Tag Archives: Adrienne Arsht Center
Miami-born siblings Natalie and JJ Caruncho, pursuing careers in New York, have created a company whose first production will be Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into The Woods as part of the Arsht Center’s Theater Up Close series next season.
Three of Broadway’s most popular hits come to the Arsht Center next season through the Broadway Across Miami series: the irreverent satire The Book of Mormon, the exuberant Disney’s Newsies and the exquisite Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.
If you’re suffering from the holiday blues, Elf isn’t going to pull you out of it. But if you can pry open your sugar-clogged aorta a smidge, this sweet peppy musical may generate a warm afterglow as Santa’s sleigh twinkles out of sight. But the tone is different than the 2003 film whose pre-sold title and basic premise the producers hope to cash in on.
Like the rest of the country, South Florida theater took tentative steps throughout 2013, banking on the promise of a recovering economy and a durable demand for art. Evidence was visible across the three counties: theaters mostly opening not closing, established companies moving into new venues, young companies finding audiences, runs extended, a continued commitment to riskier experiments .
This Broadway Across America edition of Les Miserables is not some cynical attempt to wring just one more quart of milk from the cash cow. Instead, this is a legitimate revival in the deepest sense of the word that is as vibrant, passionate and new-born as a world premiere.
Anyone who thinks South Florida theater is a staid traditional art form aimed solely at senior citizens will have their expectations exploded and their definitions rewritten next week with the cutting edge series of free youth-oriented programs in the fifth Miami Made Festival.
Once, the dark horse that won the best musical Tony Award last Spring, will make its South Florida bow a year from now as one of the notable national tours appearing in the 2013-14 Broadway Across America season at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Also notable in the lineup will be Warhorse, which will close the current season in Broward, as well as the recent revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita.