‘Contemporary Voices’ to shine spotlight on Michael McKeever

    McKeever   Palm Beach Dramaworks (PBD) will next feature multi award-winning playwright Michael McKeever’s work  in the company’s “Contemporary Voices” series. Specifically, PBD will present three of McKeever’s plays as readings on three consecutive Monday evenings next month. The nonprofit, professional theater company will follow those readings each...

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Theater Up Close features Dickens, Sondheim, Frankenstein

  By AARON KRAUSE A fresh adaptation of Frankenstein, a Stephen Sondheim classic, and a new twist on a Charles Dickens classic are among the shows comprising the 10th annual Theater Up Close series in Miami. The series, a collaboration between the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of...

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PBD’s ‘Take a Deep Breath’ campaign under way

Photo courtesy of Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre and Palm Beach Dramaworks. The streaming co-production of The Belle of Amherst was a “breath of fresh air for all of us who miss going to the theatre,” PBD board chair Louise Snyder said. In the above photo, Margery Lowe appears...

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Pandemic prompts changes to Arsht program schedules

Photo by Matthew Murphy A tour of the Broadway musical Hadestown will now play in Miami at the end of 2022. Above, Andre De Shields appears in a scene from the Broadway production      By AARON KRAUSE Broadway in Miami subscribers will have to wait for a song to, perhaps,...

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ICS’ ‘The Niceties’ neatly captures the zeitgeist

Photo by Matthew Tippins Zoe (Rachel Michelle Bryant) is clearly unhappy with her professor (Lisa Kay King) in Island City Stage’s production of The Niceties.   By AARON KRAUSE “What are you doing to promote equality?” a black college student demands of her white professor in Eleanor Burgess’s taut, intense,...

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PBD series continues with Pulitzer Prize winner

  Palm Beach Dramaworks (PBD) will continue with its online “Contemporary Voices” series with three plays by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz. The series features readings on consecutive Mondays, followed by discussions on consecutive Wednesdays. The series will open at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday, April 12 with Two...

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Palm Beach Dramaworks to re-open in October with Almost, Maine

Photo by Alicia Donelan The last time audiences saw a production in person at Palm Beach Dramaworks, they saw Skylight. Here, Kyra Hollis (Sarah Street) is deep in thought in a scene from the play by Sir David Hare.     By AARON KRAUSE When Palm Beach Dramaworks (PBD) re-opens for...

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GableStage selects its next leader

Photo courtesy of Magnus Stark     By AARON KRAUSE During her time as associate director of Florida Repertory Theatre in Ft. Myers, Bari Newport heard about another theater company down south. It was a company that was consistently doing work that everyone else admired, Newport recalled hearing. “What was...

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Lowe shines as poet in ‘The Belle of Amherst’

  Photo courtesy Palm Beach Dramaworks and Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Award-winning actor Margery Lowe shines as Emily Dickinson in ‘The Belle of Amherst.’   By AARON KRAUSE If you search Emily Dickinson on Google, one of the photos you’ll find is that of an austere-looking woman dressed...

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Giving Emily Dickinson life

Photo courtesy of Actors’ Playhouse and Palm Beach Dramaworks. Margery Lowe appears as Emily Dickinson in a co-production of The Belle of Amherst.      By AARON KRAUSE For the second time in less than three years, award-winning South Florida actress Margery Lowe will portray poet Emily Dickinson onstage. However,...

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