Tag Archives: Broward Center for the Performing Arts

‘Mean Girls’ Sweetly Revisits Anxiety-Ridden Teen Years

Is it possible to call the musical Mean Girls sweet, despite the tropes of teenage anxieties, insecurities, cliques and general high school malaise, not to mention the meanest of mean girls whose name has entered the lexicon of villains? Yet, sweet certainly captures the entertaining touring production of Mean Girls, now at the Broward Center through May 7.

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A Very Different But Fully Satisfying ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Other than the outlines of Harper Lee’s plot, do not go to the superb national tour of To Kill a Mockingbird at the Broward Center expecting echoes of the cherished movie. The style, structure, approach, even subtle thematic emphases have been reimagined to create its own incisive offering, well-distanced from the 1962 film.

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More Titles for 23-24: Moulin Rouge, Funny Girl, Ragtime, Rent, Pinter and Sartre

In the early spring, flowers bloom and South Florida theaters announce 2023-24 seasons. Broadway In Fort Lauderdale will have Funny Girl and Moulin Rouge; Lake Worth Playhouse’s season includes Ragtime , Rent, Jean-Paul Sartre and Harold Pinter.

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Slow Burn’s Go-Gos Musical Comedy Perfect for Pride Month

In the charming, big-hearted Broadway musical, Head Over Heels, Slow Burn Theatre Company delivers a visually striking, lively, and credible production.

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You Still Can Have A Jellicle Ball at Strong Cats Tour In Broward

There is still a lot of life in these Cats as the Broadway Across America tour at the Broward Center still manages to charm and, oddly, seem fresh as the various lithe, limber dancer fill the stage. Cats only requires its audiences to just enjoy the moment.

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Broadway Comes to Miami & Fort Lauderdale Next Season

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.

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SoFla Theaters Begin Relaxing Covid Measures For Patrons

A sea of unmasked faces at FGO’s opening Saturday signaled South Florida theaters on the cusp of relaxing restrictions, some only for certain productions and some cautiously gingerly peering ahead to determine what to do.

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Frozen Is A Successful Heart Warmer

No doubt most critics will try to weave in the title or lyrics of “Let It Go” in their reviews of the Broadway Across America production of the Disney’s Frozen at the Broward Center. Instead, we’ll just say “Go” to this charming, lovely production with strong acting and singing, energetic dancing and outstanding production values.

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Welcome Back, Come From Away

It seems fitting that Broadway Across America marks its return to the Broward Centerwith the Tony and Olivier Award winning musical Come From Away that honors themes of community, perseverance, isolation and fear of the unknown. It seems that during last 18 months we’ve all come from away. And now we are back, a bit changed like the myriad characters in Come From Away, but happy to be back.

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2021-22 SoFla Theater Will Be A Season Of Asterisks (Part 3 of 3)

The show will go on for SoFla theater, but 2021-2022 will be a season of asterisks, what ifs and when. In a three-part series, we talk to artistic and managing directors about why this season will be unlike any other: from COVID to diversity. While local theaters survived the past 17 months the coming season may determine whether every Florida company will still be here a year from now.

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