Tag Archives: Broward Center for the Performing Arts
An array of arts crossing genres, ethnicities and expectations at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts is the result of an unprecedentedly smooth integration of culture and society which has elevated the quality of life in Broward County. And at the vortex of those challenging flows is Kelley Shanley, CEO, president and former general manager who steps down this month after 25 years.
By Oline H. Cogdill Can a musical that is on the surface highly entertaining, clicks all the buttons with strong acting, singing and dancing, with an innovative set enhanced by solid lighting, yet still lacks that extra punch that is …
By Oline H. Cogdill Theater is timeless, ever evolving, ever expanding. Themes that playwrights explored a thousand years ago are—with a bit of updating—still relevant. There’s a reason why audiences never tire of Shakespeare as producers find fresh …
Is it possible to call the musical Mean Girls sweet, despite the tropes of teenage anxieties, insecurities, cliques and general high school malaise, not to mention the meanest of mean girls whose name has entered the lexicon of villains? Yet, sweet certainly captures the entertaining touring production of Mean Girls, now at the Broward Center through May 7.
Other than the outlines of Harper Lee’s plot, do not go to the superb national tour of To Kill a Mockingbird at the Broward Center expecting echoes of the cherished movie. The style, structure, approach, even subtle thematic emphases have been reimagined to create its own incisive offering, well-distanced from the 1962 film.
In the early spring, flowers bloom and South Florida theaters announce 2023-24 seasons. Broadway In Fort Lauderdale will have Funny Girl and Moulin Rouge; Lake Worth Playhouse’s season includes Ragtime , Rent, Jean-Paul Sartre and Harold Pinter.
In the charming, big-hearted Broadway musical, Head Over Heels, Slow Burn Theatre Company delivers a visually striking, lively, and credible production.
There is still a lot of life in these Cats as the Broadway Across America tour at the Broward Center still manages to charm and, oddly, seem fresh as the various lithe, limber dancer fill the stage. Cats only requires its audiences to just enjoy the moment.
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.