Mirvish Productions is the premier name in Toronto Theatre, bringing musicals, dramas, comedies and more to the theatre stage for over 50 years.
We are so excited, there is so much to discuss this week.
First of all: We’re coming baaaaack! In case you missed it, we have announced our first step back into live productions with a one-of-a-kind sound installation called Blindness.
(In fact, we made the announcement a day before the Ontario government set a 28-day moratorium in Toronto on indoor activities in restaurants, gyms, cinemas and performing arts venues. The moratorium ends November 8. Our plan is to start Blindness on November 17. Rest assured, we will delay if the moratorium is extended. We will not do anything that will compromise the health and safety of our staff and patrons. We will only begin Blindness when public health assures us it is safe to do so. We won’t even put tickets on sale until then. All our decisions will be made with an abundance of caution.)
By Michael Paulson
Three producers — in New York, Washington and Toronto — aim to offer the show, “Blindness,” for socially distanced, masked audience members.
By Carly Maga Theatre Critic
Mirvish Productions is preparing...
The Ed Mirvish Theatre may be Toronto’s most dramatic venue. Although the building, which celebrates its centennial this year, has spent most of its life as a cinema, it has had more drama and conflict offstage than many theatres have had onstage.
“Come From Away” is the most successful show in Canadian-made musical theatre history. Three years into its run in Toronto, it was still packing houses.
Irene Sankoff and David Hein - Photo STEVE RUSSELL