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AAFCA Awards 2020

January 14th, 2020 No comments

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” Now on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD

January 12th, 2020 No comments

 

Review by John Delia

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil brings a powerhouse of Disney magic that will astound and delight everyone even on their home screens. Filled with so many characters that you will want to stop and count them as they fly by and even freeze frame them to get a better look. The direction is incredible keeping the main actors in character as they work in front of the stage screens. It’s the kind of wonderment that boggles the mind, especially with the opening scenes and later during the battle. Youngsters will enjoy the film and want to see it over and over again. Parents will marvel at the storyline that stretches the imagination beyond the first Maleficent movie. Whether it’s on 4k, Blu-ray or even DVD, the film is seamless and clear. Read more…

“The Song of Names” A Powerful Tribute

January 10th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A brilliant film that delves into the life of a man who brought music into the lives of people who were caught up in the most intolerable time in history. Set in London during World War II not everyone was afraid to help those who found themselves in danger of being persecuted. Not like most views of the Nazi scourge, this one turns the camera on a Jewish prodigy that was born to bring a message of hope and remembrance to his disrupted world.
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“Cats” Sparkles and Resonates

December 24th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

One of the best family films to come along in a while the movie Cats it’s a fun musical as well. Fill with mystery, fantasy and some drama, the film really sparkles and radiates for all ages. Not just for girls the film should appeal to every family member as the songs are all relevant to today and the dialogue gets touching and heartfelt. If you see one family film this holiday make it be Cats. Read more…

“American Son” at Zoetic Stage in Miami

December 21st, 2019 No comments

 

DIRECT FROM BROADWAY!

 

Zoetic Stage and the Arsht Center

 

present the Florida premiere of

 

AMERICAN SON

 

by Miami playwright Christopher Demos-Brown

 

A topical new drama set in Miami about an estranged

 

interracial couple searching for their missing teenage son

 

 A New York Times Critic’s Pick

 

 “It leaves the audience gasping for breath!” – Los Angeles Times

 

Thursday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m. – Preview

 

Friday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m. – Opening Night

 

through Sunday, January 26

 

Tickets: $50, $55*

 

Carnival Studio Theater

 

Continues the 2019-2020 season for Zoetic Stage

 

and the Arsht Center’s 2019-2020 Theater Up Close Series

 

 

Miami, FL – December 17, 2019 – Zoetic Stage (@ZoeticStageMIA) and the Arsht Center (@ArshtCenter) are proud to present the highly-anticipated Florida premiere of AMERICAN SON, a topical drama by multiple Carbonell award-winning playwright and Zoetic Stage co-founder Christopher Demos-Brown. Set in Miami and based on the 2018 Broadway play and the recent NETFLIX film, both of which starred Kerry Washington (Scandal), AMERICAN SON is about an estranged interracial couple that must confront their feelings about race and bias after their son is detained by the local police following a traffic stop incident. Playing January 9 – 26, 2020 in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House), AMERICAN SON continues Zoetic Stage’s 2019-2020 season and the Arsht Center’s 2019-2020 Theater Up Close Series.

Tickets to AMERICAN SON are $50, $55*. Tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org.

Directed by Zoetic Stage Artistic Director Stuart Meltzer, AMERICAN SON is a gripping tale of two people caught in our national divide, with their worst fears hanging in the balance. Set in a South Florida police station in the middle of the night, this riveting new drama centers around an estranged interracial couple searching for their missing teenage son, who happens to be African American.

 

 

Fresh from its highly successful Broadway run, Zoetic Stage will be one of the first regional theaters to present this important new work about race in America. Intimate in nature but universal in scope, AMERICAN SON continues Zoetic Stage’s mission to present socially relevant work by South Florida voices.

Says Meltzer of the play, “American Son is a modern American thriller that truly reflects our times. The play speaks to all communities about the inequality many people face daily and the hope, humor and heartache surrounding it. It brings great joy that Chris’ play comes home to South Florida for all audiences to see it live on stage with an exemplary cast and designers.”

ABOUT THE CAST AND CREATIVES

CLIVE CHOLERTON (Scott Connor) American Son marks Clive’s return to acting after a 14-year absence. He was last seen in Palm Beach Dramaworks’ (PBD) production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Other selected acting highlights include High Life (world premiere), Johnny Got His Gun (world premiere: author stage adaptation), Six Degrees of Separation (Canadian premiere) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (High Park – Toronto). For many years, Clive was an acclaimed film and television actor both in the U.S. and Canada, with notable projects including The WallThis Ain’t Going AwayNet WorthFamily of Cops and many other guest appearances on various series. His primary focus since stepping away from acting has been as a director. Most memorable productions include: Sweeney Todd at PBD (Carbonell Award – Best Direction, Musical); 1776 at PBD (Carbonell nomination – Best Direction, Musical); Vices: A Love Story at Caldwell Theatre (Carbonell nomination – Best Direction, Musical); The Whipping ManThe Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity; and Clybourne Park. He introduced and reinvented the Broadway concert format for South Florida audiences with Sunday in the Park with GeorgeInto the WoodsFolliesThe Secret GardenMan of La ManchaThe Most Happy Fella and 110 in the Shade.

 

RYAN DIDATO (Officer Paul Larkin) Selected regional theater credits include: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Silver Palm Award); Wrongful Death and Other Circus Acts (Carbonell nomination, Best Supporting Actor) at Zoetic Stage at the Arsht Center; Dracula at Actors Theatre of Louisville (Louisville, KY); The Goldberg Variations at Island City Stage; 12 Angry Men at Florida Repertory Theatre (Fort Myers); Red (Carbonell nomination, Best Supporting Actor); CockCasa ValentinaWhite Guy on the Bus and Speech & Debate at GableStage; The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge and Becky’s New Car at Actors’ Playhouse; The Irish Curse (Carbonell Award, Best Ensemble) at Mosaic Theatre; Enchanted April at the Waterfront Playhouse (Key West). Didato received his BFA from the University of Florida/New World School of the Arts and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

JAMES SAMUEL RANDOLPH (Lieutenant John Stokes) has appeared in over 100 plays, commercials, television shows and feature films. James is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. He has performed in many professional theaters in the region. He won a Carbonell Award in the dual roles of Belize and Mr. Lies in Angels in America at New Theatre. He appeared in a short film titled Night and Day written by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney, which was shown at the Cannes’ Film Festival’s Short Film Corner Showcase. James played Martin Dysart in Equus at New Theatre and was named Best Supporting Actor of the Year by Miami New Times. He has appeared in various productions of the works of William Shakespeare, including the title roles in OthelloKing Lear and Macbeth. He was last seen as Hoke in Driving Miss Daisy at the Jewish Cultural Arts Theatre. He has directed over 100 plays and musicals. Currently, he is an associate professor in the Theater Division at New World School of The Arts. James has taught at the University of Miami, the University of Florida and Barry University, and has trained professional actors as a consultant for the South Florida Theatre League.

KAREN STEPHENS (Kendra Ellis-Connor) recently completed a run in The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Miami New Drama). Other recent projects include: Kings (Gablestage), Fences (Palm Beach Dramaworks), Having Our Say, (Primal Forces) and Michael McKeever’s Dracula (Zoetic Stage at the Arsht Center). She received a Best Actress Carbonell Award for her performance in Fear Up Harsh (Zoetic Stage at the Arsht Center), a Miami New Times Best Actress Award for Sarah Jones’ Bridge and Tunnel (The Women’s Theatre Project) and is a four-time Silver Palm Award recipient. Karen is a regular panelist for Becon TV’s Spotlight on the Arts, and has also appeared on Burn NoticeThe GladesBloodline and The Oath.

STUART MELTZER (Director) is the artistic director and a founding member of Zoetic Stage. He is the proud recipient of Carbonell Awards for Best Director of a Musical for Passion and Best Director of a Play for Clark Gable Slept Here and Wrongful Death and Other Circus Acts, all at Zoetic Stage at the Arsht Center. He is also a Carbonell Award winner for Best New Work for his play The Goldberg Variations. Altogether, he has been honored with 16 Carbonell nominations. He is pleased to return to the Carnival Studio Theater at the Adrienne Arsht Center after directing Zoetic Stage’s highly successful productions of The Wolves; Sweeney Todd; Every Brilliant Thing; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Dracula; Fun Home; Dancing Lessons; Wrongful Death and Other Circus Acts; Topdog/Underdog; The Caretaker; Fuacata! A Latina’s Guide To Surviving the Universe; Sunday in the Park With George; After; Passion; Rapture, Blister, BurnStrippedBetrayalTrustDetroit; The Great God PanAssassinsFear Up HarshThe Savannah DisputationAll New PeopleI Am My Own WifeMoscowThe SantaLand DiariesCaptiva; and South Beach Babylon. Previously, Stuart served as the artistic director of City Theatre in Miami, where he oversaw and expanded the Summer Shorts Festival. New York and South Florida credits include Romulus Linney’s Gint, Harold Pinter’s One for the Road, Aristophanes’ LysistrataKiss of the Spider WomanPainted AliceEverything Will Be Different and Melt. He is the recipient of three Silver Palm Awards for his work as resident director of Zoetic Stage. He received his MFA in Directing from the Actors’ Studio in 2002 and BFA from New World School of the Arts in Miami, where he currently serves on the faculty.

CHRISTOPHER DEMOS-BROWN (Playwright) and his wife, Stephanie, are co-founders of Zoetic Stage, where Chris’ previous plays CaptivaFear Up HarshStripped and Wrongful Death & Other Circus Acts premiered at the Arsht Center. Honors include the Laurents/Hatcher Award, a Steinberg Citation from the American Theatre Critics Association and multiple regional theater honors (including three Carbonell Awards and the inaugural Berkshire Theatre Award for Outstanding New Work). Chris is currently writing a limited series for FX. Before going to Broadway, American Son was developed at Zoetic Stage and written with and for the cast you are about to see. For more information, visit DemosBrown.com.

The play’s creative team features scenic and properties design by Natalie Taveras and Jodi Dellaventura, lighting design by Rebecca Montero, costume design by Marina Pareja, sound design by Matt Corey, and technical direction and set construction by BJ Duncan. Amy Rauchwerger is Zoetic Stage’s resident stage manager, and Ariana Rodriguez is the assistant stage manager.

For detailed bios on the cast and creative team, please click here to download the Playbill.

The Arsht Center’s 2019-2020 THEATER UP CLOSE SERIES is generously supported by Adrianne and Jerry L. Cohen, and WLRN.

 

 

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Casting Announced for Disney’s “Aladdin”

December 21st, 2019 No comments

 

Casting Announced for

Disney’s Aladdin

The Hit Broadway Musical

 

Fort Lauderdale’s Limited Premiere Engagement Plays Wednesday,

January 8 through Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the Broward Center

for the Performing Arts

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Tuesday, December 17, 2019 – Casting has been announced for the Fort Lauderdale engagement of Disney’s Aladdin.  The hit Broadway musical will begin performances in Fort Lauderdale at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 for a limited engagement of two weeks through Sunday, January 19, 2020.  The opening night is Thursday, January 9 at 8PM.

The production features Jonah Ho‘okano (Aladdin), Korie Lee Blossey (Genie), Kaena Kekoa

(Jasmine), Jonathan Weir (Jafar), Reggie De Leon (Iago), Jerald Vincent (Sultan), Zach Bencal (Babkak), Ben Chavez (Omar), Colt Prattes (Kassim), Jeremy Gaston (Standby Genie), Adam Stevenson (Standby Jafar & Sultan) and Frank Viveros (Standby Genie, Sultan & Babkak).

 Rounding out the cast are Michael Bullard, Michael Callahan, Cornelius Davis, Bobby Daye, Mathew deGuzman, Max B. Ehrlich, Carissa Fiorillo, Keisha Gilles, Wes Hart, Erik Hernandez, Orianna Hilliard, Cameron Hobbs, Cameron Mitchell Jackson, Albert Jennings, Kenway Hon Wai K. Kua, Jason Scott Macdonald, Xavier McKinnon, Angelina Mullins, Celina Nightengale, Allie Pizzo, Cassidy Stoner, Liv Symone, Alec Varcas, Annie Wallace, Michelle West and Zach Williams.

In Fort Lauderdale, Aladdin will play Tuesdays through Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 2PM and 8PM and Sundays at 1PM and 6:30PM. There will also be a 2PM performance on Thursday, January 9, 2020. VIP Ticket Packages, which include a prime seat location, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available.

Tickets are 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 $35.50*.

Disney Theatrical Productions under the direction of Thomas Schumacher presents Aladdin, the US tour, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin: Clinton Greenspan (Aladdin), Michael James Scott (Genie), Isabelle McCalla (Jasmine), Jerald Vincent (Sultan) directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw

About Aladdin

Aladdin, the hit musical based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre to critical acclaim on March 20, 2014 and quickly established itself as one of the biggest new blockbusters in recent years, breaking 14 New Amsterdam Theatre house records. Worldwide it has welcomed more than 10 million people, grossed over $1 billion and its global footprint includes productions in Tokyo, Germany, and on tour across North America.

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, the show features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and six-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon) 

Disney Theatrical Productions under the direction of Thomas Schumacher presents Aladdin, the US tour, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin, starring Jonah Ho’ Okano (Aladdin), Kaena Kekoa (Jasmine), Zach Bencal (Babkak), Colt Prattes (Kassim), Ben Chavez (Omar) and Korie Lee Blossey (Genie) directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw

Aladdin, adapted from the animated Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical.  Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance.  This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.

The animated film Aladdin was released by Disney in 1992 and was a critical and box office smash, becoming the highest-grossing film of the year.

The film won the Oscar for Best Original Score and introduced the hit song “A Whole New World,” which won the second of the film’s two Academy Awards as Best Original Song.  The Peabo Bryson/Regina Belle recording of the tune soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Disney Theatrical Productions under the direction of Thomas Schumacher presents Aladdin, the US tour, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin, starring Jonah Ho’ Okano (Aladdin), Kaena Kekoa (Jasmine), Zach Bencal (Babkak), Colt Prattes (Kassim), Ben Chavez (Omar) and Korie Lee Blossey (Genie) directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw

Aladdin is designed by seven-time Tony-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley, six-time Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, two-time Tony-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes and sound designer Ken Travis.

The production team also includes illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer, hair designer Josh Marquette and makeup designer Milagros Medina-Cerdeira.  The music team is headed by music supervisor and music director Michael Kosarin, who also created the vocal and incidental music arrangements, joined by orchestrator Danny Troob and dance music arranger Glen Kelly.

For more information, visit AladdinTheMusical.com/tour, Facebook.com/Aladdin and Twitter.com/Aladdin.

*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 #broadwayinbroward

 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 14-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 Ain’t Too Proud, Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls, Moulin Rouge! and To Kill A Mockingbird.

 The John Gore Organization is the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theatre worldwide. Under the leadership of 14-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 1,075 Broadway performances and distributed over $1.7 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

 

 

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Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” Full Cast Announced for Miami

December 9th, 2019 No comments

 

 

FULL CASTING HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED FOR THE


MIAMI ENGAGEMENT

 

 

ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY  IS

MIAMI’S GOLDEN TICKET TO A DELICIOUS NEW YEAR!

Tickets are on sale now at

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

 

January 1 – 5, 2020

Tickets begin at $35*

Dorothea Green Theater – Ziff Ballet Opera House

 

MIAMI, FL – Monday, December 9, 2019 – Complete casting has been announced for the Miami engagement of Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (@charlieonbway) coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) on January 1 – 5, 2020.

Tickets to Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY are available online at arshtcenter.org, by calling 305.949.6722 or through the Arsht Center Box Office in person at 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132. Ticket prices start at $35*. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 786.468.2326.

Leading the cast as the extraordinary chocolate maker, Willy Wonka, is Cody Garcia, with Brody Bett and Ryan Umbarila alternating in the title role of Charlie Bucket.

They will be joined by Steve McCoy as Grandpa Joe, Caitlin Lester-Sams as Mrs. Bucket, Audrey Belle Adams as Mrs. Gloop, Zakiya Baptiste as Violet Beauregarde, Katie Fay Francis as Mrs. Teavee, Scott Fuss as Mr. Salt, Branden R. Mangan as Mr. Beauregarde, Angela Palladini as Veruca Salt, Sam St. Jean as Augustus Gloop, Matthew Boyd Snyder as Mike Teavee.

Rounding out the cast, David Nick Alea, Bella Calafiura, Gina Daugherty, Nicole Hale, Domanick Anton Hubbard, Ryan Kiernan, Alysha Morgan, Daniel Pahl, Jenna Brooke Scannelli, Justin William Schaffner, Lauren Soto, Luis Villar, Jamaal K. Wade, Justin White, and Nicole Zelka.

Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY features direction by Matt Lenz, based on the national tour’s original direction by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien. Original music by Grammy®, Emmy® and Tony Award® winner Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Grammy® and Tony Award® winners Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, a book by Artistic Director of Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre David Greig, based on original choreography by Tony Award® nominee and Emmy Award® winner Joshua Bergasse and includes additional songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley from the 1971 Warner Bros. motion picture.

 Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY features original scenic and costume design by five-time Tony Award® nominee Mark Thompson, which has been recreated by Christine Peters; lighting design by four-time Tony Award® nominee Japhy Weideman, sound design by Andrew Keister, projection design by Jeff Sugg, puppet and illusion design by Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Basil Twist, and orchestrations by three-time Tony Award® winner Doug Besterman.

The hit Broadway musical features songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters from Hairspray.

 Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is produced by NETworks Presentations.

For more information, visit www.CharlieOnTour.com.

PRODUCTION BIOGRAPHIES

 NETworks PRESENTATIONS, LLC (Producer), is an industry leading producer of touring musical theater productions committed to delivering quality entertainment to audiences worldwide. Having produced national and international tours over 20 years, NETworks’ productions include Cameron Mackintosh’s The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon; The Band’s Visit, A Bronx Tale, Blue Man Group Tour, Fiddler on the Roof, Once On This Island, Nickelodeon’s The SpongeBob Musical, and Waitress.

ABOUT ROALD DAHL AND HIS LEGACY

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was a spy, ace fighter-pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains the world’s No.1 storyteller.

Sitting in a hut at the bottom of his garden, surrounded by odd bits and pieces such as a suitcase (used as a footrest), his own hipbone (which he’d had replaced) and a heavy ball of metal foil (made from years’ worth of chocolate wrappers), he went on to write some of the world’s best-loved children’s stories. His first children’s story, James and the Giant Peach, was published in 1961, was a hit and every subsequent book became a best-seller.

Today, his stories are available in 58 languages and, by a conservative estimate, he has sold more than 250 million books. Many of these stories have also been adapted for stage and screen, including the 1971 film classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Wes Anderson’s acclaimed Fantastic Mr. Fox, the multi-award winning Matilda The Musical from the RSC with music by Tim Minchin, and Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster The BFG. The latest adaptation is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical which opened on Broadway in April 2017 following three Golden years on London’s West End.

The 2019-20 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 14-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 14-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.

 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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“Miss Saigon” Tickets Now On Sale Broadway in Miami

December 9th, 2019 No comments

 

TICKETS FOR THE NEW NATIONAL TOUR OF

CAMERON MACKINTOSHS

DYNAMITE BROADWAY REVIVAL OF

BOUBLIL AND SCHÖNBERGS LEGENDARY MUSICAL

 

 

GO ON SALE MONDAY, DECEMBER 9 AT NOON FOR

THE MIAMI ENGAGEMENT AT THE ARSHT CENTER

 

 “The greatest musical of all-time just got even better!” – The Daily Mail

 

 

MIAMI, FL Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical MISS SAIGON (@misssaigonus)—a smash hit in London, Broadway and across the UK—will go on sale Monday, December 9 at noon for its highly-anticipated engagement in Miami at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter). Performances are April 7 through 12, 2020 in the Dorothea Green Theater – Ziff Ballet Opera House.

Tickets to MISS SAIGON will be available online at arshtcenter.org, by calling 305.949.6722 or through the Arsht Center Box Office in person at 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132. Ticket prices start at $35*. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 786.468.2326.

To see a video preview, please visit www.miss-saigon.com. For principal cast headshots, bios, production photographs and broll, please click here.

Cameron Mackintosh said “It’s hard to believe that it has been over 28 years since MISS SAIGON first opened in North America but, if anything, the tragic love story at the heart of the show has become even more relevant today with innocent people being torn apart by war all over the world.”

“This brilliant new production, directed by Laurence Connor and featuring the original dazzling choreography by Bob Avian, takes a grittier, more realistic approach that magnifies the power and epic sweep of Boublil and Schönberg’s tremendous score. Of all my productions, despite its popularity, MISS SAIGON is the one that the public has had the least chance to see as it requires such a huge international cast of Asian and Western performers and a vast array of visually stunning sets. Now, for the first time in 19 years, as it continues to wow audiences in major cities around the world, theatregoers across America will be able to see one of the most spectacular musicals ever written in all its glory, in a new production that critics in London and on Broadway have embraced,” said Mackintosh.

Red Concepción as ‘The Engineer,’ Jace Chen as ‘Tam’ and Emily Bautista as ‘Kim’ in the North American Tour of MISS SAIGON photo Matthew Murphy

 

MISS SAIGON tells the story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim, who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son. This new production features stunning spectacle and a sensational cast of 42 performing the soaring score, including Broadway hits like “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” “Last Night of the World” and “American Dream.”

Emily Bautista as ‘Kim’ and Anthony Festa as ‘Chris’ in the North American Tour of MISS SAIGON singing “Last Night of the World” photo by Matthew Murphy

 

MISS SAIGON has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil, adapted from original French lyrics by Alain Boublil, with additional lyrics by Michael Mahler. The new production is directed by Laurence Connor with musical staging by Bob Avian and additional choreography by Geoffrey Garratt.  Production design is by Totie Driver and Matt Kinley based on an original concept by Adrian Vaux; costume design by Andreane Neofitou; lighting design by Bruno Poet; projections by Luke Halls; sound design by Mick Potter; and orchestrations by William David Brohn. Music supervision is by Stephen Brooker and James Moore, with casting by Merri Sugarman for Tara Rubin Casting.

Since its London premiere in 1989, Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s epic musical MISS SAIGON has become one of the most successful musicals in history.  The original Broadway production of MISS SAIGON opened on April 11, 1991 with what was the largest advance sale in Broadway history ($37 million).  The show went on to play for nearly ten years with 4,111 performances and was seen by more than 5.9 million people. MISS SAIGON has been performed in 32 countries, over 350 cities, in 15 different languages, has won over 70 awards including 2 Olivier Awards, 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards and been seen by over 36 million people worldwide.

Red Concepción as ‘The Engineer’ in the North American Tour of MISS SAIGON Photo Matthew Murphy

 

The new production of MISS SAIGON opened in London in May 2014 to record-breaking advance sales and critical acclaim.  The Daily Telegraph wrote, “This thrilling new production spills out beyond theatre and speaks directly to the times we live in—magnificent performances.”  The Daily Mail said, “The greatest musical of all-time just got even better!”  The London Times called the production “thrilling, soaring and spectacular.” NY1 proclaimed “the new Miss Saigon soars to the rafters!” And The New Yorker called Miss Saigon “a dynamite Broadway revival!”

Cameron Mackintosh announced in 2015 that the production would transfer for a limited Broadway run from March 1, 2017 to January 14, 2018 before launching its national tour at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI in September 2018.

The new production of MISS SAIGON just completed a triumphant UK/International tour that played 19 months and visited 14 cities. Additional productions will open during the next few years in Asia.

The full backstage story of how the new production was created, The Heat Is Back On, is now available on DVD by Universal and is one of the most comprehensive insights into how a big musical is put together that has ever been filmed.

Official show site:        https://www.miss-saigon.com/

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Twitter:            https://twitter.com/MissSaigonUS

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The 2019-20 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 14-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 14-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.

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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Disney “DANCE Upon a Dream” Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

November 20th, 2019 No comments

ANNOUNCES

DISNEY DANCE UPON A DREAM

 

Starring singer, actress and dancer Mackenzie

 

Ziegler

 

Original production features reimagined songs of

 

Disney Classics including

 

Beauty and the Beast, Moana and Cinderella

 

 

March 6, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Tickets: $25, $45, $65 & $95*

 

VIP Packages: $135 & $195*

 

John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall

 

 

MIAMI, FL  – The Arsht Center (@arshtcenter) is proud to present the all-new DISNEY DANCE UPON A DREAM starring singer, actress and dancer Mackenzie Ziegler on March 6 in the Center’s John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. The show takes the cast on an electrifying journey to find their own beat in a fast-moving world that features a soundtrack of Disney’s greatest hits remixed and reimagined. The original story unfolds around a present-day heroine and steps into the magical world of Disney that includes video and music from the most beloved films, including Beauty and the Beast, Moana and Cinderella.

Tickets to DISNEY DANCE UPON A DREAM are $25, $45, $65 & $95. Tickets are available to Arsht Center Culturist Members now and to the general public on November 20 at noon. All tickets may be purchased through the Arsht Center Box Office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org.

At each performance a limited amount of $195* Premium VIP seats will be available that take ticketholders behind-the-scenes for an exclusive post-show Meet & Greet experience with Mackenzie Ziegler. Also included is guaranteed front of the audience seating, a one-on-one photo opportunity with Ziegler, and an exclusive autographed VIP lanyard. A limited amount of $135* Preferred Seating is also offered for some of the best seats in the house.

“I am so excited to join the Disney family and create a new show that is driven by my passion for dance and music,” says Mackenzie Ziegler. “I grew up loving all things Disney, so the opportunity to tell an inspiring story through dance and the greatest Disney music of all time is a dream come true. The show will be everything magical we love about Disney, with a modern dance twist that you have to come and see live. I can’t wait!”

At just 15 years old, Mackenzie Ziegler has become one of the most influential rising stars of Generation Z. She has made a splash in the entertainment industry garnering a massive social media presence of over 30 million followers across several platforms, and her music videos have collectively received over 200 million views. In August 2019, she was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the category of “Choice Fashion/Beauty Web Star,” and the previous year she won a Teen Choice Award for “Choice Muser.”

As a singer, songwriter and recording artist, Mackenzie released her latest single “HOT” in July 2019. The single was her first release with Arista Records and showcased her growth as a rising artist. The new single came shortly after the launch of PRETTYMUCH’S Summer North American FOMO Tour, where she opened for the boy band throughout shows across the country.

In November 2018, Mackenzie released her album Phases, which featured the singles “Nothing on Us” and “Wonderful,” written by Grammy-nominated songwriters Sia and Jesse Shatkin. Prior to Phases, she released the single “Monsters (aka Haters)” and followed this success with her singles: “Teamwork,” “Breathe” and “What If.”

Mackenzie can currently be seen starring in the YouTube series “Total Eclipse” for the digital network Brat, on which she also serves as Executive Producer, and in the upcoming animated film “Ice Princess Lily” for DIRECTV. Last fall, Mackenzie competed on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors,” and will next be seen in the sci-fi film “Let Us In.”

The show is created and directed by Amy Tinkham, who started her career as a professional dancer before moving into choreography for artists including Madonna and The Dixie Chicks. Most recently Tinkham was the creative director for Aerosmith’s Las Vegas residency show “Deuces Are Wild” and James Taylor’s 2017/2018 national tour. Guy Phillips is partnering with Right Angle Entertainment to produce Disney Dance Upon a Dream, and first worked together with Tinkham as producer of the “Dancing with the Stars” live tour.

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

Image of Mackenzie Ziegler
Photo courtesy of Right Angle Entertainment

*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.org for more information

About Disney Concerts
Disney Concerts is the concert production and licensing division of Disney Music Group, the music arm of The Walt Disney Company. Disney Concerts produces concerts and tours, and licenses Disney music and visual content to symphony orchestras and presenters on a worldwide basis. Disney Concerts’ concert packages include a variety of formats, such as “live to picture” film concerts and themed instrumental and vocal compilation concerts, and range from instrumental-only symphonic performances to multimedia productions featuring live vocalists and choir. Current titles include the Star Wars Film Concert Series (Episodes IV-VII), Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Fantasia, Pixar In Concert, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice In Wonderland, Frozen, Ratatouille, The Pirates of the Caribbean series (Episodes I-IV), and Silly Symphonies, which last year collectively accounted for over 575 performances in many of the world’s top concert venues, including Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Tokyo Forum and the Hollywood Bowl. Numerous new concert packages and touring productions from Disney’s portfolio of studios, including Disney’s feature animation and live action studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel, are currently in development.

About Right Angle Entertainment
Right Angle Entertainment (Producer) specializes in the production, marketing, management and distribution of live theatrical, digital and concert events. RAE’s proud roster includes: Disney Dance Upon A Dream, The Office! A Musical Parody (New York City and National Tour), FRIENDS! The Musical Parody North American Tour, Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody (NYC), One Woman Sex and the City, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Nashville and National Tour), Heather McMahan: The Farewell Tour, Cat & Nat #MomTruths Tour, Sasha Velour’s Smoke & Mirrors Tour, Elvis and Me: An Evening with Priscilla Presley, Family Feud Live: Celebrity Edition Tour, and The Price is Right LIVE! among others.

 

 

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“Mean Girls” Tickets on Sale Broward Center Ft. Lauderdale

November 15th, 2019 No comments

 

TICKETS FOR THE FORT LAUDERDALE

 

 

PREMIERE OF

 

 

MEAN GIRLS

 

WILL GO ON SALE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 AT

 

10:00AM

 

THE BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING

 

ARTS ENGAGEMENT RUNS

 

MARCH 3 – 15, 2020

 

 

Fort Lauderdale, FL –MEAN GIRLS, the record-breaking new musical comedy produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures based on the hit film, is pleased to announce tickets for the Fort Lauderdale premiere at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts go on sale Friday, November 22 at 10:00AM.

Tickets for MEAN GIRLS, 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 $40.50*.

MEAN GIRLS released production photos of the First National Tour, which can be found here. The MEAN GIRLS National Tour launched on September 21 in Buffalo, NY. Click here for the full tour route.

1 National Touring Company of Mean Girls photo by 2019 Joan Marcus

MEAN GIRLS features a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.

The tour cast features Danielle Wade as Cady Heron, Mariah Rose Faith as Regina George, Megan Masako Haley as Gretchen Wieners, Jonalyn Saxer as Karen Smith, Mary Kate Morrissey as Janis Sarkisian, Eric Huffman as Damian Hubbard, Gaelen Gilliland as Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George, Adante Carter as Aaron Samuels, Kabir Bery as Kevin Gnapoor and Lawrence E. Street as Mr. Duvall.

6 National Touring Company of Mean Girls photo by 2019 Joan Marcus

The cast also includes English Bernhardt, DeShawn Bowens, Will Branner, Morgan Bryant, Sarah Crane, Ixchel Cuellar, Mary Beth Donahoe, Niani Feelings, Sky Flaherty, Samuel Gerber, Fernell Hogan II, Asia Marie Kreitz, Olivia Renteria, Grace Romanello, Sydney Mei Ruf-Wong, Marcus Shane, Kaitlyn Louise Smith, David Wright Jr. and Blake Zelesnikar.

New York Magazine calls MEAN GIRLSHILARIOUS! A smart, splashy new musical that delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery.” Chicago Tribune said “Tina Fey writes FUNNIER, SMARTER, SHARPER satire than anyone else in the business.” People Magazine calls the show “FRESH, FUN AND INFECTIOUS – Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin’s songs keep the laughs coming!” The New York Daily News said MEAN GIRLSTICKLES THE EARS, EYES AND FUNNY BONE – the direction by Casey Nicholaw packs style, invention and red bull-force energy.” And, Entertainment Weekly calls it “A MARVEL: DAZZLING & HILARIOUS!”

4 National Touring Company of Mean Girls photo by 2019 Joan Marcus

MEAN GIRLS opened on Broadway in April 2018 to rave reviews at the August Wilson Theatre, where it continues playing to packed houses. The show had its world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington D.C., in the fall of 2017.

Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order – by taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.

9 National Touring Company of Mean Girls photo by 2019 Joan Marcus

The creative team includes Scott Pask (Set Design), Gregg Barnes (Costume Design), Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design), Brian Ronan (Sound Design), Finn Ross & Adam Young (Video Design), Josh Marquette (Hair Design), Milagros Medina-Cerdeira (Make-Up Design), Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Music Director), John Clancy (Orchestrations), Glen Kelly (Dance and Incidental Music Arrangements), Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Jeff Richmond, and Natalie Tenenbaum (Vocal Arrangements), Howard Joines (Music Coordinator), and Telsey + Co / Bethany Knox, CSA (Casting).

MEAN GIRLS (Original Broadway Cast Recording), produced by Atlantic Records, is now available.

www.MeanGirlsOnBroadway.com

Follow @MeanGirlsBway on Twitter, Instagram, and 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 #broadwayinbroward

 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 14-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 Ain’t Too Proud, Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls, Moulin Rouge! and To Kill A Mockingbird.

 The John Gore Organization is the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theatre worldwide. Under the leadership of 14-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.

 

 

 

 

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