The Harry Potter show, the new play by Tom Stoppard and the return of Come From Away and Hamilton are part of the lineup of 11 shows
After being closed for a year and a half due to the pandemic, the four Mirvish theaters will soon reopen for live performances. And only fully vaccinated people will be allowed to enter the sites.
“It had been a long time since our stages had been filled with works by artists and our auditoriums had been filled with our beloved spectators,” David Mirvish said in a press release today.
Mirvish presents 10 shows in total. The seven-show main season includes the staging of a previously announced show of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling (from June 2022), as well as a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical Jesus Christ Superstar (December 2021) and the North American premiere of Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning play Leopoldstadt (January 2022).
Two other UK shows are included, including the pre-Broadway & Juliet musical (July 2022) and the Canadian premiere of David Haig’s Pressure, which takes place on D-Day and stars Kevin Doyle of Downton Abbey (April 2022).
Two Canadian shows complete the main season: a musical adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s novel Room (February 2022) and a cover of Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt’s eternal favorite, 2 Pianos, 4 Hands (March 2022).
The hall is also part of the three-show Off-season Mirvish, which includes an extension of the current hit Blindness (now and returning in September) and the highly anticipated directing of Jake Epstein’s Boy Falls From The Sky, which was a huge hit at Toronto Fringe 2019 (January 2022).
And finally, the hit musicals Come From Away (December 7, 2021) and Hamilton (February 2023) will be back. Hamilton’s original run was cut short by the pandemic; since its former location, the Ed Mirvish Theater, will be taken over by Harry Potter, it will be screened at the Princess of Wales Theater.
Audiences who subscribe to both the main season and the Off-Mirvish season will be able to choose a show from all of the replacement lineups – including the one they’re already seeing or Come From Away or Hamilton.
In the press release, Mirvish acknowledges that the reopenings would not be possible “without the efforts of the medical and scientific communities, both locally and globally.” By creating potent vaccines, they keep the arts coming back in a safe and respectful way.
“To make sure we all stay safe in the theater, only fully vaccinated people – on stage, behind the scenes and in the audience – will be allowed to enter our theaters. “
Exceptions include children under 12 and those who cannot be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons; these people will be required to provide a negative Covid-19 test performed within 72 hours of participating in a show.
New subscriptions will go on sale at the end of September. Currently, Mirvish only accepts returning subscribers. Info here.