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Breaking News: Plaza Theatre Shutters, Rings Down Curtain

The Plaza Theatre in Manalapan declared bankruptcy and closed its doors Friday on the day that it was poised to begin its third season due to a precipitous drop in ticket sales and an inability to attract wealthy underwriters.

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24-Hour Theatre Project Oct. 27 To Support Dana Castellano

The Naked Stage’s annual 24-Hour Theatre Project is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, hosted this year by Palm Beach Dramaworks in West Palm Beach. All proceeds will go directly to Dana Castellano — a longtime supporter of the entire South Florida theatre community — to help cover medical costs as she battles cervical cancer.

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An Unabashedly Heart-Warming Revival Provides Fine Debut For Davie’s Issie Swickle As Annie

Why see Annie yet once again? First is director Martin Charnin has banished the saccharine overkill and played the remaining cuteness and heart-tugging moments against a grimy, downtrodden Depression that should resonate today. Second, savor the national bow of Davie’s Issie Swickle as she nails the title role with thechops of someone a lot older than her nine years.

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Slow Burn Theater To Move To Broward Center From Boca Raton For 2015-2016 Season

Slow Burn Theatre Company, the acclaimed troupe specializing in musicals that many companies shy from, is moving its main operation from Boca Raton to the Amaturo Theatre at the Broward Center beginning next season.

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Briefs: Island City Offers Peeks Into POZ, Thinking Caps Parties, FGO Renews Tebar’s Contract

A quick roundup of miscellaneous miscellany and assorted assortments.

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News Briefs: City Theatre Reads Possible Summer Shorts Tonight, Lake Worth Needs A Floor, Pussycat To Purr Extra Weeks

News about Summer Shorts reading potential plays tonight, Lake Worth Playhouse fundraiser and Stage door extends run of What’s New Pussycat

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Conundrum Stages Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Its Ghost Light Series Readings

Conundrum Stages has been working quietly on the edges of the South Florida theater scene for so long that it’s both surprising and not surprising to hear that their current project this month, the Ghost Light Series, marks its 10th anniversary in Broward County celebrated with consecutive weekends of different works.

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Dramaworks’ Dramaworkshop May Become Region’s Most Ambitious New Play Program

Palm Beach Dramaworks is embarking on an ambitious new plays development program: Dramaworkshop. Over the next three years, the company is building a framework to nurture nascent scripts through readings, workshops and full developmental productions.

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Civic Leaders Evolving Alternate More Ambitious $45 Mil Plan For Coconut Grove Playhouse

A proposal resurrecting the Coconut Grove Playhouse as a $45 million theater complex likely run by the Arsht Center is being solidified by civic leaders headed by Mike Eidson, chairman of the Arsht’s trust. The previously undisclosed strategy eclipsesthe current county commission agreement to build a smaller facility on the site of the renowned 50-year-old theater.

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Celebration Of Jay Harris’ Life Set For Tuesday At Gablestage

Friends, family and colleagues will share stories about the life and contributions of South Florida theater champion Jay Harris at a celebration at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gablestage.

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