Hispanic Theater Fest Of Miami Has Everything From Dramas To Mime To Musical

The International Hispanic Theater Festival of Miami (IHTF) opened its 38th edition July 11 at the Westchester Cultural Arts Center, in Tropical Park, with “Orgia,” a collection of intimate stories of abducted and battered women by the Spanish group La Rara.

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Feature: MND Explores ‘Dangerous Days’ & Aftermath Of Arthur McDuffie’s Death

A preview look at Dangerous Days, a play at Miami New Drama about the 1980s tumult following the acquittal of four officers by an all-white male jury for the beating of Arthur McDuffie.

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Feature: The Arts Meld in Miami New Drama’s The Museum Plays

Michel Hausmann is again creating theater away from Miami New Drama’s home at the Colony Theatre.  Joining forces with Miami’s Rubell Museum, it premiered The Museum Plays, six commissioned short works inspired by pieces in the Rubell’s collection. 

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Kelley Shanley’s Legacy After 25 Years Leading Broward Center

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.

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Future Work Bows at Perlberg Festival at Dramaworks

By Bill Hirschman Over 24 years, from its time in a compact storefront theater, Palm Beach Dramaworks has always produced a mix of classic titles, more modern works and a handful of debuts. But next month’s Perlberg Festival of New …

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Carbonell Awards Announce 120 Nominations for 2022-2023 Season Zoetic Stage Tops List with 20 Nominations, Maltz Jupiter Theatre Earns 19, GableStage Garners 18

        South Florida’s 2022-2023 theater season has been another terrific season. That excellence is shown in the nominations for the annual Carbonell Awards, as well as the Silver Palms Awards honorees announced a couple of days ago. …

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What You’ve Seen And Will See Next Season Crippled By Lack Of Competent Craftspeople

What audiences have seen, are seeing and will see across stages has been crippled and artistically hidden in a strangulation that only insiders know about. Simply, it’s extremely difficult to find competent craftspeople, even untrained laborers to hammer sets, paint flats or sew costumes for professional regional theaters.

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Jodie Langel’s New Youth Company To Present Musical ’13’

Jodie Langel promises that audiences attending the inaugural production of South Florida’s newest theater company will be “blown away” by the young performers’ talent. Her Off Glades Theater Company, a nonprofit, non-professional company dedicated to developing young people in the performing arts, will offer the musical 13 on June 23 and 24 in Boca Raton.

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Feature: My Fair Lady Revival On Tour Has New-Found Depth

Madeline Powell, who plays Eliza Doolittle, and Jonathan Grunert, who stars opposite her as Professor Henry Higgins, in the Broadway national tour of My Fair Lady coming to the Arsht Center, agree that there’s a depth in the production that goes deeper than familiar and beautiful songs, and lush costumes and sets.

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Dramaworks Takes On Ultimate Epic of Family Dysfunction: August: Osage County

Remarkable for raging family furor, recriminations, love, regret, pain and torrents of alcohol-fueled vitriol, August: Osage County is accepted as one of The Great American Plays. Palm Beach Dramaworks is deep into weeks of rehearsal for this epic three-act, three-hour comic-tragedy with 13 cast members, director William Hayes, and a creative team taking on a Mount Everest of theater

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