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New Theatre, one of the most high-profile Florida theaters for 30 years and developer of the Pulitzer-winning Anna in the Tropics, is closing, its board of directors announced Thursday. The cause appears to be economics although the specifics have not been disclosed. Artistic Director Ricky J. Martinez actually resigned May 23.
It’s not exactly a wandering band of players, but New Theatre will move next month into its fifth “permanent” home in 27 years, a small flexible space at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center in Cutler Ridge.
New Theatre, which weathered eviction from its Coral Gables home late last year, has announced two world premieres and a late night program as part of its upcoming season at its new home at the Roxy Performing Arts Center. But none is likely to be a work by Shakespeare because of the economic burden of the Bard’s large casts, said Managing Director Eileen Suarez.
New Theater, the Coral Gables troupe losing its current home to a wrecking ball, has moved for the rest of the season to the Roxy Theatre Group near Florida International University’s south campus in Miami.
New Theatre is being evicted in mid-December from its Coral Gables home and is hunting for a new home in Miami-Dade County to continue operating indefinitely. The theater was notified “about a week ago” that all but one building on the west side of the block has been sold to a developer who plans to raze the entire property in early January.