On Monday morning Mirvish Productions unveiled their 2012-2013 season, which features the world premiere of Honeymoon in Vegas starring Tony Danza, an all-Canadian cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Wizard of Oz, and the smash-hit Book of Mormon. Also announced were touring productions of La Cage Aux Folles and Sister Act, as well as the musical Backbeat, direct from London. The pre-Broadway run of Flashdance (directed and choreographed by hometown boy Sergio Trujillo) was added as a bonus show, and Mirvish announced a collaboration with Theatre 20 on Bloodless, to be directed by Colm Wilkinson.
David Mirvish was dressed to impress as he announced the season as a scarecrow, a tinman and a cowardly lion, creating buzz and anticipation for the official word that Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest UK hit The Wizard of Oz would be making its Canadian debut. Also on hand for the announcement was composer Jason Robert Brown who debuted songs from his new musical Honeymoon in Vegas. Star Tony Danza was on hand to announce his participation in the project and sing one of the songs from the show.
Guests were also treated to performances from Sister Act, Flashdance and The Wizard of Oz, which featured UK production's Dorothy (Emma Houseley) singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Bobby Lopez and Anne Garefino were on hand to discuss Book of Mormon, which was greeted with tremendous excitement by Toronto audiences who had been praying that Mirvish would pick up the rights to the production.
All in all it was a very successful Monday morning at the Ed Mirvish Theatre, and BWW is thrilled to bring its readers some photos from the event.
For more information on the 2012-2013 season please visit the official Mirvish website at www.mirvish.com
Photos by Tracey Nolan
KINKY BOOTS vs. MATILDA for Best Musical and More...
Past Articles by This Author:
Kelly Cameron's love affair with the theatre began when she was just five years old, on an outing to see the Original Canadian Cast of Les Miserables at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. She instantly fell in love, and since then has been lucky enough to be involved in various theatre activities and productions, including a regional production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and a local production of Where the Sidewalk Ends. She has also received training from various teachers throughout Southwestern Ontario in both piano and voice, and competed in vocal competitions for which she received a few awards. Her writing career started almost by accident, when she had the opportunity to become a ghostwriter for up and coming businesses. She continues to do this, writing the content for all sorts of companies who are starting websites and looking to find their voice. |
Her passion and love for theatre led to her becoming involved with BroadwayWorld where she is thrilled to be writing for the Toronto contingent of the rapidly growing website. When she isn't at the theatre, you can generally find her firmly planted in front of her trusty Blackberry - tweeting, Facebooking or partaking in other such social media activities to ensure that those who want to know are kept apprised of everything that Toronto theatre has to offer. Other interests include movies, art, music, shopping, fashion and martial arts with the occasional foray into the world of finance.
Follow Kelly on Twitter at @broadwaybabyto
Creep her on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/people/Kelly-Cameron/500187141
More Articles by This Author...