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All The Way

Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors’ Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan.This riveting behind-the-scenes look at President Lyndon B. Johnson’s (LBJ) tumultuous first year in office in the wake of President Kennedy’s assassination has earned accolades from audiences and critics alike, from its start at Oregon Shakespeare Festival to its powerful Broadway run and most recent HBO Films adaptation starring …more…

Big River

Slow Burn Theatre Company’s blockbuster season continues with the Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Big River in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, March 16 – Sunday, April 2.  Winner of seven Tony Awards Big River is a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana propelled by music and lyrics by Roger Miller and book by William Hauptmann. Time Magazine reported of the original production that …more…

Gypsy

March brings the dazzling stage hit Gypsy to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s stage. Inspired by the memoirs of the legendary burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee, this story follows the dreams and efforts of a powerhouse stage mother to get her two daughters into show business.  With performances slated for March 21 – April 9, this Broadway smash will star celebrated stage, screen and television actress Vicki Lewis as Rose and …more…

The Pirates of Penzance

Palm Beach Opera will present Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance for one weekend only, April 7 – 9, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.  Appearing on the Palm Beach Opera stage for the very first time, W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance is an uproarious comedy with razor-sharp wit, and a brilliant score full of memorable melodies.

Comic mayhem ensues …more…

Pembroke Pines City Center Opens

Tickets are Now on Sale for the First Three Shows at the

Pembroke Pines City Center  

The high-energy thrills found at historically black colleges and universities halftime shows, the genius of the late Freddy Mercury and two-time Grammy Award winners will be the first three must-see shows at South Florida’s newest venue, the Great Hall at Pembroke Pines City Center.  Tickets are now on sale for DRUMLine Live, One Night …more…

The Wick Theatre Announces the 2017/2018 Season

The Wick Theatre recently announced its exciting 2017/2018 season. The Boca Raton theatre’s fifth season opens with the modern classic The Drowsy Chaperone and then moves into three productions audiences have embraced as both film and stage productions including A Wonderful Life, based on the beloved Frank Capra film; Singin’ in the Rain,  the quintessential MGM movie musical and the classic, Brigadoon.  The season finishes up with …more…

MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR MAJOR EXPANSION

MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE
ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR MAJOR EXPANSION
Campaign is unveiled for a new and exciting phase of
the not-for-profit regional theatre

s future
,
including an expanded stage, second space and larger Con
servatory of Performing Arts
October 25, 2016

Want to see the next
Hamilton
or
Wicked
before it hits it big?
How about taking classes at a premiere professional Cons
ervatory, or seeing an avant-garde new play
performed in an intimate space?
You may get your chance within the next five years at the …more…

Brigadoon

A production of Brigadoon will be presented as a collaborative concert of the Lynn Philharmonia Orchestra and the Live at Lynn series.  Set in the highlands of Scotland, the musical features Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe.  Following last year’s highly successful production of Kismet, this anticipated production features a full cast of professional stage performers who bring this story to life.

Saturday, March 18: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, …more…

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

A spectacular new production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid kicks off at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 for a limited two week run. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid’s coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway’s Jennifer …more…

Beau Jest

The Concert and Theatre Arts Series at B’nai Torah and Producer/Director Shari Upbin will bring James Sherman’s ‘comedy with romance’, Beau Jest, to the B’nai Torah Stage for one performance only, on February 22nd at 7:30 pm. Now in its 21st season, The Concert Series at B’nai Torah has proven to be a popular program for congregational members and non-members alike.  The Theatre Series, spearheaded by Cantor Udi Spielman and …more…

Libby Dodson’s Live at Lynn Theatre Series

Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, today announced that the popular Libby Dodson’s Live at Lynn Theatre Series will present three fantastic shows in February and March.  Individual show tickets for the Live at Lynn Theatre Series are $70 for box, $55 for orchestra and $50 for mezzanine, and can be purchased by phone at 561-237-9000, online at events/lynn.edu, or at Lynn’s box office.

Feb. 18-19 The New Shanghai Circus …more…

BROADWAY IN MIAMI 2017 / 2018 Announcement Release

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to announce its 12th season of showcasing Broadway’s greatest hits in the Ziff Ballet Opera House with a five-show subscription package that is power-packed with musical blockbusters. The 2017-2018 Broadway in Miami season includes two anticipated South Florida premieres – ON YOUR FEET! (October 5 – 15, 2017), kicking off its first national tour …more…

Shooting Porn!

Everything you wanted to know about porn but were afraid to ask!

The Back Story: ”When Making Porn was playing in LA the first time, I met a bunch of porn stars so I decided to make a documentary about their lives and the process of shooting porn movies. The movie was NOT a film adaptation of my play, Making Porn, it was an actual documentary. After the movie came out …more…

Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in March 2017 with amazing performances from Hollywood to Bollywood, several fascinating lectures, two of Broadway’s biggest hits, and the much-anticipated return of Michael Feinstein & the Kravis Center Pops Orchestra.

March 1 at 7:30 pm  (Wednesday)

In Mo Yang, Violin

Renana Gutman, Piano

A South Florida Debut

(Young Artists Series)

“One of the new generation’s most talented young string virtuosi”

(The …more…

Broward Stage Door Theatre

The Bris, The Bar Mitzvah, & Beyond

Stage Door Theatre will present David Jay Bernstein’s delightful comedy,The Bris, The Bar Mitzvah, & Beyond,beginning February 10th.  The production will run through March 26th in the popular Margate venue’s Theatre 2.

“And, verily, The Lord said unto Abraham: “Cut the off the foreskin of thy organ as a covenant of obedience.”  And Abraham did replieth: “You’re kidding, right?” Playwright David Jay Bernstein has long wondered what the ‘guest of …more…

ROCKET MAN: The Elton John Tribute Show

MusicWorks will continue its CLASSIC FOLK & ROCK SERIES next week at Old School Square’s Crest Theatre, which is located at 51 North Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach (one block north of Atlantic Avenue). Tickets for ROCKET MAN: The Elton John Tribute Show are $59 for premium seating (first five rows center orchestra), $39 for the rest of the main floor and $31 for balcony. They can be …more…

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is on sale now for the premiere West Palm Beach engagement at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.  With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. For more …more…

Thinking Cap Theatre

PULITZER READING SERIES
TAKES CENTER STAGE

Thinking Cap Theatre
at The Vanguard presents

GAP
Gender and the Pulitzer Prize
A Yearlong Play Reading Series

New Reading Series Examines 11 Pulitzer Plays by Women

Tickets $10

Purchase tickets online at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2807777, 
or by phone at 954-610-7263.

On Sunday, February 12th at 1pm (doors at noon) join Thinking Cap Theatre at The Vanguard for the launch of a new play reading series in celebration of the Pulitzer’s Centenary.  GAP spotlights and examines 11 of the 15 Pulitzer plays …more…

Broadway in Ft. Lauderdale Announces its 2017/2018 Season

Broadway in Fort Lauderdale is proud to announce its 26th season of showcasing Broadway’s greatest hits with a six-show subscription package that is power-packed with musical blockbusters. The season will commence with the new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Oct 10 – 22, 2017), followed by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s LOVE NEVER DIES – The Phantom Returns (Nov 7 – 19, 2017), the sequel to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. A …more…

Broadway in Fort Lauderdale 2017/2018 Season Announced

Broadway in Fort Lauderdale is proud to announce its 26th season of showcasing Broadway’s greatest hits with a six-show subscription package that is power-packed with musical blockbusters. The season will commence with the new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Oct 10 – 22, 2017), followed by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s LOVE NEVER DIES – The Phantom Returns (Nov 7 – 19, 2017), the sequel to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. A …more…

Xanadu

The City of Aventura presents hilarity on wheels as the acclaimed Slow Burn Theatre Company stages the roller skating musical with ‘70s pop hits, Xanadu, at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center from Thursday, February 2 – Sunday, February 5.

Based on the 1980s cult movie classic, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, this hilarious musical features the chart-topping songs from the film composed by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne and …more…

Best of The Fest Short Plays

Vegas:  A Night on the Strip

Broward Stage Door Theatre, in association with Kevin Black Productions, will bring Black’s hit show, Vegas:  A Night on the Strip to Boca Raton’s Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park for a limited run from February 3rd to February 12th.   The production, which premiered at Stage Door on December 9th, played to packed houses through its run , and was so well received by audiences and critics alike that when …more…

The 41st Annual Carbonell Awards

The nominees of the 2016 Carbonell Awards have just been announced! South Florida’s answer to the Tony Awards, the Carbonell Awards, pays tribute to the very best theatrical productions on local stages. The Annual Carbonell Awards ceremony is designed to raise scholarships for students in the tri-county area to study at accredited colleges and universities for careers in the visual and performing arts, and in journalism. Along with New York’s …more…

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