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Captain Beverley Bass interview “Come From Away” Musical

June 14th, 2019 No comments

Interview with Marika Aubrey starring in “Come From Away”

June 14th, 2019 No comments

Musical “Come From Away” Press Day with Beverly Bass

June 14th, 2019 No comments

Adrienne Arsht Center Announces “Jim Gaffigan Quality Time Tour”

May 15th, 2019 No comments

announces

 

JIM GAFFIGAN

 

QUALITY TIME TOUR

 

Four-time Grammy nominated comedian, two-time New York Times best-selling

author,

and Emmy-winning performer comes to Miami with all new material!

 

December 28, 2019 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

 

Tickets: $50, $75*

 

Dorothea Green Theater in the Ziff Ballet Opera House

 

Part of the 2019-2020 Live at Knight Series

 

Miami, FL – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@ArshtCenter) is proud to present JIM GAFFIGAN (@JimGaffigan) on December 28, 2019 as part of its 2019-2020 Live at Knight series. A true comedic triple threat, having achieved major milestones in stand-up, acting, and writing, JIM GAFFIGAN’s clever and quiet style has earned him a spot as one of the most successful touring comedians in the country today.

Tickets to JIM GAFFIGAN are $50 and $75* and will be available to Arsht Center Culturist members beginning April 27 at noon EST and to the general public beginning May 3 at noon EST. Tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org.

 

 

JIM GAFFIGAN is a four-time Grammy nominated comedian, actor, two-time New York Times best-selling author, Emmy-winning top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling recording artist. Gaffigan is known around the world for his unique brand of humor, which largely revolves around his observations on life and food. With multiple projects in motion, Gaffigan is currently on his “Quality Time” stand-up comedy tour.

2019 will be Gaffigan’s biggest year to date with an astonishing seven films scheduled for release. Three of these films premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival including Troop Zero with Viola Davis and Alison Janney, Them That Follow (official release date is June 21st), and Light From Light – with many festival goers calling Gaffigan the “King of Sundance.”

This month, Gaffigan co-starred in the new film Drunk Parents with Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek. Additionally, Gaffigan will release his unprecedented seventh stand-up special, Quality Time, later this year with Amazon Prime making history as the streaming service’s first original comedy special.

JIM GAFFIGAN has two upcoming films being released later this year in which he is the lead. One is a comedic film called Being Frank opening on Father’s Day Weekend and the other is American Dreamer, a dark thriller opening September 20thAmerican Dreamer is the grand finale of 2019 for Jim and features him as a ride share driver who moonlights as a private driver for a drug dealer.

In addition to two seasons of the critically-acclaimed semi-auto biographical “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” which he wrote and produced with his wife Jeannie, and his widely popular stand-up comedy specials, Gaffigan has guest starred on many television comedies and dramas, ranging from “Portlandia” and “Bob’s Burgers” to the HBO cult hits “Flight of the Conchords” to dramatic roles in “Law & Order.”

Gaffigan also regularly does humorous commentaries on “CBS Sunday Morning.” Last year, Jim served as master of ceremonies at The Al Smith Memorial dinner. In 2015, Gaffigan had the great honor of performing for Pope Francis and more than one million festival attendees at the Festival of Families in Philadelphia.

For more information, please visit www.jimgaffigan.com.

@ArshtCenter             #ArshtCenter

 *All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Visit arshtcenter.org for up-to-date information.

 The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations and local, state and national foundations.

About the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

Set in the heart of downtown Miami and designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is one of the world’s leading performing arts organizations and venues. Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has emerged as a leader in presenting innovative programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity as well as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area. Spotlighting legends and serving as a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage, the Center presents nearly 400 events each year across its flexible, state-of-the-art performance spaces. The Center programs several Signature Series, including the largest jazz series in South Florida, a major annual Flamenco Festival, and a robust program of new theatrical works as well as free programming for the community and an arts education program that serves nearly 60,000 children each year. As Miami’s new Town Square, the Arsht Center also houses BRAVA by Brad Kilgore, a fine dining restaurant; the Café at Books & Books in the historic Carnival Tower and a weekly Farmers Market. Visit arshtcenter.orgfor more information.

 

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“The White Crow” Dramatic and Heartfelt

May 9th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A moving dramatic biography, The White Crow, opens this weekend and it’s not only a magnificent production, but a reminder of one of the most remarkable events in history. If you have heard of Rudolf Nureyev than you have a good idea of why he was a spark that helped to melt the cold war. If not then you are in for an enlightening of the extraordinary dancer’s challenging life. Read more…

“Anastasia” at Broward Center announces Digital Ticket Lottery

April 20th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

ANASTASIA ANNOUNCES $25 DIGITAL LOTTERY

 

FOR EVERY PERFORMANCE IN

 

FORT LAUDERDALE

 

“A MONSTER HIT!”

The New York Times

“FOUR STARS **** A sweeping adventure!”

Time Out New York

“ANASTASIA IS THE REAL THING! Fantastical, intelligent, well-crafted, and exhilarating!”

The Wall Street Journal

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Thursday, April 18, 2019 – The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce that ANASTASIA will host a digital ticket lottery during the upcoming Fort Lauderdale engagement from April 23 – May 5, offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of $25 tickets available per performance.

The digital lottery is open to accept entries NOW for the first week of performances and will close Monday 4/22 at 11am. Entries for the second week of performances open Monday 4/22 at 11am and close Monday 4/29 at 11am. Fans who have been selected will be notified via email or text and have 24 hours to purchase up to two (2) tickets at $25 each. All entrants are encouraged to follow ANASTASIA on Instagram (@anastasiabway), Twitter (@anastasiabway) and Facebook (@anastasiabway) for additional lottery news and information.

Entrants must be 18 years or older. A valid, non-expired photo ID that matches the name used to enter is required for pickup. Seat locations awarded by the lottery are subject to availability and may not be seated together. Additional details and times will be announced in other tour cities by the local theatre box office prior to the engagement. Additional lottery requirements can be found at www.luckyseat.com/anastasia/.

Lila Coogan (Anya) in the National Tour of ANASTASIA. Photo by Matthew Murphy, MurphyMade

From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime and inspired by the beloved films, ANASTASIA is the new Broadway musical that’s “one of the most gorgeous shows in years!” (New York Observer). This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

ANASTASIA features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush, new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) and direction by Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak.

 

Lila Coogan (Anya) and the company of the National Tour of ANASTASIA. Photo by Evan Zimmerman, MurphyMade.

The creative team includes Peggy Hickey (Choreography), Alexander Dodge (Set Design), Linda Cho (Costume Design), Donald Holder (Lighting Design), Peter Hylenski (Sound Design), Aaron Rhyne (Projection Design), Charles G. LaPointe (Hair/Wig Design), Joe Dulude II (Makeup Design), Tom Murray (Music Supervision), Lawrence Goldberg (Music Direction), Doug Besterman (Orchestrations), David Chase (Dance Arranger), casting by Telsey + Company/Craig Burns, CSA.

Edward Staudenmayer (Vlad), Lila Coogan (Anya), Stephen Brower (Dmitry) and the company of the National Tour of ANASTASIA. Photo by Evan Zimmerman, MurphyMade.

ANASTASIA completed its two-year Broadway run on March 31, 2019 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street).  Critics exclaimed “Ahrens and Flaherty have chosen the right moments to musicalize, and their score here sounds complete and full — one of the season’s strongest! (NBC)” and “Smartly adapted by Terrence McNally, Anastasia is a sweeping adventure, romance and historical epic whose fine craftsmanship will satisfy musical-theater fans (Time Out)”. The new musical has played to sold out crowds on Broadway and across North America on its first national tour, in addition to garnering multiple Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards and nominations.

Lila Coogan (Anya) and Stephen Brower (Dmitry) in the National Tour of ANASTASIA. Photo by Evan Zimmerman, MurphyMade.

The National Tour of ANASTASIA is produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It’s Only A Play, The Visit), Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening), 50 Church Street Productions, The Shubert Organization, Elizabeth Dewberry & Ali Ahmet Kocabiyik, Carl Daikeler, Warner/Chappell Music, 42nd Club/Phil Kenny, Judith Ann Abrams Productions, Broadway Asia/Umeda Arts Theater, Peter May, David Mirvish, Sandi Moran, Seoul Broadcasting System, LD Entertainment/Sally Cade Holmes, Seriff Productions, Van Dean, Tamar Climan and in association with Hartford Stage.

Edward Staudenmayer (Vlad), Tari Kelly (Countless Lily) and the company of the National Tour of ANASTASIA. Photo by Matthew Murphy, MurphyMade.

Twitter: @AnastasiaBway

Facebook: @AnastasiaBway

Instagram: @AnastasiaBway

www.anastasiathemusical.com

www.stage-entertainment.com

www.tomkirdahyproductions.com

www.tbdproductions.com

*All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Additional fees may apply. Visit www.browardcenter.org for up-to-date information, details and performance schedules.

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is one of America’s premier performing arts venues, consistently ranked among the top ten in the country. Presenting more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, the Broward Center showcases a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events and offers one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, serving more than 150,000 students annually.

The Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. receives and maintains funds to sustain, develop, and secure the future of the Broward Center.  The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit www.BrowardCenter.org. #browardcenter #biftl

 BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA

Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office.  Led by 18-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 45 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton. Current and past productions include The Band’s Visit, Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Hairspray, Mean Girls, The Producers and Waitress.

 The John Gore Organization is the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theatre worldwide. Under the leadership of 18-time Tony-winning theater producer and owner John Gore, its family of companies includes Broadway Across America, Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com, and Group Sales Box Office. The company presents shows in 45 cities across North America as well as on Broadway, Off-Broadway, London’s West End, Japan, and China. It has won Tony Awards in every producing category as well as numerous other Drama League, Drama Desk and Olivier awards.

 Florida Theatrical Association – the non-profit presenter of Broadway in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Miami – was founded with the charge of educating and developing new theater audiences and encouraging and preserving the presentation of touring Broadway theater. Since 1989 Florida Theatrical Association has presented over 1,050 broadway performances and distributed over $1.6 million in scholarships and grants to arts organizations across the state of Florida.

 Bank of America Corporate Philanthropy

At Bank of America, our focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors is critical to fulfilling our purpose of helping make people’s financial lives better. Our commitment to growing our business responsibly is embedded in every aspect of our company. It is demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our customers, and the impact we make around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships with nonprofits and advocate groups, such as community and environmental organizations, in order to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. Learn more at www.bankofamerica.com/about, and connect with us on Twitter at @BofA_News.

 

“Teen Spirit” Uplifting and Entertaining

April 16th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A tribute to teen singers who have taken the plunge into a career that could bring them greatness, the film Teen Spirit is uplifting and entertaining. Directed at the teen crowd with the ladies being the target, the film certainly will be a big hit with them. But, don’t be surprised if it becomes a bit hit with the men and the 20 something market as well. I like Elle Fanning in this role and she nails the main character with every song and movement of her on the screen. Read more…

Announcing “Summer Live!” at ARSHT CENTER

April 15th, 2019 No comments

 

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

 

of Miami-Dade County

 

Announces

 

 

 

JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL

THE ORIGIN OF LOVE: THE SONGS AND STORIES OF HEDWIG

The double Tony Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated co-creator of Hedwig & the Angry Inch, brings big, brash and bold rock spectacle

 

JOHN LEGUIZAMO

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS

Following its acclaimed Tony Award-nominated Broadway run, the hilarious Tony and Emmy Award-winning star brings his hit one-man show to Miami

 

KETAMA: NO ESTAMOS LOCOS TOUR

Legendary Flamenco trio returns to the stage after 14 years

 

BEACHTONE JAZZ FESTIVAL

Featuring Bossa Nova star Eliane Elias, Brazilian guitar virtuoso Yamandu Costa,

Sammy Figueroa with Chico Pinheiro and Mirella Costa, and more

 

PLUS! Returning favorites including…

 

3RD ANNUAL COMMUNITEA DANCE

FREE PRIDE CELEBRATION STARRING SHANGELA

“RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star,” also seen in the Oscar-winning film A Star is Born

 

CITY THEATRE’S SUMMER SHORTS

America’s Short Play Festival now celebrating its 24th anniversary

 

THE ULTIMATE QUEEN CELEBRATION

STARRING MARC MARTEL

An absolute must-see for Queen fans! Back by popular demand after sold-out concert in 2018

 

SIEMPRE FLAMENCO MIAMI’S

14TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL DE CANTE

Featuring acclaimed Spanish singers Rocio Bazan, Manuel de la Nina, and Javier Heredia, world-renowned dancer Antoñete Castro, and guitarist Paco Fernandez

 

Miami, FL – April  2019 – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@ArshtCenter) is proud to announce the lineup for its 2019 SUMMER LIVE! AT ARSHT series which features four new shows and four returning favorites for theatergoers of all ages to enjoy all summer long.

The 2019 SUMMER LIVE! AT ARSHT series includes CITY THEATRE’S SUMMER SHORTS (May 30-June 23), the 3RD ANNUAL FREE COMMUNITEA DANCE STARRING SHANGELA (June 1); JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL’s THE ORIGIN OF LOVE: THE SONGS AND STORIES OF HEDWIG (June 8);KETAMA: NO ESTAMOS LOCOS TOUR (June 9); BEACHTONE JAZZ FESTIVAL (June 15); THE ULTIMATE QUEEN CELEBRATION STARRING MARC MARTEL (June 30); JOHN LEGUIZAMO’sLATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS (July 12-14); and SIEMPRE FLAMENCO MIAMI’S 14TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL DE CANTE (August 30-September 1). Additional 2019 SUMMER LIVE! AT ARSHT shows will be announced later this spring.

Tickets

Tickets to 2019 SUMMER LIVE! AT ARSHT shows will be available to Arsht Center Culturist members on April 3 at noon and to the general public beginning April 5 at noon. All tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org.

Previously announced 2019 SUMMER LIVE! AT ARSHT shows, including City Theatre’s Summer Shorts and Siempre Flamenco’s 14th Annual Festival De Cante, are on sale now.

Programming for the 2019 SUMMER LIVE! AT ARSHT series includes the following:

CITY THEATRE’S SUMMER SHORTS 2019

May 30-June 23, 2019 at various times

Carnival Studio Theater

Tickets: $35, $50, $70*

Now celebrating its 24th anniversary, America’s Short Play Festival returns this summer with the best brand new 10-minute comedies, dramas, and mini-musicals showcasing the diversity of Miami in a 90-minute, fun-filled theatrical celebration.

Fans can expect a whole new collection of plays from the country’s best writers, starring a company of South Florida theatre all-stars! Short titles to be announced later this season.

COMMUNITEA DANCE

FREE PRIDE CELEBRATION STARRING SHANGELA

June 1, 2019 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Thomson Plaza for the Arts – Ziff Ballet Opera House

Tickets: Free with RSVP*

In celebration of National Pride Month and to commemorate the momentous 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, the Arsht Center once again hosts its FREE, all-ages outdoor event honoring South Florida’s vibrant community with the best local and international entertainment by LGBTQ artists and allies in the heart of downtown Miami. All are welcome to enjoy a late afternoon on the Center’s Thomson Plaza for the Arts to celebrate love, dance, and be PROUD!

The third annual Communitea Dance will feature performances by RuPaul’s Drag Race All StarShangela, who recently made a memorable cameo alongside Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in the Oscar-winning blockbuster A Star is Born. The event will be hosted by this year’s Ultimate Miami Drag Queen winner, Karla Croqueta, and also include performances by The State Of and tunes by DJ Hottpants. Additional artists to be announced soon.

JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL

THE ORIGIN OF LOVE: THE SONGS AND STORIES OF HEDWIG

With Special Guest Amber Martin

June 8, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Knight Concert Hall

Tickets: $35, $55, $75, $99*

John Cameron Mitchell, the double Tony Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated co-creator of Hedwig & the Angry Inch, brings songs and stories from his history in a big, brash and bold rock spectacle, performing songs from his groundbreaking rock musical and regaling audiences with stories from 20 years of Hedwig with special guest Amber Martin. Mitchell will also preview songs from his upcoming musical podcast Anthem, which stars himself, Glenn Close, Patti Lupone, Cynthia Erivo, Denis O’Hare, Laurie Anderson, and Marion Cotillard.

So put on some make-up, turn up the eight-track and pull the wig down from the shelf – for a night of post-punk, neo-glam rock – a collective quest for love, hope and identity.

Blue Box Miami presents

KETAMA: NO ESTAMOS LOCOS TOUR

June 9, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Knight Concert Hall

Tickets: $46, $66, $86, $116, $146*

The legendary Flamenco trio Ketama, with Antonio, Juan and Josemi Carmona, return to the stage after 14 years! Ketama is a Spanish group of flamenco fusión and one of the most outstanding representatives of the so-called Nuevo Flamenco. Ketama presents their 2019 tour in the best theaters in Europe, the US and Latin America, performing re-mastered selections of the now classic De akí a Ketama album, and more!

Vistanova Entertainment presents

BEACHTONE JAZZ FESTIVAL

Latin Jazz Artists Eliane Elias, Yamandu Costa, Sammy Figueroa, Mirella Costa and more

June 15, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Knight Concert Hall

Tickets: $55, $70, $97, $135*

Uniting Jazz, Latin Jazz and Brazilian styles, the Beachtone Music Festival is delivering an unprecedented roster, featuring Grammy Award-winning Bossa Nova star Eliane Elias, Brazilian guitar virtuoso Yamandu Costa, legendary percussionist Sammy Figueroa with Chico Pinheiro and Mirella Costa, and more! The Beachtone Jazz Festival captures the essence of Miami in a prime musical experience.

THE ULTIMATE QUEEN CELEBRATION

Starring Marc Martel

June 30, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Knight Concert Hall

Tickets: $39, $59, $79*. Limited VIP Packages including a meet and greet with Marc Martel, photo op, and signed merchandise available for an additional $99.

The Ultimate Queen Celebration is an explosive, attention-grabbing tribute featuring ferocious performances of the most iconic rock anthems of all time—“We Will Rock You,” “Radio Gaga,” “We Are The Champions,” “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Somebody to Love,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” and many more. Heading the smashing 5-piece band is lead singer Marc Martel, the vocalist who gave the Oscar-winning smash-hit movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, its electricity, its authenticity, and its bite. “Martel’s ability to sound like Freddie Mercury remains staggering!” raves USA Today.

JOHN LEGUIZAMO

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS

July 12 & 13, 2019 at 8 p.m.; July 14, 2019 at 3 p.m.

Ziff Ballet Opera House

Tickets: $49, $65, $79, $99, $125*

A sold-out run at The Public Theater. A record-breaking engagement at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Endless critical and audience acclaim direct from Broadway. Chalk it all up to the mad genius of Tony and Emmy Award® winner John Leguizamo, standing at the head of the class in his one-man show, LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS.

When his son gets a school assignment on heroes, John seizes the chance to teach him all about the great figures of the Latino world. But once he sets out on his irreverent crash course across three continents and 3000 years of history—from conquistadores to cumbia, Montezuma to Menudo, and taking on the characters in all of it—he uncovers provocative truths that shock even him.

SIEMPRE FLAMENCO MIAMI’S

14TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL DE CANTE

August 30-September 1, 2019 at various times

Carnival Studio Theater

Tickets: $48, $60*

Siempre Flamenco’s Festival de Cante is thrilled to bring Miami audiences a spine-tingling experience for the 14th edition of this much anticipated event! Past favorites and fresh new faces of Cante and Baile will join forces in a unique performance that will exhilarate audiences with an up-close experience at the Arsht Center.

This year’s festival features acclaimed Spanish singers Rocio Bazan, Manuel de la Nina, and Javier Heredia, world renowned dancer Antoñete Castro, and the great guitarist Paco Fernandez. Siempre Flamenco’s founding members Paco and Celia Fonta will join the ensemble with their guitar and dance respectively and complete this terrific lineup of flamenco stars.

*All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Visit arshtcenter.org for up-to-date information.

 

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations and local, state and national foundations.

About the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

Set in the heart of downtown Miami and designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is one of the world’s leading performing arts organizations and venues. Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has emerged as a leader in presenting innovative programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity as well as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area. Spotlighting legends and serving as a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage, the Center presents nearly 400 events each year across its flexible, state-of-the-art performance spaces. The Center programs several Signature Series, including the largest jazz series in South Florida, a major annual Flamenco Festival, and a robust program of new theatrical works as well as free programming for the community and an arts education program that serves nearly 60,000 children each year. As Miami’s new Town Square, the Arsht Center also houses BRAVA by Brad Kilgore, a fine dining restaurant; the Café at Books & Books in the historic Carnival Tower and a weekly Farmers Market. Visit arshtcenter.orgfor more information.

*All photos courtesy of Adrienne Arsht Center

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“School of Rock” coming to the Arsht Center Miami

March 18th, 2019 No comments

 

Class is now in session!

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S SMASH-HIT MUSICAL

 

 IS COMING TO MIAMI’S

 

ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER FOR THE

 

PERFORMING ARTS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

 

April 9 – 14, 2019

Tickets begin at $34*

Ziff Ballet Opera House

 

MAKE SPRING BREAK ROCK!

 

South Florida natives, Isabella Rose Sky and Arianna Pereira, to APPEAR in Miami engagement

 

MIAMI, FLFriday, March 15, 2019 – Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber’s high-octane Broadway and West End hit SCHOOL OF ROCK – THE MUSICAL (@SORMusical) is coming to Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@ArshtCenter). The smash-hit musical will play a limited one-week run, April 9 – 14, 2019.

Tickets to SCHOOL OF ROCK – THE MUSICAL start at $34* and are available through the Arsht Center Box Office in person at 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132, by calling 305.949.6722, or online at arshtcenter.org.

School of Rock Tour. Photo by Evan Zimmerman-MurphyMade

Make your spring break rock by bring the whole family to School of Rock.  There are two special family events to take advantage of, the first is KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY on Tuesday, April 9 – Buy One Adult Ticket, Bring One Child Free!* And join us for family-friendly festivities beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Arsht Center lobby. Use promo code KIDSNIGHTROCK by 11:59 p.m. on March 22. Additionally, a FAMILY FOUR-PACK is available for select performances; receive 25% off!+ using promocode FAMILYROCK by 11:59 p.m. on March 22.

SCHOOL OF ROCK – THE MUSICAL is based on the hit 2003 film of the same and features music from the movie, as well as an original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes, choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter and direction by Laurence Connor.

MERRITT DAVID JANES and LEXIE DORSETT SHARP School of Rock Tour. Photo by Matt Murphy

The full cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK – THE MUSICAL national tour stars Merritt David Janes as Dewey, Lexie Dorsett Sharp as Rosalie, Madison Micucci as Patty, Layne Roate as Ned, Gary Trainor as Dewey Alternate, Deidre Lang as Ms. Sheinkopf, Arianna Pereira as Shonelle, Leanne Parks as Katie, Alyssa Emily Marvin as Marcy, Dylann Trueblood as Mason, Camille De La Cruz as Tomika, Cameron Trueblood as Freddy, Mystic Inscho as Zack, Sammy Dell as Billy, Julian Brescia as Lawrence and Sami Bray as Summer. The adult ensemble features John Campione, Matt Caplan, Alison Cusano, Christopher De Angelis, Liam Fennecken, Brian Golub, Lizzie Klemperer, Sinclair Mitchell, Jonathon Timpanelli, JP Qualters and Khalifa White. The kid’s ensemble features Bella Fraker, Eamonn Hubert, Jacob Moran, Blake Ryan, Isabella Rose Sky and Gabriella Uhl.

School of Rock Tour. Photo by Evan Zimmerman-MurphyMade

Miami native, ISABELLA ROSE SKY and South Florida native, ARIANNA PEREIRA are both thrilled to be making their national tour debut in School of Rock.

 SCHOOL OF ROCK – THE MUSICAL opened on Broadway to rave reviews on Sunday, December 6, 2015. This Ben Brantley New York Times ‘Critics’ Pick’ “is an inspiring jolt of energy and mad skillz,” raves Jesse Oxfeld of Entertainment Weekly. And in his four-star Critics’ Pick review, Time Out’s David Cote proclaimed, “School’s IN – forever!” SCHOOL OF ROCK – THE MUSICAL was nominated for four 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Lloyd Webber and Slater), Best Book (Fellowes), and Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Alex Brightman). SCHOOL OF ROCK – THE MUSICAL also won the 2017 Oliver award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

School of Rock Tour. Photo by Evan Zimmerman-MurphyMade

Based on the hit film, SCHOOL OF ROCK – THE MUSICAL is a hilarious new musical that follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pintsized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.

SCHOOL OF ROCK – THE MUSICAL features scenic and costume design by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Mick Potter and music supervision by John Rigby.

Theo Mitchell-Penner. Photo by Matt Murphy

SCHOOL OF ROCK — THE MUSICAL is produced on Broadway by Andrew Lloyd Webber for The Really Useful Group, Warner Music Group & Access Industries, The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization. Nina Lannan and Madeleine Lloyd Webber serve as Executive Producers.

The 2018-19 Broadway in Miami subscription season is presented by Florida Theatrical Association and the Adrienne Arsht Center along with presenting sponsor Bank of America and with support from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

*All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Visit www.arshtcenter.org for up-to-date information.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations and local, state and national foundations.

 About the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

Set in the heart of downtown Miami and designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is one of the world’s leading performing arts organizations and venues. Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has emerged as a leader in presenting innovative programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity as well as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area. Spotlighting legends and serving as a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage, the Center presents nearly 400 events each year across its flexible, state-of-the-art performance spaces. The Center programs several Signature Series, including the largest jazz series in South Florida, a major annual Flamenco Festival, and a robust program of new theatrical works as well as free programming for the community and an arts education program that serves nearly 60,000 children each year. As Miami’s new Town Square, the Arsht Center also houses BRAVA by Brad Kilgore, a fine dining restaurant; the Café at Books & Books in the historic Carnival Tower and a weekly Farmers Market.  Visit www.arshtcenter.org for more information.

 About Broadway Across America

Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office.  Led by 18-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 45 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton. Current and past productions include The Band’s Visit, Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Hairspray, Mean Girls, The Producers and Waitress.

 The John Gore Organization is the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theatre worldwide. Under the leadership of 13-time Tony-winning theater producer and owner John Gore, its family of companies includes Broadway Across America, Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com, and Group Sales Box Office. The company presents shows in 44 cities across North America as well as on Broadway, Off-Broadway, London’s West End, Japan, and China. It has won Tony Awards in every producing category as well as numerous other Drama League, Drama Desk and Olivier awards

 Florida Theatrical Association – the non-profit presenter of Broadway in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Miami – was founded with the charge of educating and developing new theater audiences and encouraging and preserving the presentation of touring Broadway theater. Since 1989 Florida Theatrical Association has presented over 1,050 Broadway performances and distributed over $1.6 million in scholarships and grants to arts organizations across the state of Florida.

 About Bank of America

Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 46 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 4,600 retail financial centers, approximately 15,900 ATMs, and award-winning online banking with approximately 34 million active accounts and nearly 22 million mobile active users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Bank of America Environmental, Social and Governance

At Bank of America, our focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors is critical to fulfilling our purpose of helping make people’s financial lives better. Our commitment to growing our business responsibly is embedded in every aspect of our company. It is demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our customers, and the impact we make around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships with nonprofits and advocate groups, such as community and environmental organizations, in order to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. Learn more at www.bankofamerica.com/about, and connect with us on Twitter at @BofA_News.

 

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“A Bronx Tale” on Sale at Broward Center for the Performing Arts

March 10th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Fort Lauderdale premiere engagement announced for

 

A BRONX TALE

Broadway’s Hit New Musical

 

Book by Chazz Palminteri, Music by Alan Menken

and Lyrics by Glenn Slater

 

Directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks

Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo

 

Will play the Broward Center for the Performing Arts June 11 – 23, 2019

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 15 at 10AM

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Friday, March 8, 2019. Producers Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions and Evamere Entertainment are pleased to announce that the North American Tour of A BRONX TALE, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo, will play the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for a limited two week run, June 11 – 23, 2019. Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 15 at 10 AM.

Tickets for A BRONX TALE will be available at the Broward Center AutoNation Box Office, 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33312, browardcenter.org or call 954.462.0222. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling 954.660.6307. Ticket prices start at $40.75*.

Hear directly from the creative team about the North American Tour!

Click here: https://youtu.be/0Pbiz1uumTY

A BRONX TALE premiered at the Tony Award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse to critical and popular acclaim in Spring 2016. A BRONX TALE opened on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre on December 1, 2016, following previews from November 3. The show ended its Broadway run on August 5, 2018, having played 700 performances and as the second longest running show in the history of the Longacre Theatre.

Based on the one-man show that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical takes audiences to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Featuring an original doo-wop score, this is a tale about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

The design team for A BRONX TALE includes Beowulf Boritt, Scenic Design; William Ivey Long, Costume Design; Howell Binkley, Lighting Design; Gareth Owen, Sound Design; Paul Huntley, Hair & Wig Design; Anne Ford-Coates, Makeup Design; Tara Rubin Casting, Casting; and Robert Westley, Fight Coordinator. Music Supervision and Arrangements are by Ron Melrose and Orchestrations are by Doug Besterman.

A BRONX TALE evolved from the one-man Off-Broadway play, A Bronx Tale, written and performed by Chazz Palminteri in 1989. During the original Off Broadway and subsequent Los Angeles engagements, Robert De Niro came to see the show, and brought the story and star Palminteri to the screen in 1993, making his film directorial debut in the process. Following the success of the film, Palminteri performed the one-man show A Bronx Tale on Broadway in the 2007-2008 Season.

A BRONX TALE’s Original Broadway Cast Album is now available on Ghostlight Records in digital formats, with CDs in stores and online.

For tour dates and more, please visit www.ABronxTaleTheMusical.com. Follow A Bronx Tale on Twitter: @BXTaleMusical, Facebook, and Instagram.

CHAZZ PALMINTERI (Book) wrote and performed his one-man show A Bronx Tale for the first time in 1989 before moving it off-Broadway. Mr. Palminteri went on to write the screenplay and co-star in the screen adaptation of A Bronx Tale alongside Robert De Niro. Mr. Palminteri has more than 55 movies to his credit as an actor, writer, and director, including The Usual Suspects, Bullets Over Broadway (Academy Award nomination), Analyze This, Hurlyburly, Mullholland Falls, Faithful (also written by Mr. Palminteri), A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Yonkers Joe, Jolene and most recently Legend starring Tom Hardy. Mr. Palminteri had a recurring role on the hit show Modern Family and has starred in Blue Bloods. Mr. Palminteri directed the HBO series Oz (episode “Unnatural Disasters”), Showtime’s Women vs Men, and the feature film Noel starring Susan Sarandon, Paul Walker, and Robin Williams.

ALAN MENKEN (Music) composed the stage and film musicals Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Newsies, Aladdin and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Mr. Menken’s other stage musicals include God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz; A Christmas Carol; Sister Act and Leap of Faith. Mr. Menken’s film musicals also include Life With Mikey, Pocahontas, Hercules, The Shaggy Dog, Enchanted, Tangled and Mirror, Mirror. Some of Mr. Menken’s television credits include Galavant, The Neighbors, Lincoln, Sesame Street and more. Mr. Menken won eight Oscar Awards, 11 Grammy Awards (including Song of the Year), seven Golden Globe Awards, a Tony Award, an Olivier Award, a New York Drama Critics Award, a London Evening Standard Theatre Award, induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Some of Mr. Menken’s other awards and honors include Billboard’s #1 single and album, Disney Legend, and honorary doctorates from NYU and the North Carolina School of the Arts.

Glenn Slater (Lyrics) co-created Disney’s worldwide smash Tangled (Grammy Winner, Oscar and Golden Globe nominations), and is a three-time Tony nominee for the international hit musicals The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, and current Broadway sensation School of Rock. With longtime collaborator Alan Menken, he wrote all the songs for two seasons of the cult-favorite Medieval musical TV series “Galavant” (Emmy nominee), and a song for the recent animated hit Sausage Party, as well as Disney’s Home On The Range and Broadway’s Leap of Faith. In the West End, Glenn provided book and lyrics for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies. His newest musical, A Bronx Tale, opens on Broadway in 2016. Glenn lives in New York City with his wife, composer Wendy Leigh Wilf, and their sons Benjamin and Daniel.

ROBERT DE NIRO (Director), considered one of the greatest American actors of all time, produced, directed and starred in many iconic films. Mr. De Niro won the 1974 Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in The Godfather: Part II and the 1980 Academy Award for best actor for his role in Raging Bull. Mr. De Niro received Academy Award nominations for Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Awakenings, Cape Fear and Silver Linings Playbook. Mr. De Niro is a four-time New York Film Critics Circle Award winner for his work on Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Awakenings. In addition to winning the 1981 Golden Globe award for his work on Raging Bull and winning the 2011 Cecil B. DeMille Award, Mr. De Niro was nominated for a total of seven Golden Globe Awards. Mr. De Niro was nominated for six British

Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards. Mr. De Niro starred in many other films including Mean Streets, Bang the Drum, Analyze That, Meet the Fockers and more. Mr. De Niro made his Broadway debut in the 1986 play Cuba & His Teddy Bear. Mr. De Niro founded his own production company, Tribeca Film Center, and made his film directorial debut in 1993 with A Bronx Tale.

JERRY ZAKS (Director) won four Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, two Outer Critics Circle Awards and an Obie Award. Mr. Zaks directed many Broadway shows including Hello, Dolly!, Meteor Shower, Sister Act, The Addams Family, Guys and Dolls, Six Degrees of Separation, Lend Me a Tenor, House of Blue Leaves, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Anything Goes, La Cage aux Folles, Little Shop of Horrors and more. Mr. Zaks received SDC’s Mr. Abbott Award for lifetime achievement and an honorary doctorate of fine arts from his alma mater, Dartmouth College. Mr. Zaks is a 2013 inductee to the Theater Hall of Fame.

SERGIO TRUJILLO (Choreographer) is the recipient of an Olivier Award for Memphis and a Tony Award nominee for choreography for On Your Feet! Mr. Trujillo had the honor of having four shows simultaneously running on Broadway: Tony Award Winning Best Musical Memphis (Olivier Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk and Astaire Award nominations), Tony/Olivier Award winning Best Musical Jersey Boys (Greenroom Award, Olivier, Drama Desk, Dora, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), The Addams Family, and Next to Normal (2010 Pulitzer Prize). Other Broadway credits: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Hands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk nomination), Leap of Faith, Guys and Dolls (Astaire Award nomination) and All Shook Up. TV/Film credits include; Jersey Boys (directed by Clint Eastwood), “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Triple Sensation,” “The 14th American Comedy Awards,” “Broadway: The American Musical” for PBS.  In December 2012, Mr. Trujillo was distinguished as one of the Top 100 Colombians in the world by President Juan Manuel Santos.

 Follow A BRONX TALE on Twitter: @BXTaleMusical, Instagram: @BronxTaleMusical, or on Facebook

*All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Additional fees may apply. Visit www.browardcenter.org for up-to-date information, details and performance schedules.

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is one of America’s premier performing arts venues, consistently ranked among the top ten in the country. Presenting more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, the Broward Center showcases a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events and offers one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, serving more than 150,000 students annually.

The Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. receives and maintains funds to sustain, develop, and secure the future of the Broward Center.  The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit www.BrowardCenter.org. #browardcenter #biftl

 BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA

Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office.  Led by 18-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 45 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton. Current and past productions include The Band’s Visit, Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Hairspray, Mean Girls, The Producers and Waitress.

 The John Gore Organization is the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theatre worldwide. Under the leadership of 18-time Tony-winning theater producer and owner John Gore, its family of companies includes Broadway Across America, Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com, and Group Sales Box Office. The company presents shows in 45 cities across North America as well as on Broadway, Off-Broadway, London’s West End, Japan, and China. It has won Tony Awards in every producing category as well as numerous other Drama League, Drama Desk and Olivier awards.

Florida Theatrical Association – the non-profit presenter of Broadway in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Miami – was founded with the charge of educating and developing new theater audiences and encouraging and preserving the presentation of touring Broadway theater. Since 1989 Florida Theatrical Association has presented over 1,050 Broadway performances and distributed over $1.6 million in scholarships and grants to arts organizations across the state of Florida.

 Bank of America Corporate Philanthropy

At Bank of America, our focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors is critical to fulfilling our purpose of helping make people’s financial lives better. Our commitment to growing our business responsibly is embedded in every aspect of our company. It is demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our customers, and the impact we make around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships with nonprofits and advocate groups, such as community and environmental organizations, in order to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. Learn more at www.bankofamerica.com/about, and connect with us on Twitter at @BofA_News.