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Island City To Deliver Williams’ Summer, Ludlam, Premiere

Island City Stage celebrates its tenth season with the anticipated Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly, Last Summer sidelined by the pandemic, plus a world premiere, a Charles Ludlam classic, a return of an earlier success and a contemporary play described as “an unflinching portrait of being Black and gay in America today.”

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News: Dramaworks Talks With Stars, Silver Palms Returns, Theatre Lab Writing Program

As the local theater scene ramps up, more and more news including the announcement every few days of a traditional season – which we will roll out one at a time over the next few weeks. But in the meantime…..

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Theater Up Close Lists Season With Night Music & Frankenstein

Yet another promising sign that local venues are optimistic about resuming indoor theater is the announcement of the 10th season of the Arsht Center’s Theater Up Close series featuring the work of Zoetic Stage and City Theatre, slated to kick off in October.

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Carbonells Propose Major Overhaul With Audience Voters & Attention To Diversity

A major overhaul of the Carbonell Awards for excellence in South Florida theater has been unveiled that expands the scope of the program to include a “people’s choice” award and concerted efforts across the board to address diversity.

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Full Report On Proposed Changes To Carbonell Award

The complete text of the proposed changes to the Carbonell Awards.

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COVID Pushes Shorts A Year Out, Delays Arsht Bway Season

The pandemic and other issues are causing some companies performing at the programs at the Arsht Center in Miami to once again rearrange schedules. They will delay the start of the Broadway In Miami season from September to the end of the year, and cause City Theatre to postponed the anticipated Silver Anniversary of  Summer Shorts to 2022.

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Wick To Open Chorus Line, But Don’t Try to Buy New Tickets

THE FACTS IN THIS STORY HAVE CHANGED. TICKETS *ARE* BEING SOLD.The Wick Theatre is trying a singular paradigm: It will mount a full production of A Chorus Line beginning April 22 inside its auditorium. But its leaders decidedly do not want to sell any tickets.

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South Florida Theater Sprouting Back Up Live, Outdoors, Online

Forgive the sappy saccharine metaphor, but it’s inescapable: Spring has arrived for South Florida theater with buds and shoots peeping out of the what was not barren but rocky ground. All you have to do is look at the Florida Theater On Stage calendar or Facebook or the inbox of your email for the next two or three weeks with programs competing head-to-head not just online but in person.

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GableStage Begins New Chapter With Bari Newport at the Helm

Starting April 1, the new leader at the helm of GableStage will be Bari Newport, who has served for the past nine years as producing artistic director of the Penobscot Theatre Co. in Bangor, Maine.

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Art Heist Mixes Crime Mystery With Interactive Theater

The Art Heist Experience is an interactive true-crime theater event inspired by the theft of 13 works of art worth $500 million from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990. During the play, masked audience groups walk around the crime scene (staged separately in Broward and Miami-Dade counties), interviewing “suspects,” then come up with the solution.

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