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Mirvish Productions

Producer: David Mirvish

Executive Producer: Brian Sewell

Mirvish Productions is a Canadian theatre management and production company, based in Toronto, founded by David Mirvish in 1987.

David’s father, Ed Mirvish, had made headlines in 1963 when he purchased and saved from demolition Toronto’s historic Royal Alexandra Theatre, one of the oldest and most famous legitimate theatres in North America. For the next 24 years, Ed Mirvish operated the Royal Alexandra – as it had been operated for most of its history – primarily as a “road house”, staging short-run touring productions from London and New York and renting the space to local theatre groups, the Canadian Opera Co. and the National Ballet. In 1987, David Mirvish assumed the responsibility for the family’s theatrical interests and created Mirvish Productions for the purpose of producing original plays and musicals, employing Canadian talent, for the Royal Alexandra’s stage, as well as co-producing with such regional Canadian theatres as the Stratford Festival, the Shaw Festival, the Manitoba Theatre Centre and the Citadel Theatre and bringing their works to Toronto.

Among the notable early Mirvish-produced and co-produced shows seen at the Royal Alexandra were Brian Macdonald’s acclaimed staging of Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore; the world tour of the English Shakespeare Company’s Henry IV and Henry V;Sweet Bird of Youth, with Joanne Woodward; Spoils of War, with Kate Nelligan (in her first Canadian stage appearance); Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, the first native Canadian play to receive a major commercial production in Canada; the world premiere musical Jane Eyre, which subsequently moved to Broadway; and the wildly popular Toronto production and national tours of Les Misérables.

In 1991, in response to increased ticket demand, Mirvish Productions established a subsidiary company, TicketKing, to act as a ticketing agent and provide a telephone sales service to complement the theatre ticket window. TicketKing has subsequently evolved into an online sales service, providing an internet box office not only to Mirvish Productions, but to many smaller Toronto theatre companies, as well.

In 1993, Mirvish Productions took over responsibility for a second Toronto theatre when Ed and David Mirvish built the Princess of Wales, a luxurious 2000-seat venue two blocks to the west of the Royal Alexandra (and the first privately financed legitimate theatre to be built in North America in more than 30 years). The Princess of Wales opened in 1993 with the box office record-breaking Mirvish co-production (in partnership with London producer Cameron Mackintosh) of the musical Miss Saigon. The two theatres formed the centre around which Toronto’s “Entertainment District” has since grown.

The Mirvish theatre family doubled in size in 2008 when the company purchased two Yonge Street venues, the 2300-seat Canon Theatre (a 1920s vaudeville and motion picture house) and the intimate, new, 700-seat Panasonic Theatre.

Mirvish Productions is, today, Canada’s largest commercial theatre production company. Its offices are located at 284 King St. West – beside the Princess of Wales Theatre – in Toronto.

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Website

https://www.mirvish.com

Venues

The Royal Alexandra Theatre
CAA Theatre
The Princess of Wales Theatre
The Ed Mirvish Theatre


Produced by Mirvish Productions

Come From Away February 5th, 2019 – December 1st, 2019
The Bodyguard February 11th, 2017 – May 14th, 2017
The Audience January 17th, 2017 – January 26th, 2017
Seminar November 14th, 2015 – December 6th, 2015
Kinky Boots June 28th, 2015 – May 15th, 2016
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike March 15th, 2015 – April 5th, 2015
Once February 10th, 2015 – June 28th, 2015
The Heart of Robin Hood December 23rd, 2014 – March 1st, 2015
The Two Worlds of Charlie F. February 25th, 2014 – March 9th, 2014
Les Misérables September 27th, 2013 – February 2nd, 2014
The Wizard of Oz January 13th, 2013 – August 18th, 2013
War Horse February 28th, 2012 – January 6th, 2013
2 Pianos 4 Hands October 29th, 2011 – January 5th, 2012
Chess: The Musical September 24th, 2011 – October 30th, 2011
Women Fully Clothed in Older & Hotter June 14th, 2011 – June 19th, 2011
Calendar Girls April 15th, 2011 – May 28th, 2011
Priscilla: Queen of the Desert October 12th, 2010 – January 2nd, 2011
How Now Mrs. Brown Cow! August 19th, 2010 – September 4th, 2010
A Jew Grows In Brooklyn April 28th, 2010 – May 16th, 2010
Grease April 7th, 2010 – April 28th, 2010
Cloud 9 January 19th, 2010 – February 21st, 2010
Rent January 12th, 2010 – January 24th, 2010
Fiddler on the Roof December 8th, 2009 – January 10th, 2009
My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding November 7th, 2009 – April 11th, 2009
The Boys In The Photograph September 22nd, 2009 – November 1st, 2009
The Color Purple February 10th, 2009 – March 15th, 2009
The Sound of Music October 15th, 2008 – January 3rd, 2010
We Will Rock You July 16th, 2008 – June 28th, 2009
Dirty Dancing October 31st, 2007 – March 29th, 2009

Presented by Mirvish Productions

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical April 9th, 2019 – May 5th, 2019
Jersey Boys March 5th, 2019 – March 17th, 2019
Oslo February 9th, 2019 – March 3rd, 2019
Come From Away February 5th, 2019 – December 1st, 2019
Bigmouth January 19th, 2019 – February 7th, 2019
Ain’t Too Proud October 11th, 2018 – November 17th, 2018
Fun Home April 13th, 2018 – May 20th, 2018
An American in Paris March 27th, 2018 – April 29th, 2018
King Charles III February 10th, 2018 – March 4th, 2018
Salt-Water Moon October 12th, 2017 – October 29th, 2017
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time October 10th, 2017 – November 19th, 2017
North by Northwest September 19th, 2017
Butcher March 25th, 2017 – April 9th, 2017
Mrs. Henderson Presents March 15th, 2017 – April 23rd, 2017
The Book of Mormon February 28th, 2017 – April 16th, 2017
Cabaret February 14th, 2017 – February 19th, 2017
The Bodyguard February 11th, 2017 – May 14th, 2017
My Night With Reg February 10th, 2017 – February 26th, 2017
Come From Away November 15th, 2016 – January 8th, 2017
Fight Night November 4th, 2016 – November 20th, 2016
Cuisine & Confessions November 1st, 2016 – December 4th, 2016
Graeme of Thrones October 11th, 2016 – October 23rd, 2016
Roald Dahl’s Matilda: The Musical July 5th, 2016 – January 7th, 2017
A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder May 25th, 2016 – June 24th, 2016
If/Then April 12th, 2016 – May 8th, 2016
Disgraced April 3rd, 2016 – April 24th, 2016
The Judas Kiss March 22nd, 2016 – May 1st, 2016
Gaslight January 17th, 2016 – February 28th, 2016
Newsies July 8th, 2015 – August 30th, 2015
Blithe Spirit February 11th, 2015 – March 15th, 2015
Buyer & Cellar November 12th, 2014 – November 30th, 2014
Arcadia November 4th, 2014 – December 14th, 2014
The Boy with Tape on his Face October 1st, 2014 – October 19th, 2014
Julie Madly Deeply September 30th, 2014 – October 19th, 2014
The Book of Mormon September 16th, 2014 – November 30th, 2014
Our Country’s Good September 12th, 2014 – October 26th, 2014
Wicked September 3rd, 2014 – November 2nd, 2014
Dead Metaphor May 20th, 2014 – June 8th, 2014
The Lion King April 30th, 2014 – June 15th, 2014
The Last Confession April 19th, 2014 – June 1st, 2014
Metamorphosis January 28th, 2014 – March 9th, 2014
The Musical of Musicals: The Musical! December 18th, 2013 – January 12th, 2014
Once November 26th, 2013 – January 6th, 2014
God of Carnage November 23rd, 2013 – December 15th, 2013
Aladdin November 1st, 2013 – January 12th, 2014
Puppet Up! – Uncensored October 22nd, 2013 – November 3rd, 2013
I Love Lucy Live on Stage October 15th, 2013 – November 3rd, 2013
Anything Goes July 16th, 2013 – August 25th, 2013
The Book of Mormon April 30th, 2013 – June 9th, 2013
Dancing With Rage March 5th, 2013 – March 24th, 2013
Clybourne Park February 12th, 2013 – March 3rd, 2013
Without You December 13th, 2012 – January 6th, 2013
Terminus November 21st, 2012 – December 9th, 2012
Jekyll & Hyde November 14th, 2012 – November 18th, 2012
La Cage Aux Folles October 10th, 2012 – November 18th, 2012
Bloodless: The Trial of Burke and Hare October 9th, 2012 – October 28th, 2012
Sister Act October 4th, 2012 – November 2nd, 2012
Potted Potter February 14th, 2012 – April 8th, 2012
Hair December 13th, 2011 – December 31st, 2011
Mary Poppins November 10th, 2011 – January 8th, 2012
Fela! October 25th, 2011 – November 6th, 2011
Private Lives September 16th, 2011 – October 30th, 2011
Wishful Drinking July 12th, 2011 – August 21st, 2011
The Railway Children May 3rd, 2011 – August 14th, 2011
Ghost Stories April 1st, 2011 – May 29th, 2011
Good Mourning Mrs. Brown March 8th, 2011 – March 19th, 2011
Billy Elliot: The Musical March 1st, 2011 – September 3rd, 2011
The Secret Garden February 13th, 2011 – March 20th, 2011
Wingfield Lost & Found January 12th, 2011 – January 30th, 2011
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum December 15th, 2010 – January 16th, 2011
Wicked October 20th, 2010 – November 28th, 2010
Rock of Ages April 20th, 2010 – January 2nd, 2011
Little House On The Prairie January 28th, 2010 – February 28th, 2010
Stuff Happens November 14th, 2009 – December 23rd, 2009
August: Osage County November 5th, 2009 – November 15th, 2009
The Harder They Come June 21st, 2009 – August 23rd, 2009
Riverdance May 19th, 2009 – June 21st, 2009
Spring Awakening March 17th, 2009 – April 19th, 2009
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang December 24th, 2008 – January 4th, 2009
A Chorus Line October 29th, 2008 – November 30th, 2008
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street November 7th, 2007 – December 9th, 2007
The Phantom of the Opera February 21st, 2007 – June 17th, 2007
Wicked October 10th, 2006 – December 31st, 2006

Current Staff

David Mirvish Producer
Brian Sewell Executive Producer
David Mucci Director of Operations
Camillo Casciato Director of Finance
John Karastamatis Director of Communications
Kelly Robinson Director of Development
Jim Valentine Director of Sales
Scot Whitham Director of Production
Mark Lavaway Director of Labour Relations & Human Resources
Yuliya Timurshina Human Resources Intern
Linda Intaschi Associate Producer
Rachael Mirvish Associate Producer
Sarah Sisko Assistant Producer
Charles Chu Associate General Manager
Anika Nater Company Management Assistant
Hannah Mirvish General Management Associate
Chris Prideaux Production Manager
Nathan Giles Production Manager
Desirée Proveau Production Administrator
Chris Dorscht Senior Marketing Mana
Sue Toth Communications Manager
J. Randy Alldread Press & Public Relations Manager
Michael Taylor Marketing Manager
Aubrey Stork Online Marketing Manager
Jennifer Jenkins Web Designer
Tristan Gough Videographer
Nik Murillo Marketing Intern
Josie Di Luzio IT Manager
Charles Barthmann System Administrator
Phillip Drew System Administrator
Katharine Posavad System Administrator
Reg Duncan Analyst/Accounting Manager
Jason Yip Controller
Tina Marshall Accountant
Raquel Frost Show Accountant
Julie Logan Accounting Staff
Kim Situ Accounting Staff
Lillian Siu Payroll
Laurel Purvis Assistant to David Mirvish
David Linton Subscriptions Operations Manager
Gerard Raju Subscriptions Services Manager
Paulyn Raman Associate Manager, Subscriptions Operations
Sandra Quiteria General Sales Manager
Maryanne Terzis Market Development Manager
Dave Pelley Customer Service Co-ordinator
Denise Anderson Education Co-ordinator
Nelia Baird Group Sales Co-ordinator
Ganth Mayathiraviam Group Sales Co-ordinator
Karen Moran Group Sales Co-ordinator
Abigail Kell Group Sales Liason

Former staff

Erin Frey Marketing Co-ordinator
Natasha Springett Group Sales Co-ordinator