, Ontario.

Stratford Festival Box Office to Open This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

After a period of brisk advance sales to Members, the Stratford Festival is opening its box office to the public this Friday, January 8.

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