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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”

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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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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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“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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XXVII International Ballet Festival of Miami

July 12th, 2022 No comments

 

XXVII International Ballet Festival of Miami
Etoiles Classical Gala
August 13 at 8 p.m.
Ziff Ballet Opera House | Tickets start at $52*

XXVII International Ballet Festival of Miami’s Etoiles Classical Gala tickets are on sale now!

The International Ballet Festival of Miami for 26 years has been a summer highlight in South Florida. This year, renowned international ballet companies will be represented by their principal stars from Brazil, Colombia, France, Italy, Japan, Slovenia, Switzerland and the United States.

The festival’s highlight, Etoiles Classical Gala, will take place at the Arsht Center on Saturday, August 13. Dance stars from around the world will perform the most famous classical and neo-classical ballet repertoire.

During the gala, the “A Life for Dance” Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to world-renowned ballet dancers, choreographers and directors.

The 2022 honoree will be Mrs. Gloria Castro Martinez, founder and director of Incolballet and FINBA (International Ballet Festival of Cali) in Colombia.

BUY TICKETS

READ THIS: HEALTH AND 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, prices and times subject to change. Ticket fees apply.

arshtcenter.org  |  305.949.6722

 

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Miami Ballet at Adrienne Arsht Center

June 28th, 2022 No comments

 

Miami City Ballet’s 2022/23 season is filled with fresh premieres and delightful classics, including John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet and Jerome Robbins’ West Side Story Suite, where the extraordinary MCB dancers don’t just dance  they sing and act.

In addition to these iconic productions, you’ll experience Miami City Ballet’s first Martha Graham work, Diversion of Angels, and three world premieres by innovative and diverse choreographic voices Amy Hall Garner, Durante Verzola and Pontus Lidberg.

You’ll also enjoy masterworks like Symphony in Three Movements by George Balanchine and Afternoon of a Faun by Jerome Robbins. And, of course, no season is complete without the magic of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.

Subscribers enjoy up to 30% off single-ticket prices, access to priority seating, unlimited ticket exchanges and more. Plus, save 25% on Nutcracker tickets – great for gifts!

Early Bird Deadline: Pay no service fee when you subscribe by Thursday, June 30 – an additional $12 savings!

Ignite your imagination and escape into the beauty of ballet with works that will transport, inspire and entertain you.

Watch 22/23 season highlights with MCB artistic director Lourdes Lopez

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. Miami City Ballet subscriptions available exclusively on miamicityballet.org

arshtcenter.org  |  305.949.6722

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Coming to Broward Center for the Performing Arts

June 13th, 2022 No comments

Adrienne Arsht Center Presents “Theatre Up Close”

June 8th, 2022 No comments

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the

 

Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

 

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THEATER UP CLOSE

in collaboration with Zoetic Stage and City Theatre

The 2022-2023 season includes two world premieres by Miami playwrights, one Florida premiere and the first-ever regional production of an award-winning hit Broadway show

 

Co-presentations with Zoetic Stage include:

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MLIMA’S TALE by Lynn Nottage – Florida Premiere!

OCTOBER 13 – 30, 2022

A powerfully haunting journey of an elephant and his tusks combining inventive storytelling, music, heartbreak and joy by a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright

 

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AMERICAN RHAPSODY by Michael McKeever – World Premiere!

JANUARY 12 – 29, 2023

The epic tale of one family’s cultural evolution filled with unforgettable moments that bridge the past, present and future

 

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NEXT TO NORMAL

Music by Tom Kitt, Book & Lyrics by Tom Yorkey

MARCH 16 – APRIL 9, 2023

The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning rock musical exploring a mother’s struggle with bipolar disorder and how it affects her family

 

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#GRACED by Vanessa Garcia – World Premiere!

May 4 – 21, 2023

A Cuban woman’s trek across America brings into light her newly molded version of the American dream, however unusual that may be – from the writer of The Amparo Experience

 

 Plus, City Theatre presents the regional premiere of 

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME

December 1 – 18, 2022

The award-winning, boundary-breaking play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans

 

 Five-show subscription packages are available now starting at the early bird rate of $190* until June 30

 

Miami, FL – June 7, 2022 – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is proud to announce its lineup for the 11th season of THEATER UP CLOSE, created in collaboration with Zoetic Stage (@ZoeticStageMIA) and City Theatre (@CityTheatreMIA). This season’s Theater Up Close series returns with five extraordinary productions, including two world premieres by Miami playwrights Michael McKeever and Vanessa Garcia, one Florida premiere and the regional premiere of Heidi Schreck’s Pulitzer and Tony Award nominated hit Broadway play What the Constitution Means to Me. 

 “The Arsht Center was very proud to present the 10th Anniversary Theater Up Close series to supportive South Florida theater enthusiasts,” said Liz Wallace, vice president of programming for the Arsht Center. “We welcome the community back for a strong, wide ranging, engaging and thought provoking 2022-2023 season.”

 “We at Zoetic Stage are enormously excited to be partnering with the Arsht Center for our 11th season! Our programming for the 2022-2023 season has been carefully curated, crafted with stories about personalized American experiences igniting a wanderlust filled with moments surrounding human connectivity and moving forward,” said Zoetic Stage Artistic Director Stuart Meltzer.

 “City Theatre is very glad to be included in the Arsht Center’s Theatre Up Close Series for the opportunity it offers our company to bring audiences interesting full-length plays that we are excited to produce, such as the regional premiere of Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me. We expect it will resonate with South Florida audiences as powerfully as it did during its multi-award winning, sold-out run on Broadway,” said City Theatre’s Artistic Director Margaret M. Ledford.

PNC Bank is the presenting sponsor of the 2022-2023 THEATER UP CLOSE series. WLRN is the media sponsor. The THEATER UP CLOSE series gratefully acknowledges the founding support of Adrianne and Jerry L. Cohen.

 TICKETS

Five-show subscription packages are available now starting at the early bird rate of $190* until June 30. Starting July 1, packages start at $215. Subscriptions can be purchased now through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org. Tickets for individual performances will be announced at a later date.

 The lineup for the 2022-2023 THEATER UP CLOSE series includes the following:

 

Zoetic Stage and Adrienne Arsht Center present

MLIMA’S TALE – Florida Premiere!

By Lynn Nottage

Directed by Stuart Meltzer

October 13 – 30, 2022

 

“A beautiful, endlessly echoing portrait of a murder and its afterlife. Ms. Nottage shaped this story with such theatrical inventiveness and discipline that it never feels sensational.” – The New York Times

 Mlima is a magnificent African elephant trapped by the underground international ivory market. As he follows a trail littered by a history of greed, Mlima takes us on a journey through memory, fear, tradition and the penumbra between want and need. From Lynn Nottage, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Sweat and RuinedMlima’s Tale is a captivating and haunting fable come to life.

 

City Theatre and Adrienne Arsht Center present

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME – Regional Premiere!

By Heidi Schreck

Directed by Margaret M. Ledford

December 1-18, 2022

 

“Not just the best play to open on Broadway so far this season, but also the most important.” – The New York Times

 “Endearingly funny and deeply affecting. It would be hard to identify a work for the theater with its finger more on the pulse of America right now.” – Washington Post

 Playwright Heidi Schreck’s timely and galvanizing play became a sensation off-Broadway and then Broadway where it received two Tony Award nominations, the Pulitzer Prize nomination, and countless other accolades. Hilariously hopeful, and achingly human, Heidi becomes her teenage self, earning college tuition by winning constitutional debate competitions across the United States. Every amendment leads to surprising storytelling as adult Heidi traces the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives. Theatrical, personal, and boundary-breaking, Schreck’s play breathes new life and understanding of the Constitution and imagines the impact of its evolution on the next generation of Americans.

 

Zoetic Stage and Adrienne Arsht Center present

AMERICAN RHAPSODY – World Premiere!

By Michael McKeever

Directed by Stuart Meltzer

January 12 – 29, 2023

 

Over the course of some 60 years — starting in 1969 and ending in 2032 — the Cabot family tries to keep up with the world as it evolves around them. Epic in scope yet intimate by nature, American Rhapsody weaves the lives of its main characters through the ever-changing landscape of the American zeitgeist as it speeds through the last half of the 20th century into the turbulence of today and well beyond: civil unrest, the feminist movement, the greed of the ’80s, the horrors of 9/11, the 2008 financial crisis, same-sex marriage, the COVID-19 pandemic. As the family evolves into a new America, so does its cultural identity as members of other races and sexual orientations marry into and redefine what the family thought it was.

 

Zoetic Stage and Adrienne Arsht Center present

NEXT TO NORMAL

Music by Tom Kitt

Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Directed by Stuart Meltzer

March 16 – April 9, 2023

 

Next to Normal is a deeply moving rock musical that explores how one household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score, and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as one of the year’s 10 best shows by critics at publications across the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.

 

Dad’s an architect. Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal. Their daughter and son are bright, wisecracking teens. They appear to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal, because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart.

 

Zoetic Stage and Adrienne Arsht Center present

#GRACED – World Premiere!

By Vanessa Garcia

Directed by Sarah Hughes

May 4 – 21, 2023

Catherine is searching for something authentic as she embarks on a “Lewis-and-Clark-esque” trip across America sponsored by Monteverde Moonshine with her new lover and colleague, Lewis. Along the way, they pick up a wayward nun named Rosalie who has just gone through deep loss, meet a queer homeschooled teenager named Blake and rummage through the layers of migration and gender inequity that make up America. As Catherine travels, she comes to more questions than answers about “the real America,” her own identity and what authenticity even means anymore.

*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 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.

AboutUs

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.

About Zoetic Stage

Zoetic Stage was founded in 2010 to create fresh, bold interpretations of contemporary plays and musicals, and is dedicated to enhancing South Florida’s national artistic profile by producing regional premieres and developing new works to become part of the American stage repertoire.

In 2020, Zoetic Stage was named the Best Theater Company by the Miami New Times. The theater has been nominated for an impressive 120 Carbonell Awards (of which 15 were for Best Production of the Year) and won 42, including six for Best New Work and four for Best Production of a Play or Musical. Zoetic Stage productions have received over thirty Silver Palm Awards for Outstanding Achievement. In 2021, Zoetic Stage premiered the annual Finstrom Festival of New Work. This season will mark 39 productions in partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center.

Zoetic Stage is an Associate Member of the National New Play Network, a member of the South Florida Theater League and Theatre Communications Group.

Visit www.zoeticstage.org for more information.

About City Theatre

City Theatre is an award-winning professional theater company founded in Miami in 1996 that is dedicated to the development and production of new works and programming that entertains, informs and resonates with its diverse audiences. Now among the oldest theaters in South Florida, City Theatre is distinguished nationally for being the only theater in the country producing 10-minute plays and musicals year-round and for all ages. City Theatre has made its main stage home at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts’ Carnival Studio Theatre since 2007, where its signature SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL recently celebrated its 25th Milestone Anniversary Season in 2022. City Theatre also produces full-length plays as part of the Arsht Center’s Theatre Up Close Series, including JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL by Tom Mula in 2021 and Bekah Brunstetter’s THE CAKE in 2019.

City Theatre is an Associate Member of the National New Play Network (NNPN) and participated in the Rolling World Premiere production of Robert Schenkkan’s BUILDING THE WALL produced at the Arsht in 2018; the Theatre League of South Florida; the Florida Professional Theatre Association. In 2016, City Theatre was honored by the Carbonell Committee with the prestigious Bill Von Maurer Award, which recognizes significant contributions to South Florida theater development by an individual or group, for the company’s dedication to the short-form play and fostering new play development. For more information, visit citytheatre.com.

 

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BLUE MAN GROUP Coming Soon to Arsht Center

May 19th, 2022 No comments

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BLUE MAN GROUP RETURNS TO the arsht center THIS SUMMER

The men are still blue, but the rest is all new!

 

Featuring new elements in addition to everything audiences know and love about BLUE MAN GROUP,

including signature drumming, colorful moments of creativity and quirky comedy.

June 29 – July 3, 2022

Ziff Ballet Opera House

Miami, FL – May 17, 2022 – More than 35 million people around the world have experienced BLUE MAN GROUP (@bluemangroup) and now the smash hit phenomenon returns to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) for a limited engagement this summer beginning June 29 through July 3, 2022. This production features everything audiences know and love about BLUE MAN GROUP—signature drumming, colorful moments of creativity and quirky comedy. The men are still blue, but the rest is all new! South Florida fans are encouraged to join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites audiences of all ages complete with pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction and hilarious absurdity.

Tickets to BLUE MAN GROUP are $35, $49, $69, $85 and $99,* and may be purchased now at the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org.

 

Image of Blue Man Group – Photo by Lindsey Best

The show features brand new songs, a completely new set and environment for the Blue Men, never-before-seen instruments and audience interaction alongside iconic and beloved BLUE MAN GROUP moments. The result is a new show that remains steeped in collective joy, creation, music, humor, and connection.

  • Audiences can look forward to newly constructed and remastered instruments including:
    • The Tonemill: a rotating wheel of plastic tubes the Blue Men play with boom whackers to make sounds. Inspired by a child’s pinwheel, originally sketched on a napkin, the Tonemill has a mesmerizing effect when played and will be used in a brand-new piece in the North American Tour called “Galaxymaker.”
  • Original new songs and scenes include:
    • “Data Collection”: a new song that integrates live-captured audience samples and transforms them into a music.
    • “Signal to Noise”: a Blue Man social dance, inspired by their playing and the audience.
    • “Face-not-a-Face”: a scene that plays on contemporary facial recognition software.

 

Image of Blue Man Group – Photo by Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade

BLUE MAN GROUP is the global entertainment phenomenon, known for its award-winning theatrical productions, iconic characters and multiple creative explorations. BLUE MAN GROUP performances are euphoric celebrations of human connection through art, music, comedy and non-verbal communication. Since debuting at New York’s Astor Place Theatre in 1991, the live show has expanded to additional domestic residencies in Boston, Chicago, and Las Vegas, an international residency in Berlin, and multiple North American and World tours, reaching more than 35 million people worldwide. BLUE MAN GROUP is universally appealing to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds.

 

Image of Blue Man Group – Photo courtesy Blue Man Group

A part of the pop culture zeitgeist, BLUE MAN GROUP has appeared countless times on hit shows including Dancing with the StarsThe Tonight ShowArrested DevelopmentThe Ellen DeGeneres ShowSchlag den Raab (Germany), WOWOW (Japan) and CaldeiraÞo do Huck (Brazil). Additionally, BLUE MAN GROUP has served as the face of branding campaigns for Intel and TIM/Brasil.

Continuously identifying and developing new ways to impact the entertainment industry, BLUE MAN GROUP has contributed to various film and TV scores, and released multiple albums including the Grammy-Nominated Audio. The rock concert parody, “Megastar World Tour” played arenas across the globe. The book, Blue Man World, is a visually stunning anthropological exploration of the curious bald and blue character.

 

Image of Blue Man Group – Photo courtesy Blue Man Group

The BLUE MAN GROUP North American tour is presented in L-ISA Hyperreal Sound by L-Acoustics, the world leader in premium professional sound systems for live events. L-ISA is a ground-breaking audio technology which goes beyond traditional systems to offer extremely realistic, ultra-high definition sound. This result is a deeper sense of involvement in the spectacular antics, music and mayhem that is BLUE MAN GROUP.

BLUE MAN GROUP is owned and operated by Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. The North American tour is produced and promoted by Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group in partnership with NETworks Presentations.

For more information, please visit BlueMan.com/tour or follow @bluemangroup on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

*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 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.

AboutUs

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.

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Jesus Christ Superstar – 50th Anniversary Tour at Adrienne Arsht

May 5th, 2022 No comments

 

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“A gorgeous, thrilling, heavenly musical.” – The Guardian 

“An adrenaline-pumping production.” – The New York Times

 

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR MAKES ITS

 

MIAMI PREMIERE at the arsht center

 

 

 

Cast includes Miami natives as well as Florida natives in leading roles, including

 

Omar Lopez-Cepero as “Judas” and Jenna Rubaii as “Mary”

 

May 31 – June 5, 2022

Dorothea Green Theater – Ziff Ballet Opera House

 

 

Miami, FL – May 3, 2022 – Following critically acclaimed, sold-out engagements in the UK, the reimagined 50th Anniversary tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (@jesuschristsuperstar) will make its anticipated Miami premiere at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) from May 31 – June 5, 2022. This 2017 Olivier awarding-winning production from Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre features a stellar cast including Miami natives Courtney Arango (Dance Captain, Swing) and David Andre (Ensemble) along with University of Miami alums and Florida natives Omar Lopez-Cepero (Judas) and Jenna Rubaii (Mary).

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR continues the 15th anniversary season of Broadway in Miami. The Broadway in Miami season is presented by Florida Theatrical Association with presenting sponsor Bank of America in association with the Adrienne Arsht Center along with support from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Tickets to JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR are $35, $50, $70, $90 and $130* and may be purchased now at the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org.

 

                

Image of Aaron LaVigne and Omar Lopez-Cepero in the North American Tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - Photo by Matthew Murphy, Evan Zimmerman - MurphyMade
 

Image of Aaron LaVigne, Jenna Rubaii and the company of the North American Tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - Photo by Matthew Murphy, Evan Zimmerman - MurphyMade

 

Aaron LaVigne leads the show as Jesus, joined by Jenna Rubaii as Mary. Omar Lopez-Cepero joins the cast as Judas. The tour also features Alvin Crawford as Caiphas, Tommy Sherlock as Pilate, and Tyce Green as Annas. Pepe Nufrio returns to the tour as the standby for Jesus and Judas.

 

 

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The ensemble includes David Andre, Courtney Arango, Giuliana Augello, Wesley J. Barnes, Lydia Ruth Dawson, Hope Easterbrook, Derek Ferguson, Brian Golub, Brittany Rose Hammond, Garfield Hammonds, Quiana Holmes, Darrell T. Joe, Sheila Jones, Jacob Lacopo, Paul Louis Lessard, Eric A. Lewis, Tommy McDowell, Danny McHugh, Jenny Mollet, Sarah Parker, Erick Patrick, SandyRedd, and Cooper Stanton.

 

 

Image of the company of the North American Tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Photo by Matthew Murphy, Evan Zimmerman - MurphyMade

 

Featuring lyrics and music by Emmy, GRAMMY, Oscar and Tony winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, the North American tour of this iconic musical is helmed by acclaimed director Timothy Sheader and cutting-edge choreographer Drew McOnie. Rounding out the creative team is set and costume design by 2016 Tony Award nominee Tom Scutt, lighting design by Lee Curran, sound design by Keith Caggiano and Nick Lidster, with music supervision by Tom Deering and North American music supervisor David Holcenberg.

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’.

 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is a proven musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base. As demonstrated by NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, this epic work attracted over 9.6 million viewers, earned the highest ratings in its time period, and received the highest critical ranking of any live musical event on network TV. On September 17th, 2021 a variety of special edition Jesus Christ Superstar albums, remastered at Abbey Road, were released. These special anniversary editions are a celebration of the original 1970 double concept album and its continued success spanning an incredible 50 years.

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, selling out two consecutive engagements in 2016 and 2017. The production played a West End engagement at the Barbican in 2019 before returning to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in concert version during the summer of 2020.

The North American tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is produced by Stephen Gabriel and Work Light Productions, and will have traveled to more than 50 cities during its three-year run. The original production was produced by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

For additional information about this production, please visit ustour.JesusChristSuperstar.com

Arsht Center Commitment to Safety

The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. Face coverings remain required at this production. Learn more here.

*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 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.

AboutUs

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 15-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 15-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.

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“JUNETEENTH JUKE JOINT” at Adrienne Arsht

April 21st, 2022 No comments

 

 

 

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the

 

Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

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JUNETEENTH JUKE JOINT

Inaugural celebration pays homage to the rich history of

Black music, culture and food

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $25*

Ziff Ballet Opera House

 

Miami, FL – April 20, 2022 – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is proud to announce its first JUNETEENTH JUKE JOINT, a community celebration of Black freedom and culture. 

Inspired by the vibe created by the backwoods, roadside establishments run and patronized by Black Americans in the years after slavery ended, the JUNETEENTH JUKE JOINT will transform the Arsht Center’s Peacock Foundation Studio into a one-night-only hotspot for dancing, live music, cocktails and celebrating with neighbors and friends. The night will feature pan-African beats by DJ Nickymix (@nickymix) followed by the soulful sounds of Miami-based R&B singer LaVie (@laviemusic), whose performance will take the audience on a journey through the rich history of Black music, featuring soul, blues, R&B and everything in between.

 

 Audiences ages 18+ are encouraged to arrive as soon as doors open at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy a specially curated menu featuring delicious soul food-inspired bites and libations for those 21 and over. The $15 menu will include southern favorites, including BBQ, fried chicken wings, mac and cheese, sweet potato fritters, banana pudding, and red velvet shooters. Vegetarian/vegan options and a full bar will be available for purchase all evening.

 General admission tickets to the JUNETEENTH JUKE JOINT are available for $25. VIP tables are available from $100 for two guests and include guaranteed premium cabaret-style seating and two cocktails.  Tickets may be purchased beginning today at the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org.

 

The JUNETEENTH JUKE JOINT is made possible with the support of presenting sponsor Bank of America and media sponsor Outclique Magazine.

 The Juneteenth holiday commemorates the effective end of slavery, when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865 to free enslaved people. For generations, Juneteenth has been celebrated with gatherings, cookouts, music, laughter and pride in Black freedom.

 The JUNETEENTH JUKE JOINT is part of the Arsht Center’s The Heritage Project, which was created with a commitment to promote social equality and amplify Black voices. The Arsht Center celebrates Black artists throughout our community through The Heritage Project’s salon series, Heritage Fest and other special events all year long.

*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 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.

AboutUs

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.

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