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BREAKING NEWS: County’s Grove Playhouse Plan Dealt Another Legal Setback

The campaign to reopen the Coconut Grove Playhouse with a smaller auditorium built behind a restored façade suffered another setback Wednesday in the 14-year saga, according to court records. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals denied a motion by Miami-Dade County requesting that the judges quash the City of Miami mayor’s rejection of the county’s proposal to rehabilitate the historic site.

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Coconut Grove Playhouse Back In Court For Key Hearing

Fourteen years after the Coconut Grove Playhouse shuttered and almost exactly one year after another round of court proceedings began, opposing attorneys from Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami argued complex details of their dispute Tuesday before appellate judges.

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UPDATED: Zev Buffman, Legendary Local & National Figure, Dead At 89

Nationally-known impresario Zev Buffman, a key figure in the evolution of South Florida theater, died Wednesday. Charismatic with an elfin visage and a slight accent from his origins in Israel, he was known for enthusiasm, showmanship and drive as he developed the Coconut Grove Playhouse and Parker Playhouse, helped develop the modern-day national touring system, and co-founder of the Miami Heat.

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South Florida Theater 2019: It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The … Well, You Know

Other than two crippling developments, South Florida theater 2019 was marked by a wide array of what seemed like points on a volatile stock market chart marking the ebb and flow of an evolving arts community. Welcome to our annual idiosyncratic highly-subjective look back on the year.

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City Commissioners Fail To Override Mayor’s Veto On Coconut Grove Playhouse

The Miami-Dade County plan to resurrect the iconic Coconut Grove Playhouse once again suffered a setback Thursday when the Miami City Commission failed to override its mayor’s veto. But county officials said last week that they were “prepared” to sue the city to challenge the veto on an array of technical and legal grounds.

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Breaking News: County “Prepared” To Sue City Over Grove Playhouse Rebuff

Miami-Dade County is “prepared” to sue the City of Miami in order to proceed with its plan to resurrect the Coconut Grove Playhouse, said a county official spearheading the project.

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Breaking News: Miami Mayor Scuttles Coconut Grove Playhouse Plan With Veto

Miami-Dade County’s current plan to resurrect the Coconut Grove Playhouse was dealt what may be a fatal blow Friday when City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez vetoed the project primarily on historic preservation grounds. Suarez said he hoped that the county was willing to collaborate with the city on a compromised phased-in full renovation and restoration of the iconic theater.

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Breaking News: County Plan For Coconut Grove Playhouse Passes Crucial Test Wednesday

The 13-year journey to resurrect the fabled Coconut Grove Playhouse squeaked by what may have been the last serious roadblock Wednesday when the Miami City Commission voted 3-2 to overturn objections from its Historic Preservation advisory board.. But there is one last hurdle: Mayor Francis Suarez procedurally has the power to veto the decision until 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 20th.

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UPDATE: Crucial Meeting On Playhouse Delayed To May 8

Breaking News: The Miami City Commission agreed Thursday to delay a meeting on what many believe is the last crucial decision regarding the future of the Miami-Dade County proposal to resurrect the fabled Coconut Grove Playhouse. Florida Theater On Stage was present at the meeting and will have a full report late tonight.

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News: Ben Solmor BENefit, Coconut Grove Hearing, Curtains For Andrews Living Arts

News about benefit concert for ailing choreographer Ben Solmor, another public hearing on the Coconut Grove Playhouse set for Thursday, and Andrews Living Arts closes

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