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VIDEO: Stratford Festival Will Stream LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT Photo VIDEO: Stratford Festival Will Stream LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2020

Welcome to the Stratford Festival's watch party for Long Day's Journey Into Night, a 1996 film directed by David Wellington, and starring Martha Henry, William Hutt, Peter Donaldson, Tom McCamus and Martha Burns.

Stratford Festival Launches STRATFEST@HOME, a New Digital Subscription Series Photo Stratford Festival Launches [email protected], a New Digital Subscription Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020

The Stratford Festival is following up on the success of its recent Shakespeare Film Festival with a $10-a-month digital content subscription, [email protected], offering more Shakespeare and more films, along with new commissions, music, conversation, cooking and comedy.

& JULIET, OKLAHOMA!, and More Announced For the 2020-21 Mirvish Theatre Season Photo & JULIET, OKLAHOMA!, and More Announced For the 2020-21 Mirvish Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020

The 2020/21 Mirvish Theatre Season has been announced, featuring 13 shows, including the North American premiere of & Juliet!

Shaw Festival's MAN AND SUPERMAN WITH DON JUAN IN HELL Begins August 17 Photo Shaw Festival's MAN AND SUPERMAN WITH DON JUAN IN HELL Begins August 17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019

Man and Superman with Don Juan in Hell begins its limited 17 performance run at The Shaw's Festival Theatre beginning August 17. Directed by the Festival's Intern Artistic Director Kimberley Rampersad, The Shaw's production presents all four stimulating, life-affirming acts a?" including Don Juan in Hell, the often separately staged dream-act. Part romantic comedy, part social-philosophical debate and part fantastical fable, Man and Superman with Don Juan in Hell ponders life's essential questions with classic Shaw repartee and wit. 

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. 

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Toronto Awards! Photo Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Toronto Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Toronto Awards! Photo Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Toronto Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Toronto Awards! Photo Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Toronto Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Vote For The 2018 BWW Toronto Awards; COME FROM AWAY Leads Best Musical! Photo Vote For The 2018 BWW Toronto Awards; COME FROM AWAY Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; HEATHERS Leads Best Independent Theat Photo Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; HEATHERS Leads Best Independent Theatre Production!
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

BWW Review: NAPOLI MILIONARIA! At the Stratford Festival is a Beautiful and Heartbrea Photo BWW Review: NAPOLI MILIONARIA! At the Stratford Festival is a Beautiful and Heartbreaking Exploration of Humanity
by Lauren Gienow - Aug 24, 2018

It is rare these days that I take my seat in a theatre to watch a play that I know almost nothing about. I was almost embarrassed to admit that fact about Eduardo De Filippo's NAPOLI MILIONARIA! Which is currently being performed in repertory at the Stratford Festival's Avon Theatre. Granted, the original was in Italian and this production, directed by the Festival's Artistic Director, Antoni Cimolino, is the world premiere of the new translation by John Murrell (from a literal translation by Donato Santeramo). It was still not until I was reading the program liner notes that I knew more about this production than the brief synopsis offered on the Stratford Festival website. To my delight, I think this only enriched my experience as an audience member. The universality in a story that was written about a very specific time and place is nothing short of beautiful, and the performances have left me thinking about the play long after the final curtain.

NAPOLI MILIONARIA! is Now On Stage Photo NAPOLI MILIONARIA! is Now On Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

Napoli Milionaria!, Eduardo De Filippo's comic masterpiece, begins previews today, marking its first Stratford presentation. Directed by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino, the production opens on August 17 at the Avon Theatre.

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.

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. 

Broadway HD To Celebrate Shakespeare Month This April Photo 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.

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.'

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