Tag Archives: Adrienne Arsht Center
So much has been written about Wicked—now 20 years on Broadway and making its umpteenth stop in South Florida—it seems like defying gravity to find something fresh to say about this popular musical. But that’s easy when Wicked’s latest incarnation is as entertaining as the production at the Arsht Center and transferring to the Kravis Center.
Madeline Powell, who plays Eliza Doolittle, and Jonathan Grunert, who stars opposite her as Professor Henry Higgins, in the Broadway national tour of My Fair Lady coming to the Arsht Center, agree that there’s a depth in the production that goes deeper than familiar and beautiful songs, and lush costumes and sets.
Area Stage’s Giancarlo Rodaz’s visionary, deeply moving new production of Beauty and the Beast, a near identical production as it mounted last summer, but with two new leads, is as radical a restaging as John Doyle’s Sweeney Todd.
A newly revised version of the classic musical Peter Pan, plus a bio-musical about Cher, plus a couple shows you’ve might have heard about Hamilton and Les Misérables are among the offerings next season at the Arsht Center’s hosting of Broadway in Miami tours.
Area Stage’s Giancarlo Rodaz’s visionary, deeply moving new production is still Beauty and the Beast, but it’s as radical a restaging as John Doyle’s Sweeney Todd.
Area Stage Company travels back to 1982 on an exploration of the sociological jungle of Manhattan as born-rich 20-somethings give birth to the Me Generation in the issues oriented drama with a wry humor in This Our Youth.
Some of the hottest ticket titles on Broadway right now will be within driving distance next season as the Broadway Across America tours stop off in Miami and Fort Lauderdale: Six, Hamilton, Wicked, Beetlejuice, Tina, To Kill a Mockingbird, My Fair Lady, Aladdin, Riverdance, Ain’t Too Proud To Beg, Mean Girls and Chicago.
A sea of unmasked faces at FGO’s opening Saturday signaled South Florida theaters on the cusp of relaxing restrictions, some only for certain productions and some cautiously gingerly peering ahead to determine what to do.
COVID CLOSED In this fourth or fifth reconnection with the glee-filled and glee-inducing musical comedy Hairspray, a truly apt term, what surfaced at the national tour’s all too brief bow at the Arsht Center this week was how this charmer is actually about dreams.
If Dickens’ opening line in A Tale of Two Cities has become a trite cliché through overuse it has become a painfully accurate truism about theater over the past two years, especially South Florida theater. Crippling loss and inspiring resurrection. Surrender and perseverance. And , now, the Covid threat has reasserted. But looking back on those two years delivers a testament worth celebrating and learning from.