News: Miami New Drama, Main Street Players, MNM, Area Stage, Silver Palms, Actors’ Playhouse, Kravis, GableStage, Tovah Feldshuh
Theater isn’t just coming back to life, it’s emerging in a score of ways. Here’s a sampling of opening nights, fundraisers, new venues, even a call for ushers. News about Miami New Drama, Main Street Players, MNM, Area Stage Company, Silver Palm Awards, Actors’ Playhouse, Kravis Center, GableStage, Tovah Feldshuh
Broad changes to the Carbonell Awards, designed to assuage a theatrical community whose love-hate relationship has exacerbated in recent years, were detailed Monday. Many changes reflect a revised philosophy to reduce the emphasis on head-to-head competition and amplify the existing goal of honoring excellence.
The 2021 Remy Awards honoring those who provide outstanding service behind the scenes to the region’s theater community were announced this week by the South Florida Theatre League. The livestream of the award presentation is slated for 7 p.m. Monday September 27 with the video being available on demand afterwards.
Major changes for the Carbonell Awards honoring excellence in South Florida theater will be unveiled Monday at a town hall meeting live and online will reveal a new team of judges, a new judging process and criteria, new awards, new members of the board of directors, and a new coordinator – much of which feature increased diversity throughout the program.
The Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale and the Arsht Center in Miami will require all audience members to provide proof of a negative COVID test or proof of full vaccination to be admitted to events later this fall — the most extensive response to the pandemic by a South Florida theater or venue
The show must go on, and it absolutely will, assures Maltz Jupiter Theatre chief Andrew Kato. But the first show of the season won’t be inside the theater under construction. The locally-produced season opener of Jersey Boys will be held in the Roger Dean Chevrolet baseball stadium in Jupiter.
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has announced its 2021-22 season.
Echoing the resurrection of local theater, the new artistic director Bari Newport will inaugurate GableStage’s 2021-2022 season in November directing the late Joseph Adler’s detailed plan for The Price — the first title in an eclectic season featuring a musical and world premieres.
GableStage’s 23rd season under its new producing artistic director Bari Newport will have more productions and additional performances in what is currently planned to be offered in full houses. The schedule is unveiled here.
Local playwright Michael Aman, whose died of cancer in May and whose Poz won the Best New Work Carbonell for the 2015, will have yet one more world premiere this month with the bow of Off Balance.