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Breaking News: Broward Stage Door Lowers Its Curtain

UPDATED: Broward Stage Door, which has battled through a dozen fiscal and artistic highs and lows over a quarter-century, has shut its doors. This week, the company cancelled the remaining performances in its current production, My One and Only at Lauderhill Performing Arts Center.
The rest of the season also has been cancelled

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Consistency Celebrated In Carbonell Nominations For 2018

The reliable consistency of quality of some South Florida companies’ work was underscored Thursday with the release of the nominations for the 43rd Carbonell Awards honoring excellence during 2018. Virtually every production during the year from Slow Burn Theatre Company, Zoetic Stage and Palm Beach Dramaworks resulted in at least one nomination.

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Celebration Set Jan. 21 Honoring Tony Finstrom

A celebration of the life of Tony Finstrom, playwright patron and theater lover, is scheduled for Monday, Jan 21 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University where he served as associate producer of Jan McArt’s New Play Reading Series in which several of his works first appeared.

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Knight Honors Adler, Fliss, Pelaez, Funds CoCo Grove $2 Mil & Miami New Drama $900,000

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded $2 million to Miami-Dade County to complete the project for GableStage-FAU’s theatre department to rebuild and reopen the Coconut Grove Playhouse.

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Palm Beach Dramaworks And Theatre Lab To Host New Play Festivals On The Same Weekend

South Florida will reinforce its commitment to new play development in January with two simultaneous new play reading festivals at Palm Beach Dramaworks and FAU Theatre Lab during the first weekend of the year.

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Playwright, Patron And Pillar Tony Finstrom Died Tuesday

Tony Finstrom, who died Tuesday at the age of 71, was a prolific playwright, an arts journalist and a generous patron, but above all Tony Finstrom was a man who loved theater down through the marrow of his bones. That love expressed itself in support for the arts in so many ways and to such an extent that he was inarguably one of the supporting pillars that helped enable the flourishing of South Florida theater over more than two decades.

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2017-18 Silver Palms Recipients Announced, Gala in December

Thirty individuals and organizations will receive the South Florida Silver Palm Theatre Awards this December, founded eleven years ago to honor theatrical excellence, the organization announced Friday with a list of the recipients.

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New Plays At Dramaworks, Danis Stays At FGO, Space Now Wilton Theater Factory

News About Dramaworks’ January festival of readings of works in development, Susan Danis stays at Florida Grand Opera, Infinite Abyss and Island City Stage rename their home Wilton Theater Factory

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Plans For Iris Acker Celebration & Donations Announced For Oct. 15

A “celebration’ of the life of Iris Acker – the iconic actress, teacher, producer and theater booster through her television shows — has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday October 15 at a location to be announced soon, said her son Mitch and her friend Tony Finstrom

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Iris Acker, A Seminal Figure In South Florida Theater, Has Died

Iris Acker — the vivacious actress, teacher, author, dancer, artistic director, producer and groundbreaking union leader who helped transform South Florida theater – died Sunday night after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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