Remembering Jan McArt Next Week

A large crowd of fans and colleagues from all over the country are expected to gather next week for the memorial for The First Lady of South Florida Theater Jan McArt who died in January 2021. Florida Theater On Stage published a lengthy portrait of McArt in 2015. It can be found by clicking here. Her obituary on the site can be read by clicking here.

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Race & Diversity Honored in Return of Live Carbonell Awards

Concerns about race and diversity in South Florida theater – issues that absorbed its leaders’ attention during the pandemic – garnered considerable attention at the 45th Carbonell Awards Monday recognizing excellence. In 10 of the 20 competitive categories, the statues were won by African-Americans, Latinx artists or productions centered on diverse cultural issues.

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Winners, Nominees and Stats for the 45th Carbonell Awards

Winners and Nominees of the 25 Annual Carbonell Awards competitive categories

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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.

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Corrected List of Carbonell Noms Has Many Changes

A significantly corrected list of 2021-22 Carbonell Awards nominations was released Monday encompassing added nominees, removed nominees, substitutions and recalculations from the list distributed locally and nationally last Friday. The full corrected list is in this story.

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2021-22 Silver Palm Awards Announced; Gala Set Oct. 17

A familiar slate of names and talents have been announced as recipients for the newly reconfigured Silver Palm Awards celebrating honoring South Florida theater artists. As with last year, awards will be presented at a gala on Oct. 17 at The Addison restaurant in Boca Raton.

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Carbonells Name Winners of George Abbot Award and Others

An array of artists and administrators who have helped build South Florida into a nationally-recognized regional theater hub will receive the Carbonell Awards’ highest honors this fall. Among the recipients: The prized George Abbott Award will go to Michael Tilson Thomas and Barbara and Lawrence R. Stein.

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Coconut Grove Playhouse Project Once Again ‘Full Steam Ahead,’ But Timeline and Ultimate Cost Unknown

Miami-Dade County’s long-aborning plan to resurrect the historic Coconut Grove Playhouse is once again underway at full throttle after navigating a complex maze of legal challenges that ended quietly in May. But the passage of time in the nine-year campaign means it’s not clear how much the project will cost or when it will open.

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SoFla Theaters Strive To Entice Patrons Next Season By Designing Intriguing Schedules

The upcoming seasons listed here are as varied as anyone could plan with time-tested bets and works so new that no one knows what to expect. GableStage’s Bari Newport spent months juggling a dozen factors. “Most people know what it’s like to plan a big wedding,” she said. But “every single one of these (productions) is a big wedding that happens not once but 25 to 31 times.

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Carbs Name Scholarship Winners, Dramaworks, Daughtry & Thinking Cap Set Readings

Carbonells name three high school students to receive its Jack Zink Scholarships ; Palm Beach Dramaworks, Darius V. Daughtry and Thinking Cap Theatre kick off play readings on stage and online.

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