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Executive Director Elaine Calder to retire from the Shaw Festival in September 2015

- Veteran arts executive to retire after 30-year career –
Media Release #19
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (September 12, 2014) — Executive Director Elaine Calder announced to the Shaw Festival company today that she will be retiring towards the end of the 2015 season and moving to her new home in Victoria, B.C. to be closer to her [...]

Shaw Festival adds two extra shows of When We Are Married to meet demand

- J.B. Priestley comedy still set to close October 26 -
Media Release #16
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 14, 2014) — Due to popular demand, two additional performances of the J.B. Priestley comic play When We Are Married have been scheduled. Tickets for the newly added performance dates are now on sale and can be purchased at www.shawfest.com [...]

Shaw Festival reveals 2015 playbill

- World, Canadian and Festival premieres highlight season -
Media Release #15
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 2, 2014) — The Shaw Festival today announced the 2015 season playbill. The Shaw’s 54th season features 11 productions including the re-envisioning of two enduring Shaw comedies and two newly commissioned Canadian works.
The 2015 season will feature Sweet Charity, Pygmalion, Light Up [...]

Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop makes Shaw Festival debut at Studio Theatre

Newsroom Post #11

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 16, 2014) — The Mountaintop, Katori Hall’s powerful and provocative portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the eve of his assassination on April 4, 1968 begins previews today in The Shaw’s Studio Theatre. Presented in 2013 as part of The Shaw’s Reading Series, this season’s full production of [...]

Shaw Festival gives back to community at annual cheque presentation

- Fifteen local groups benefited from this season’s town previews –
Media Bulletin #7
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 7, 2014) — Local Niagara-on-the-Lake charitable organizations once again benefited from the proceeds raised through the Shaw Festival’s Town Previews Program. Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell and Executive Director Elaine Calder hosted a cheque presentation on Friday, July 4, 2014 [...]

Revived lunchtime A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur in previews at Shaw Festival

- Tender one-act comic story of heartbreak and healing now on stage at Court House Theatre -

Newsroom Post #10

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 3, 2014) — The Shaw Festival brings Tennessee Williams’s forgotten one-act play A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur back to the stage. Directed by Blair Williams, this rarely seen comical charmer is [...]

Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock in previews at the Royal George Theatre

- Potent mix of humour, drama and politics in one of the great plays of the 20th century –
Newsroom Post #9

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 2, 2014) — Juno and the Paycock, one of the most performed and highly regarded plays of the 20th century, is currently in previews at the Shaw Festival. Directed [...]

Bernard Shaw’s The Philanderer now in previews at the Festival Theatre

- Comedy about love, marriage and the sexes staged as Shaw intended – with originally abandoned third Act -
Newsroom Post #8
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 1, 2014) — A new production of Bernard Shaw’s The Philanderer, staged with the original third Act, is now in previews at the Festival Theatre. Celebrated American director Lisa Peterson, making her [...]

NEXTNiagara and Buffalo Niagara 360 converged at Shaw Festival

- Networking event at iconic Niagara-on-the-Lake destination focused on strengthening binational links -
Media Bulletin #6

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 19, 2014) — The Shaw Festival was honoured to be the meeting place of choice for a Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (GNCC), in partnership with NEXTNiagara, and Buffalo Niagara 360 (BN360) cross-border networking reception. Designed to [...]

Jackie Maxwell and company members nominated for Dora, Sterling and Jessie Awards

- Maxwell-directed London Road receives 11 Dora nominations; ties with Mirvishes’ Les Miz -
Media Release #10
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 12, 2014) — The Shaw Festival extends its congratulations to artistic director Jackie Maxwell, nominated for Outstanding Direction, Musical Theatre/Opera Division for the Canadian Stage production of London Road, and current company members on their recent Dora [...]