Theater Cues & News: Matilda Jr., New City Reading, A New Patsy, Moving Measure, Theatre Lab Experiments, Traffic Woes
News of Broward Center & local students create Matilda Jr., New City Players seeks feedback on new play, Wick extends and gets new Patsy Cline, TCG brings 1,000 artists to Miami, Measure for Measure gets new home, Theatre Lab to have longer runs
The 13-year journey to resurrect the fabled Coconut Grove Playhouse squeaked by what may have been the last serious roadblock Wednesday when the Miami City Commission voted 3-2 to overturn objections from its Historic Preservation advisory board.. But there is one last hurdle: Mayor Francis Suarez procedurally has the power to veto the decision until 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 20th.
Self-absorbed celebrities adopting babies, patients bonding in an asylum and a batty New Age retreat featuring a large plastic cow – just a few of the offbeat moments in Theatre Lab’s Overnight Theatre Project on Monday in which theater professionals volunteered to spend a mostly sleepless 24 hours creating playlets from scratch.
The Critics’ Awards Program, or Cappies for short, will celebrate outstanding achievement in high school theater when students from 22 public and private schools throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties vie for top honors in the 17th Annual South Florida Cappies Awards Gala on Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Breaking News: The Miami City Commission agreed Thursday to delay a meeting on what many believe is the last crucial decision regarding the future of the Miami-Dade County proposal to resurrect the fabled Coconut Grove Playhouse. Florida Theater On Stage was present at the meeting and will have a full report late tonight.
Monday was an evening of firsts at the 43rd Carbonell Awards for newcomers and veteran companies in which Palm Beach Dramaworks’ moving Indecent won Best Play and Slow Burn Theatre Company’s rousing Memphis garnered the Best Musical honor.
The complete list of Carbonell Award winners, nominees and breakdown by theater and county for the 2018 performance year.
Due to a power outage on opening night, the first performance of Dear Evan Hansen was unable to go on as scheduled. A performance has been added for Sunday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. for audience members displaced by the cancelled performance..
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
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.