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The Shaw Festival Announces Fall Concert Series Photo The Shaw Festival Announces Fall Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020

The Shaw Festival is set to animate Niagara-on-the-Lake with live music and song throughout September and October with approximately 40 bespoke concerts.

Shaw Festival Announces Fall Concert Series Photo Shaw Festival Announces Fall Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020

The Shaw Festival is set to animate Niagara-on-the-Lake with live music and song throughout September and October with approximately 40 bespoke concerts.

Tia Gostelow Releases New Single 'Always, Always' Photo Tia Gostelow Releases New Single 'Always, Always'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2020

Tia Gostelow releases 'Always' featuring Holy Holy.  The track showcases lush pop landscapes, 80's synth and dance-worthy melodies. 

Shaw Festival Announces Further Cancellations Photo Shaw Festival Announces Further Cancellations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020

Based on the Province of Ontario's framework for reopening businesses and the further extension of the State of Emergency, the Shaw Festival is not able to proceed with the season as scheduled. As a result, The Shaw must cancel all performances and public events through September 15.

Shaw Festival Cancels July Events And Performances Photo Shaw Festival Cancels July Events And Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020

In keeping with the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake's municipal order limiting organized mass gatherings, the Shaw Festival is now forced to cancel all public events and performances throughout July. The Festival will continue to follow the guidance and directives of Canadian public health agencies, all levels of government and the organization's insurer to determine when The Shaw will be able to safely return to stage.

Shaw Festival & Why Not Theatre Cancel 2020 MAHABHARATA Production Photo Shaw Festival & Why Not Theatre Cancel 2020 MAHABHARATA Production
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020

In light of the current recommendations and directives from the government and public health agencies, Why Not Theatre and the Shaw Festival regret to announce that the 2020 production of Mahabharata is impossible to realize in the current circumstances and must therefore be postponed. Why Not Theatre and The Shaw are committed to bringing Mahabharata to a future Festival season and are exploring a number of scheduling options.

Shaw Festival Cancels All Public Events Until April 30 Photo Shaw Festival Cancels All Public Events Until April 30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020

In an effort to help lessen the spread of COVID-19, the Shaw Festival is cancelling all public events with the intention of resuming performances on May 1.

Changes to Shaw Festival Board of Directors Announced Photo Changes to Shaw Festival Board of Directors Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020

At today's Shaw Festival Annual General Meeting, Board Chair Peter E.S. Jewett welcomed new members - Thomas R. Hyde, senior counsel at Hodgson Russ LLP and Nicole R. Tzetzo, partner at Hodgson Russ LLP - to the Shaw Festival Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is invested with fiduciary oversight to support and further the mission and longevity of the Shaw Festival.

Shaw Festival Has Announced 2019 Financial Results Photo Shaw Festival Has Announced 2019 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020

During the Annual General Meeting held earlier today, the Shaw Festival announced positive financial results for the 2019 season. Kevin Patterson, Treasurer of the Board of Directors, shared with an audience of patrons, donors and company members that both sales and fundraising revenues achieved all-time highs, resulting in a $519,000 season surplus.

Toronto's Why Not Theatre Will Produce a New Stage Adaptation of MAHABHARATA With an  Photo Toronto's Why Not Theatre Will Produce a New Stage Adaptation of MAHABHARATA With an All-South Asian Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020

Toronto's innovative Why Not Theatre (Founding Artistic Director Ravi Jain; Managing Director Owais Lightwala; Executive Producer Kelly Read) will produce a new stage adaptation of the epic Sanskrit poem, Mahabharata, commissioned and presented by the prestigious Shaw Festival.

No Humbug! Michael Therriault Back As Scrooge In Shaw Festival's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo No Humbug! Michael Therriault Back As Scrooge In Shaw Festival's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019

Molly Atkinson once again directs the Tim Carroll-adapted A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens's beloved tale of redemption and hope. Returning to the Shaw Festival's Royal George Theatre from November 13 to December 22, the holiday classic hits the stage just in time to herald Niagara-on-the-Lake's historic main street's transformation into the ultimate Christmas village.

BWW Review: THE LADYKILLERS Only Mildly Amuses at Shaw Festival Photo BWW Review: THE LADYKILLERS Only Mildly Amuses at Shaw Festival
by Michael Rabice - Aug 28, 2019

The Shaw has once again programmed a play known by few. After their success at rediscovering Mae West's SEX this season, I was hoping that THE LADYKILLERS would produce yet another unearthed gem. This comedy, mostly unknown outside of the UK, was briefly revived on the West End in 2011,but it's humor may best be served in a different era.

The Shaw Festival Announces 2020 Season Playbill Photo The Shaw Festival Announces 2020 Season Playbill
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019

Artistic Director Tim Carroll and the Shaw Festival have announce their 2020 season.

Stephen Fry Adds Extra London Palladium Show To 2019 UK Tour Photo Stephen Fry Adds Extra London Palladium Show To 2019 UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019

Due to huge popular demand for tickets to Stephen Fry's first UK tour in over 40 years - Mythos: A Trilogy - Gods. Heroes. Men. - an extra performance of 'Gods' will take place at London's Palladium on Tuesday 17 September. This trilogy of plays will see one of the country's most loved national treasures telling some of the world's greatest stories about Greek Gods, Heroes and Men whose gripping tales still echo today. Tickets are on sale now.

Words Are Weapons In Howard Barker's VICTORY At Shaw Festival Photo Words Are Weapons In Howard Barker's VICTORY At Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019

An extreme exploration of the power of words, Howard Barker's Victory is not for the squeamish. A tale of survival set against the violent aftermath of the English civil war, Victory uses language as a weapon, challenging a modern audience's expectations of what theatre should be. Directed by Artistic Director Tim Carroll, Victory features an all-star ensemble cast led by Martha Burns, Sara Topham, Patrick Galligan, Gray Powell, Tom Rooney and Tom McCamus. The Shaw Festival's production begins previews on Sunday, July 14 at the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre. 

Mark Rylance Resigns from RSC Due to BP Sponsorship Photo Mark Rylance Resigns from RSC Due to BP Sponsorship
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019

According to the Guardian, three-time Tony winner Mark Rylance has resigned as an associate artist with the UK's Royal Shakespeare Company due to a sponsorship deal with BP. He explained: "I do not wish to be associated with BP any more than I would with an arms dealer, a tobacco salesman or anyone who wilfully destroys the lives of others alive and unborn. Nor, I believe, would William Shakespeare."

THE LADYKILLERS Makes Its North American Premiere At The Shaw Festival Photo THE LADYKILLERS Makes Its North American Premiere At The Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019

After taking London's West End by storm, comedy thriller The Ladykillers makes its North American premiere under the direction of Artistic Director Tim Carroll. The Shaw Festival's production of Graham Linehan's stage adaptation - based on one of the best-loved British films of all time - begins previews tomorrow at the Festival Theatre.

Stephen Fry Announces First UK Tour In Nearly 40 Years Photo Stephen Fry Announces First UK Tour In Nearly 40 Years
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019

Stephen Fry - one of the world's greatest storytellers - will embark on his first UK tour for nearly 40 years this summer in Mythos: A Trilogy - Gods. Heroes. Men. Opening at the Edinburgh International Festival on 19 August, this trilogy of plays will see one of the country's most loved national treasures telling some of the world's greatest stories about Greek Gods, Heroes and Men whose gripping tales still echo today. The tour continues across the UK until 23 September in Gateshead.

Shaw Festival Announces 2018 Financial Results Photo Shaw Festival Announces 2018 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

BWW Review: PREVIEW OF THE SHAW FESTIVAL 19 Photo BWW Review: PREVIEW OF THE SHAW FESTIVAL 19
by Roy Berko - Feb 16, 2019

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