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World and Canadian premieres highlight weekend openings at The Shaw

Media Release #24
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, August 4, 2011…The world premiere of the Jay Turvey/Paul Sportelli passionate musical Maria Severa and the Canadian premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog officially open this weekend at the Shaw Festival.  Opening first on Friday evening at the Court House Theatre is Maria Severa, a tale based on the life [...]

Two diverse worlds explored as The Shaw previews Maria Severa and Topdog/Underdog

Media Release #23
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 18, 2011…This season, the Shaw is theatrically going where it has never gone before, exploring two very distinct worlds with Maria Severa, the new musical from Jay Turvey and Paul Sportelli, and Topdog/Underdog by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks. Maria Severa and Topdog/Underdog both begin previews tomorrow at the Court [...]

Enlightening The Speed of Ideas: Shaw in the 21st Century, a theatrical forum to be presented at the Shaw Festival

Media Release #22
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 13, 2011… The Speed of Ideas: Shaw in the 21st Century, a theatrical forum, a two day conference of engaging debate and discussion about the core of the Shaw Festival’s mandate — the necessity of provocative ideas, will take place on July 23 and July 24, 2011 at the Court [...]

Re-envisioned Bernard Shaw political comedy On the Rocks begins The Shaw’s July openings

Media Release #21
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 7, 2011…The Shaw Festival’s 50th season summer opening weekend starts tomorrow evening at the Court House Theatre. The weekend kicks off with the world premiere of contemporary playwright Michael Healey’s reworking of Bernard Shaw’s political comedy On the Rocks. The opening performances continue on Saturday with the lunchtime presentation of [...]

Save the date: Shaw Festival plans fun-filled 50th reunion for August 1st

Media Bulletin #6
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 22, 2011 . . Have you ever worked or volunteered at The Shaw? Pack a picnic lunch, bring your families and come celebrate this momentous season at The Shaw’s 50th Reunion Day on August 1, 2011 between 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the Festival Theatre grounds. This is a [...]

Healey revitalization of Shaw’s On the Rocks now in previews at the Shaw Festival

“So much for the carrot. Here comes the stick.”

Media Release #19
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 15, 2011… Contemporary playwright Michael Healey’s reworking of Bernard Shaw’s political comedy On the Rocks, the first in the Festival’s new program that re-examines Shaw’s later, more complex plays, began previews yesterday at the Court House Theatre.

Original cast recording of Maria Severa now available

CD’s release coincides with the annual Canada-Portugal day celebrations on June 10
Media Release #18
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 9, 2011 . . .The original cast recording of the new musical Maria Severa is now available at Bernard’s, the Shaw Festival’s gift shop, and online at www.shawfest.com. Maria Severa will have its world premiere on August 5 at the [...]

Previews of the Shaw Festival’s lunchtime comedy The President begin tomorrow

“It must be very wonderful, sir, to have almost all mankind at your disposal.”
Media Release #17
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 2, 2011… The President, the fast-paced mad-cap comedy hit of the 2008 season, begins previews tomorrow at the Royal George Theatre. Written by Ferenc Molnár and adapted by Morwyn Brebner, the delightful lunchtime returns with many of [...]

Early beginnings of the Shaw Festival chronicled in The Shaw Festival: The First Fifty Years

Media Release #16
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 25, 2011. . .The Shaw Festival will unveil a new book The Shaw Festival: The First Fifty Years, written by Dr. Leonard Conolly and designed by Scott McKowen, on May 26 at 3:30 p.m. in the Festival Theatre lobby. Commissioned to commemorate the 50th season of the world-renowned Shaw Festival, [...]

Shaw Festival golden 50th launches tonight with Bernard Shaw’s timeless masterpiece Heartbreak House

Niagara Falls and the CN Tower will glow gold to mark this special evening
Media Release #15
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 25, 2011. . .This evening, the Shaw Festival’s landmark 50th season will be celebrated with the opening of Bernard Shaw’s prophetic classic Heartbreak House this evening. The festivities continue for the rest of the week with the [...]