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Miami New Drama's 7 DEADLY SINS Extended for the Second Time Photo Miami New Drama's 7 DEADLY SINS Extended for the Second Time
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2021

Miami New Drama has announced a second extension for their critically acclaimed production of 7 Deadly Sins: Temptation in the Magic City. The innovative, site-specific and socially distanced theatrical event, performed in seven vacant storefronts along Miami Beach’s historic Lincoln Road, will now play through Sunday, January 31. 

Cast, Creative Team and Production Dates Announced for Miami New Drama's SEVEN DEADLY Photo Cast, Creative Team and Production Dates Announced for Miami New Drama's SEVEN DEADLY SINS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2020

Miami New Drama has announced casting, creative team and production dates for Seven Deadly Sins: Temptation in the Magic City, an innovative, site-specific event which will be presented from November 27 through January 3 in seven vacant storefronts along Miami Beach's historic Lincoln Road. Opening night is Saturday, December 5.

BWW Review:  Arena Stage's CELIA AND FIDEL An Emotionally Taut, Gripping Piece of Rev Photo BWW Review: Arena Stage's CELIA AND FIDEL An Emotionally Taut, Gripping Piece of Revolutionary History
by Andrew White - Mar 16, 2020

Eduardo Machado's Celia and Fidel, set at the beginning of the Mariel Boatlift crisis in 1980, explores the bravado, self-delusion, frustration and paranoia that were the hallmarks of Fidel Castro's rule over Cuba. Director Molly Smith has worked her cast into a taut, suspenseful emotional pitch, with nuances galore to enjoy and contemplate.

Andhy Mendez to Replace Robert M. Jimenez in Arena Stage's CELIA AND FIDEL Photo Andhy Mendez to Replace Robert M. Jimenez in Arena Stage's CELIA AND FIDEL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020

The first four preview performances of the world-premiere Celia and Fidel have been cancelled due to the departure of actor Robert M. Jimenez. Mr. Jimenez has withdrawn from the production due to personal matters. He will be replaced by Andhy Mendez and preview performances will now begin on Tuesday, March 3. Mendez will step into the role of the Cuban leader.

BWW Review: CONFESSIONS OF A COCAINE COWBOY at the Colony Theatre- Because Miami! Photo BWW Review: CONFESSIONS OF A COCAINE COWBOY at the Colony Theatre- Because Miami!
by Cristina Pla-Guzman - Mar 31, 2019

God, I love Lincoln Road. And nope, I am not a tourist. Even though I have lived in Miami my whole life, I still get a thrill of walking down Lincoln Road people watching: girls in barely-there outfits with thongs exposed, men with chains heavy enough to weigh them down walking dogs who are dressed like people and people dressed like statues fully covered in sliver paint… BECAUSE MIAMI! Last night there was an added excitement that buzzed just steps away from South Beach and all the craziness surrounding Ultra. You can feel the excitement of the crowds entering the Colony Theatre to watch Miami New Drama's World Premier of Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy in collaboration with the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning studio rakontur, written by Billy Corben and Aurin Squire, directed by Michel Hausmann. There was a sense of anticipation and energy entering the theatre as people poured into an almost sold out show. As the seats filled, I likened the energy of people talking excitedly in their seats to the party atmosphere of Miami Beach's lifestyle. It was obvious that, like myself, the crowd was filled with people who were fans of the documentary and were thrilled to see if the play would do it justice. And that it did.

BWW Review: CONFESSIONS OF A COCAINE COWBOY at Miami New Drama Photo BWW Review: CONFESSIONS OF A COCAINE COWBOY at Miami New Drama
by Roger Martin - Mar 21, 2019

Wow! Just effing Wow! Miami New Drama's artistic director, Michel Hausmann has mounted a can't believe I'm seeing this bang bang show in Miami Beach's Colony Theatre.

CONFESSIONS OF A COCAINE COWBOY Adapted for the Stage in Miami Photo CONFESSIONS OF A COCAINE COWBOY Adapted for the Stage in Miami
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Miami New Drama is proud to announce the much-anticipated premiere of Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy, a new play based on the cult classic documentary Cocaine Cowboys, directed by Billy Corben and produced by Alfred Spellman and Corben through their Miami-based studio, rakontur.

Award-Winning Actor Yancey Arias Stars In Miami New Drama's: CONFESSIONS OF A COCAINE Photo Award-Winning Actor Yancey Arias Stars In Miami New Drama's: CONFESSIONS OF A COCAINE COWBOY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

Actor, producer, director Yancey Arias had his first experience in entertainment at the age of twelve when his grandmother threw him on stage to sing a song for a  neighborhood talent show at Henry Street Settlement in downtown Manhattan. Yancey was discovered by Professor James Green at Saint John's Prep High School in Astoria, Queens, New York. Green then introduced Yancey to Stage Door Manor in Loch Sheldrake, New York, where he studied theater under Jack Romano every summer, and in winter with fellow actors Vincent Laresca, Christian J. Meoli, and Josh Charles.

CONFESSIONS OF A COCAINE COWBOY Adapted for the Stage in Miami Photo CONFESSIONS OF A COCAINE COWBOY Adapted for the Stage in Miami
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Miami New Drama is proud to announce the much-anticipated premiere of Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy, a new play based on the cult classic documentary Cocaine Cowboys, directed by Billy Corben and produced by Alfred Spellman and Corben through their Miami-based studio, rakontur.

Photo Flash: Inside the Toil and Trouble of Folger's Restoration-Era MACBETH Photo Photo Flash: Inside the Toil and Trouble of Folger's Restoration-Era MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Rampant ambition and minds unhinged. Shrieking owls and prophesies foretold. Folger Theatre begins its 2018/19 season with Macbeth, Shakespeare's murderous tragedy seen anew and here, set in London's famous Bedlam asylum for a groundbreaking production integrating period music into a famous variation of the play.

Folger Theatre Will Present a Rare Restoration MACBETH Photo Folger Theatre Will Present a Rare Restoration MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Rampant ambition and minds unhinged. Shrieking owls and prophesies foretold. Folger Theatre begins its 2018/19 season with Macbeth, Shakespeare's murderous tragedy seen anew and here, set in London's famous Bedlam asylum for a groundbreaking production integrating period music into a famous variation of the play. The Restoration-era adaptation by Sir William Davenant, which mesmerized audiences from the re-opening of London theaters in the 1660's until well into the 18th century, blends music performed by Folger Consort and the seminal tragedy of the Scottish king.

Folger Theatre Will Present a Rare Restoration MACBETH Photo Folger Theatre Will Present a Rare Restoration MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Rampant ambition and minds unhinged. Shrieking owls and prophesies foretold. Folger Theatre begins its 2018/19 season with Macbeth, Shakespeare's murderous tragedy seen anew and here, set in London's famous Bedlam asylum for a groundbreaking production integrating period music into a famous variation of the play. The Restoration-era adaptation by Sir William Davenant, which mesmerized audiences from the re-opening of London theaters in the 1660's until well into the 18th century, blends music performed by Folger Consort and the seminal tragedy of the Scottish king.

NBC Shares Primetime Schedule for 1/1-1/28 Photo NBC Shares Primetime Schedule for 1/1-1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

Check out what is coming up this month on NBC!

BWW Review: Cleveland Play House opens 2017-2018 with entertaining “Shakespeare in  Photo BWW Review: Cleveland Play House opens 2017-2018 with entertaining “Shakespeare in Love”
by Roy Berko - Sep 18, 2017

Cleveland Play House opens 2017-2018 with entertaining Shakespeare in Love

Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN Photo Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama.

Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN Photo Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama.

Review Roundup: Timon of Athens at Folger Shakespeare Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

In a high-risk world of quick profits and borrowed luxury, Timon is a financial god among men. But when the tides of monetary fortune turn, and his former friends become ruthless creditors, Timon is left in an all-too-familiar financial freefall. The cast of Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' staging of Shakespeare's powerful, rarely produced dark satire is led by Tony Award winner Ian McDiarmid-an internationally celebrated actor whose credits range from performances with the Royal Shakespeare Company and on Broadway, to a turn as Senator and Evil Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars films.

BWW Review: Cautionary TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger Theatre
by Roger Catlin - May 17, 2017

Ian Merrill Peakes begins and ends his role as 'Timon of Athens' standing in the center of Folger Shakespeare Theatre's stage. At the start, he's basking in his glory as a prosperous master of the universe, happily dispersing his gold; in the end he's alone, torn down, penniless emotionally, at the mercy of gods, or fate, or something quite different than the riches that once defined him.

Photo Flash: First Look at Ian Merrill Peakes and More in TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Folger Theatre concludes its very successful 25th anniversary season this spring with Shakespeare's gripping tragedy Timon of Athens. Directed by Robert Richmond (Othello, Henry V, Richard III), this rarely produced satire examining wealth, false friendships, and the abuse of generosity features Helen Hayes Award-winner Ian Merrill Peakes (Macbeth, Othello, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) in the title role. Timon of Athens is on stage now through June 11, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Ian Merrill Peakes to Take on Title Role in TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Folger Theatre concludes its very successful 25th anniversary season this spring with Shakespeare's gripping tragedy Timon of Athens.

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