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Some of the hottest ticket titles on Broadway right now will be within driving distance next season as the Broadway Across America tours stop off in Miami and Fort Lauderdale: Six, Hamilton, Wicked, Beetlejuice, Tina, To Kill a Mockingbird, My Fair Lady, Aladdin, Riverdance, Ain’t Too Proud To Beg, Mean Girls and Chicago.
Yet another stirring that theater will return to… well, maybe normal isn’t the word… was reaffirmed this week as the Arsht Center announced that the Miami presenting house will resume its Broadway national tours in late September including Hadestown, and is hosting an on-site theater production outdoors this month from Zoetic Stage.
In a carefully calculated but hopeful sign of the recovering world of theater, Broadway Across America has scheduled the resumption this fall of its tours in 47 cities with full auditoriums and no social distancing, but with every other preventative measure. The announcement came with the new list of shows slated for the Broward Center beginning Nov. 3.
Another round of 2020-2021 season announcements has arrived with some promising titles — this time from Primal Forces and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre – plus a headline-making offering from Broadway Across America at the Arsht Center: Hadestown.
The Disneyization of Broadway has brought a whole new world of theater to a new generation of audiences who, hopefully, will be theatergoers for a lifetime. Put the highly entertaining Aladdin, now at the Broward Center in that category.
Even writing about it the next day, the warmth still glows. In this time, to quote a lyric from another show, “of cold and darkness, in this terrifying night,” the affirmation of basic human decency engendered by the national tour of Come From Away stays comfortably nestled inside, nurturing hope for the future.
The national tour of A Bronx Tale is proof that if producers hire enough really talented people, you can make an inarguably entertaining musical out of damn near anything.
Hialeah-born actor Nick Duckart is coming home again from New York City. But he is a long way from the days struggling to sell televisions at Circuit City or vending souvenirs for shows at Lincoln Center. This visit fulfills a long-time dream: appearing in the national tour of the musical Come From Away— but being a crucial part of an emotionally powerful musical with an unusually close-knit company.
In recent years, while producers and designers of Broadway musicals have found subtle ways to slim down the overall effort on national tours. But Broadway Across America’s current sit-down of Anastasia at the Broward Center seems as visually and aurally stunning as the 2017 Broadway edition.
Perhaps the artists gifting us this superb tour of Dear Evan Hansen may not quite appreciate how some of its themes resound specifically in South Florida like the deafening battery of cannon fire. A year after the Parkland tragedy and less than a week after two teen suicides, the story does not pluck heartstrings as it has for tens of thousands of fans; it rips them out.