Features

Michael Leeds Makes ‘Impressions’ With Pigs Do Fly

Pigs Do Fly Productions — which has done mostly short plays by, for and about people 0ver 50 — has jumped even deeper into the play-ing field by presenting the world premiere of Michael Leeds’ Impressions, which opens this weekend.

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Broadway Comes To Miramar With Cultural Center’s Festival

A production of Dreamgirls was already planned for the Miramar Cultural Center’s summer season, but became the perfect “launching pad” for the City of Miramar’s First Annual Broadway Festival of South Florida.

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McDonagh’s Signature Drama And Humor Meld In Dramaworks’ Upcoming Cripple Of Inishmaan

To avoid spoiling the specific emotional U-turns, all that veteran theatergoers need to know about The Cripple of Inishmaan opening at Palm Beach Dramaworks this month is that it’s a classic exemplar of the Martin McDonagh oeuvre that alternates raucous raunchy wit and heart-searing tragedy, sometimes punctuated with bloody violence.

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Get Ready For Brain-Stretching Ride In Dramaworks’ Arcadia

When idea-hungry audiences at Palm Beach Dramaworks who have cheered Ionesco and Albee are faced with something less challenging, some complain to Producing Artistic Director William Hayes that they can see that fare elsewhere. They will get their wish in extremis this month with Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia.

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With Tensions High, ‘Disgraced’ Could Not Be More Timely

Disgraced, a drama dissecting ethnic relations in post 9/11 America, already has become one of the most produced plays in regional theaters over the past three years. But the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s production opening this week obviously could not be more timely, although it was announced a year ago and penciled it before that.

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Audience Decides Moral Guilt in Miami New Drama’s Terror

Most courtroom dramas metaphorically use the audience as a jury. But Terror, a German play receiving its U.S. premiere from Miami New Drama this week, literally requires the audience to vote on the defendant’s guilt or innocence to determine the outcome of the play.

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Dramaworkshop Exemplifies New Play Development With Faletto’s ‘Domestic Animals’

The 21st Century paradigm for developing new plays in on display this month at Palm Beach Dramaworks’ Dramaworkshop “developmental” production of Jennifer Faletto’s Domestic Animals.

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Maltz Theater Aims To Produce ‘The Producers’ As Its Own

The challenge of mounting such an iconic musical as The Producers with its legendary Broadway production haunting any subsequent edition oddly isn’t chilling the principal talents at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s production opening Jan. 10.

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What Kind Of Year Was It? Our Critics’ “Best Of” 2016 Lists

Critics and award judges have been talking about it for weeks: The sheer amount of high quality work has made evaluating the last 12 months unusually challenging, but also an opportunity to remember one of the most rewarding calendar years in recent memory. So here’s a supremely subjective stab by all three critics here at Florida Theater On Stage at recognizing the shows and performances that stood out from a pack of productions.

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Coral Springs Native Starring In ‘An American In Paris’ Tour

Actor Etai Benson heaps praise on his South Florida roots in helping him to navigate his “role of a lifetime.” The Coral Springs native plays Adam Hochberg in An American In Paris, now on a national tour and coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts this week.

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