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Coming: Hamlet in the A.M., MNM Gets Closer Than Ever, Lupone Sends A Live Concert

With exploratory baby steps, South Florida theater companies are staging events: A cut-down Hamlet by the Shakespeare Troupe, a filmed full production of Closer Than Ever by MNM, and Patti LuPone in a livestreamed concert for the Broward Center.

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Thinking Cap Rises To Stage Especially Relevant Shows

Far from succumbing to fiscal and virus nightmares, Thinking Cap Theatre has been spurred by the intersection of politics and art to resurface this month with three online productions whose relevance resonates with this exact time and place.

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Dramaworks Hosts Month of Readings By Lynn Nottage

The work of two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage will be the focus of a series of free live online readings and subsequent discussions this month produced by the Palm Beach Dramaworks. A cadre of local actors will perform in livestreamed Zoom-based productions of Intimate Apparel, Sweat and Crumbs from the Table of Joy.

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Actors Playhouse Taps ‘Young Talent Big Dreams’ Winners

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre announced the winners of its 10th annual Young Talent Big Dreams youth talent contest, this year held with virtual entries and performances.

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Paul Reekie, Beloved Musical Director & Arranger, Dies At 48

Paul Reekie, a musical director and arranger for a wealth of South Florida theater productions, cabaret performances and the supportive accompanist at countless auditions, died unexpectedly Friday at his home in Boca Raton at the age of 48.

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Briefs: Theatre Lab, Miami New Drama, Palm Beach Dramaworks

Theatre Lab kicks off special projects, Miami New Drama has special reading of work in progress, Dramaworks gets new director of development

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News Briefs: New City Players, Actors Playhouse, Main Street Players, Miami-Dade Losses

The virus hasn’t stopped South Florida companies from planning, rescheduling and retooling projects.

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Carbonells Agree To Diversity Overhaul; Cancels Eligibility Of Shows Through Year’s End

Strong wide-ranging criticism has prompted the Carbonell Awards to begin systemic changes connected to diversity. It also will not consider upcoming productions through early 2021 due to the pandemic. Also three more theaters have left the program.

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Maltz Postpones Season A Full Year To Jumpstart Construction

Taking advantage of the uncertain months ahead for full productions, the Maltz Jupiter Theater is delaying its entire next season a full year so that it can speed up its long-planned $30-plus million expansion project, breaking ground in three weeks rather than April 2021.

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Zoetic Sweeps Online Carbonell Gala With Focus On Diversity

The 44th Carbonell Awards celebration was unique, not simply because it was online, but because of its acknowledgement of the diversity of the theater community. Honoring excellence for 2019, the awards, which have been quietly accused of not reflecting diversity, pointedly went out of its way to be inclusive in its annual celebration.

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