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Bio-jukebox musicals hinges on the strength of the music and the audience’s connection. Music takes you back to where you were and who you were. The exuberant production of Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts checks all those boxes.
Escape to Margaritaville, the Jimmy Buffett musical at the Broward Center would work so much better as a concert of the infectious songs imploring that you kick back, grab a drink and make yourself comfortable and just enjoy being carefree. Instead, the lyrics have been wedged and squeezed into a variety of scenarios. If you’re looking for a plot, better to keep looking for that lost shaker of salt as the story is lighter than air.
Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen – two of the most critically acclaimed and fantastically popular musicals of the past decade – headline the 2018-2019 Broadway Across America season slated for the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Splendidly gorgeous to watch, the creativity of the staging is reason enough to embrace Finding Neverland at the Broward Center On a deeper level, though, there’s something profoundly moving about this drama that’s imagined in a different time and place, yet somehow seeps into modern reality. Perhaps there is such a thing as pixie dust.
We were planning just to freshen up the review from when the national tour of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella played the Arsht and the Kravis two years ago, and note that this was a new non-Equity cast visiting the Broward Center through Christmas Day. But Donald Trump got in the way.
These are not at all necessarily what we predict will be the best shows this season (although they may be) or the best attended or the most popular or the most award-winning. We don’t care. These are the shows we most want to see for a variety of reasons. The list is woefully incomplete, likely with major but unintentional omissions.
When Danny Burgos steps on the Broward Center stage on June 15 in the national tour of Beauty and the Beast, the moment will resonate for him as few have before. It was on those same floorboards that Burgos saw his first professional production ever, a tour of The Phantom of the Opera that his stepmother took him to when he was in seventh grade.
Validation – the affirmation that what you valued has worth – is one of the most powerfully effective facets of entertainment and art.
That may be the overwhelming virtue of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical whose national tour is enjoying a splendid visit to Broward Center.
By Keren Moros Special to Florida Theater On Stage Just because something isn’t a success at first, it doesn’t mean it can’t be a success later. Take Disney’s Newsies, a success story more than 20 years in the making. Newsies …
South Florida theaters still mount familiar warhorses, but the 2015-2016 season is proof that companies realize the future of theater is to attract pre-retirement audiences with shows steaming fresh out of Manhattan, edgy intellectually challenging works, imaginative takes on familiar titles, regional premieres of shows you only read about in The New York Times over the past few years and some shows you have never heard of, period.