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.
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.
Justice Is Only Part of the Goal in Dramaworks’ 12 Angry Men
Actors and other artists are huddling at Palm Beach Dramaworks in preparation for a timely revival of 12 Angry Men that looks at interpersonal interplay as well as justice.
Blow, Winds: Florida Theaters Return After Hurricane Ian
Hurricane Ian inflicted severe multi-million-dollar damage to the Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers and the Venice Theatre as well a some damage to Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples. But all of them are soldiering on.
Director Explores Reinventing Jersey Boys for the Maltz
When director-choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge agreed to lead the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s edition of the much-seen Jersey Boys, the challenge was to invest the familiar production with a fresh approach and unearth facets that the show’s fans haven’t seen before.
Conolly Adds Dramaworks Role to Seven Decade Career
Patricia Conolly is one of the most prolific actresses you’ve likely never heard of. But you’ve very likely seen her: 3 times as Blanche, 1 as Stella, 2 as Hedda, 16 Shakespearean heroines. This month Conolly will play the 91-year-old grandmother trying to connect with her grandson in Palm Beach Dramaworks’ 4000 Miles.
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.”
36th International Hispanic Theatre Festival Opens With Unique Work
The play “Are You There, Bette Davis?” written and directed by Uruguayan Domingo Milesi is a centerpiece of the 36th International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami this month, featuring six productions from Argentina, Chile, Spain, Puerto Rico, and the United States.
A Deeper Look Inside Dramaworks’ Almost, Maine
There is a fifth crucial performer not mentioned in the playbill for Palm Beach Dramaworks’ upcoming production of “Almost, Maine.” High above the residents on a chilly Friday night in late January in the titular small town, a parade of lights flickers like the bottom of a multicolored curtain.
Cancelled, Postponed, Understudies: The Show Goes On In SoFla Theater — Sort Of
The calendars in South Florida theater are being written in pencil—with erasers. Regional theaters are forging through the Covid spike with no panic and limited public fuss, but with a total lack of certainty of anything—cancelling performances, jettisoning titles, postponing productions a week, a month, a year; inserting swings; and calming ticket buyers by email.