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On The Road Again: Brian Stokes Mitchell & Other Bway Stars Visit South Florida For Concerts

When Brian Stokes Mitchell comes to the Broward Center with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and his deep, lush baritone on Dec. 8, he will be among numerous stage stars swinging through South Florida this winter and spring to feed their aesthetic soul.

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A Life In Theater, Next Stop Palm Beach For Estelle Parsons, Angelica Page, Tim Altmeyer

Estelle Parsons, Angelica Page, Tim Altmeyer, about to open in Israel Horovitz’s My Old Lady at Dramaworks, talk about the life of “a working actor.”

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UPDATED: After Decades Singing Jerry Herman, Leslie Uggams Finally Plays Mame At The Wick

For someone who has been singing virtually the entire Jerry Herman songbook for decades, it’s ironic that only now is Leslie Uggams getting to play the title role of Mame in the musical bowing next week at The Wick Theatre.

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Nilo Cruz Unleashes a World Premiere With His Rewritten ‘Hurricane’ At Arca Images

The devastation from a hurricane outside is only a reflection of the greater emotional destruction already crippling the protagonists in Nilo Cruz’s play Hurricane set for only five performances this week from Arca Stages in Miami.

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Strange Bedfellows: Hedda Gabler and The Seven Year Itch At Miami Theater Center

The magic of serendipity: It’s difficult to imagine — without being boxed into it as Miami Theater Company was — how an artistic director would thematically put together a season encompassing Hedda Gabler and The Seven Year Itch.

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Slow Burn Takes A Chance on Resurrecting Carrie The Musical

They know. It seems beyond hubris for Slow Burn Theatre to mount a musical whose debut has become a catchphrase for famous flops, as in “Not since Carrie has there been such a theatrical disaster.” But they think the reworked piece has virtues worth saving.

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Students And Pros Learning From Each Other In Arsht/UM’s Peter And The Starcatcher

Underneath all the imagination and playfulness inherent in the upcoming fantasy of Peter and the Starcatcher at the Arsht Center, a practical apprenticeship has been forged among students and professionals so synergistic benefit that sometimes the lines get blurred who are the mentors and who are the mentees.

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Repost From September: Broadway Baby Issie Swickle From Davie Gets Title Role In New Annie National Tour

Issie Swickle. Remember that name. Not that you’d have trouble doing so. But remember when you first heard it, for bragging rights. Because you may be hearing it for a long time.

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Actors Playhouse Rips Into Auditorium For Murder Ballad

Some patrons might be a tad uncomfortable at Murder Ballad at Actors Playhouse. After all, a lovesick swain likely will pour his heart out while standing on a chair a few inches away from an audience member’s face. A ticket buyer may find herself within spitting distance of a sweaty couple trying to kill each other.

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Slideshow: First Steps Turning Actors’ Playhouse’s Upstairs House Into A Bar

Actors’ Playhouse’s crew spent weeks ripping up its second floor balcony theater and reconfiguring it for its upcoming production of the noirish musical Murder Ballad, set in a dark East Village bar. See a slideshow of the work here.

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