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“HAIRSPRAY” Rings In The New Year At The Arsht Center

November 27th, 2021 No comments

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Cast will be led by Andrew Levitt aka Nina West from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,”

with Niki Metcalf as Tracy Turnblad and Toneisha Harris as Motormouth Maybelle

December 28, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Dorothea Green Theater – Ziff Ballet Opera House

 

Miami, FL – November 23, 2021 – HAIRSPRAY (@hairsprayontour), Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon, will be presented at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) from December 28, 2021 – January 2, 2022. The new touring production, helmed by Jack O’Brien and Jerry Mitchell, will star Andrew Levitt aka Nina West (from “RuPaul’s Drag Race”) as Edna Turnblad, Niki Metcalf as Tracy Turnblad and Toneisha Harris (from NBC’s “The Voice”) as Motormouth Maybelle with Billy Dawson as Corny Collins, Will Savarese as Link Larkin, Emery Henderson as Penny Pingleton, Brandon G. Stalling as Seaweed J. Stubbs, Kaelee Albritton as Amber Von Tussle and Addison Garner as Velma Von Tussle.

HAIRSPRAY kicks off the anticipated 15th anniversary season of Broadway in Miami. The new 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 HAIRSPRAY are $35, $50, $70, $90, $120 and $150* and may be purchased now at the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org.

Christopher Swan plays Wilbur Turnblad and Kaléa Leverette plays Little Inez with Caroline Daye Attayek, Kelly Barberito, Helene Britany, Jamonté Bruten, Tanner Callicutt, Ryahn Evers, Michael Corey Hassel, Kaleb Jenkins, Greg Kalafatas, Gabriel Kearns, Caira Asanté Lakota, Stevie LeWarne, Jr., Brendan Morris, Faith Northcutt, Adam Blake Raque, Renée Reid, Sydney Simone, Christopher Swan, Gabriyel Thomas, George Vickers V, Mea Wilkerson and Emmanuelle Zeesman as members of the ensemble.

 HAIRSPRAY is the story of 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60’s,” “Good Morning Baltimore,” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” HAIRSPRAY is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times).

 This new touring production reunites Broadway’s award-winning creative team, led by Director Jack O’Brien and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell, to bring HAIRSPRAY to a new generation of theater audiences. HAIRSPRAY is based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters, who served as a creative consultant on the musical comedy. It features a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan. HAIRSPRAY features an original score by Academy Award-nominated Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The tour is produced by NETworks Presentations.

 Additional creative team for HAIRSPRAY includes Tour Director Matt Lenz, Tour Choreographer Michele Lynch, Set Designer David Rockwell, Lighting Designer Kenneth Posner, Tour Lighting Designer Paul Miller, Costume Designer William Ivey Long, Hair and Wig Designer Paul Huntley and Richard Mawbey, Sound Designer Shannon Slaton, Music Supervisor Lon Hoyt and Casting by Stewart/Whitley. 

 HAIRSPRAY premiered at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater in June 2002. The show was a smash hit when it transferred to Broadway, winning eight 2003 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and became the longest-running musical to play the Neil Simon Theater, running 2,642 performances from July 18, 2002, until January 4, 2009. It is the 22nd longest running show in Broadway history. For more information, please visit www.hairspraytour.com.

Arsht Center Commitment to Health and Safety

The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. Based on guidance from national and local health officials, masks and proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test are required. Guests may volunteer proof of vaccination in lieu of a negative test. Learn more here. This event will be seated at full capacity. We will also maintain enhanced cleaning, sanitation and air filtration procedures. Any policy changes will be sent directly to ticketholders and updated regularly at arshtcenter.org/covid-19.

*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.

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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Adrienne Arsht Center Cyber Monday Sale November 29

November 23rd, 2021 No comments

 

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

 

 

CYBER MONDAY SALE – UP TO 50%* OFF SHOW TICKETS!

Discounts offered to more than 40 shows throughout the Center’s 2021-2022 season

24 Hours Only – Monday, November 29, 2021

arshtcenter.org/CyberMonday

MIAMI, FL November 22, 2021 – For 24 hours only on Monday, November 29, the Arsht Center (@arshtcenter) will offer a special CYBER MONDAY SALE with up to 50% off* select show tickets that are part of the Center’s 2021-2022 season.

Participating shows include: George Balanchine’s The NutcrackerHairsprayJoshua Bell and Academy of St Martin in the FieldsPiaf! Le SpectacleJay LenoPictures at an Exhibition featuring Frost Symphony OrchestraJosé Feliciano, and Flamenco Festival XIII to name a few. The complete list of 40+ participating shows and detailed discount information for each will be revealed once the sale begins on Cyber Monday.

 

 CYBER MONDAY SALE begins at 12 a.m. (midnight) on November 29 and expires at 11:59 p.m. that day. Visit arshtcenter.org/CyberMonday for updates and use promo code CYBER2021 at checkout.

Arsht Center Commitment to Safety

The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. Based on guidance from national and local health officials, masks and proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test are required. Guests may volunteer proof of vaccination in lieu of a negative test. Learn more here. Events will be seated at full capacity. We will also maintain enhanced cleaning, sanitation and air filtration procedures. Any policy changes will be sent directly to ticketholders and updated regularly at arshtcenter.org/covid-19.

*Offer applies to online purchases only. Discounts are valid for specific seats and/or performance times. Subject to availability. Ticket fees apply. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Artists, titles, dates and times subject to change.

*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.

 About Us

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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THE PROM at Broward Center for Performing Arts tickets now on Sale

November 17th, 2021 No comments

EVERYONE DESERVES A CHANCE TO CELEBRATE!

TO PLAY AT THE BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS!

DECEMBER 14, 2021 – DECEMBER 19, 2021

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

“TOUCHES A CHORD IN ANY PERSON WHO’S NOT ONLY FOUND A SAFE HOME IN THE WORLD OF MUSICALS,

BUT A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN, TOO!

 

“TOUCHES A CHORD IN ANY PERSON WHO’S NOT ONLY FOUND A SAFE HOME IN THE WORLD OF MUSICALS,
BUT A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN, TOO! This joyous, original musical, with a big-laugh book, exuberant songs and
jaw-dropping star-turns, is so full of happiness that you think your heart is about to burst. It reminds you
what Broadway is all about.” – Variety
“SMART AND BIG-HEARTED. Genuine joy rolls off the stage in this musical full of witty delights, irrepressibly
energetic tunes, winking lyrics and a cheeky book. I seldom stopped laughing.
It’s a damn good time! Did I shed several real tears in THE PROM’s final scene? Maybe I did.”
– New York Magazine
CRITIC’S PICK! “The Prom consistently delivers on its entertainment promises as well as its Golden Age
premise: MUSICALS, HOWEVER ZAZZY, CAN ADDRESS THE DEEPEST ISSUES DIVIDING US. Like a certain
cockeyed optimist, you may even note a lump in your throat.
It makes you believe in musical comedy again!” – New York Times
Directed and Choreographed by Tony Award® Winner CASEY NICHOLAW
Book by Tony Award® Winner BOB MARTIN and Tony Award® Nominee CHAD BEGUELIN
Music by Tony Award® Nominee MATTHEW SKLAR
Lyrics by Tony Award® Nominee CHAD BEGUELIN

Fort Lauderdale, FL – November 15, 2021 – Producers and co-Presidents of the Prom Committee announced the National Tour of the 2019 Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding Musical THE PROM will play at the Broward Center from December 14, 2021 – December 19, 2021. Tickets for the Fort Lauderdale engagement are on sale now! For more information, please visit www.browardcenter.org.

Tickets for THE PROM are available at the Broward Center AutoNation Box Office, 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 33312, browardcenter.org or by calling 954.462.0222. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling 954.660.6307. Ticket prices start at $25.00*.

The Prom, Music by Matthew Sklar, Book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, Lyrics by Chad Beguelin, Directed and Choreographed by Casey Nicholaw cast: Kaden Kearney (Emma), Kalyn West (Alyssa Greene), Courtney Balan (Dee Dee Allen), Patrick Wetzel (Barry Glickman), Emily Borromeo (Angie Dickinson), Bud Weber (Trent Oliver), Sinclair Mitchell (Mr. Hawkins), Ashanti J’Aria (Mrs. Greene) and Shavey Brown (Sheldon Saperstein)

All guests age 2 and up must wear a suitable face covering while inside the theater. In addition, all guests age 12 and up must provide proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test or of full vaccination status. View the Guest Entry Policy at www.browardcenter.org/visit/guest-entry-policy for full details on the venue’s COVID-19 protocols. For accessibility questions or assistance related to the COVID-19 policies, email boxoffice@browardcenter.org or call 954.462.0222.

This hit musical stars Kaden Kearney (they/them) as “Emma, High School Student, Banned from the Prom,” Kalyn West as “Alyssa Greene, Head of Student Council with a Secret,” Courtney Balan as “Tony Award Winner Dee Dee Allen,”

Patrick Wetzel as “Drama Desk Award Winner Barry Glickman,” Emily Borromeo as “Angie Dickinson, Broadway Chorine,” Bud Weber as “Trent Oliver, Esteemed Julliard Graduate/Cater Waiter,” Sinclair Mitchell as “Mr. Hawkins, High School Principal,” Ashanti J’Aria as “Mrs. Greene, President of the PTA” and Shavey Brown as “Sheldon Saperstein, Broadway’s Press Agent with a Plan.”

The Prom, Music by Matthew Sklar, Book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, Lyrics by Chad Beguelin, Directed and Choreographed by Casey Nicholaw cast: Kaden Kearney (Emma), Kalyn West (Alyssa Greene), Courtney Balan (Dee Dee Allen), Patrick Wetzel (Barry Glickman), Emily Borromeo (Angie Dickinson), Bud Weber (Trent Oliver), Sinclair Mitchell (Mr. Hawkins), Ashanti J’Aria (Mrs. Greene) and Shavey Brown (Sheldon Saperstein)

Rounding out the ensemble are Jordan Alexander, Gabrielle Beckford, Ashley Bruce, Olivia Rose Cece, Maurice Dawkins, Jordan De Leon, Shawn Alynda Fisher, James Caleb Grice, Megan Grosso, Chloe Rae Kehm, Braden Allen King, Brandon J. Large, Christopher McCrewell, Adriana Negron, Lexie Plath, Brittany Nicole Williams, Thad Turner Wilson and Josh Zacher.

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin, Mean Girls), THE PROM features a book by Tony Award® winner Bob Martin (Elf, The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony Award® nominee Chad Beguelin (Aladdin), music by Tony Award® nominee Matthew Sklar (Elf the Musical) and lyrics by Tony Award® nominee Chad Beguelin withscenic design by Tony Award® winner Scott Pask (The Book of Mormon), costume design by Tony Award® winner Ann Roth (The Book of Mormon) and Matthew Pachtman (The Book of Mormon), lighting design by Tony Award® winner Natasha Katz (Diana: The Musical), sound design by Tony Award® winner Brian Ronan (Mrs. Doubtfire, Mean Girls), wig and hair design by Josh Marquette (Pretty Woman, Means Girls), make-up design by Milagros Medina-Cerdeira (MeanGirls), orchestrations by Tony Award® winner Larry Hochman (Hello, Dolly!), music supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Mean Girls) and casting by The Telsey Office. THE PROM is based on an original concept by Jack Viertel. Everyone’s invited to the joyous Broadway hit that New York Magazine hails as “smart and big-hearted” while The New York Times declares it “makes you believe in musical comedy again!” THE PROM is a musical comedy about big Broadway stars on a mission to change the world and the love they discover that unites them all.

The Prom, Music by Matthew Sklar, Book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, Lyrics by Chad Beguelin, Directed and Choreographed by Casey Nicholaw cast: Kaden Kearney (Emma), Kalyn West (Alyssa Greene), Courtney Balan (Dee Dee Allen), Patrick Wetzel (Barry Glickman), Emily Borromeo (Angie Dickinson), Bud Weber (Trent Oliver), Sinclair Mitchell (Mr. Hawkins), Ashanti J’Aria (Mrs. Greene) and Shavey Brown (Sheldon Saperstein)

 Variety raves, “It’s so full of happiness that you think your heart is about to burst.” And The Hollywood Reporter cheers, “It’s comic gold!”

Tony, Emmy, Golden Globe & Peabody Award winner Ryan Murphy (The Boys In The Band, “American Horror Story”) turned THE PROM into a movie event for Netflix starring Meryl Streep (DeeDee), James Corden (Barry), Nicole Kidman (Angie), Keegan-Michael Kay (Principal Tom Hawkins), Andrew Rannells (Trent), Jo Ellen Pellman (Emma), Ariana DeBose (Alyssa), Kerry Washington (Mrs. Greene), Keegan-Michael Key (Principal Hawkins), and Kevin Chamberlin (Sheldon).

Viking Books also recently announced that Saundra Mitchell, author of over twenty books for tweens and teens, has written the YA novelization of the hit Broadway musical comedy, THE PROM to adapt the new original musical into a reading experience that reflects the energy and humor of the show, and echoes its message of acceptance and inclusion. The book was published on September 10, 2019 with Viking Children’s Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers.

The producing team for THE PROM includes Bill Damaschke, Dori Berinstein, Jack Lane, NETworks Presentations, Natasha Davison, Merry & Jim Mosbacher, Terry Schnuck, Liz Armstrong, Elizabeth L. Green, Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra & Stephen Della Pietra, Seth A. Goldstein, Jane Dubin, Smedes-Stern-Palitz, Fahs Productions, Joe Grandy, Don &

Nancy Ross, Three Belles & A Bob, Instone Productions, Fakler-Silver, Arment-Tackel, Cliff Hopkins, Larry & Elizabeth Lenke, Christopher Ketner, The John Gore Organization, Nancy & Ken Kranzberg, Independent Presenters Network, Mark Lonlow & JoAnne Astrow, Iris Smith, Sabrina Wallace, Garris-Morris-Masie Productions, Judith Manocherian, The Shubert Organization, Karen DeVerna & Jeremiah J. Harris, Fox Theatricals, Michael and Adrienne Blackman and Heidi & Stephen Distante.

 THE PROM made its world premiere at The Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA, Susan V. Booth, Artistic Director, in 2016, and played its final performance at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway on August 11, 2019 after playing 23 previews and 310 regular performances.

For more information visit:

Website: ThePromMusical.com

Facebook: @ThePromMusical

Instagram: @ThePromMusical

Twitter: @ThePromMusical

TikTok: @ThePromMusical

Hashtag: #ThePromMusical

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BIOGRAPHIES

 *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.

 Broadway In Fort Lauderdale is presented by Florida Theatrical Association. The Broward Center 2021/2022 performance season is supported by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation.

 THE BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

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

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

 BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA

 Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of the John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office. Led by 15-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in NorthAmerica, 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 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 45 cities across North America as well as on Broadway, Off-Broadway,

London’s West End, Japan, and China. It has won Tony Awards in every producing category as well as numerous other Drama League, Drama Desk and Olivier awards.

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

BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY

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

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ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER’S New Shows for their 15th Anniversary

September 25th, 2021 No comments

 

ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER ANNOUNCES

30 NEW SHOWS AS PART OF 15TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

 

 

Public onsale for new shows and a selection of previously-announced shows begins September 30, 2021

 

 

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION:

FROST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND GERARD SCHWARZ

A stunning evening of visual arts and music by Frost School of Music just in time for Art Basel

December 4, 2021

 

 

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER

Celebrating more than 60 years of unparalleled artistry

February 25-26, 2022

 

 

FLAMENCO FESTIVAL MIAMI XIII

 

Miguel Poveda IN CONCERT

Spanish superstar singer performs traditional flamenco songs

April 10, 2022

 

 

Stars of Flamenco

Mercedes Ruíz, María Moreno and Eduardo Guerrero demonstrate the diversity and vibrancy of flamenco with special guest Maria Terremoto

April 21, 2022

 

COMPAÑÍA MANUEL LIÑÁN

All-male dance company explores gender identity through characterizations inspired by the flamenco woman

April 23, 2022

 

 

BLUE MAN GROUP

Smash hit returns to the Arsht Center for a limited engagement

June 29-July 3, 2022

 

 

 

Miami, FL – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is pleased to announce 30 new shows for its upcoming 15th Anniversary season plus a special deal to mark the Center’s season opening. From 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. on September 30, all ticket fees will be waived.

Performances just announced include:

In addition to these new shows, tickets for the following previously announced performances will go on sale for the first time:

Tickets

Tickets to all these performances will be available to Arsht Center Culturist members beginning September 24 at noon and to the general public on September 30 at noon. Ticket buyers who purchase between 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. on September 30 will have ticket fees waived. Tickets may be purchased at the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org.

Arsht Center Commitment to Health and Safety 

The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. Based on guidance from national and local health officials, masks and proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test are required. Guests may volunteer proof of vaccination in lieu of a negative test. Learn more here. These events will be seated at full capacity. We will also maintain enhanced cleaning, sanitation and air filtration procedures. Any policy changes will be sent directly to ticketholders and updated regularly at arshtcenter.org/covid-19.

Newly announced performances for the Arsht Center’s 15th Anniversary Season include the following:

POUR YOUR ART OUT: PUMPKIN DECORATING

Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 1 p.m.

Tickets: $15*

Peacock Foundation Studio

Learn how to decorate a pumpkin for Halloween or fall using paint, sticky gems, teeth, ribbon and more! Artist Carolina Blanco will guide each participate to successfully complete a design of their choice. All participants will go home with their very own pumpkin decorated just in time for Halloween!

POUR YOUR ART OUT: MAKE YOUR OWN OFRENDA

Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 1 p.m.

Tickets; $15*

Peacock Foundation Studio

The inspiration for this class is Day of the Dead, an annual Mexican celebration and the traditional ofrenda, a handcrafted collection of objects placed at a ritual altar in honor of a person or pet that has passed away. Ofrendas are constructed at home, in village cemeteries and in churches. They include the four elements: water (any drink that was enjoyed by the honored one), earth (flowers, fruits, plants and salt), wind (incense, tissue paper) and fire (candles).

Adrienne Arsht Center and City Theatre present

WAR WORDS

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $15*

Knight Concert Hall

WAR WORDS tells the truly heroic, funny, strange and heartbreaking stories of men and women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan during the “Long War.” Based on interviews with veterans and their families, WAR WORDS aims to bridge the divide between those who serve in the military and the rest of us who say, “Thank you for your service” without really understanding what that means.

WAR WORDS was developed with the support of the Atlantic Council, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

Adrienne Arsht Center presents

José Luis de la Paz: INTROSPECTIVE Flamenco Guitar Concert

Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 8 p.m.

Knight Concert Hall

Tickets: $35, $55, $75*

JOSÉ LUIS DE LA PAZ is an award-winning guitarist, recognized in all three disciplines of the Flamenco art: guitar for dance, guitar soloist and composer. His original compositions range from the most traditional to the most experimental forms in Flamenco music exploring fusion with world music and jazz.

De la Paz was the musical director and composer for Ballet Cristina Hoyos for ten years and music collaborator and musical director with the Siudy Garrido Dance Company. His new album, titled Introspective, was born amid the surreal moment in time we are living. Guest artists include leading Cuban Latin Jazz voice Gemma Corredera and mesmerizing Flamenco dancer Siudy Garrido and a handful of virtuoso musicians, De La Paz’s INTROSPECTIVE FLAMENCO GUITAR CONCERT is one-of-a-kind musical experience much needed in the tapestry jazz and world music.

Adrienne Arsht Center, Frost School of Music and Lowe Art Museum present

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION: FROST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND GERARD SCHWARZ

Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 8 p.m.

Knight Concert Hall

Tickets: $25, $35, $50, $65, $95*

Frost Symphony Orchestra

Gerard Schwarz, conductor

Experience a stunning evening of music and visual arts, in time for Art Basel.  Modest Mussorgsky’s iconic musical composition of ten movements was inspired by an exhibition of artworks by Viktor Hartmann. Composed in 1874 and orchestrated by Maurice Ravel in 1922, the musical movements will be paired with newly commissioned artworks by Claudia DeMonte and Ed McGowin, along with curated works from the Lowe Art Museum’s vast and diverse collections. The art will be projected on a screen above the orchestra. Mussorgsky’s original inspiration will be illuminated with multi-cultural perspectives. The evening also includes repertoire by Aaron Copland, Julia Perry, and others.

FLY WITH MISO

Sunday, February 6, 2021 at 6 p.m.

Knight Concert Hall

Tickets: $39, $64, $99, $139, $164*

Mali Parkerson – Curator

Fernando Duprat – Executive Producer for Special Events

Eduardo Marturet – Conductor

After their successful first season with this fabulous new concept we have developed how you will fly again with MISO to some of the most inspiring destinations where the music, combined with their local art, food and cultural traditions, will be a unique experience for some of the world’s most iconic cities.

Buenos Aires, New York, London, Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Venice and Lisbon will be on this year itinerary sounding, looking and tasting better than you have ever dreamt before.

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER

February 25-26, 2022 at various times

Ziff Ballet Opera House

Tickets: $25, $45, $65, $79, $95, $125*

Celebrating over 60 years of unparalleled artistry, ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER never fails to remind us of the power of dance to bring people together. These dancers dazzle with their trademark technical brilliance and passionate energy and bring audiences to their feet at every performance. The groundbreaking, forward-thinking company returns with new and classic works, including founder Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece Revelations, the “Ailey gift that somehow keeps on giving” (The New York Times).

MISO PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH MARIA JOÃO PIRES

Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 6 p.m.

Knight Concert Hall

Tickets: $39, $64, $99, $139, $164*

Maria João Pires – Piano

Eduardo Marturet – Conductor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550

Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.3, Op.37

AMERICA’S WONDERS: A 3D CINEMATIC AND MUSICAL JOURNEY

Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Knight Concert Hall

Tickets: $40, $60, $75, $125*

AMERICA’S WONDERS is a unique cinematic and musical celebration of our nation’s national parks and exciting cities. For the first-time, audiences will have the opportunity to see striking 3D images while an orchestra takes audiences on a journey through America`s most breathtaking national parks and cities.

During the first half of the program, concertgoers will witness the wonder of watching the sunrise over the Grand Canyon, gazing up at the canopies of the Redwood Forests and flying over the Appalachian Mountains. The second half features a 3D video segment exploring our nation’s vibrant cities as concert goers walk through New York’s Time Square, experience the thrill and lights of Las Vegas, and even stroll across the Golden Gate Bridge.

MALEVO

Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Knight Concert Hall

Tickets: $35, $49, $69*

Part of the 2021-2022 Live at Knight series

MALEVO, a thrilling all-male group takes Malambo—a traditional Argentine folk dance of great virility and dexterity—beyond its limits with a modern, avant-garde, and transgressive approach, merging it with other dance styles like flamenco and urban percussion.

After being named an official “Cultural Ambassador to the National Identity of Argentina,” and on the tail of numerous successes including events and performances in Las Vegas, New York, Dubai, Paris, Cairo, St. Petersburg and Montreal as well as special performances with Latin pop-star Ricky Martin, Cirque du Soleil, a year-long residency at Universal Studios Japan and making it to semi-finalists on the hit TV show America’s Got

Talent, MALEVO is excited to present a new touring performance across the U.S.

FLAMENCO FESTIVAL XIII: MIGUEL POVEDA IN CONCERT

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $25, $35, $55, $75, $95*

Knight Concert Hall

“The intensity of Poveda’s singing draws you in, even without a knowledge of Spanish” – Evening Standard (UK)

Considered a genius in his native Spain, superstar Miguel Poveda’s nuanced and soulful voice has no equal in the world of flamenco. Poveda takes the audience on a tour of traditional flamenco, from the cheerful malagueñas and alegrías to the sorrowful seguirillas and soleás, all the while sharing his personal connection to the music with a spontaneity that ensures an exceptional performance.

FLAMENCO FESTIVAL XIII: STARS OF FLAMENCO

Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $25, $45, $65, $95, $125*

Ziff Ballet Opera House

“A showcase of flamenco, in all its flavors”– The Boston Globe

 STARS OF FLAMENCO is a long-standing tradition of Flamenco Festival Miami, bringing together exceptional flamenco dancers and singers in an evening demonstrating the diversity and vibrancy of flamenco. This year, Manuel Liñan (2017 National Dance Prize) reappears as the Artistic Director of Stars of Flamenco.

This year’s project will join together three of flamenco’s leading dancers. Mercedes Ruíz speaks about flamenco with a commanding truth and virtuosity (Financial Times). The bailaora from Jerez is one of the consolidated stars of the current time. Eduardo Guerrero is flamenco in its richest current incarnation. His marvelously eccentric solos (The New York Times) display a breathtaking array of movement that often pushes him to the perilous limits of human motion. As well as Eduardo, María Moreno was linked to Eva Yerbabuena Company for many years before starting their successful solo careers. Her astonishing dance pays tribute to the traditional style of Cádiz, to which she adds her own style full of expressivity, originality and passion. “A classic flamenco woman for the future.”

The three dancers will be joined on stage by a cadre of musicians and a special guest artist: rising singer Maria Terremoto, the youngest ever artist to receive the Giraldillo award for new artist at the Seville Flamenco Biennial.

FLAMENCO FESTIVAL XIII: COMPAÑÍA MANUEL LIÑÁN

Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $25, $45, $65, $95, $125*

Ziff Ballet Opera House

Manuel Liñán returns to Flamenco Festival Miami with an all-male dance company, in a new show that explores gender identity through characterizations inspired by the flamenco woman.

¡VIVA! is a song to the freedom of movement, where the feminine is embraced from the masculine body as its own; where gender roles, in a codified world like flamenco, are broken with joy and enjoyment – creating new terrains that, although unexplored, are not distant.

Adrienne Arsht Center, Loud and Live and Loxen Productions present

IN THE HEIGHTS

Friday, May 20 – Saturday, May 21, 2022 at various times

Tickets: $51.45, $82.95, $103.95, $124.95, $156.45, $177.45*

Ziff Ballet Opera House

From the creator of “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights” tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. In the Heights is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.

City Theater and the Adrienne Arsht Center present

SUMMER SHORTS 25

June 2 – July 3, 2022 at various times

Tickets: $50, $60, $65, $75*

Every June thousands of audiences enjoy their “SUMMER SHORTS”!

America’s Short Play Festival returns in 2022 with a milestone Silver Anniversary Celebration of City Theatre’s 25th year of “SUMMER SHORTS”!

The annual theatrical event is unlike any other – a kaleidoscopic showcase of lively, provocative, hilarious, and tuneful ten-minute comedies, dramas, and mini-musicals, written by the country’s best playwrights, starring South Florida’s most talented all-stars!

The SUMMER SHORTS SILVER ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION is bigger and better, presenting TWO productions of SHORTS: Program A features is collection of freshly exciting “All New Original Shorts”, and Program B features a collection of “Best of the Fest” favorite works from over 25 years.

Choose one program or choose both and double your Summer Shorts fun!

City Theatre and the Adrienne Arsht Center present

BOB MARLEY’S THREE LITTLE BIRDS

June 22 – July 10, 2022 at various times

Tickets: $30, $45*

This jammin’ family musical in an all new production by City Theatre will entertain kids and adults of all ages! Featuring the timeless music and lyrics of Bob Marley and based on the children’s book (Every Little Thing) by his daughter Cedella Marley, BOB MARLEY’S THREE LITTLE BIRDS shares the legendary reggae artist’s message of peace and love with a new generation of songbirds.

Mama says ‘breathe easy’ but Ziggy’s afraid to leave the house. He’s too busy worrying about tropical storms, evil spirits and steering clear of that sneaky, hair-snatching Duppy! But with the help of Dr. Bird and his feathered friends, Ziggy’s reminded that “every little thing, gonna be all right!”

Adrienne Arsht Center presents

BLUE MAN GROUP

June 29-July 3, 2022 at various times

Tickets: $35, $49, $69, $85, $99*

Ziff Ballet Opera House

More than 35 million people around the world have experienced the smash hit phenomenon that is BLUE MAN GROUP and now it’s your turn! BLUE MAN GROUP returns to Miami for a limited engagement on their new North American tour. It’s everything you 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! Featuring pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction and hilarious absurdity, join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites audiences of all ages.

*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.

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 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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“The Heritage Project” at Adrienne Arsht Center

September 3rd, 2021 No comments

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

 

Free salon series returns with online and in-person discussions surrounding art and social justice in the Black community

Plus FREE Heritage Fest during Black History Month with in-person celebration of artists representing the African Diaspora in our community!

THE AFRO-LATINX MUSIC EXPERIENCE – PARTE DOS

An exploration into the evolution of Afro-Latinx music from the 1990s through today

October 20, 2021

black hollywood: imagery and perspectives

Dissecting the narrative and portrayals of Black people in film

January 19, 2022

RACE, INTIMACY, AND EXPRESSION IN DANCE

Exploring the intersectionality and overlapping identities of Black and indigenous dancers and choreographers who are part of the LGBTQAI+ community

February 5, 2022

caribbean dj: culture and influence

How DJs have influenced and shaped the music and party vibes of Caribbean culture

April 20, 2022

Miami, FL – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is pleased to announce the return of THE HERITAGE PROJECT for the 2021-2022 season, including the return of the third-annual HERITAGE FEST to celebrate Black History Month in February 2022.

The Heritage Project was created by the Arsht Center with a commitment to promote social equality and amplify Black voices during an important time in our nation’s history. Beginning in September 2020, the Center hosted free monthly online discussions, with topics including Songs of Freedom, Afro-Latinx Music Experience, Black Perspectives on the Great White Way, Black Street Art + Black Lives Matter, Black Greek Step & Marching Band Traditions, The Business of Show and Songs of Freedom THE REMIX. All past salons can be viewed here.

The Heritage Project is presented with generous support by Bank of America and additional support by OutClique Magazine.

The Arsht Center celebrates Black artists in our community through The Heritage Project’s salon series, annual festival and other special events throughout the season.

The Heritage Project is one of more than 10 ongoing Arsht Center programs committed to community engagement and deepening the experience of the performing arts for all Miami-Dade County residents. Having served more than 100,000 people throughout its 15-year history, the programs broaden community participation and open the sights, sounds and possibilities of the world through the performing arts. Programs include: Family Fest, a series of free performances for the whole family; Free Gospel Sundays, pairing Miami’s best gospel artists with nationally renowned gospel headliners; AileyCamp Miami, a full-scholarship, six-week summer dance camp which uses dance as a vehicle for the personal development of young people; CommuniTea Dance, an annual celebration honoring Miami’s LGBTQ+ community; Knight Masterworks Classical Conversations, a series of free lectures which give the audience insight into the musicians, composers and history of music presented in our Knight Masterworks Classical Music series; Camp Broadway, a weeklong musical theater camp for kids; Step Into Dance Master Classes, dance workshops for the community presented in conjunction with our Knight Masterworks Dance series; Accessing the Arts Residencies, art workshops for children and adults with disabilities;  Arsht on the Road, a new series of free pop-up performances that bring the arts into Miami-Dade County’s diverse neighborhoods; and Arsht@Work, free professional development workshops for all industries.

The 2021-2022 season of The Heritage Project includes the following:

THE HERITAGE PROJECT: THE AFRO-LATINX MUSIC EXPERIENCE – PARTE DOS

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

Online

The second season of our Heritage Project series kicks off with The Afro-Latinx Music Experience – Parte Dos. Part 1 of the discussion took place during our inaugural season, and the conversation will continue in October with Parte Dos, an exploration into the evolution of Afro-Latinx music from the 1990s through today. This talk will unpack the challenges of navigating the Afro-Latinx experience within the music industry while spotlighting salsa, reggaeton and hip-hop.

Watch The Afro-Latinx Music Experience here and RSVP here to join us for The Afro-Latinx Music Experience Parte Dos.

THE HERITAGE PROJECT: BLACK HOLLYWOOD: IMAGERY AND PERSPECTIVES

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

Online

The Heritage Project’s Black Hollywood: Imagery & Perspectives will dissect the narrative and portrayals of Black people in films such as Birth of a Nation, Love Jones and Black Panther. Acclaimed panelists will look at a variety of tropes, clichés, themes and stereotypes from Black Hollywood’s beginnings through the present. RSVP for the virtual discussion will be available on October 18. Additional information here.

HERITAGE FEST 2022 

Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

FREE

Thomson Plaza for the Arts

Join us to uplift Black voices at our third annual Heritage Fest!

This free community event was designed to spotlight, celebrate and amplify artists representing the African Diaspora in our community. Heritage Fest 2022 presents an afternoon of free, fun-filled activities for the entire family. Enjoy performances by local artists, sample delicious bites from a variety of food vendors and jam to the beats pumping from the dance floor.

The full schedule for Heritage Fest 2022 will be announced soon. RSVP will be available on December 13. Additional information here.

THE HERITAGE PROJECT: RACE, INTIMACY, AND EXPRESSION IN DANCE

Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 5 p.m.

In-person and online

The Heritage Project’s Race, Intimacy and Expression in Dance discussion will delve into the intersectionality and overlapping identities of Black and indigenous dancers and choreographers who are part of the LGBTQAI+ community. We will identify structural systems of oppression and examine how experiences of marginalization and social injustices have influenced iconic choreography, while exploring those who shattered societal norms.

This salon will be presented in person in our Peacock Foundation Studio and online via Zoom. RSVP for both formats will be available on December 13. This salon is part of Heritage Fest 2022. Additional information here.

THE HERITAGE PROJECT: CARIBBEAN DJ CULTURE & INFLUENCE

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 5 p.m.

In-person and online

The Heritage Project closes out its salon series for the season with Caribbean DJ Culture & Influence. This salon will explore how DJs have influenced and shaped the music and party vibes of Caribbean culture. It will discuss the rise of minority talent within the DJ industry, and explore how various island music like reggae, calypso, soca and kompa have influenced the music community.

This salon will be presented in person in our Peacock Foundation Studio and online via Zoom. RSVP for both formats will be available on February 3. Additional information here.

Arsht Center Commitment to Health and Safety

The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. Based on guidance from national and local health officials, in-person performances will be seated at full capacity. Face coverings are required. We are also maintaining enhanced cleaning, sanitation and air filtration procedures. Please visit here for more details and future updates.

To download high-resolutions versions of the photos above, click here.

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*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.

“FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS” at Adrienne Arsht Center

August 14th, 2021 No comments

 

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the

 

Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

 

Presents

 

Beloved series returns for its 15th anniversary season

featuring Miami’s best gospel artists alongside headliners

 

maurette brown clark

Multiple Stellar Award winner and Dove Award nominee

October 17, 2021

 

the kingdom choir

British gospel choir and guest performers at 2018 Royal Wedding

December 12, 2021

 

donnie mCclurkin

One of gospel’s best-selling artists of all time makes his

Free Gospel Sundays debut

March 27, 2022

with host

Calvin Hughes

WPLG Local 10 Anchor

 

Miami, FL – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is pleased to announce the return of FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS for its 15th season. The series features Miami’s brightest gospel artists alongside gospel music’s biggest stars, and kicks off with MAURETTE BROWN CLARK on October 17, followed by THE KINGDOM CHOIR on December 12, and comes to a thrilling close with best-selling gospel superstar DONNIE McCLURKIN on March 27, 2022. WPLG Local 10 Anchor CALVIN HUGHES returns as host for the 2021-2022 season.

First-Access Passes for MAURETTE BROWN CLARK will be available beginning September 23 at noon. If this performance reaches capacity, there will be a virtual standby line. Details here.

FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS is one of more than 10 ongoing Arsht Center programs committed to community engagement and deepening the experience of the performing arts for all Miami-Dade County residents. Having served more than 100,000 people throughout its 15-year history, the programs broaden community participation and open the sights, sounds and possibilities of the world through the performing arts. Programs include: Family Fest, a series of free performances for the whole family; The Heritage Project, a free salon series and annual festival featuring panel discussions surrounding  performing arts and social justice in the Black community; AileyCamp Miami, a full-scholarship, six-week summer dance camp which uses dance as a vehicle for the personal development of young people; CommuniTea Dance, an annual celebration honoring Miami’s LGBTQ+ community; Knight Masterworks Classical Conversations, a series of free lectures which give the audience insight into the musicians, composers and history of music presented in our Knight Masterworks Classical Music series; Camp Broadway, a weeklong musical theater camp for kids; Step Into Dance Master Classes, dance workshops for the community presented in conjunction with our Knight Masterworks Dance series; Accessing the Arts Residencies, art workshops for children and adults with disabilities;  Arsht on the Road, a new series of free pop-up performances that bring the arts into Miami-Dade County’s diverse neighborhoods; and Arsht@Work, free professional development workshops for all industries.

Now in its 15th season, the 2021-2022 season of FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS series is made possible with the leadership support of Rodney and Michelle Adkins, as well as the generous support of the Green Family Foundation Trust, Baptist Health South Florida, The Israel, Rose, Henry and Robert Wiener Charitable Foundation, the Friends of Free Gospel Sundays, 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 State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Arsht Center Commitment to Health and Safety

The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. Based on guidance from national and local health officials, these performances are seated at full capacity. Face coverings are required. We are also maintaining enhanced cleaning, sanitation and air filtration procedures. Please visit here for more details and future updates.

The 2021-2022 season of FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS includes the following performances*:

 

MAURETTE BROWN CLARK

Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Knight Concert Hall

Multiple award winner MAURETTE BROWN CLARK is a gospel-music sweetheart. With four chart-topping albums, Clark remains true to her sound, grace and call.

With praise and worship anthems “I Just Wanna Praise You” and “One God,” along with heartfelt ballads “I Want God” and “It Ain’t Over (Until God Says It’s Over),” Clark encourages listeners worldwide.  In Philadelphia, she hosts The Maurette Brown Clark Show on FM radio from Monday through Friday.

For more information, visit maurettebrownclark.com.

 

THE KINGDOM CHOIR

Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Knight Concert Hall

London’s THE KINGDOM CHOIR first attracted the world’s attention when they performed their show-stopping performance of “Stand By Me” in front of a world-wide television audience of over two billion at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018. Since that infamous day the Choir’s infectious joy and spirit, matched only by their raw Gospel spiritual style, has taken them around the world including a debut North American tour in 2019 which took them to 29 cities including New York, Montreal, Toronto, Philadelphia, Las Vegas and Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl.

Founded in 1994 by award-winning conductor Karen Gibson, the choir draws from various Christian traditions and is dedicated to creating a sound that reflects the community they share through their warm energy and enthusiastic performances. The Choir’s recording of “Stand By Me” went straight to the top of the Billboard charts and they released a full length recording on Sony Music.

The Choir has performed and told their overnight success story through numerous media outlets including ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, NBC’s The Today Show, NPR’s All Things Considered, The Kelly Clarkson Show, The New York Times and many more.

For more information, visit kingdomchoir.com.

First Access Passes for THE KINGDOM CHOIR will be available beginning November 11 at noon. Details here.

 

DONNIE McCLURKIN

Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Knight Concert Hall

Three-time Grammy winner DONNIE McCLURKIN, known worldwide for his rich and powerful delivery, is far more than a gospel singer. The man behind multiplatinum and gold singles such as “Stand” and “We Fall Down” has a knack for performing songs with which others can identify.

Besides being one of the best-selling gospel artists in the history of the genre, the singer is the longtime host of The Donnie McClurkin Show, which draws over 5 million listeners in more than 70 radio markets, including London, Jamaica, The Bahamas and Nigeria.

For more information, visit donniemcclurkin.com.

First Access Passes for DONNIE McCLURKIN will be available beginning February 21 at noon. Details here.

A fourth performance will be announced at a later date.

 

*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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“An Evening with Gabrielle Union” at the ADRIENNE ARSHT

August 11th, 2021 No comments

Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and the

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing

Arts of Miami-Dade County

present

 

an evening with gabrielle union

in conversation with dwyane wade

Actress, executive producer, activist, and bestselling author to celebrate the release of her newest book, You Got Anything Stronger?

 


September 18 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $42* – includes a copy of You Got Anything Stronger?

John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall

 

Miami, FL – August 10, 2021 – Books & Books (@booksandbooks), Miami Book Fair (@miamibookfair) and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) are proud to present AN EVENING WITH GABRIELLE UNION (@gabunion), in conversation with DWYANE WADE (@dwyanewade), on September 18 at the Center’s Knight Concert Hall. At this live, in-person event, Union will open up about everything from her surrogacy journey to navigating married life to aging and leveling up in your career, and will answer questions from the audience. This will be a memorable evening of conversation that will leave guests feeling empowered and inspired.

 

 Tickets to AN EVENING WITH GABRIELLE UNION are $42* and include a copy of her book, You Got Anything Stronger? (HarperCollins, $27.99). Tickets are available now and may be purchased through the Arsht Center Box Office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org.

 In her 2017 New York Times bestselling essay collection, We’re Going To Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated and True, Union demonstrated her incredible ability to unite readers all over with her insightful storytelling, honest observations and ability to start powerful conversations. In her new essay collection, You Got Anything Stronger?, Union has crafted even bolder and more revealing essays aimed at pushing the conversations even further. From opening up about her surrogacy journey to having Kaavia James Union Wade, to navigating married life once her husband retired from basketball, having a conversation with Isis (her character from Bring It On), to the darkness of depression and suicidal thoughts brought on by the hormonal shifts of aging, and the hollowness of the response of many in the entertainment community during the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, Gabrielle reveals it all.

“When you feel free enough to share in a real way, that’s where the true transformation and evolution happens, that’s where you build community and why I feel empowered to share these stories now. I hope readers are able to see and understand me and through these stories, see and understand parts of themselves,” said Union.

Gabrielle Union is an actress, executive producer, activist, best-selling author and most recently, a Time100 cover honoree. Union formed her production shingle “I’ll Have Another” in 2018 with the goal of telling stories that center marginalized communities with their specific point of views in an authentic manner. In August of 2020, she relaunched her haircare brand “Flawless by Gabrielle Union” for women with textured hair. The new and improved collection includes an array of options, affordably priced between $4 – $10, that empowers consumers to customize a regimen specific to their texture and style preferences. Prior to relaunching Flawless, Union learned of the disparities in the food space and joined Bitsy’s as a cofounder with the goal of making healthy, allergen- friendly, school-safe snacks that are accessible and affordable for all families regardless of their socioeconomic or geographical status. Union serves as a leader and advocate for inclusion in the entertainment industry. She is also a champion of breast health and combating sexual violence.

More information is available at www.HC.com/GabUnion.

About the Moderator:

DWYANE WADE played in the NBA from 2003 to 2019, primarily for the Miami Heat. He was selected as an NBA All-Star thirteen times, holds three NBA championships, and was named the 2006 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player. He is the Heat’s all-time leader in points, games, assists, and steals, and the NBA’s all-time leader for blocks by a guard. He is the New York Times bestselling author of A Father First. He lives with his wife Gabrielle Union, their daughter Kaavia, and his children from his previous marriage, Zaire and Zion.

Arsht Center Commitment to Health and Safety

The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. Based on guidance from national and local health officials, these performances are seated at full capacity. Face coverings are required. We are also maintaining enhanced cleaning, sanitation and air filtration procedures. Please visit here for more details and future updates.

*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.

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World Premiere of “Birds of Paradise” at Adrienne Arsht Center

August 4th, 2021 No comments

Presents

 

 The World Premiere of

 

Birds of Paradise

 

Arsht Center Artist-in-Residence Pioneer Winter explores beauty and brilliance outside the mainstream

 

September 16-19, 2021

Tickets: $15, $40*

Carnival Studio Theater

 

       Gabriela Cruz in Birds of Paradise. Photo By WorldRedEye.com

 

Miami, FL – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is pleased to announce the world premiere of BIRDS OF PARADISE, a series of dance-based queer solo portraits and an ensemble piece which explore the themes of agency, survival and transformation. Created by the Arsht Center’s Artist-in-Residence Pioneer Winter (@pioneerwinter) and commissioned by the Arsht Center, BIRDS OF PARADISE confronts our notions of dance by exploring movement with people of varied physical ability, body type, gender identity, race, ethnicity and experiences. The new work features interwoven filmed and live dance performance and will be experienced in the round beginning in the Center’s intimate Carnival Studio Theater and ending in the Peacock Foundation Studio.

Tickets for BIRDS OF PARADISE are $40* and will be available beginning August 4 at noon. Tickets may be purchased at the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org. In honor of the Arsht Center’s 15th birthday this season, $15 tickets will also be available as part of the Center’s “Sweet $15” program to make the arts accessible to all. Visit arshtcenter.org to learn more.

“I’m grateful to have developed Birds of Paradise in partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center, and with such a powerful team of collaborators and performers,” said Pioneer Winter. “We honor and celebrate the enduring nature of queer and marginalized people to shape themselves into something that is desirable, vulnerable, fierce, and reborn at the same time. The pandemic made closeness, intimacy, and touch taboo. Isolation – an experience very familiar to the queer community – was pervasive. In this new context, we began to focus on the individual experiences that lead up to the moment you think you’ve fallen, is actually flight. The project itself was reborn, as a series of filmed solos honoring the voice of the individual.”

 

 

This world premiere performance marks the culmination of a two-year artist-in-residency program with Miami-based choreographer Pioneer Winter and Pioneer Winter Collective which began in December 2019. The partnership is the evolution of an ongoing collaboration between the Arsht Center and Winter that dates back nearly a decade. Winter was first invited in 2011 to choreograph for the Arsht Center’s Miami Made Festival. Since then, Winter has become one of the leading artistic voices to emerge from and extend beyond South Florida. He and his dance collective have performed in the Arsht Center’s annual CommuniTea Dance and Winter has served as an instructor for the Center’s AileyCamp Miami, Accessing the Arts and other arts education programs.

 

 

Established in 2016, Pioneer Winter Collective is a Miami-based, intergenerational and physically integrated dance-theater company, rooted in social practice and community, queer visibility and beauty beyond the mainstream. Described as avant-garde, experimental, fearless, and as diverse as Miami itself, the Collective democratizes performance through unexpected bodies in unexpected places, producing unexpected social change – powerful stories and voices that transform the cultural landscape.

 

 

“The Arsht Center is proud to commission an immersive, imaginative work like Birds of Paradise, and we are proud to support local artists like Pioneer Winter, who reflect the diversity and beauty of our community,” said Jairo Ontiveros, vice president of community engagement for the Arsht Center. “Being able to support local artists is incredibly important – particularly during the pandemic, when arts organizations have been severely impacted.”

 

 

BIRDS OF PARADISE was developed in collaboration with the performers: Frank Campisano, Gabriela Cruz, Josue Garcia, Niurca Márquez, Barbara Meulener, Katrina Petrarca, Lize-Lotte Pitlo, and Shamar Watt; the White Elephant Group media company; sound artist Juraj Kojš; and costume design by Chaplin Tyler.

BIRDS OF PARADISE was commissioned by the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the MAP fund, also supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support is provided by Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its 2019 Knight Arts Challenge open call and Our Fund Foundation, an LGBTQ community foundation.

Arsht Center Commitment to Health and Safety

The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. Based on guidance from national and local health officials, these performances are seated at full capacity. Face coverings are required. We are also maintaining enhanced cleaning, sanitation and air filtration procedures. Please visit here for more details and future updates.

 

 

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“SUMMERTIME” An Expression of Life

July 14th, 2021 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

Billed as the most inspirational movie of the year, the movie Summertime rocks with rhyme and reason. A bevy of artists insert their poetry, songs, art, dance, paintings and music for the dialogue and visuals to provide the feelings and diversity of the big city. The acting, direction and cinematography work in tandem to make the film their masterpiece. Read more…

Adrienne Arsht Center Presents COMMUNITEA DANCE

May 19th, 2021 No comments

The Center invites the community to close out National Pride Month with an intimate evening celebrating local LGBTQ+ music and dance

Saturday, June 26, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15*

Lynn Wolfson Stage inside the Ziff Ballet Opera House

Miami, FL – May 17, 2021 – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is pleased to announce the return of CommuniTea Dance, its annual LGBTQ+ Pride Month celebration, on Saturday, June 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For its fourth installment, CommuniTea Dance will be presented as a reimagined in-person event directly on the Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House stage. Read more…

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