The intensifying Black Lives Matter conversation will be fueled on Broadway this fall in the unique vision of Christopher Demos-Brown, one of Florida’s most esteemed theater professionals, in the form of his racially-explosive drama, American Son. Key details were revealed today including dates, the stage and the top-lined cast including Scandal’s Kerry Washington.
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The crush of more than a thousand cheering students, their parents and friends overflowed the orchestra seating and the boxes of the Broward Center’s cavernous Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center Tuesday as the 16th annual Cappies Awards recognized excellence in high school theater and theatrical criticism.
Those who doubt that young people are no longer interested in theater should watch the hundreds and hundreds of teenagers producing a tsunami of enthusiastic cheering and celebrating they generate at the 16th annual South Florida Cappies Awards Gala on May 22. See complete list of nominees in 42 categories.
A second round of South Florida theater season announcements have coincided with the withdrawal of snowbirds, but if this year’s busy slate is any indication, the 2018-2019 season will barely slow down post-Easter.
An emotion-choked audience leapt to their feet during Monday’s 42nd annual Carbonell Awards ceremony, but it had nothing to do with the recognition of excellence in South Florida theater. The sustained outburst was the response to seven Stoneman Douglas students singing “Shine,” the song some of the students wrote in response to the Feb. 14 tragedy.
The complete list of Carbonell Award winners, nominees and breakdown by theater and county for the 2017 performance year.
The tradition of staging a 24-hour marathon of theater-making as a fundraiser, first used locally by Naked Stage’s founders in 2008, will continue March 4-5 to support an intern and apprenticeship program at Theatre Lab, the professional resident company of Florida Atlantic University.
If it’s February, then theater companies are taking advantage of the visiting snowbirds presence to announce what they hope will be an enticing slate of titles for the 2018-19 season.
Broward Stage Door, which has weathered a dozen fiscal and artistic highs and lows, will leave the home it established 23 years ago in an abandoned Margate movie house, and move this summer to the new Lauderhill Performing Arts Center.