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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.

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*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.

 

Broadway in Miami 2019-2020 Season Announced

February 28th, 2019 No comments

 

Announcing the 14th Season of

HAMILTON

 

February 18 – March 15, 2020

 

TO ANCHOR THE 2019 / 2020 BROADWAY IN MIAMI SEASON

 

ALONG WITH 3 MIAMI PREMIERES

 

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

 

October 29 – November 3, 2019

 

 

ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

 

 December 3 – 8, 2019

 

 

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL

 

May 12 – 17, 2020

 

 

PLUS

 

MISS SAIGON

 

April 7 – 12, 2020

 

 and

 

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

 

June 23 – 28, 2020

Six-show subscription package starts at $253*

 

The 2019 / 2020 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

 

MIAMI, FL  – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is proud to announce its 14th season of showcasing Broadway’s greatest hits in the Ziff Ballet Opera House with a six-show subscription package that is power-packed with musical blockbusters. The 2019 / 2020 Broadway in Miami season is anchored by the Broadway musical HAMILTON (February 18 – March 15, 2020), which will play its premiere Miami engagement for a limited 4-week run.

3a Company -HAMILTON National Tour – (c) Joan Marcus

Three additional 2019 / 2020 Broadway in Miami premieres include FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (October 29 – November 3, 2019), Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (December 3 – 8, 2019) and Summer: THE Donna Summer Musical (May 12 – 17, 2020). Plus an exciting new production of the classic MISS SAIGON (April 7 – 12, 2020) and the iconic musical phenomenon, Jesus Christ Superstar (June 23 – 28, 2020).

The 2019 /2020 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.

 “Our upcoming Broadway in Miami season continues our tradition of presenting a mix of thrilling musicals fit for all tastes including treasured classics such as Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar and Miss Saigon, along with the family favorite Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and a captivating tribute to one of the world’s bestselling artists of all time, the “Queen of Disco”, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” says Liz Wallace, vice president of programming at the Arsht Center. “The excitement continues with the much anticipated Miami premiere of Hamilton which kicks off its limited 4-week run in February 2020. Broadway lovers, do not miss your shot at seeing the musical that has taken the world by storm at the Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House!”

“As we launch the 14th season of Broadway in Miami, we are pleased that the series has reached an all-time record number of subscribers – an indication to South Florida’s growing passion for the performing arts,” said Susie Krajsa, President of Broadway Across America “We look forward to welcoming another season of fan favorite Broadway musical hits, including the Miami premiere of Hamilton.

SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS

Season ticket prices for the six-show subscription package range from *$253 to $948. Current subscribers may renew their season tickets before the general public beginning Friday, January 25, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. by visiting the Adrienne Arsht Center box office, located at 1300 Biscayne Blvd., in Miami, calling the Season Ticket Holder Hotline toll-free at 800.939.8587 or the box office at 305.949.6722. Season renewals are also available online at arshtcenter.org. Please have your account number, renewal invoice and credit card available. Renewal period ends March 11, 2019.

To become a season ticket holder, visit arshtcenter.org, or call the Arsht Center box office at 305.949.6722 or the Season Ticket Holder Hotline toll-free at 800.939.8587. Priority group seating for groups 10+ may be arranged by calling the Adrienne Arsht Center at 786.468.2326. Subscriptions will be available starting at 10 a.m. on Friday January 25, 2019. Please go on line arshtcenter.org or visit The Arsht Center box office in person.

 The Broadway in Miami 2019 / 2020 six-show subscription series at the Adrienne Arsht Center – Ziff Ballet Opera House is as follows:

Fiddler on the Roof

 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

October 29 – November 3, 2019

“Magnificent and life-affirming!” – Time Out New York

Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony®-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony® winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick.

The original production won ten Tony® Awards, including a special Tony® for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. Audiences will be there when the sun rises on this new production, with stunning movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.

Featuring the Broadway classics “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life,” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!

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

Noah Weisberg as Willy Wonka and company. Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Photo by Joan Marcus

ROALD DAHL’S Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

December 3 – 8, 2019

“You will have a ball!” – NPR

 Roald Dahl’s amazing tale is now Miami’s golden ticket! It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: 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 of Hairspray.

Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory…to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before – get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!

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

Hamilton

February 18 – March 15, 2020

 HAMILTON is  the  story  of  America’s  Founding  Father  Alexander  Hamilton,  an  immigrant  from the  West  Indies  who  became  George  Washington’s  right-hand  man  during  the  Revolutionary War  and  was  the  new  nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy   Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

 For more information, please visit www.hamiltonmusical.com/us-tour.

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

April 7 – 12, 2020

“A dynamite Broadway revival!” – The New Yorker

Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical MISS SAIGON, from the creators of Les Misérables. This is 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. Featuring 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,” this is a theatrical event audiences will never forget.

For more information, please visit www.miss-saigon.com/us-tour.

SUMMER photo by Matthew Murphy

Summer: THE Donna Summer Musical

May 12 – 17, 2020

“A vibrant and sparkling homage to the Queen of Disco!” – VOGUE

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love You Baby,” “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff,” this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation.

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

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Evan Zimmerman Murphy

Jesus Christ Superstar

June 23 – 28, 2020

“Hallelujah! An almighty revelation!” – The Daily Telegraph

 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is an iconic musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base. In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production comes to North America. Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) and award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom), this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades. Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring.

With music and lyrics by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Gethsemane” and “Superstar.”

For more information, please visit https://ustour.jesuschristsuperstar.com.

*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 13-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 44 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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Remembering “The Last Resort”

February 14th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

It’s rare I would ever find a documentary released in theaters about South Florida where I grew up, but The Last Resort does give me a lot of remembrances from the past. Nostalgia in movies isn’t for everyone, but if you have ever visited South Beach, this one should prompt you to take this unusual trip. Although a lot has changed, there’s still many hotels on the strip with remnants of the past. Now in theaters for the first time, check it out. Read more…

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“Les Miserables” in Miami February 5 thru 10

January 28th, 2019 No comments

CAST REVEALED FOR

CAMERON MACKINTOSHS ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OF

BOUBLIL AND SCHÖNBERGS

LES MISÉRABLES

THE MUSICAL PHENOMENON

 

MIAMI ENGAGEMENT AT THE ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

FEBRUARY 5 – 10, 2019

 

Miami, FL – January 23, 2019 – Casting for Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, has been announced for its much anticipated Miami engagement at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami Dade County’s (@ArshtCenter) Ziff Ballet Opera House direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement.

Tickets to LES MISÉRABLES are available through the Arsht Center Box Office at 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132, by calling 305.949.6722, or online at arshtcenter.org. Ticket prices start at $39*. For a sneak peek, please visit www.LesMiz.com.

Master of the House Photo Matthew Murphy

Nick Cartell portrays the fugitive “Jean Valjean.” He is joined by Josh Davis as “Javert,” J Anthony Crane as “Thénardier,” Allison Guinn as “Madame Thénardier,” Mary Kate Moore as “Fantine,” Matt Shingledecker as “Enjolras,” Paige Smallwood as “Éponine,” Joshua Grosso as “Marius” and Jillian Butler as “Cosette.”  Madeleine Guilbot and ViVi Howard alternate in the role of “Little Cosette/Young Éponine.” Parker Dzuba and Parker Weathersbee alternate in the role of “Gavroche.”

Anthony Crane as Thenardier Photo Matthew Murphy

The ensemble includes John Ambrosino, Felipe Barbosa Bombonato, Julia Ellen Carter, Steve Czarnecki, Olivia Dei Cicchi, Kelsey Denae, Cate Elefante, Caitlin Finnie, Jillian Gray, Matt Hill, Monté J. Howell, Stavros Koumbaros, Andrew Maughan, Maggie Elizabeth May, Darrell Morris, Jr, Ashley Dawn Mortensen, Bree Murphy, Domonique Paton, Tim Quartier, Talia Simone Robinson, Patrick Rooney, Mike Schwitter, Brett Stoelker, Kyle Timson and Christopher Viljoen.

With glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking production of LES MISÉRABLES, which broke box office records during its pre-Broadway tour, has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1).

Cameron Mackintosh said, “I’m delighted that after a four-year absence this glorious production is once again touring the major cities across North America and is more spectacular than ever.”

“Thrilling, spectacular and unforgettable.”

The New York Times

 “**** (4 out of 4 stars). One of the greatest musicals ever created! A gorgeous touring ‘Les Misérables’ is back on the barricades, renewed and refreshed.”

Chicago Tribune

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MISÉRABLES tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring one of the greatest scores of all time, with thrilling and beloved songs including “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” “Do You Hear the People Sing” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Along with the Oscar-winning movie version, it has now been seen by more than 130 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe. LES MISÉRABLES is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 33rd year.

Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Boublil and Schönberg’s LES MISÉRABLES has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer from the original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, additional material by James Fenton and original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. The original LES MISÉRABLES orchestrations are by John Cameron with new orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke, Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker. The production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter, musical staging by Michael Ashcroft and Geoffrey Garratt and projections by Fifty-Nine Productions. Music Supervision is by Stephen Brooker and James Moore, with casting by Kaitlin Shaw for Tara Rubin Casting.

Nick Cartell as Jean Valjean Photo Matthew Murphy

LES MISÉRABLES originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on October 8, 1985, transferred to the Palace Theatre on December 4, 1985 and moved to its current home at the Queen’s Theatre on April 3, 2004 where it continues to play to packed houses and is the only version of the original production left in the world. The original Broadway production of LES MISÉRABLES opened at the Broadway Theatre on March 12, 1987 and transferred to the Imperial Theatre on October 17, 1990 running for 6,680 performances.  The original US National Tour began in November 1987 and visited over 150 cities before closing in St. Louis, MO in 2006.  Broadway audiences welcomed LES MIZ back to New York on November 9, 2006 where the show played the Broadhurst Theatre until its final performance on January 6, 2008.

The new production was conceived in 2009 to celebrate the 25th anniversary, with record-breaking productions in the U.K., Australia, Korea, Japan, Spain, France, Manila, Singapore, São Paulo and Dubai. The North American Tour traveled across the U.S. for two years then played a five-month engagement in Toronto before returning to the Imperial Theatre on Broadway in March 2014 for over 1,000 performances. The new production is currently playing to sold-out houses across North America, Mexico City and on tour in the U.K.

To date, LES MISÉRABLES remains the 5th longest-running Broadway production of all time.

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 13-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 44 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

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“Dear Evan Hansen” Coming to Broward Center Fort Lauderdale

January 18th, 2019 No comments

 

 

 

“ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE

 

SHOWS IN

 

MUSICAL THEATER HISTORY.”

The Washington Post

 

 

 TICKETS FOR THE FORT LAUDERDALE PREMIERE OF

 

DEAR EVAN HANSEN

 

WILL GO ON SALE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1 AT 10:00AM

 

THE BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS ENGAGEMENT RUNS

MARCH 26 – APRIL 7, 2019

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Friday, January 18, 2019. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts announced today that individual tickets for the Fort Lauderdale premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN will go on sale Friday, February 1 at 10:00AM.

Tickets for DEAR EVAN HANSEN 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 $55.25*.

Ben Levi Ross as ‘Evan Hansen’ and the Company of the First North American Tour of Dear Evan Hansen. Photo by Matthew Murphy. 2018

The winner of six 2017 Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony® Award-winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony® Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).

The Company of the First North American Tour of Dear Evan Hansen. Photo by Matthew Murphy. 2018

Declared “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history” by the Washington Post’s Peter Marks, Dear Evan Hansen opened at the Music Box Theatre to rave reviews on December 4, 2016, where its broken all box office records and struck a chord with critics and audiences alike.

Ben Levi Ross as ‘Evan Hansen’ and Jessica Phillips as ‘Heidi Hansen’ in the First North American Tour of Dear Evan Hansen. Photo by Matthew Murphy. 2018

In addition to winning six Tony® awards, Dear Evan Hansen has won numerous other awards, including the 2017 Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Production and for the off-Broadway production, two Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award, and two Outer Critics Circle Awards and two Helen Hayes Awards. The show’s original cast won a Daytime Emmy Award for “Best Musical Performance on a Daytime Talk Show” for their April 2017 performance of “You Will Be Found” on NBC’s “Today Show,” only the second Broadway show in history to win that category. The Broadway production recently celebrated its two-year anniversary with a special donation to the Smithsonian, where the show’s iconic blue polo and arm cast will now be part of the permanent collection at the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C.

Christiane Noll as ‘Cynthia Murphy’ and Jessica Phillips as ‘Heidi Hansen’ in the First North American Tour of Dear Evan Hansen. Photo by Matthew Murphy. 2018

The Grammy® Award-winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Dear Evan Hansen, produced by Atlantic Records, was released in February 2017, making an extraordinary debut on the Billboard 200 and entering the chart at #8 – the highest charting debut position for an original cast album since 1961 – and went on to win the 2018 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album. A Deluxe Album of the Grammy®-winning cast recording, with six bonus tracks including “Waving Through a Window” performed by pop star Katy Perry, was released digitally by Atlantic Records on November 2, 2018.

Ben Levi Ross as ‘Evan Hansen,’ Aaron Lazar as ‘Larry Murphy,’ Christiane Noll as ‘Cynthia Murphy’ and Maggie McKenna as ‘Zoe Murphy’ in the First North American Tour of Dear Evan Hansen. Photo by Matthew Murphy. 2018

A special edition coffee table book authored by Levenson, Pasek and Paul, Dear Evan Hansen: through the window (Grand Central Publishing / Melcher) is now available, offering an in-depth, all-access look at the musical, including never-before-seen production photos and cast portraits, behind-the-scenes stories, and a fully annotated script by the authors.

In addition to the touring production and the record-breaking Broadway production, Dear Evan Hansen will launch its first international production in Canada in March 2019 at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre, followed by a production in London at the Noël Coward Theatre later in 2019.

Dear Evan Hansen features scenic design by David Korins, projection design by Peter Nigrini, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, and hair design by David Brian Brown.  Music supervision, orchestrations and additional arrangements are by Alex LacamoireBen Cohn is the Associate Music Supervisor.  Vocal arrangements and additional arrangements are by Justin Paul. Danny Mefford is the choreographer.  U.S. Casting by Tara Rubin Casting/Lindsay Levine. Sash Bischoff and Adam Quinn are the Associate Directors. Judith Schoenfeld is the Production Supervisor.

The touring production of Dear Evan Hansen is produced by Stacey Mindich. The co-producers are Mickey Liddell, Hunter Arnold, Caiola Productions, Double Gemini Productions, Fakston Productions, Roy Furman, Harris Karma Productions, On Your Marks Group, Darren Bagert, Roger & William Berlind, Bob Boyett, Colin Callender, Caitlin Clements, Freddy DeMann, Dante Di Loreto, Bonnie & Kenneth Feld, FickStern Productions, Eric & Marsi Gardiner, Robert Greenblatt, Jere Harris and Darren DeVerna, The John Gore Organization, Mike Kriak, David Mirvish, Eva Price, Zeilinger Productions, Adam Zotovich, Ambassador Theatre Group, Independent Presenters Network, and the Shubert Organization, in association with Arena Stage, Molly Smith and Edgar Dobie, and Second Stage Theatre, Carole Rothman, and Casey Reitz. Wendy Orshan and Jeffrey M. Wilson are Executive Producers.

For more information, please visit DearEvanHansen.com

www.dearevanhansen.com

www.instagram.com/dearevanhansen

www.twitter.com/dearevanhansen

www.facebook.com/DearEvanHansen

 

*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 13-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 44 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.

 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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2019 Season “Broadway in Fort Lauderdale”

January 15th, 2019 No comments

 

 

ANNOUNCING THE 2019 / 2020 BANK OF AMERICA

BROADWAY IN FORT LAUDERDALE SEASON

 

4 SOUTH FLORIDA PREMIERES

 

ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE

November 19 – December 1, 2019

 

Disney’s ALADDIN

January 8 – January 19, 2020

 

MEAN GIRLS

March 3 – 15, 2020

 

BANDSTAND

May 5 – 17, 2020

 

AND

 

LES MISÉRABLES

October 8 – 20, 2019

 

COME FROM AWAY

April 7 – 19, 2020

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, January 11, 2019 – PRESENTER

ANNOUNCES

SPONSOR

SEASON

TO FEATURE

HAMILTON

AND

OTHER SHOW(S)

Broadway in Fort Lauderdale is proud to announce its 28th season at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The 2019 / 2020 Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale season showcases Broadway’s finest hits with a six show subscription package power-packed with South Florida premieres of Broadway’s newest blockbusters and the return of the world’s most popular musical!.  Read more…

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Robert Adanto’s Art Documentaries at ArtPalmBeach

December 26th, 2018 No comments

Robert Adanto’s documentaries: Born Just Now and The

 

 

F Word are going to be presented at

 

 

this year’s ArtPalmBeach Contemporary Art Fair in

 

 

West Palm Beach! 

 

 

 

 

Born Just Now, which participated in the Sundance Institute Documentary Program’s Lab in Miami, looks at the Belgrade-based performance artist Marta Jovanović. The film covers a year and a half in her life, during which she left an abusive relationship and eight-year marriage.

 

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/163410783

 

The F Word examines radical “4th-wave” feminist performance in Brooklyn. The film features interviews with artists Narcissister, Ann Hirsch, Kate Durbin, and Leah Schrager, while curator/scholars Dr. Kathy Battista and Nancy Princenthal provide context.

 

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/133657286

 

 

 

 

BORN JUST NOW

WHEN: Friday, January 18 and Sunday, January 20 at 3:00 PM

THE F WORD

WHEN: Saturday, January 19 at 3:00 PM

WHERE: PALM BEACH COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER

650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL

Robert Adanto was born in Los Angeles and is currently based in West Palm Beach. A classically-trained actor and documentary filmmaker, he earned his M.F.A. in Acting from New York University’s Graduate Acting Program. As a filmmaker, he is interested in exploring how artists respond to rapid, sometimes catastrophic change. His documentaries have looked at China’s meteoric march towards the future (The Rising Tide, 2008), the lives and works of Iranian female artists (Pearls on the Ocean Floor, 2010); the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the lives of New Orleans-based artists (City of Memory, 2014); and radical “4th wave” feminist performance in Brooklyn (The F Word, 2015). He is currently working on an animated non-fiction work with German producer Dirk Manthey. A fellow of the Sundance Institute Documentary Program, Robert’s films have enjoyed screenings at over 40 international film festivals and have been presented at the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., the National Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow, The MFA Boston, LACMA, The Hammer Museum, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and The National Museum of Australia in Canberra, amongst others.

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Casting Announced for Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” The Musical

December 13th, 2018 No comments

 

 

CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR

 

RUN BEGINS ON CHRISTMAS DAY AT THE

 

 

ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER FOR THE

 

PERFORMING ARTS OF MIAMI-DADE

 

COUNTY

 

 

“A holiday card come to life!” – New York

 

Daily News

 

December 25 – 30, 2018

 

Tickets begin at $34*

 

Ziff Ballet Opera House

 

MIAMI, FL – Friday, December 7, 2018 – The producers of IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS (@IBWCOnTour), the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, have announced casting for the national tour. IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS will play at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County’s (@ArshtCenter) Ziff Ballet Opera House for a limited one week run, December 25 – 30, 2018.

 

Photo: Jeremy Daniel

Tickets to IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS are available now through the Arsht Center Box Office in person at 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132, by calling 305.949.6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org. Ticket prices start at $34*.

 

Photo: Jeremy Daniel

SPECIAL KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY OFFER DECEMBER 25 & 26.

Buy One Adult Ticket, Bring One Child Free!* And on Wednesday, December 26, also join us for family-friendly festivities beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Arsht Center lobby. Use promo code KIDSNIGHT by 11:59 p.m. on

December 16.

*Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Only valid in select sections and only for the December 25 and December 26 performances.

 

Photo: Jeremy Daniel

Reprising their roles for the 2018 season, the show will star Sean Montgomery as “Bob Wallace,” Jeremy Benton as “Phil Davis,” Kerry Conte as “Betty Haynes,” and Kelly Sheehan as “Judy Haynes.”  Also featured are Conrad John Schuck as “General Waverly,” Karen Ziemba as “Martha Watson,” Brad Frenette as “Ralph Sheldrake,” Aaron Galligan-Stierle as “Mike Nulty,” and Cliff Bemis as “Ezekiel Foster.”  Joining the cast for the first time playing “Susan Waverly” are Emma Grace Berardelli and Kyla Carter.

 

Rounding out the cast of returning cast members are Kelly Black, Stephanie Brooks, Darien Crago, Laurie DiFilippo, Sarah Fagan, Drew Humphrey, Brianna Latrash, Ann-Ngaire Martin, Danny McHugh, Chris McNiff, Sean Quinn, and Chelsea Williams. Additional new cast members for the 2018 season include Drew King, Daniel Plimpton, Karilyn Ashley Surrat, and Richard Riaz Yoder.

 

Photo: Jeremy Daniel

IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn who fall for a stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” and the unforgettable title song, IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS.

 

The New York Times exclaims “this cozy trip down memory lane should be put on your wish list.”  And, the New York Daily News hailed IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS as “a holiday card come to life.”

 

IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS is produced by Work Light Productions. The creative team includes direction and choreography by Randy Skinner; scenic design by Anna Louizos; scenic adaptation by Kenneth Foy; costume design by Carrie Robbins; lighting design by Ken Billington; sound design by Keith Caggiano; orchestrations by Larry Blank with vocal and dance arrangements by Bruce Pomahac; music direction by Michael Horsley; casting by Binder Casting/Jay Binder, CSA; and associate direction and choreography by Mary Giattino.

 

IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS features music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, with a book by David Ives and Paul Blake, and is based upon the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, and Melvin Frank.

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Twitter: IBWCOnTour https://twitter.com/IBWCOnTour

 

CAST INFORMATION:

SEAN MONTGOMERY (Bob Wallace). Recently: Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill (ART) directed by Diane Paulus, and Crazy for You (NYC Lab) directed by Susan Stroman. Broadway: Groundhog Day (original Broadway cast/recording), Matilda (u/s Miss Trunchbull, Mr. Wormwood). National tours: Mary Poppins, 9 to 5, White Christmas (’15, ’16, ’17). Regional theater: Muny, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Baltimore Center Stage, Atlanta TOTS. Member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Training: University of Cincinnati-CCM. Thank you to CGF Talent, Randy Skinner and Work Light. Follow: @seandmontgomery.

KERRY CONTE (Betty Haynes). National tour: Mary Poppins (Winifred Banks). San Francisco: Roman Holiday. Off-Broadway: Hey, Look Me Over! and Lady, Be Good! (City Center Encores); Meet Me in St. Louis, Ernest in Love, The Irish… and How They Got That Way (Irish Rep); also worked at York Theatre and 92nd St. Y. Regional: My Fair Lady (Eliza), Mary Poppins (Mary) at Theatre By The Sea/North Shore; Hello, Dolly! (Irene) Carousel (Julie), Guys and Dolls (Sarah) at MT Wichita/Wichita Symphony; Muny, New London Barn, Surflight. Love to this wonderful company of people, family (Ma, Joe) and always for Dad. Kerryconte.com.

JEREMY BENTON (Phil Davis). Most recently: Perfect Picture (opposite Lillias White), Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain, Bob Hope in the L.A. premiere of Cagney The Musical (Astaire Award nomination for his Off-Broadway perfor­mance of the same role). Favorite performances include Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street (Broadway—opposite Shirley Jones), Billy Crocker in Anything Goes (national tour—opposite Rachel York), Springtime Tapper in the film The Producers, Wally Winston in Animal Crackers (Denver Center), Kenneth Gibson in Call Me Madam (oppo­site Beth Leavel) and Fred Astaire in Backwards in High Heels: The Ginger Musical (original cast). Check out jeremybenton.net. @jeremywbenton

KELLY SHEEHAN (Judy Haynes). is thrilled to once again be touring across the country with White Christmas. Broadway: 42nd Street, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Ensemble ’08 and ’09). Other credits include The Will Rogers Follies; Oklahoma!; A Chorus Line; Singin’ in the Rain; On the Town; Anything Goes; No, No, Nanette; and Lady Be Good. Thanks to Nancy, Randy, Jay, Michael and Mary! “Love to my supportive parents and the most handsome fella I know, Bryan Hunt! Happy Holidays!”

CONRAD JOHN SCHUCK (General Waverly). Broadway: Annie with Sarah Jessica Parker, Annie Get Your Gun with Reba and Nice Work If You Can Get It with Matthew Broderick. London: The Caine Mutiny with Charleton Heston. Film: M*A*S*H (Painless), Star Trek IV and VI (Klingon Ambassador), Outrageous Fortune with Bette Midler and Woody Allen’s Curse of the Jade Scorpion. TV: Sgt. Enright in “McMillan & Wife” with Rock Hudson and recent guest roles in “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: SVU.”

KAREN ZIEMBA (Martha Watson) received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for her performance in Contact at Lincoln Center Theatre. For some of her other Broadway, Off-Broadway and national appearances she’s garnered three Tony Award nominations, the Drama Desk, the Outer Critics Circle and Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award. Select theater credits: Prince of Broadway; Steel Pier; Curtains; Sweeney Todd; Bullets Over Broadway; Crazy for You; Hello, Dolly!; A Little Night Music; Much Ado About Nothing; Heartbreak House; and Six Degrees of Separation. TV: “Elementary,” “The Good Wife,” “Madam Secretary,” “Law & Order,” “C.I/S.V.U.,” “The Kennedy Center Honors,” and PBS’ “Great Performances.”

CLIFF BEMIS (Ezekiel, Mr. Snoring Man, u/s General Waverly) originated the role of Ezekiel Foster in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas on Broadway. First national tour: The Drowsy Chaperone. Regional theaters include LaJolla Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, Cleveland Play House, Pasadena Playhouse. Films: Billy, Nancy Drew, World Trade Center, Au Pair II. TV: “White Collar,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Dallas” and “Cheers.” He established the Cliff Bemis Music Theatre Scholarship at his alma mater, Baldwin Wallace University. Actors’ Equity since 1968.

EMMA GRACE BERARDELLI (Susan Waverly) is honored to debut in the Broadway national tour of White Christmas! Credits: Off-Broadway: Annie (Annie), Seussical (JoJo), Gypsy (Baby Louise), Ragtime, Show & Tell, The Addams Family and High School Musical. Member: KOTA, Broadway Youth Ensemble and NYC Tap Crew. Many thanks to Lisa Calli, Barry Kolker, Amelia DeMayo, Janine Molinari, TEDS and Acting Out! Grateful to Binder Casting and creative team for this dream opportunity! Love to Mom, Dad, Alexandra, Ava, family, friends, Sparky and God. Insta: @officialemmaberardelli. emmagraceberardelli.com.

KYLA CARTER (Susan Waverly) SAG/AFTRA/Equity actress. National tour: The Sound of Music (Gretl/Marta VonTrapp—original cast). Regional: Gypsy (Baby June), A Christmas Story (Mary Beth). Pre-Broadway: Diana (Young Diana), The Bedwetter (Amy). Television: ABC, Bravo, DreamWorks, HBO, NBCUniversal, Netflix, Nickelodeon, PBS. Recipient of the 2017 Encore Award for Excellence in Long Island Theater—Best Child Actor. “Warm thanks and sincere gratitude to the entire White Christmas creative team, my amaz­ing coaches and my loving family!” @KylaDCarter.

BRAD FRENETTE (Ralph Sheldrake, u/s Bob Wallace). National tour: Hello, Dolly! European tour: Madagascar. Regional credits include Goodspeed Opera House, Paper Mill Playhouse, Stages St. Louis and Pennsylvania Centre Stage. B.F.A. Penn State. “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!” @bjfrenette.

 

AARON GALLIGAN-STIERLE (Mike Nulty, u/s Ralph Sheldrake). White Christmas (third year). Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera (Monsieur Andre), Ragtime (Henry Ford) and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Papa Who). Regional: Utah Shakespeare (seven seasons), Kennedy Center (Ragtime), Finger Lakes (Parade), Paper Mill Playhouse, TUTS, MSMT and more. Executive Producer for “Ruin Me,” now available on AMC’s Shudder. Freelance director and professional audi­tion coach. B.F.A. Shenandoah (musical theater) M.F.A. Penn State (acting). Love to Shannon, Devin and Zoe. aarongs.com.

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 13-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 44 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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