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Cruz-Directed Anna in the Tropics Melds Prosaic and Poesy

Miami New Drama’s triumphant 20-year-anniversary production of Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer-winning Anna in the Tropics., directed by Cruz, enables us to see ourselves and all around us more clearly. It exposes truths and secrets we may not have been aware of and to varying degrees changes us;

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Feature: Nilo Cruz Directs 20th Anniversary Anna in the Tropics

The drama Anna in the Tropics, about a family of Cuban-American cigar makers in Ybor City near Tampa in 1929, has now turned 20, and Miami New Drama is presenting a production directed by its author Nilo Cruz.

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We’re Still Here: A Look Back at South Florida Theater 2022

Quite a come back year: World premieres, epic musicals, moving two-character dramas, you name it. Here’s not so much a “best of the year” list – no such list can be reliable or complete – but a random recognition of outstanding performances, productions, trends and just moments that theaterlovers will carry with them into 2023.

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Immigrants’ Journey Captured in Glorious Song and Story in Miami New Drama’s Papa Cuatro

Rarely has immigrants’ connection to their past and future been so fully realized in a passionate embrace as in this premiere of Papá Cuatro at Miami New Drama. It is, by turns, alternately rousing, soulful, humorous, thrilling; but always a moving celebration of Venezuelan music refracted through the backstories of world-class exiled musicians.

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A Guitar & Its Culture Is Focal Point for MiND’s ‘Papa Cuatro’

The cuatro, a small quintessential Venezualan instrument four-string guitar, is the focus of Papá Cuatro, Miami New Drama’s world premiere, opens. The director describes it as “something between a musical, a documentary, and a house party.”

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Cuban Vote Captures Essence of Miami Politics, People, Places

A fight-to-the-finish Miami-Dade mayoral campaign meets gentle romance, a bit of Shakespearean inspiration and lots of affectionate satire in The Cuban Vote by Carmen Peláez, commissioned by Miami New Drama,

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Facts and Fiction Inspire Incisive Inquiry in Miami New Drama’s When Monica Met Hillary

If you’re expecting Miami New Drama’s world premiere When Monica Met Hillary to be some D.C. spin on an Andy Cohen catfight, you’re going to be disappointed. Instead, it’s an intense investigation into how politics, sex, media blitzes, self-image and succeeding generations’ different stages of evolving feminism intersect.

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Dickens Nailed It: South Florida Theater Two Years In Review

If Dickens’ opening line in A Tale of Two Cities has become a trite cliché through overuse it has become a painfully accurate truism about theater over the past two years, especially South Florida theater. Crippling loss and inspiring resurrection. Surrender and perseverance. And , now, the Covid threat has reasserted. But looking back on those two years delivers a testament worth celebrating and learning from.

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Covid Cancels, Postpones Performances In Miami

In the wake of several cast or crew members testing positive for Covid, Miami New Drama has cancelled its performances for A Wonderful World until resuming Dec. 29, the company confirmed Wednesday afternoon after shutting that night’s production.

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Reinvigorated Music Reigns In Louis Armstrong Bio Premiere A Wonderful World At MiND

There are stunning actors in this premiere A Wonderful World, breath-taking choreography and visuals in this life of jazz legend Louis Armstrong as he navigates a racist world and his own fallibilities. But it’s the decades-old brass-fueled music, reinvigorated and pulsating in celebratory revels and soul-scorching ballads, that drive this achievement at Miami New Drama.

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