Mirvish Productions, commonly known as Mirvish, is a Canadian theatrical production company, based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 1986 by David Mirvish with his father, Ed Mirvish, the company is the largest commercial theatre company in Canada. Mirvish Productions currently own and operate 4 theatres in the downtown Toronto area: the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Princess of Wales Theatre, Ed Mirvish Theatre, and the CAA Theatre.
Beginning and early years
In 1963, at the encouragement of his wife (Anne) and son (David), Ed Mirvish purchased the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, saving it from demolition. He spent several months renovating the theatre and installing a large marquee at the front of the theatre. The theatre re-opened on September 9, 1963, with the Canadian premiere of Never Too Late, which starred William Bendix. In the subsequent years, the Royal Alexandra Theatre was used as a "road house", which staged s