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Coconut Grove Playhouse Resurrection Finally Get Watershed Approvals

More than a decade after efforts began to rescue the financially failing Coconut Grove Playhouse, the Miami-Dade County Commission voted to hire an architect to design a $20 million theater complex and approved signing a long-term agreement with the existing GableStage to operate and manage the facility.

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Breaking News: Two-Theater Coconut Grove Playhouse Proposal Taken Off The Table

A citizens’ group that pushed for 14 months for a larger, more ambitious complex for the Coconut Grove Playhouse resurrection project has shelved its plan indefinitely because the Miami-Dade County administration opposes the idea, the group’s leader said Thursday morning.

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39th Carbonell Awards Honors Excellence At Theater Prom

Hundreds of theater professionals and fans gathered Monday night in tuxes and gowns at theater prom better known as The 39th Carbonell Awards on Monday night.

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2015 Carbonell Award Winners

Winners of the 2015 Carbonell Awards and stats

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Earthquake: One Night Only, Benefit For Mad Cat Theatre

A new play, Earthquake, written and directed by Mad Cat Theatre Company member Jessica Farr, will be performed one night only, in a benefit performance, as part of the South Beach Comedy Festival with the proceeds going to the Mad Cat Theatre Company.

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Breaking News: Parade Productions Takes Final Bow

The three-year-old Parade Productions is shutting down as a purveyor of professional theater, its founder reported Wednesday.

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ATCA/Steinberg Six Finalists Named For New Plays Contest

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2014.

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Iris Acker, Naked Stage, Shiller To Be Honored With Carbonells

The Carbonell Awards will bestow its highest honors this month: Arsht Executive Vice President and Carbonell President oScott Shiller will receive the George Abbott Award, actress-director-producer-dancer-union leader-teacher Iris Acker will receive the Howard Kleinberg Award, and The Naked Stage troupe which created The 24-Hour Theatre Project will receive the Ruth Foreman Award.

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Coconut Grove Playhouse Reaches Crucial Stage Thursday

The resurrection of the Coconut Grove Playhouse is poised to take a major step forward Thursday afternoon, but precisely what that phoenix will look like when it rises is nearly guaranteed to remain blurry as different groups jockey for their vision to prevail in the long run.

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Breaking News: Louis Tyrrell Leaving Theatre At Arts Garage

Lou Tyrrell, founder of The Theater at Arts Garage in Delray Beach, will resign as its artistic director at the end of the run of its current show this month, which closes the company’s fourth season.

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