Take in a show in vibrant South Florida region

Take in a show in vibrant South Florida region

    The 2023-24 theater season in South Florida is in full gear with shows opening regularly. Below is a round-up of just a few offerings in the region. YI Love Jewish presents a reading of A People by LM Feldman, and starring Avi Hoffman, who is also directing. The...

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Small Miami theater company wins award, triumphs with its recent show

Small Miami theater company wins award, triumphs with its recent show

Photo by Juan Gamero Lola (Noellle Nicholas) dons a mask when Lauren becomes a camgirl at her home at night.   By AARON KRAUSE Face it: We humans are complex, mysterious, even frustrating beings. Indeed, we may exhibit contradictory traits (think “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”) And it can be...

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South Florida theater awards, nominations announced

South Florida theater awards, nominations announced

  Even as a new live theater season has begun in South Florida, it is time to honor the excellence that artists displayed during the past year. In the region that includes Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties, there are at least two opportunities to recognize greatness in live theater:...

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Critics honor playwrights for their work

Critics honor playwrights for their work

    Anderson   By AARON KRAUSE Playwright Christina Anderson brought home a major national award for her play, the ripple, the wave that carried me home. Anderson was one of six playwrights vying for the national honor. A group of critics annually presents the award to the best plays...

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Critics group bestows thousands of dollars in new play awards

Critics group bestows thousands of dollars in new play awards

  A national theater critics organization has presented more than $40,000 in awards to four playwrights to recognize their prestigious accomplishments. The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) presented Chiara Atik with the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award for one of her plays, Poor Clare. The...

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Outstanding service to South Florida Theater recognized

Outstanding service to South Florida Theater recognized

The South Florida Theatre League has announced the 2021 Remy awards. This honor recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding service behind the scenes to South Florida’s theater community. The livestream of the award presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, with video available on demand afterwards. Look...

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Her Honor, Jayne Byrne receives top national play award

Her Honor, Jayne Byrne receives top national play award

    By AARON KRAUSE Nicole Brooks describes herself as a playwright who “likes to shove a lot of words into their text.” But recently, Brooks found herself at a loss for words. That’s because Brooks was giving her acceptance speech after winning the 2021 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre...

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Not your ordinary Town Hall event

Not your ordinary Town Hall event

  Two Broadway legends on Aug. 3 will discuss a new book and the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that is the book’s subject. Specifically, “an intimate digital conversation event” will feature Tony Award-winning playwright and director James Lapine, as well as legendary composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim. The event’s purpose is to celebrate...

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Sparks fly in New Normal Rep’s riveting ‘Lines in the Dust’

Sparks fly in New Normal Rep’s riveting ‘Lines in the Dust’

  © New Normal Rep The cast of New Normal Rep’s production of Lines in the Dust comprises (from left) Lisa Rosetta Strum as Dr. Beverly Long, Melissa Joyner as Denitra Morgan, and Jeffrey Bean as Mike DiMaggio.   By AARON KRAUSE All Denitra Morgan wants is for her daughter,...

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Island City Stage audiences to see Bright Colors and Bold Patterns

Island City Stage audiences to see Bright Colors and Bold Patterns

  By AARON KRAUSE After producing a couple of timely, thought-provoking plays, Island City Stage (ICS) will wrap up its 9th season with a much lighter piece. Specifically, the Wilton Manors professional, nonprofit company will sport Bright Colors and Bold Patterns from June 4-29. ICS has added mask optional in-theater...

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