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Asolo Rep Presents Inside Asolo Rep: RHINOCEROS and ROE Asolo Rep Presents Inside Asolo Rep: RHINOCEROS and ROE
by BWW News Desk on February 19, 2018 in Sarasota

Asolo Rep will host Inside Asolo Rep: RHINOCEROS and ROE on Wednesday, February 28 at 11am, with refreshments at 10:30am. This insightful behind-the-scenes panel will feature Frank Galati (Director, RHINOCEROS), Lavina Jadhwani (Director, ROE), Peggy Roeder (Queen Elizabeth, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE; Mrs. Boeuf, RHINOCEROS); and Terri Weagant (Norma McCorvey, ROE). The discussion will be moderated by Asolo Rep Dramaturg and Literary Manager Paul Adolphsen. (more...)
Rick Springfield Comes to Van Wezel Rick Springfield Comes to Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk on February 19, 2018 in Sarasota

Grammy Award-winning singer, actor and author Rick Springfield returns to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Thursday, March 15 at 8:00 PM. (more...)
Asolo Rep Continues Record-Breaking Season With Lisa Loomer's ROE Asolo Rep Continues Record-Breaking Season With Lisa Loomer's ROE
by BWW News Desk on February 15, 2018 in Sarasota

???????Asolo Rep continues its record-breaking season with Lisa Loomer's ROE, a poignant new play that humanizes and examines both sides of one of the most polarizing Supreme Court cases of all time: Roe v. Wade. Asolo Rep is proud to be only the fourth theater in the country to be granted the rights to this must-see production. Directed by Lavina Jadhwani and based on the original production directed by Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Artistic Director Bill Rauch,  ROE previews March 14 and 15, opens March 16, and runs in rotating repertory through April 15 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/16 - HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/16 - HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More!
by BWW Special on February 16, 2018 in Sarasota

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 HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More! (more...)
Broadway's Audra McDonald Comes to Van Wezel Broadway's Audra McDonald Comes to Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk on February 15, 2018 in Sarasota

Multiple Grammy Award-winning and world-renowned singer, Audra McDonald arrives at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Wednesday, March 14 at 8:00PM. (more...)
Asolo Rep Announces Panel for MORNING AFTER GRACE Asolo Rep Announces Panel for MORNING AFTER GRACE
by BWW News Desk on February 14, 2018 in Sarasota

???????Asolo Rep's MORNING AFTER GRACE IllumiNation event will be held on Saturday, February 17. A stimulating series of theatre and conversation exploring the topical and social themes threaded throughout the season, IllumiNation events begin one hour prior to curtain with a ticketed reception on the mezzanine, continue with the performance, and conclude with a free, open-to-the-public conversation. (more...)
NEIL BERG'S 109 YEARS OF BROADWAY Comes to Van Wezel NEIL BERG'S 109 YEARS OF BROADWAY Comes to Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk on February 14, 2018 in Sarasota

Celebrating a record-breaking decade of annual performances, Neil Berg's 109 Years of Broadway returns to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2:00PM and 8:00PM. (more...)
The Costume Designs Of Miles White to Be On Display at The Ringling The Costume Designs Of Miles White to Be On Display at The Ringling
by BWW News Desk on February 14, 2018 in Sarasota

The creative brilliance of talented costume designer Miles White will be featured at The Ringling with a selection of his original designs, swatch books and production documents displayed alongside historic photographs and actual wardrobe pieces. White's spectacular renderings evoke the adventurous era of design that emerged in mid-century American circus performance. (more...)
BWW Review: FROM DALLAS WITH LOVE at Neel Performing Arts Center BWW Review: FROM DALLAS WITH LOVE at Neel Performing Arts Center
by Carolan Trbovich on February 13, 2018 in Sarasota

Audrey Landers & Pops Orchestra Share Some Valentine Love (more...)
Theo Ubique's SWEENEY TODD Opens 3/2 at No Exit Café Theo Ubique's SWEENEY TODD Opens 3/2 at No Exit Café
by BWW News Desk on February 13, 2018 in Sarasota

Philip Torre, a baritone who has appeared on the stages of Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York City Opera, Boston Lyric Opera and others, will perform the title role of Stephen Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET. The production's Mrs. Lovett will be Jacquelyne Jones, who just completed a run in Firebrand Theatre's acclaimed production of LIZZIE and appeared in Theo Ubique's HONKY TONK ANGELS as well as Kokandy Productions' HEATHERS last season. (more...)
DANCE TO THE MOVIES Comes to Van Wezel DANCE TO THE MOVIES Comes to Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk on February 13, 2018 in Sarasota

Experience some of Hollywood's best musical moments live with Dance to the Movies at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 8:00pm. (more...)
BWW Review: Laura Benanti Comes to the David A Straz Center For The Performing Arts BWW Review: Laura Benanti Comes to the David A Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Carolan Trbovich on February 12, 2018 in Sarasota

Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti brought her consummate performance style to its pinnacle in her one-woman cabaret show, An Evening with Laura Benanti to the Straz Centre for the Performing Arts in Tampa. Her exuberant fans showed up in big numbers to see a performer whose act transcends generations. (more...)
BWW Interviews: RACHEL BAY JONES On Connections, Theater's Impact, and How Art Will Save Us BWW Interviews: RACHEL BAY JONES On Connections, Theater's Impact, and How Art Will Save Us
by Trevor Durham on February 12, 2018 in Sarasota

'People need theatre in small towns. People need theatre in smaller cities, in different cities. We need it everywhere. It's important as an artist to remember that. It's not just about going for the brass ring - sometimes the brass ring is right there, sitting at home.' (more...)
Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Comes to MPAC Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Comes to MPAC
by BWW News Desk on February 09, 2018 in Sarasota

The Manatee Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce Manatee Players ' musical production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame for 14 performances, February 15 - March 4. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film's Academy Award - nominated score, as well as new songs by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. Peter Parnell's new book features verbatim passages from Hugo's goth ic novel.  (more...)
SaraSolo Festival Announces 2018 Festival Award Recipients SaraSolo Festival Announces 2018 Festival Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk on February 08, 2018 in Sarasota

SaraSolo Festival 2018 Announces Award Winners. See the full list of 2018 SaraSolo Festival Award Recipients below! (more...)
BWW Interview: Laura Benanti at David A Straz Center For The Performing Arts BWW Interview: Laura Benanti at David A Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Carolan Trbovich on February 08, 2018 in Sarasota

Tony Award winning powerhouse Laura Benanti is scheduled to appear in her one-woman cabaret at the Straz Center in Tampa on February 11. Celebrated for her impression of Melania Trump on Stephen Colbert's Late Show, Miss Benanti played Louise in the 2008 Broadway revival of Gypsy, winning the Tony Award, and appeared in the stage musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown in 2010, winning the Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She played Baroness Elsa Schrader in the 2013 NBC television production of The Sound of Music Live! and in 2015 began playing twin sisters Alura and Astra in the TV series Supergirl. Laura is also performing with her mother, talented actress and singer Linda Benanti, in a musical celebration of family titled, Laura and Linda Benanti: The Story Goes On. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/9 - DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/9 - DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special on February 09, 2018 in Sarasota

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 DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More! (more...)
SaraSolo Festival 2018 Announces Festival Award Recipients SaraSolo Festival 2018 Announces Festival Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk on February 08, 2018 in Sarasota

The 2018 SaraSolo Festival, the fourth celebration of theatre and solo artists, was held January 27-February 4, 2018. This annual theater festival features an eclectic mix of 45-90-minute solo performances by national and international artists - featuring music, dance, cabaret, comedy, magic, poetry, performance art, stand-up, storytelling and visual art creation as well as biographical, autobiographical and poetic plays. (more...)
FST Announces Second Extension of BLUE SUEDE SHOES FST Announces Second Extension of BLUE SUEDE SHOES
by BWW News Desk on February 08, 2018 in Sarasota

Due to popular demand, FST announces the second extension of Blue Suede Shoes through April 15 in the Goldstein Cabaret. With music from legends like Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, and Elvis Presley, audiences are swooning over "[FST's] best show in 10 years." Single tickets may be purchased online at FloridaStudioTheatre.org, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)
BWW Interview: Audrey Landers of FROM DALLAS WITH LOVE at Sarasota Pops BWW Interview: Audrey Landers of FROM DALLAS WITH LOVE at Sarasota Pops
by Carolan Trbovich on February 08, 2018 in Sarasota

Audrey Landers Brings Dallas Love To The Sarasota Pops (more...)
National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba Comes to Van Wezel National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba Comes to Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk on February 07, 2018 in Sarasota

Experience an enchanting night of classical music with the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba on Sunday, March 11 at 7:00PM at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. (more...)
Signed Performance of THE MIRACLE WORKER Announced at Florida Rep! Signed Performance of THE MIRACLE WORKER Announced at Florida Rep!
by BWW News Desk on February 06, 2018 in Sarasota

???????Florida Repertory Theatre is proud to present a signed performance of William Gibson's hopeful and uplifting true story, 'The Miracle Worker' on Sunday, March 4 at 2PM. (more...)
DAUGHTRY Headlines at Van Wezel DAUGHTRY Headlines at Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk on February 06, 2018 in Sarasota

American rock band Daughtry, formed and fronted by namesake Chris Daughtry, a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol, will make their Sarasota debut at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Thursday, March 8 at 8PM. (more...)
FST Announces Spelman Award Recipient at 'Shakespeare's Shindig' FST Announces Spelman Award Recipient at 'Shakespeare's Shindig'
by BWW News Desk on February 05, 2018 in Sarasota

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is proud to announce this year's recipients of the Spelman Award: Arnold Simonsen and Ronda Montminy. Named in honor of FST's founding Artistic Director, Jon Spelman, the Spelman Award is presented to an individual or corporate sponsor who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership by providing FST with spiritual, financial, and/or in-kind support. (more...)
Sarasota Orchestra Welcomes Violin Legend Midori Sarasota Orchestra Welcomes Violin Legend Midori
by BWW News Desk on February 05, 2018 in Sarasota

The Sarasota Orchestra welcomes the legendary Midori as guest artist for its Masterworks concert 'Midori Honors Bernstein.' A leading concert violinist for over 30 years, Midori has performed with the world's top orchestras including the London Symphony, Staatskapelle Dresden, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic. Midori regularly transfixes audiences around the world, bringing together graceful precision and intimate expression that allows the listening public to not just hear music but to be personally moved by it. (more...)