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“THE NIGHT CLERK” now on DVD

April 4th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

A twisted tale The Night Clerk is now available on DVD and it’s a stunner. The film should have audiences engrossed from the very start to its surprise finale. While all the clues are laid out for you before midpoint, the writer/director holds back just enough in this mystery to make the movie a winner. Acting is sharp and pin point, the direction strong and impeccable, and the credible protagonist in the plot makes for the perfect thriller. Read more…

“CLOVER” A Thriller on VOD

April 3rd, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Actually very good, the movie Clover takes you on a wild ride as two brothers and a young lady try to get themselves free from the mob. It’s very well made, has some excellent twists and it’s not only a thriller, but a bit comical as well. Once the action starts, it never ends until the last twisted scene. Now available on VOD. Read more…

“STREETLIGHT HARMONIES” BRINGING US TOGETHER

March 31st, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

“Music has no color, this is about love, it’s for the love of the music.” Sammy Strain – Little Anthony & The Imperials

A sweetheart of a film, the movie Streetlight Harmonies takes you on a journey into the past accompanied by some of the greatest names in music. Not just the ordinary, but those who started in the 50’s with street corner doo-wop and made it big the hard way. If you know the names Anthony Gourdine, Fred Parris, Terry Johnson, Willie Winfield, Jimmy Merchant, Vito Picone, Eddie Rich, La La Brooks, Leon Hughes, Brian McKnight and others appearing in this documentary, then this film is right up your alley. Read more…

“STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER” Now on Video

March 28th, 2020 No comments

 

Review by John M. Delia Jr.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the last chapter of one of the greatest Sci-fi space sagas of all time. After 42 years Disney/Lucas Films brings the series to a conclusion in this nicely wrapped finale. And like in 1977 when it all began, the exploits and realistic special effects still amaze. The space adventure continues with the same credo, “everyone seeks the belief that good will always triumph over evil” that’s been carried on since the beginning to the final chapter. Bringing in a new set of heroes in this finale, that are fighting for the same causes as their predecessors, the film comes to a brilliant end. Now released on various formats from DVD to 4K for home or travel it fits nicely into your video library. Read more…

“BANANA SPLIT” Delightfully Twisted

March 26th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

It’s complicated, but that’s a good thing for the film Banana Split a comedy with a romantic twist. Nicely acted, directed and with high marks for production, the film takes you on a journey of heartbreak and heartthrob. It’s your turn to cheer for the opposing team, but only if you see yourself in the roles of these coming of age teens. Read more…

“RESISTANCE” Gallantry Under Oppression

March 26th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

There have been many historical stories on how the Jews in the WWII era had avoided death and incarceration by the Nazis. But, it’s never enough as the movie Resistance reminds audiences that the atrocities that befell the Jews can be brought to bear again and again with other ethnic groups. In the film we see the plight of Jewish children as they escape from France to Switzerland with the help of the famous mime Marcel Marceau. It’s a heartfelt true story that shows the determination of a few who saved many. Read more…

“TAPE” Stolen Dreams

March 25th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Creepy and candid the true story Tape tells an explicit tale of the casting couch. It may not be a definitive look at recent events, but what does come to pass is a realistic view of one woman’s bane affected by a scam. Its show business at its lowest level of taking advantage of a young movie star wannabe who thinks she has struck gold. Openly informative while entertaining as a narrative, the film should scare sex tape scammers while warning bogus casting directors that it won’t be as easy as it was to steal ones dreams. Read more…

“INTRIGO: DEATH OF AN AUTHOR” Now on Blu-ray

March 16th, 2020 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

A very good mystery that has a lot of intriguing buildup, Intrigo: Death of an Author, is now on Blu-ray and DVD. Nicely directed and acted, the film digs deep into a relationship that is falling apart and puts the protagonist on a road to finding the remedy to correct the mistakes he made. Set in a background of beautiful vistas, the movie becomes a puzzle that challenges the viewer to take sides, then decide whether they were right or wrong at the very end. If you like your dramas with a lot of mystery and a few twists, then this one makes for a good night with microwave popcorn and your favorite libation. Read more…

Broward Center For The Performing Arts New Programming

March 13th, 2020 No comments

 

NEW PROGRAMMING STRUCTURE!

MORE BROADWAY SHOWS, MORE VARIETY

 

THE 2020 / 2021 BANK OF AMERICA

BROADWAY IN FORT LAUDERDALE SEASON

WITH PRESENTING SPONSOR CLEVELAND CLINIC

INCLUDES:

 

5 SOUTH FLORIDA PREMIERES

 

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

October 13 – 25, 2020

Two-time 2019 Tony®-Award Winner

TOOTSIE

Dec 15 – 27, 2020

 

PRETTY WOMAN: The Musical

Mar 9 – 21, 2021

THE RETURN OF

Tony​®​, Grammy​®​, Olivier Award and the Pulitzer Prize Winner

HAMILTON

Apr 13 – May 2, 2021

And

THE NEW PRODUCTION OF

CATS

Nov 17 – 29, 2020

Introducing: SUBSCRIBER CHOICE

Ten time Tony Award® and Grammy® Winner

Subscriber Choice: THE BAND’S VISIT

Jan 12 – 17, 2021

Subscriber Choice: THE PROM

Feb 23 – 28, 2021

Six-show subscription package starts at $281*

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA March 13, 2020 – Broadway in Fort Lauderdale is proud to announce its 29th season at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. We are committed to bringing the best of Broadway to you every season, which is why we’re excited to introduce SUBSCRIBER CHOICE. This new subscription structure will allow us to bring a greater variety of shows to The Broward Center so you can customize your Broadway experience.

With SUBSCRIBER CHOICE, your seats are secured for the 5 two-week shows. You then will choose between the one-week Subscriber Choice shows THE BAND’S VISIT or THE PROM to complete your 6-show package. Want more Broadway? Choose both and make it a 7-show package.

The 2020 / 2021 Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale season showcases Broadway’s finest hits with a subscription package power-packed with 31 Tony Awards among them.  The 2020 / 2021 Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale season includes 5 South Florida premieres featuring Broadway’s biggest blockbusters and the return of the world’s most popular musical and an all time fan favorite.

All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize- winning masterwork – TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (October 13 – 25, 2020) with direction by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher. The New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is “the most successful American play in Broadway history. It has not played to a single empty seat” (60 Minutes).

Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater—”Memory”. Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, CATS (November 17 – 29, 2020) tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn.

Call it “musical comedy heaven” (Rolling Stone). Call it “the most uproarious new musical in years!” (The Hollywood Reporter). Call it TOOTSIE! (December 15 – 27, 2020) This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime.

The critically acclaimed smash-hit Broadway musical THE BAND’S VISIT (January 12 – 17, 2021) is the winner of 10 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, making it one of the most Tony-winning musicals in history.  It is also a Grammy Award® winner for Best Musical Theater Album.

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 (February 23 – 28, 2021) is a new musical comedy about big Broadway stars on a mission to change the world and the love they discover that unites them all.

After an incredible run on Broadway, Audience Choice Award-winner Pretty Woman: The Musical (Mar 9 – 21, 2021) is now on tour! One of Hollywood’s most beloved stories of all time, Pretty Woman: The Musical is brought to life by a powerhouse creative team representing the best of music, Hollywood, and Broadway.

Back by popular demand, HAMILTON (Apr 13 – May 2, 2021) returns to South Florida.  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

The Broadway in Fort Lauderdale 2020 / 2021 subscription season is made possible with the generous support of Bank of America, presenting sponsor Cleveland Clinic and is presented by Florida Theatrical Association in partnership with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Season tickets for the 2020 / 2021 Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale subscription series will go on sale at 10:00AM on Friday, March 13, 2020. Packages range from $281* to $1116.50.  For more information call 800.764.0700 or visit www.BroadwayInFortLauderdale.com.

*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.

“This spectacular Tony Award® -winning season includes 5 South Florida premieres, the brand new national tour of CATS and the return of HAMILTON” said Susie Krajsa, President of Broadway Across America. “We are very excited to bring more Broadway shows and more variety to the Broward Center than ever before with this innovative programming structure.”

 “It’s another fantastic season for Broadway fans at the Broward Center,” said Kelley Shanley, President & CEO of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. “The shows in the 2020-2021 season are sure to delight fans of all ages. We’re thrilled to introduce a greater range of Tony Award-winning shows and several South Florida premieres to devoted audiences who love the experience of Broadway at the Broward Center, and we welcome the  return of HAMILTON to our stage.”

 

2020 / 2021 BANK OF AMERICA BROADWAY IN FORT LAUDERDALE LINE-UP

 

Lisa Gay Hamilton-Nina Grollman-ToKillAMockingbird Photo Julieta-Cervantes

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

October 13 – 25, 2020

All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize- winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is “the most successful American play in Broadway history. It has not played to a single empty seat” (60 Minutes). Rolling Stone gives it 5 stars, calling it “an emotionally shattering landmark production of an American classic,” and New York Magazine calls it “a real phenomenon. Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance and soul.”

With direction by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD“the greatest novel of all time” (Chicago Tribune) has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history” (NPR).

CATS Photo by Matthew Murphy, Murphymade,

CATS

Nov 17 – 29, 2020

CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America!

Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater—”Memory”. Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn.

The original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, Sunset Boulevard), original scenic and costume design by John Napier (Les Misérables), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (Aladdin), all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne (Phantom) and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables) make this production a new CATS for a new generation!

TOOTSIE BROADWAY 10685 Matthew Murphy

TOOTSIE

Dec 15 – 27, 2020

Call it “musical comedy heaven” (Rolling Stone). Call it “the most uproarious new musical in years!” (The Hollywood Reporter). Call it TOOTSIE! This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime.

Featuring a hilarious Tony®-winning book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by 2018 Tony-winner David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), this New York Times Critic’s Pick is “a joyful delight” (The Washington Post) that’s “so packed with punchlines, it should be called a jokebox musical!” (Bloomberg). “In these turbulent times, when the world seems out of balance, we need a place to let the good times roll,” raves Rolling Stone. “TOOTSIE is it!”

Janet Dacal & Sasson Gabay. Photo by Evan Zimmerman, MurphyMade.

THE BAND’S VISIT

Jan 12 – 17, 2021

The critically acclaimed smash-hit Broadway musical THE BAND’S VISIT is the winner of 10 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, making it one of the most Tony®-winning musicals in history.  It is also a Grammy Award® winner for Best Musical Theater Album.

In this joyously offbeat story, set in a town that’s way off the beaten path, a band of musicians arrive lost, out of the blue.  Under the spell of the desert sky, and with beautiful music perfuming the air, the band brings the town to life in unexpected and tantalizing ways.  Even the briefest visit can stay with you forever.

The cast of world-class performers is led by award-winning Israeli actor Sasson Gabay, star of the original film and the Broadway production. Joining him for the tour is critically acclaimed actress Janet Dacal in the role of “Dina.

With a Tony®- and Grammy®-winning score that seduces your soul and sweeps you off your feet, and featuring thrillingly talented onstage musicians, The Band’s Visit rejoices in the way music makes us laugh, makes us cry, and ultimately, brings us together.

The Cast of Broadway’s THE PROM – Photo by Deen van Meer

THE PROM

Feb 23 – 28, 2021

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 new musical comedy about big Broadway stars on a mission to change the world and the love they discover that unites them all.

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!”

 THE PROM features direction and choreography by Tony Award® winner Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon), a book by Tony Award® winner Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony Award® nominee Chad Beguelin (Aladdin), music by Tony Award® nominee Matthew Sklar (Elf) and lyrics by Tony Award® nominee Chad Beguelin. You belong at THE PROM!

Pretty Woman The Musical Hamburg Production. Photo by Morris Mac Matzen

Pretty Woman: The Musical

Mar 9 – 21, 2021

After an incredible run on Broadway, Audience Choice Award-winner PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL  is now on tour! One of Hollywood’s most beloved stories of all time, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL  is brought to life by a powerhouse creative team representing the best of music, Hollywood, and Broadway. Featuring direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance (“Summer of ’69”, “Heaven”), and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL  will lift your spirits and light up your heart. “If you love the movie, you’ll love the musical!” (BuzzFeed News).

Featured in the musical is Roy Orbison and Bill Dee’s international smash hit song “Oh, Pretty Woman,” which inspired one of the most beloved romantic comedy films of all time. Pretty Woman the film was an international smash hit when it was released in 1990. Now, 30 years later, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL   still “Dazzles!” (Deadline) and is “Big romance and big fun!” (Broadway.com). “Irresistible! A romantic fantasy. A contemporary fairy tale,” says The Hollywood ReporterPRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL   delivers on all the iconic moments you remember. Get ready to experience this dazzling theatrical take on a love story for the ages.

Are you ready to fall in love all over again?

Company HAMILTON National Tour Joan Marcus

HAMILTON

Apr 13 – May 2, 2021

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.

Broadway fans can enjoy unique hospitality experiences at the Broward Center this coming season including dinner and weekend brunch at the onsite restaurant, Marti’s New River Bistro. Marti’s offers modern American cuisine with spectacular views of the New River. For theater guests, the prix-fixe dinner menu starts 2½ hours before curtain for evening performances; a prix-fixe brunch menu is offered starting at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays prior to matinee performances in the Au-Rene Theater.  Marti’s is also open for brunch the first Sunday of every month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For reservations, call 954.660.6663 or reserve atwww.BrowardCenter.org/dining. While reservations are encouraged, walk-ups are welcome.

By purchasing JETBLUE Flight Deck on the CLUB LEVEL tickets, theatergoers enjoy an all-inclusive experience with complimentary valet parking, fine food, premium open bar (which includes mixed drinks, beer, wine, coffee, tea and soft drinks), access to an exclusive lounge, extra-roomy theater seats and attentive service throughout the evening. The JETBLUE Flight Deck on the CLUB LEVEL lounge is open one hour prior to curtain and remains open throughout the performance and for 45 minutes after the show. A full season subscription is also available, which will guarantee the same luxurious JETBLUE Flight Deck on the CLUB LEVEL theater seat for each show in the Au-Rene Theater.

Theater patrons can enhance their theater experience with drinks, appetizers and desserts one hour before the performance and during intermission at the UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Intermezzo Lounge. A separate ticket for the lounge allows patrons to enjoy a selection of delicious hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and desserts and complimentary beverages (soft drinks, seasonal craft and premium beer, wine, champagne, coffee and tea) in a spacious lounge offering ample indoor seating and a private outdoor veranda. To purchase tickets for the Intermezzo Lounge for any Broadway performance, visit www.BrowardCenter.org/dining.

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 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 in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit www.BrowardCenter.org. #browardcenter #BroadwayInBroward

 

About Broadway Across America

Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office.  Led by 14-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 47 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton. Current and past productions include The Band’s Visit, Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Hairspray, Mean Girls, The Producers and Waitress.

 

The John Gore Organization is the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theatre worldwide. Under the leadership of 14-time Tony-winning theater producer and owner John Gore, its family of companies includes Broadway Across America, Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com, and Group Sales Box Office. The company presents shows in 47 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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“M.O.M. MOTHERS OF MONSTERS” Very Scary

March 10th, 2020 No comments

 

 

 

Review by John Delia

Very, very VERY scary, the film M.O.M. Mothers of Monsters comes to VOD after a short theatrical run. The drama involves what America has extreme concerns about, the child that doesn’t fit in with others and has violent tendencies. Although the film is fictional, it does somewhat emulate those responsible for some of the most diabolical school shootings in America. If you would like to go into the world of Jacob and Abby, then search out this film now playing at select theaters and Video on Demand. Read more…