On Monday June 13th Toronto's Luminato Festival held the perfect post-Tony Awards party with Broadway's Night Out, hosted by the fabulous SharRon Matthews and Shawn Hitchins. David Pecaut Square came alive with some of Canada's finest musical theatre performers to celebrate everything there is to love about Broadway (complete with a rousing sing-along).
Cast members from the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's hit new production of Jesus Christ Superstar (directed by Des McAnuff) took to the stage and sang excerpts from that show - further fueling rumours that it may soon be transferring to Broadway amidst recent praise from creator Andrew Lloyd Webber. The Shaw Festival was on hand as well to perform selections from the beautifully executed production of My Fair Lady (directed by Molly Smith).
As the night went on, internationally acclaimed cabaret artist Meow Meow dazzled the crowd with her unique brand of kamikaze cabaret and performance art exotica. She was bakced by musical director Lance Horne and his house band.
BWW is thrilled to bring you photos of this spectacular evening that celebrated the love Toronto has for all things Broadway!
The Luminato Festival is an annual multi-disciplinary celebration of theatre, dance, music, literature, food, visual arts, fashion, film, magic and more. It takes place for ten days in June in Toronto.
Luminato embraces three key performing principles: collaboration, accessibility and diversity.
For more information about Luminato please visit their official website at www.luminato.com
For more information on this season at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival please visit their official website: www.stratfordfestival.ca
For more information on this season at The Shaw Festival please visit their official website: www.shawfest.com