A Song For Coretta Review

If you choose to venture to under the radar West Palm Beach theatre Actor’s Rep this weekend, you’ll find an unexpected gem in their moving production of A Song For Coretta by playwright Pearl Cleage. The title of the play refers to Coretta Scott King, who first came into the public eye as the wife of Martin Luther King Jr. and became a powerful activist in her own right and a leader of the civil rights movement after his passing. When Scott King herself passed away in 2006, thousands of mourners gathered outside the Ebenezer Baptist Church to pay their final respects.

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The Carbonell Awards is Seeking Nominations for 2024 Special Awards

Gary Schweikhart, president of the Carbonell Awards, today announced that “South Florida’s Theater & Arts Honors” is seeking nominations for up to six Special Awards that will be presented at the Carbonell Awards Ceremony on Monday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center at 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311. Tickets are only $45 each (including facility fee) and will be available soon for public purchase.

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A sizzling slate of stand-up comedy, magic, classic rock and more will enthrall audiences this July at the Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker.

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Outback Presents bring stand-up comedian Tony Hinchcliffe: The Fully Groan Tour to The Parker on Saturday, July 13 at 7 p.m.  The host of the popular live podcast Kill Tony, he is based out of The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. In 2020, he began hosting an online course on “Roasting” called RoastMaster Class, drawing from his over decade-long knowledge of writing for eight Comedy Central Roasts and performing on roasts and roast battles. This event will be a phone-free experience. Use of cellphones, smart watches, smart accessories, cameras, or recording devices will not be permitted in the performance space.

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My ‘SpongeBob Musical’ Journey

When I first heard of Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants” animated TV series, I didn’t get the appeal. “Really?” I thought? “A talking sea sponge in shirt-and-tie, shorts or underpants?” But haven’t we all embraced talking mice and daffy ducks et al for generations? Who am I to cast doubt?

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The Carbonell Awards Names Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright Nilo Cruz as Recipient of Prestigious George Abbott Award 2024

Gary Schweikhart, president of the Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s Theater & Arts Honors, today announced the recipient of this year’s prestigious George Abbott Award which will be presented at the 47thannual Carbonell Awards Ceremony on Monday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center at 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311.

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When the Stage Harnesses the Power of the Movies

This post was originally published on NY Times - Theater

Written by: Alissa Wilkinson

Adaptations of films will be a factor at the Tonys this year. Surprisingly the best of these shows are not always the most faithful. A passing glance at this year’s Tony nominations might trick a glancer into thinking the wrong artistic medium has crept onto the list. Among the nominees are “The Notebook,” “The Outsiders” and “Days of Wine and Roses,” based on three movies: a 2004 Nicholas Sparks romance, a 1983 coming-of-age crime drama directed by Francis Ford Coppola and a 1962 Blake Edwards melodrama about alcoholism. (They were, in turn, based on best-selling novels and a TV play.)

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