Have a whale of a time with this Irish theater festival

  If you haven’t seen all nine original digital productions that the Irish Repertory Theatre (IRT) created during the COVID-19 shutdown, you’re in luck. That’s because the New York City-based theater company will show all nine productions for its Theatre @ Home Winter Festival. It will start on Jan. 26...

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Temptation to linger on Lincoln Road

Photo courtesy of Ernesto Sempoll Mia Matthews and Gerald McCullouch play sparring siblings in a play about greed, All I Want is Everything, part of Miami New Drama’s Seven Deadly Sins.   Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road will remain sinful for at least 15 more days. After weeks of sold-out performances, Miami...

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Everyone’s favorite ogre to rise again at Area Stage Company

Photo courtesy of Area Stage Company In the 2018 production, Shrek (Ryan Bauta) gives fair warning to anyone daring to enter his territory   By AARON KRAUSE It really isn’t easy being green. In fact, in the fictional world, such characters as Wicked’s Elphaba, Jim Henson’s Kermit the Frog, and...

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Island City Stage offers ‘Compensation’ as its next production

      PHOTO BY MATT TIPPINS The cast of Island City Stage’s upcoming production of Compensation comprises (l-r) Stephen Kaiser, Gaby Tortoledo, and Israel Vinas.   When Island City Stage (ICS) Artistic Director Andy Rogow discovered a new piece titled Compensation, “I knew right away this was a play...

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Don your thinking caps for these theater programs

    By AARON KRAUSE An African American gravedigger who loves, resembles, and impersonates Abraham Lincoln. A therapy session called “Antebellum Sexual Performance Therapy.” These are among the topics, individuals, and situations within three “groundbreaking, thought-provoking plays” that Ft. Lauderdale-based Thinking Cap Theatre (TCT) will use for “Race on the...

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Do you want your play workshopped or produced?

    If you’ve ever dreamed of witnessing actors perform your play onstage, Zoetic Stage could give you your first big break. Specifically, the Miami-based company is seeking never-produced, full-length plays for a festival series of workshopped new work. And Zoetic Stage might fully produce your piece as part of...

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Thirty-year Broadway star Rebecca Luker dies at 59.

  Photo by Alan Smason   Rebecca Luker, a much-praised Broadway actress and singer who earned three Tony Award nominations during her 30-year career, died on Wednesday, Dec. 23 in a Manhattan hospital. She was 59. Luker’s agent, Sarah Fargo, confirmed her death. The Broadway star announced in February that...

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Palm Beach Dramaworks to read from ‘A Christmas Carol’

      By AARON KRAUSE When Palm Beach Dramaworks (PBD) presents A Christmas Carol this year, the South Florida company will not stage one of the myriad adaptations available to theaters. Rather, performers will read from Dickens’ 1843 novella – just like the author read from his work. “No...

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Broadway star Ann Reinking dies at 71

Ann Reinking Nov. 10, 1949 — Dec. 12, 2020   Ann Reinking, a Tony Award-winning choreographer who performed on Broadway for 30 years, making a name for herself particularly through her work in the musical Chicago, has died at age 71. Reinking died in her sleep in a hotel room...

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Ring in the new year with new play development

  By AARON KRAUSE If you’d like to participate in the process of writing new plays, Palm Beach Dramaworks (PBD) can give you that chance through its New Year/New Plays Festival. Indeed, while performers read the plays, audiences play their own part. “We will, as always, be soliciting your feedback...

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