The future of the 24-Hour Theatre Project – a popular fund-raiser that cemented the theater community’s solidarity – seemed endangered when its founders, the Amadeos, announced they would be leaving the state. Enter the Theatre Lab, which will present Project on May 1 with the Amadeos’ blessing.
Michael McKeever, a beloved and prolific figure in local theater, set a record Monday when he won his eighth Best New Work at Monday’s Carbonell Awards for the scorching drama After, but he was unable to accept the honor personally because he was in New York City the night before the opening of his play Daniel’s Husband, which won the same prize last year.
All the winners, nominees and statistics for the 41st anniversary Carbonell Awards presented Monday.
The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton hopes that musicals connected to popular films will be an alluring draw in its fifth season, based on the three of the five titles it announced this week. But the season also includes a hilarious comedy calculated to appeal to its mainstream audience’s taste plus a revue of Jerry Herman music.
Outré Theatre Company and Curtain Call Playhouse, two troupes that have played at many different venues, plus TheatreSouth, a fledgling African-American company, will have a new base of operations later this year: the Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Library slated to open this spring.
Florida Theatrical Association has announced the Charlie Cinnamon Theater Scholarship in honor of longtime FTA board member and dean of South Florida publicity agents Charlie Cinnamon, who died in November. The scholarship will be available to Central and South Florida high school students for continuing theater education throughout the summer months.
The rollout of 2017-2018 seasons continues with some South Florida theaters pushing the edge of their audience’s cultural envelopes and others relying on reliable titles in an uncertain time at Actors’ Playhouse, New City Players and Island City Stage
Estefans’ On Your Feet To Begin Tour in Miami, Broward Will Get Hamilton First in Region & Kravis Finally Hosts The Lion King
Hamilton, On Your Feet, The Lion King, and a host of major Broadway titles will tour South Florida’s three major presenting houses over the next two seasons,
Billy and Me, a world premiere by theater critic Terry Teachout about the difficult friendship of legendary playwrights William Inge and Tennessee Williams, will be one of the highlights in next season’s slate at Palm Beach Dramaworks.
Turn of the century newsboys cavorting in Jupiter, Tarzan swinging across a Fort Lauderdale stage and Tony Manero swiveling his hips in Margate — the 2017-2018 season for South Florida theater promises a cornucopia of visuals not often seen on local stages.