Exclusive Interview with Lynn University’s New Director of Performing Arts Operations

Direct from Carnegie Hall, Jim Badrak returns to South Florida after an illustrious theater career in New York City.

Jim Badrak finally found his little corner of the sky.

Badrak, Lynn University’s new Director of Performing Arts Operations, was brought on board this summer to handle all theatrical and concert facility operations and to also help enhance the on-campus experience for students, parents, faculty, staff and visitors.

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A Dark and Twisted Tango

The name of playwright Maria Irene Fornes may not immediately resonate with South Florida’s theater-going public. But like many overlooked female geniuses throughout history, this is an oversight that needs to be rectified at once. And I’m confident it will be. Because Fornes – an early pioneer of the 1960’s Off-Off Broadway movement and originator of site-specific immersive theater – has been embraced by none other than our own creatively out-of-the-box superstar, Nicole Stodard, founder and artistic director of Thinking Cap Theatre (TCT).

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‘The Who’s Tommy’ Will Return to Broadway This Spring

This post was originally published on NY Times - Theater

Written by: Michael Paulson

An acclaimed revival of the musical plans to open in March at the Nederlander Theater. “Tommy” is returning to Broadway. A Chicago-born revival of the classic rock opera, which got strong reviews and sold well at Goodman Theater over the summer, will open at the Nederlander Theater in March.

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Tall Tales Told in the Woods

With the premiere of Into the Woods at the Broward Center, the Tri-Counties area welcomes another season with Slow Burn Theatre Company. South Florida Theater Magazine attended the opening night of the performance to a near soldout crowd, and after watching the fairy tale unfold, it is understood why this company seems to have such a strong place in their local community, and greater. Overall, despite the following critiques, I thoroughly enjoy watching this company’s productions.

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(Fort Lauderdale, FL.) – Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale Series with presenting Sponsor Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, announced today that the first North American tour of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, winner of 10 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, will play in Fort Lauderdale at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts March 5 – 17, 2024. Tickets starting at $45.00* are available at BrowardCenter.org and Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 954.468.0222 or at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office located at 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 33312. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more can be purchased by calling 954.660.6307.

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God Bless Irving Berlin’s America

I applaud The Wick Theatre for continuing to tap into many of our happiest memories at a time when we need them more than ever. Just entering their classy, luxurious venue and perhaps, like I did, indulging in rich chocolate gelato and coffee under crystal chandeliers in the lobby before the show, hearkens back to more relaxed and hopeful times.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Miranda Family Fund Pledges $1 Million Towards New Washington Heights Theatre

This post was originally published on Playbill - News

Written by: Logan Culwell-Block

Off-Broadway News

Ground has been broken on The People’s Theatre: Centro Cultural Immigrante, which will be the neighborhood’s first flexible theatre.

New York City is getting a new theatre, specifically Washington Heights and Inwood. Lin-Manuel and Luis A. Miranda Jr.’s Miranda Family Fund and NewYork-Presbyterian have each pledged $1 million towards the building of The People’s Theatre: Centro Cultural Immigrante, which will become the neighborhood’s first flexible theatre. The theatre is expected to open its doors in 2026.

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