ACT of Davie’s ‘Close Ties’ Hits Close to Home

When ACT’s (Actors Community Theatre of Davie) popular director Jerry Jensen decided to keep their latest production, CLOSE TIES by Elizabeth Diggs, in the playwright’s setting of 1981, it was a no-brainer. Audiences would surely love revisiting a family’s summer home set in the quieter and more rural Berkshires of decades past. Where, as Jensen states in his Director’s Notes, “There are no cellphones or even area codes, no PCs, an office where the father uses a Dictaphone. The kitchen table is the center of family activity. But the family relationships are as timely today as they were then.”

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Peter Pan Flies By Miami (Review)

How did we get here? As we rapidly approach the intermission season, the limbo space between one performing arts season to the next, institutions in South Florida are wrapping up their efforts, while some are showcasing their penultimate selection of talent. One venue with a firecracker of a musical play is Miami’s Arsht Center and “Peter Pan.” Only on stage for one week, this new adaptation of the classic 1941 play offers contemporary outlooks to dated and harmful portrayals of women and Indigenous cultures.

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High Notes for FALSETTOS, Now Playing at Empire Stage (Review)

Multi-accomplished South Florida actor/director/producer … and on, Larry Buzzeo, fresh from his successful inaugural season as founder and artistic director of ArtBuzz Theatrics at Empire Stage, is returning to our beloved Flagler Village blackbox with the sung-through musical, FALSETTOS. You heard right: This far too seldom produced, full-scale William Finn (music and lyrics) and James Lapine (book with Finn) musical that was nominated for seven and won two Tony Awards (for Best Musical and Best Score) in 1992 – and was then nominated for Best Revival in 2016 – has finally arrived! ArtBuzz and Empire Stage are presenting “Falsettos” in Fort Lauderdale from April 26 through May 19. 

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A Newly Old Swan Lake

To close out its 2023/34 season, Miami City Ballet is showing an age-old classic in “Swan Lake,” but with a twist poised to delight all patrons and audience-goers. When you hear the ballet being called a classic, it’s true. It’s been shown on stages around the world since the 1800s, and slowly but surely have things changed. Imagine the popular Disney fairy tales and how they are a more appropriate version of the Grimm fairy tales, usually with the same name, but some often overlooked darkness, maybe even rough edges. Well, this current production of “Swan Lake” is a version that could have been lost to time.

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Arts Center Management Announces the 2025 Broadway at LPAC Season Lineup

Written by: Carol Kassie

The popular Lauderhill Performing Arts Center Series kicks off its blockbuster three-show season in January 2025.

ACM Theatricals, a division of Arts Center Management, will once again partner with the City of Lauderhill to produce the Broadway at LPAC Series at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center.   The 2025 lineup will feature the musicals 9 to 5, Legally Blonde, and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific. Subscriptions are on sale beginning May 1. Single tickets will go on sale September 1!

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Tony Awards Nominations 2024: The Complete List

This post was originally published on NY Times - Theater

Written by: Rachel Sherman

Nominations for the 77th Tony Awards were announced on Tuesday. Here’s who made the list. The Tony Awards nominators didn’t have much time. This year, in a crush of openings, 12 Broadway shows opened in the nine days before the eligibility deadline. (To qualify, a Broadway show must have opened between April 28, 2023, and April 25, 2024.)

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