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News Roundup: Dramaworks, Jan McArt / Lois Pope, Wick, Playgroup LLC, Slow Burn

Lots of news about Palm Beach Dramaworks’ new play festival, Lois Pope teams up with Jan McArt, Playgroup LLC to close, fundraisers for Slow Burn, GableStage and Insight for the Blind

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Silver Palm Awards To Honor 26 Recipients In November

The South Florida Silver Palm Theatre Awards, founded twelve years ago to honor theatrical excellence in South Florida, has announced 26 individuals and organizations receiving the honor November 4.

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Breaking News: Maltz Theatre Withdraws From Carbonells

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, one of the state’s most artistically and fiscally successful companies, has withdrawn its upcoming shows from consideration for Carbonell Awards for the coming season. The Carbonell board interpreted a brief letter from company to mean that it did not want its past productions from calendar year 2019 to be considered either.

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Outre Theatre Company Plans To Close After One More Show

Outré Theatre Company, a peripatetic troupe that has specialized in contemporary plays and musicals with an edgy sensibility since 2011, is planning to produce one last show and then close in the spring, its artistic director said.

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Theatre League’s Remy Awards To Be Bestowed At Monday Gala

South Florida Theatre League will bestow Remy Awards Monday in Fort Lauderdale, honoring “unsung heroes who provide outstanding service behind the scenes of the South Florida Theatre League Community.” Recipients include James Danford, Ed Allen and Mimi Schultz of Fantasy Theatre Factory, Artburst Miami, Miami Children’s Museum Theater Troupe, R. Kent Chambers-Wilson

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News: PPTOPA Goes Pro, Theatre League’s Summer Fest, Amico Honored, Amparo Extends Again

News items about PPTOPA hiring professionals, the South Florida Theatre League opens its annual summer festival, Michael Amico wins the Vic Award, Amparo extends again

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Winners Of 17th Cappies Honoring Students In The Theater And Criticism

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 May 14 as the 17th annual Cappies Awards recognized excellence in high school theater and theatrical criticism.

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City Commissioners Fail To Override Mayor’s Veto On Coconut Grove Playhouse

The Miami-Dade County plan to resurrect the iconic Coconut Grove Playhouse once again suffered a setback Thursday when the Miami City Commission failed to override its mayor’s veto. But county officials said last week that they were “prepared” to sue the city to challenge the veto on an array of technical and legal grounds.

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Breaking News: County “Prepared” To Sue City Over Grove Playhouse Rebuff

Miami-Dade County is “prepared” to sue the City of Miami in order to proceed with its plan to resurrect the Coconut Grove Playhouse, said a county official spearheading the project.

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Breaking News: Miami Mayor Scuttles Coconut Grove Playhouse Plan With Veto

Miami-Dade County’s current plan to resurrect the Coconut Grove Playhouse was dealt what may be a fatal blow Friday when City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez vetoed the project primarily on historic preservation grounds. Suarez said he hoped that the county was willing to collaborate with the city on a compromised phased-in full renovation and restoration of the iconic theater.

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