#SPOTTED: THE CAST OF “HAMILTON” TORONTO
After resounding commercial and critical success, HAMILTON finally has arrived in Toronto at Ed Mirvish Theatre now through May 17, 2020. The Musical centering around America's founding father Alexander Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, has been setting the world on-fire since its debut off-Broadway at The Public Theatre in New York back in 2015. Since then it has won a whopping 11 TONY Awards and Pullitzer Prize with an inclusive, modern way of telling American history through Hip-Hop and ...
#SPOTTED: MICHELLE WILLIAMS OF DESTINY’S CHILD IN TORONTO FOR “GREASE”
It's destiny! Best known as one-third of 65-million-album-selling Trio Destiny's Child, Michelle Williams is in Toronto for a limited run as Teen Angel in the Toronto production of Grease at Elgin Theatre. Attendees of the shows also will be treated to a special two-song performance afterwards by the Grammy winner who also has found success in theatre on Broadway and solo as a Pop and Gospel Artist. She even stays behind after to meet fans if you are lucky enough to score a ticket!
It was a ...
#SPOTTED: JANEL PARRISH, KATIE FINDLAY + MORE IN TORONTO FOR “GREASE THE MUSICAL”
It amazes me that there still are people in this world who haven't discovered GREASE! The stage version of the beloved '50s-set Musical just opened in Toronto officially at Winter Garden Theatre, running through to mid-December. The Production directed by Broadway Choreographer and Director Josh Prince, stars Pretty Little Liars' Janel Parrish in the lead role of Sandy. Playing Danny is fresh-faced Dylan S. Wallach,while the important role of Rizzo is filled by Katie Findlay, a familiar face ...
#THEATRE: “THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL” AT ED MIRVISH THEATRE IN TORONTO
Running February 11 through April 9, 2017, THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL graces Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre after a smashing debut in London's West End from 2012-2014. Since then, the production based on the 1992 Blockbuster starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, has toured Seoul, the U.S., Netherlands, and Cologne, among other parts of Europe (including a London revival!) and it next is set to reach Australia. Reprising the lead role is award-winning British Soul Songstress Beverley Knight, ...
#THEATRE: “FOREVER PLAID”
Review by George Kozera for Mr. Will Wong
At around the ¾ mark of FOREVER PLAID, they do a three minute and 11 second homage to the Ed Sullivan Show. The first time I saw this Musical (oh so many years ago) and that particular piece of theatrical brilliance, I laughed so hard I literally fell off my seat and landed in the aisle. Not wishing to repeat that rather embarrassing moment and firmly ensconced in my aisle seat for the long awaited return of this show to Toronto, playing for a limited ...
#THEATRE: “ONE-MAN STAR WARS TRILOGY” STARRING CHARLES ROSS NOW PLAYS AT BLUMA APPEL THEATRE IN TORONTO
By George Kozera for Mr. Will Wong
Frenetic and hyper energetic, Canada’s own Charles Ross condenses the almost 12 hours of cinematic magic that is Star Wars episodes IV, V and VI into a 75 minute intermission-less marathon. ONE-MAN STAR WARS TRILOGY is definitely written for and caters to the geeks and nerds and the Sheldon Coopers of the world who can recite the movie verbatim. Many of those at the star-studded Toronto premiere I attended had responded with enthusiasm and gales of ...
#SPOTTED: RUPERT EVERETT IN TORONTO FOR “THE JUDAS KISS”
Based on the life of Oscar Wilde and his tragic condemnation, The Judas Kiss premiered in Toronto this week at Mirvish Theatre. Starring English star of screen and stage Rupert Everett (My Best Friend's Wedding, Shrek), the play runs in the City through May. The Show - which be warned - features nudity and mature themes, makes its way here after a massively successful sold-out run in London's West End.
Rupert Everett plays Oscar Wilde in David Hare’s The Judas Kiss —a ...
#INTERVIEW: MOLLY PARKER ON “HARPER REGAN”
In 24 years, British Columbia-born Actress Molly Parker has established herself somewhat of a National Treasure. Her work in Independent Films like Kissed and Center of the World brought her wide acclaim north and south of the Border. She would go on to garner recognition for her phenomenal work in TV Series like Deadwood, Dexter, The Firm and more recently, House of Cards. Parker returns to Toronto for Canadian Stage's Production of HARPER REGAN, by Simon Stephens.
#THEATRE: ANGELA LANSBURY + CHARLES EDWARDS IN TORONTO FOR MIRVISH’S “BLITHE SPIRIT”
Oscar and multi-TONY Winner Angela Lansbury is in town in case you didn't know! The Actress, best known for her work as Jessica Fletcher on long-running Series MURDER, SHE WROTE, reprises her Tony-winning role as Madame Arcati in Mirvish Productions' BLITHE SPIRIT, running at once-endangered Princess of Wales Theatre till March 5, 2015.
Researching for his new novel, Charles Condomine invites the implausible medium Madame Arcati to his house for a séance. While consumed ...
#THEATRE: TREY PARKER’S “CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL” AT PANASONIC THEATRE
Running February 10th - March 8th at Panasonic Theatre, South Park and The Book of Mormon Co-Creator Trey Parker debuts his hysterical new project, Cannibal! The Musical, which just months ago held its auditions in the City.
Featuring a hotbed of Canadian talent including B.C.'s Elicia Mackenzie (CBC's How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?) who reunites with her Sound of Music Co-Star, Newfoundland's Liam Tobin, in this unconventional Thriller-Romantic-Comedy based on a true story. We are ...