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Breaking News: State Approves Last Hurdle To County/FIU/GableStage Theater On Coconut Grove Playhouse Site

A new regional theater and educational complex was cleared this afternoon to arise on the site of the Coconut Grove Playhouse. A signed, executed lease with the state, which owns the property, is expected to arrive in the mail as soon as this week.

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McCraney’s Antony And Cleopatra Is Referendum On Future Of Florida Theater

At a minimum, Thursday’s opening of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s fresh spin on Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra is a watershed event for the region. But this co-production of GableStage, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Public Theater lays out a put-up-or-shut-up challenge to South Florida audiences and funders: Do you want to become a major theatrical hub?

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County Board Allows Mayor To Deal On Last Debts Blocking Coconut Grove Playhouse

The Miami-Dade County Commission voted to allow the mayor to negotiate away debts that remain a deal-breaking roadblock to the resurrection of the Coconut Grove Playhouse as a Jan. 15 deadline closes in.

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Breaking News: Miami-Dade Faces Crucial Vote Tuesday on Coconut Grove Playhouse

The Miami-Dade County Commission faces a decision Tuesday that could make or break the resurrection of the Coconut Grove Playhouse as deadlines close in. With discussions still underway on deal-killing debts, the commission will consider whether to authorize the mayor to incur $120,000 of expenses to seal outstanding deals before Jan. 15.

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State Approves Coconut Grove Playhouse Rebirth Plan From County, FIU And GableStage

The Governor’s cabinet gave crucial approval Tuesday to Miami-Dade County, Florida International University and GableStage partnering to reopen the historic Coconut Grove Playhouse as a professional theater and educational complex.

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Breaking News: Coconut Grove Playhouse Moves A Step Closer, But Debts Threaten Future

The creation of a new theater on the site of the Coconut Grove Playhouse came one step closer at midnight Monday when the state’s lease application process closed with only one party expressing interest — a partnership among Florida International University, Miami-Dade County and GableStage. But pending lawsuits threaten the future of the deal.

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Breaking News: FIU Proposes Partnership With County And GableStage To Operate Closed Coconut Grove Playhouse

By Bill Hirschman Another option has emerged for the future of the Coconut Grove Playhouse — a partnership among Miami-Dade County, Florida International University and GableStage to operate a 300-seat theater with an annual $2.6 million budget. The arrangement was …

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Irreplaceable Playbills, Costumes And Ephemera Rescued From Coconut Grove

In the six years since the Coconut Grove Playhouse shuttered, irreplaceable theatrical history has festered in a fetid, crumbling structure, endangered by everything from larcenous-minded vagrants to Florida’s infamous mold-rich climate.
But in a third-act development worthy of a melodrama, Actors Playhouse in Coral Gables and the University of Miami library’s special collections division have rescued some of the Grove’s treasures.

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Friday UPDATE: State Takes Over Title To Coconut Grove Playhouse; Future Uncertain

The state of Florida will take ownership of the shuttered Coconut Grove Playhouse Friday morning as officials warned a month ago, a state spokeswoman confirmed Thursday afternoon.

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