Unabashed charm is not a quality one associates with modern musicals, but it is the predominant and reasonably satisfying virtue if you take the Wick Theatre’s time machine back 61 years to the opening of Milk and Honey, the first full-length musical by promising newcomer Jerry Herman.
An array of artists and administrators who have helped build South Florida into a nationally-recognized regional theater hub will receive the Carbonell Awards’ highest honors this fall. Among the recipients: The prized George Abbott Award will go to Michael Tilson Thomas and Barbara and Lawrence R. Stein.
The soul-killing inherent in the film dream factory’s deconstruction and then sanitized reconstruction of its icons has been a popular topic, from 1932’s What Price Hollywood to four versions of A Star is Born. But Michael McKeever’s incisive world premiere The Code at The Foundry attacks it from a different fresh angle that is painfully topical.
Joining dozens of companies locally and across the country hoping a delay will outlast the worst of the surge, Theatre Lab has postponed its premiere of Last Night in Inwood slated for Feb. 2.
Although not necessarily tied directly to positive tests, setbacks were aggravated by the spike. The company also postponed its New Play Festival from January to an undisclosed date in the spring.
Sometimes, all we want is to just sit in a chair and be entertained by full-throated singers, appealing actors, solid dancing and a script that offers more than a few laughs. That sheer entertainment factor is on the boards—spanglely red dress and all—in the musical Tootsie, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
There will be hundreds of appreciation pieces in print and online memorializing Stephen Sondheim who died Friday. There will be tens of thousands of mourning Facebook posts and emails spun around the globe. But this one will be slightly different from the majority, although thousands and thousands of devotees feel the same way.
The world premiere of a Michael McKeever drama about the people who hid Anne Frank’s family and one of Lynn Nottage’s first mainstream successes about African Americans are among the five titles in Palm Beach Dramaworks’ 2021-2022 season – planned to be mounted inside its auditorium.
In a carefully calculated but hopeful sign of the recovering world of theater, Broadway Across America has scheduled the resumption this fall of its tours in 47 cities with full auditoriums and no social distancing, but with every other preventative measure. The announcement came with the new list of shows slated for the Broward Center beginning Nov. 3.
Complete listing of nominees and winners of the competitive categories for the 44th annual Carbonell Awards, plus box score statistics
With few theaters seeing relief anytime soon, new updated data show that the COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to hammer the arts communities in Miami-Dade and Broward counties with losses in the tens of millions of dollars.