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New City Players Present PROOF at Empire Stage New City Players Present PROOF at Empire Stage
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

The Pulitzer Prize for drama winner, Proof, is coming to Empire stage! Produced by New City Players, Proof follows Catherine, a troubled young woman who has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. (more...)
BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Broward Center For The Performing Arts BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Broward Center For The Performing Arts
by John Lariviere on May 21, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

Broadway Across America - Ft. Lauderdale presents the Farewell Tour of the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. 20 year old Sophie is planning to marry, and wants her father to be present to give her away. Unfortunately, she does not know who her father is. After reading her mother's diary, she concludes he is one of three men, so she invites all of them to her wedding, on the Greek Island on which she lives with her still single mother, in the hopes of sorting it out. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 5/21/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 5/21/2017
by BWW on May 21, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/21/2017 for Fort Lauderdale (more...)
South Florida Has Tony Award Ties South Florida Has Tony Award Ties
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, nominated for more Tony Awards than any other Broadway show this season, may use Tolstoy's "War and Peace" as its basis, but it also has roots in South Florida. (more...)
Curtain Call Playhouse Receives a Proclamation from the City of Pompano Beach Curtain Call Playhouse Receives a Proclamation from the City of Pompano Beach
by Carol Kassie on May 18, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

On May 9th, 2017, Curtain Call Playhouse was honored with a Proclamation from the City of Pompano Beach on the occasion of their 20th Anniversary. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 19, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEXT TO NORMAL, HEDWIG, OKLAHOMA, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Comes to The Wick BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Comes to The Wick
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

The tale as old as time, Disney's Beauty and The Beast, comes to The Wick Theatre this summer.  The smash hit Broadway musical is based on the Academy Award-winning animated film and features music by Alan Menken with lyrics by Tim Rice and Howard Ashman. To add to the enchantment of this summer production, Marilynn Wick has created special pre-performance events including Story Time with Belle, Tea Time with Mrs. Potts and Lumiere's Candlelight Dinner. (more...)
Florida State Budget Cuts Funding For the Arts and Culture Florida State Budget Cuts Funding For the Arts and Culture
by Stephanie Wild on May 17, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

Arts and culture funding has been taking big hits nationwide and it seems Florida is the next state to face these struggles. According to the Herald Tribune, the state budget was recently approved by Florida Legislature and now awaits response from Gov. Rick Scott. The budget allocates $29.8 million to four arts and cultural categories, down from $33 million last year. (more...)
PJ MASKS to Hit the Road with First-Ever Tour PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO PJ MASKS to Hit the Road with First-Ever Tour PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room Presents have announced that 'PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero,' a brand-new, fully-immersive musical production, will take to the stage, touring across North America starting in September 2017. (more...)
JAN MCART'S NEW PLAY READINGS Announces 2017-18 Season JAN MCART'S NEW PLAY READINGS Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

These are the plays that comprise the 2017-18 'Jan McArt's New Play Readings' series, to be presented at Boca Raton's Lynn University beginning Monday, October 30th. (more...)
THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND Comes to Empire Stage this Summer THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND Comes to Empire Stage this Summer
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

A hilarious new musical parody of the classic 1980's Television sitcom, The Golden Girls, written and directed by Nick Brennan.Straight from your TV set comes a live stage show that follows your favorite over the hill funny women from Miami: Blanchet, Dorothea, Roz, and Sophie as they prepare for the annual Shady Oaks Retirement Home Talent Show. (more...)
BWW Previews: FINDING NEVERLAND at BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS BWW Previews: FINDING NEVERLAND at BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
by John Lariviere on May 13, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

Finding Neverland  is coming to The Broward Center for the Performing Arts June 13 - 25, 2017. Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan (more...)
Island City Stage presents Premiere of THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS Island City Stage presents Premiere of THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS
by BWW News Desk on May 13, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

Island City Stage continues it's season with the debut of  Stuart Meltzer's smart and sophisticated semi-autobiographical comedy 'The Goldberg Variations' running June 15 - July 16.  (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/12 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP in Burmingham, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/12 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP in Burmingham, and More!
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature LE CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in Birmingham, IN THE HEIGHTS in Connecticut and More! (more...)
Evening Star Productions and Sol Children Theatre Announce 2017-2018 Season! Evening Star Productions and Sol Children Theatre Announce 2017-2018 Season!
by BWW News Desk on May 09, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

Although Evening Star Productions and Sol Children Theatre are not yet through their fourth and fifteenth seasons, both companies - under the direction of founder and Artistic Director Rosalie Grant - are deep into preparation for next year's productions. (more...)
Photo Flash: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA! Returns to Fort Lauderdale Photo Flash: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA! Returns to Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk on May 05, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!. The smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Fort Lauderdale for 5 performances only. Performances begin on May 19 and run through May 21 at the The Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)
All Shall Know the Wonder: SPRING AWAKENING Arrives in Coral Gables All Shall Know the Wonder: SPRING AWAKENING Arrives in Coral Gables
by BWW News Desk on May 04, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

Directed by BroadwayWorld Award-winning director Darius J. Manuel, and co-choreographed by Darius J. Manuel and Christine Kerber, comes an intimate, innovative and intense production of Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/5 - IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, 42ND STREET in Denver, TITLE OF SHOW in Baltimore and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/5 - IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, 42ND STREET in Denver, TITLE OF SHOW in Baltimore and More!
by BWW News Desk on May 05, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature a Spanish adaptation of IN THE HEIGHTS in Washington, DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep, and WEST SIDE STORY in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
BWW Feature: 15th ANNUAL CAPPIES AWARDS at THE BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS BWW Feature: 15th ANNUAL CAPPIES AWARDS at THE BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
by John Lariviere on May 01, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

South Florida celebrates outstanding achievement in high school theater when students from 25 public and private schools throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties vie for top honors in the 15th Annual Cappies Awards Gala on Tuesday, May 16th. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 4/30/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW on April 30, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Fort Lauderdale (more...)
Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards!
by BWW Staff on April 28, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! The awards honor professional classical music recordings that were released from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Our BWW editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15th. (more...)
Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Dance Awards!
by BWW Staff on April 28, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Dance professionals, professional dance companies, and professional dance productions in all dance genres in any part of the United States are eligible. The awards honor professional dance in America that took place from January 1st to December 31st 2016. Our editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15. (more...)
Children of Rock to Hit the Road on SCHOOL OF ROCK National Tour; Dates Announced! Children of Rock to Hit the Road on SCHOOL OF ROCK National Tour; Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced his high-octane Broadway and West End hit School of Rock - The Musical will launch a US National Tour in Rochester, NY, at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre in September 2017. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/28; IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/28; IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 28, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature a Spanish adaptation of IN THE HEIGHTS in Washington, DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep, and WEST SIDE STORY in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Last Chance To See BATHHOUSE: THE MUSICAL at Empire Stage Last Chance To See BATHHOUSE: THE MUSICAL at Empire Stage
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale

Bathhouse: The Musical! Is a rousing, carousing, musical montage, with music and lyrics by Tim Evanicki and Esther Daack. The show follows the story of Billy, a wide-eyed youth venturing into a bathhouse for the very first time. (more...)