Six Scripts Selected for NNPN's 2014 National Showcase of New Plays in Sarasota This Weekend
(11/21/2014) - The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, will produce six new plays in staged reading format at its National Showcase of New Plays, hosted this weekend, November 21-23 in Sarasota, FL by Florida Studio Theatre. A committee of artistic, managing and literary leaders from across the country selected plays by Kevin Artigue, Hilary Bettis, Kristiana Colon, Mfoniso Udofia, and Steve Yockey for the twelfth installment of the Showcase.
freeFall's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns with All-New Cast
(11/20/2014) - A freeFall tradition is reinvented as an all-new cast joins us this holiday season for Keith Ferguson's and Bruce Greer's enchanting new musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. With a soaring and inspirational score, and faithful incarnations of all of the memorable characters, Dickens' ghost story leaps from the page and delights with stunning theatricality, lush scenery & costumes, and surprising special effects. Plan early to get your seats for this perfect holiday outing. A Christmas Carol, will run November 29 thru December 24, 2014. Special performances are scheduled the week before Christmas in order for patrons to share this classic with their family and friends visiting for the holidays.
EVIL DEAD Comes to the Van Wezel Tonight
(11/18/2014) - Evil Dead - The Musical, winner of the 2007 Dora Audience Choice Award as Toronto's favorite show, unleashes its mayhem and fun on Sarasota for one night only at 8pm tonight, Nov. 18th at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
BWW TV: Norm Lewis, Sierra Boggess, Michael Urie Chat BROADWAY & BEYOND
(11/17/2014) - On Saturday, November 15th, the arts community in Central Florida forever changed with the official opening of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. On that night, Broadway icon Richard Jay-Alexander brought together an incredible group of talent to unveil the Walt Disney Theatre with BROADWAY & BEYOND, and BroadwayWorld was there!
Stage Tube: Well-Strung Rehearses FROZEN Mash-Up for BROADWAY & BEYOND
(11/15/2014) - When Well-Strung, 'The Singing String Quartet,' agreed to be a part of BROADWAY & BEYOND, the premiere event in the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts' Walt Disney Theatre, they knew they needed to come up with something special. So, over the past week, the group put together a very special mash-up from Disney's most recent megahit.
STAGE TUBE: Sierra Boggess, Deborah Voigt Explore Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center
(11/14/2014) - In between rehearsals for BROADWAY & BEYOND, the inaugural event at Orlando's beautiful new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, world-renowned soprano Deborah Voigt and Broadway leading lady Sierra Boggess decided to explore some of the finer points of the gorgeous 'facilities.' The only question is, why was theatre icon Richard Jay-Alexander filming?
HAIRSPRAY, CHAPATTI and More Set for FST's 2014-15 Mainstage Season
(11/14/2014) - Florida Studio Theatre announces its 14-15 Mainstage Season. Opening the season is the Tony Award winning musical Hairspray, followed by Regional Premieres of the emotionally stirring Dancing Lessons and the theatrical sensation of Fly. Finishing out the season is the Southeastern Premiere of the honest and uplifting Chapatti.
EVIL DEAD Coming to Van Wezel, 11/18
(11/13/2014) - Evil Dead - The Musical, winner of the 2007 Dora Audience Choice Award as Toronto's favorite show, unleashes its mayhem and fun on Sarasota for one night only at 8pm on Nov. 18th at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Tickets on sale now!
BWW TV: Take a Virtual Tour of Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center Before Saturday's Star-Studded BROADWAY & BEYOND
(11/13/2014) - Without question, Orlando, Florida is one of the most exciting entertainment destinations in the world. From theme parks, to water parks, to world class shows, there is nearly something for everyone. Well, this Saturday, Orlando opens another exciting entertainment venue, The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. In the exciting virtual tour below, you will get to see all of the wonderful features of this breath-taking facility.
Dr. Phillips Center Set to Reinvent Orlando Arts Scene this Saturday with BROADWAY & BEYOND
(11/12/2014) - In three days, the Orlando arts community will be forever changed as The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts presents its inaugural show, BROADWAY & BEYOND. Directed by theatrical legend Richard Jay-Alexander (Executive Producer for the original Broadway productions of LES MISERABLES and MISS SAIGON), the performance will feature stars from all imaginable entertainment disciplines, including Broadway's current Phantom of the Opera, Central Florida native Norm Lewis; Broadway's Little Mermaid, Sierra Boggess; star of stage and screen Michael Urie; and many more. To check out the full list of stars performing in the event, click here.