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.
A celebration of the life of Tony Finstrom, playwright patron and theater lover, is scheduled for Monday, Jan 21 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University where he served as associate producer of Jan McArt’s New Play Reading Series in which several of his works first appeared.
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded $2 million to Miami-Dade County to complete the project for GableStage-FAU’s theatre department to rebuild and reopen the Coconut Grove Playhouse.
South Florida will reinforce its commitment to new play development in January with two simultaneous new play reading festivals at Palm Beach Dramaworks and FAU Theatre Lab during the first weekend of the year.
Tony Finstrom, who died Tuesday at the age of 71, was a prolific playwright, an arts journalist and a generous patron, but above all Tony Finstrom was a man who loved theater down through the marrow of his bones. That love expressed itself in support for the arts in so many ways and to such an extent that he was inarguably one of the supporting pillars that helped enable the flourishing of South Florida theater over more than two decades.
Thirty individuals and organizations will receive the South Florida Silver Palm Theatre Awards this December, founded eleven years ago to honor theatrical excellence, the organization announced Friday with a list of the recipients.