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“Escape From Kabul” a HBO Documentary

September 21st, 2022 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Just released, the documentary Escape from Kabul tells the story of the withdrawal from Afghanistan pinpointing the extracting of both USA Citizens and those oppressed and targeted by the waring opposition. Using actual film and video, the movie puts the viewer up close to the horrific challenges of the American Soldiers and failures of the operation that left an immeasurable number of sufferers. Read more…

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“HAMILTON” at Broward Center Fort Lauderdale

September 15th, 2022 No comments

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PUBLIC ON SALE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AT 10AM

 

 

PERFORMANCES NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 11, 2022

AT THE BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

 

Producer Jeffrey Seller and the Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale series announce today that single tickets for HAMILTON will go on sale to the public on Thursday, September 15 at 10AM. Ticketmaster is the only official ticket service of Broward Center. Tickets are available at BrowardCenter.org and Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 954.468.0222 or at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office located at 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 33312. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more can be purchased by calling 954.660.6307. Ticket prices start at $49.00*. Tickets will be available for performances November 22 – December 11, 2022.

There is a maximum purchase limit of 9 tickets per account for the engagement. When tickets go on sale, prices will range from $49.00 to $189.00 with a select number of premium seats available from $229.00 for all performances.  There will be a lottery for 40 $10 seats for all performances. Details will be announced closer to the engagement.

Jeffrey Seller notes, “It’s tempting to get tickets any way you can. There are many sites and people who are selling overpriced, and in some cases, fraudulent tickets. For the best seats, the best prices and to eliminate the risk of counterfeit tickets, all purchases for the Fort Lauderdale engagement should be made through BrowardCenter.org and Ticketmaster.com”

HAMILTON Angelica National Tour – Company3 – Joan Marcus

HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now.  Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.

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 acclaimed biography. It has won Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors.

HAMILTON Angelica National Tour – Company7 – Joan Marcus

The HAMILTON creative team previously collaborated on the Tony Award®-Winning Best Musical In the Heights.

 HAMILTON features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, casting by The Telsey Office, Bethany Knox, CSA, and General Management by Baseline Theatrical.

The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.

HAMILTON Angelica National Tour – Company6 – Joan Marcus

The HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording is available everywhere nationwide. The HAMILTON recording received a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album.

For information on HAMILTON, visit:

 

*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 Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale 2022/2023 season is made possible with the generous support of title sponsor Bank of America and presenting sponsor Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale is presented by Florida Theatrical Association in partnership with Broadway Across America and Broward Center for the Performing Arts.  The Broward Center 2022/2023 performance season is supported by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation.

 The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is one of America’s premier performing arts venues, presenting more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, showcasing a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events. Guest experiences at the Broward Center include the all-inclusive Spirit Club Level, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Intermezzo Lounge, special events in the Huizenga Pavilion, waterfront dining at Marti’s New River Bistro and innovative classes and workshops for all ages at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center. With one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, the Broward Center serves more than 130,000 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 at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit BrowardCenter.org. #browardcenter #broadwayinbroward

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 48 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton. Current and past productions include Ain’t Too Proud, Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls, Moulin Rouge! and To Kill A Mockingbird.

The John Gore Organization is the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theatre worldwide. Under the leadership of 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 48 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

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians, including more than 390 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

 

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“PINOCCHIO” Now on Disney+

September 8th, 2022 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Most all adults have seen the animated film Pinocchio, but Disney+ has now released the live-action adaptation and it does change it up a bit. Still filled with adventure and a touching drama, the movie has all the original songs and wonderful co-animation to bring it to life. However, Disney tests the 21st Century audience with some updated material that does tend to lower the family values depicted in this remake. Read more…

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“Cars on the Road” Riding on Disney+

September 7th, 2022 No comments

 

 

 

 

Written Review by John Delia

One of the most creative adventures from PIXAR/Disney, Cars is back in action only on Disney+. The adventure filled Cars on the Road gets released on a TV series that targets males, but is just as much fun for all the youngsters. Adults may get a bit picky on the presentation, especially if they grew up with the franchise, as it has evolved over the years making it look like TV instead of Big Screen production. Read more…

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“Paradise Highway”

September 6th, 2022 No comments

 

 

Written Review by John Delia

If you are looking for a film with a lot of gripping scenes that keep you glued to the screen, then check out Paradise Highway. It’s a thriller involving human trafficking that puts a good deal of light on one of the most sickening of crimes of our day. Although the crime has been batted around in the news of late due to our US southern border, this film takes you into the danger and intimacy surrounding one vulnerable young girl that became a victim from closer to home. Read more…

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SIX The Musical at Broward Center & Arsht Center in October

August 29th, 2022 No comments

 

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THE QUEENS OF SIX ARE TAKING OVER

SOUTH FLORIDA THIS OCTOBER!

 

“SIX totally rules!” – The New York Times

“A total blast!” – Chicago Tribune

 

Broadway’s electrifying Tony Award®-winning musical kicks off

the Bank of America Broadway seasons in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami

 

TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

 

Broward Center

October 11-23, 2022

 

Arsht Center

October 25-30, 2022

 

South Florida – August 25, 2022 – The Queens of SIX (@sixustour) are taking over South Florida this October! The Broward Center (@browardcenter) in Ft. Lauderdale and the Arsht Center (@arshtcenter) in Miami are proud to kick off South Florida’s new Broadway season with the electrifying new musical phenomenon SIX by Tony Award®-winners Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss this fall. Fans will have two opportunities to catch the Tony Award®-winning musical beginning at the Broward Center from October 11-23, and at the Arsht Center from October 25-30.

Tickets:

Tickets to SIX at the Broward Center or Arsht Center will go on sale this Friday, August 26. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit: sixsouthflorida.com.

 

The cast features Khaila Wilcoxon as Catherine of Aragon, Storm Lever as Anne Boleyn, Jasmine Forsberg as Jane Seymour, Olivia Donalson as Anna of Cleves, Didi Romero as Katherine Howard, and Gabriela Carrillo as Catherine Parr. The cast also includes Kelsee Kimmel, Erin Ramirez, Cassie Silva and Kelly Denice Taylor.

From Tudor Queens to Pop Icons, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a Euphoric Celebration of 21st century girl power! This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over!

Featuring an all-woman cast and all-woman band, SIX has won 23 awards in the 2021/2022 Broadway season, including the Tony Award® for Best Original Score (Music and Lyrics) and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical.

The New York Times says SIX “TOTALLY RULES!” (Critic’s Pick) and The Washington Post hails SIX as “Exactly the kind of energizing, inspirational illumination this town aches for!”

The SIX: LIVE ON OPENING NIGHT Broadway album debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard cast album charts and surpassed 6 million streams in its first month.

SIXwhich closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic on what was supposed to be opening night, is now playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway in New York City. The show had a successful North American Premiere at Chicago Shakespeare in the summer of 2019. Prior to Broadway, the show played limited engagements at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA, the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, AB Canada, and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul, MN.

SIX is co-directed by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage, featuring choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille. The design team includes Emma Bailey (Set Design), Tony Award®-winner Gabriella Slade (Costume Design), Paul Gatehouse (Sound Design), and Tim Deiling (Lighting Design). The score features orchestrations by Tom Curran with music supervision and vocal arrangements by Joe Beighton and U.S. Music Supervision by Roberta Duchak. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting / Peter Van Dam, CSA with original US casting by Bob Mason. Theater Matters is General Manager, Sam Levy is Associate Producer and Lucas McMahon is U.S. Executive Producer.

SIX is produced in the United States by Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes, George Stiles, and Kevin McCollum.

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss devised the original concept and started writing SIX when they were students at Cambridge University in early 2017. It was first presented as the Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society’s submission to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe later that year, playing a one-month run and featuring student actors. SIX went on to get picked up by UK Producers and a new production was mounted, with professional actors and a predominantly new creative team, at the Norwich Playhouse and then again at Edinburgh Festival in 2018. A limited engagement at the Arts Theatre in London garnered the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off-West End Production and the show toured the UK in the autumn of 2018 before returning to the Arts Theatre and subsequently the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. SIX is currently playing an open-ended run at the Vaudeville Theatre on the Strand. SIX earned five 2019 Laurence Olivier Award nominations, including Best New Musical. A UK and Ireland tour is now running concurrently with the London production. An Australian and New Zealand tour will launch this year at Sydney Opera House with dates set for Melbourne, Adelaide, and Wellington.

For more information, please visit: SIX on Broadway | US Tour

Broadway In Fort Lauderdale is presented by Florida Theatrical Association. The Broward Center 2022/2023 performance season is supported by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation.

The 2022-2023 Broadway in Miami subscription season is presented by Bank of America and Florida Theatrical Association in association with the Adrienne Arsht Center, along with support from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

*All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Additional fees may apply. Visit www.browardcenter.org or 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 Arts and Culture 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 Broward Center

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is one of America’s premier performing arts venues, consistently ranked among the top ten in the country. Presenting more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, the Broward Center showcases a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events and offers one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, serving more than 150,000 students annually. The Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. receives and maintains funds to sustain, develop, and secure the future of the Broward Center. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit www.BrowardCenter.org.  #browardcenter #broadwayinbroward

 About the Adrienne Arsht Center

Set in the heart of downtown Miami, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is committed to welcoming and connecting ALL people to the arts, to the Arsht Center and to each other. Our stages are alive year-round with artists from around the world, innovative programming from our resident companies and local arts partners, free community events that reflect Miami’s unique identity and arts education experiences for thousands of Miami children each year.

Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has been recognized as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area, a leader in programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity, a host venue for historic events and Miami’s hub for arts education.

Each year, we serve more than 60,000 young learners and offer more than 100 culturally diverse and inclusive education programs — many enhanced by the Arsht Center’s relationship with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, local teaching artists and Miami-based arts organizations.

The Arsht Center is also a home stage for three resident companies — Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony — and a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage. Our 300+ events each year include the Center’s Signature Series of classical, jazz, Broadway, local theater and much more. We present a robust series of touring Broadway musicals direct from New York, the largest jazz series in South Florida, a major annual Flamenco Festival and an award-winning Miami-based theater program. In addition, our Family Fest, Free Gospel Sundays, CommuniTEA LGBTQ+ celebration and Heritage Fest are among dozens of free events that bring together people from all corners of our community. For more information, visit arshtcenter.org.

 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 48 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 48 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 1,065 Broadway performances and distributed over $1.725 million in scholarships and grants to arts organizations across the state of Florida.

Bank of America provides arts and cultural organizations with vital support worldwide. Our partnerships include exhibition sponsorships, as well as support for programs that help arts nonprofits deliver arts outreach and educational programs to ever-broader audiences, celebrate diverse cultural traditions and protect cultural heritage. We thank the Adrienne Arsht Center for its success in bringing the arts to performers and audiences throughout the community.

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“BEAST” Hunted

August 20th, 2022 No comments

 

Review Written By Jeremy Butler

 

“We’re in his territory now.”

Given the film’s premise, this strikes me as the perfect tagline for the film. A family on safari finds themselves trapped and stalked by a lion with a bloodlust. It definitely evokes memories of the Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas-led 1996 film, The Ghost and The Darkness. In this instance, of course, they rely on the acting chops of Idris Elba to keep the film from descending into cliché. And while there are some situations that seem avoidable and unrealistic, the film did a great job of maintaining my interest for the duration. Read more…

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SHE-HULK comes to Marvel’s Universe

August 17th, 2022 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Written Review by John Delia

Entering the Marvel Dynasty is the new comer She Hulk, a feisty lady that has the big man’s powers. Rolling out on Disney + in several episodes, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law the adventure starts with the Origin of She Hulk in Chapter 1. Read more…

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THE PRINCESS the Whole Story

August 12th, 2022 No comments

 

 

 

 

Written Review by John Delia

Millions of women and female adolescents saw their Disney dreams come true when Diana became a Princess in real life. It was like seeing Cinderella becoming mortal as she stepped out of Buckingham Palace in a gown reminiscent of the animated film. It never stopped as Diana visited British colonies with open arms and found strength among all nations who read every word that the wife of Prince Charles delivered to the world. Read more…

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“The Nutcracker” at Adrienne Arsht Center

August 11th, 2022 No comments

 

 

 

Miami City Ballet

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

December 16-24

Ziff Ballet Opera House | Early bird tickets start at $24*

Tickets for The Nutcracker are Now on Sale!

 

The sweetest of all holiday traditions is back. Little Marie’s dream comes alive in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, and you are invited on her enchanted journey!

She bravely fights off an army of mice and their ferocious king. With her gallant Nutcracker Prince, she travels through a wintry wonderland of darting, swirling snowflakes to the Land of Sweets, where waltzing flowers and curious confections from around the world dance for her.

Marvel at MCB’s spectacular production with magic at every turn, a cast of over 100 dancers and children in lavish costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s beloved, instantly recognizable music played by a brilliant live orchestra.

Delight your family and friends with a holiday experience like no other – a chance to gather and get into the spirit while creating lasting memories. The show is for the young and the young at heart!

 

Early bird pricing through August 16. Purchase today and save!

 

READ THIS: HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR SAFETY
Masks are welcome and encouraged; however, as of March 11, they are NOT REQUIRED for this production at the Arsht Center. We continue to maintain enhanced cleaning and air-filtration procedures for the well-being of all and encourage anyone feeling sick to stay home. Any policy changes will be sent directly to ticket holders and updated regularly at arshtcenter.org/covid-19.

*Artists, titles, dates, times and prices are subject to change. Ticket fees apply. Early bird pricing applies to select performances and price levels.

arshtcenter.org  |  305.949.6722

 

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