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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Theater Review: Engaging 'Relativity' at FST gazes into Einstein's world by Jay Handelman

A world premiere of a play commissioned by Florida Studio Theatre... Read more »

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

The 'Relativity' of Albert Einstein at FST by Jay Handelman

Florida Studio Theatre presents world premiere of a new play by Mark St. Germain... Read more »

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Theater Review: 'Come Fly With Me' never takes off at FST by Jay Handelman

A revue of Sammy Cahn hits puts little thought into the words or music ... Read more »

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Theater Review: Misguided humor in dated 'Cosi' at Players Theatre by Jay Handelman

Players Centre presents an Australian play about mental institution patients staging a Mozart opera.... Read more »

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

In Broadway first, 'She Loves Me' to be streamed live in HD by Jay Handelman

Audiences can watch the Broadway revival live from home... Read more »

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Video: 2016 Tony Awards highlights by Jay Handelman

See the musical performances from the 2016 Tony Awards... Read more »

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Venice Theatre expands summer cabaret festival by Jay Handelman

Nearly two dozen acts are featured in fourth annual festival ... Read more »

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

John D and Me: James Clark by Jay Handelman

A little Sarasota arts history and the influence of John D. MacDonald of numerous artists and writers... Read more »

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FST books "Million Dollar Quartet" for fall season by Jay Handelman

Musical looks at what might have happened in an impromptu 1956 jam session with Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins ... Read more »

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Behind the Scenes: It's a 'Hamilton' night at the Tony Awards by Jay Handelman

Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical about Alexander Hamilton is expected to dominate in many categories. ... Read more »

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

THEATER REVIEW: 'Lipitones' seek harmony at FST by Jay Handelman

A play with music about a barbershop quartet trying to find its harmony... Read more »

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Behind the Scenes: A little practice can change a life by Jay Handelman

Wondering what might have been with a little more focus in high school orchestra rehearsals... Read more »

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

THEATER REVIEW: Inventive 'Hetty Feather' has child-like spirit at Asolo Rep by Jay Handelman

A lot of creativity is on display in the stage version of a best-selling British children's novel with appeal for adults.... Read more »

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Friday, June 3, 2016

'Josephine' producer still has sights on Broadway after Asolo Rep premiere by Jay Handelman

"Josephine broke records for May productions at Asolo Repertory Theatre... Read more »

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Spotlight on the Arts: June 2, 2016 by Jay Handelman

A weekly look at what's happening in the performing and visual arts... Read more »

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

FST seeks barbershop harmony with ‘Fabulous Lipitones’ by Jay Handelman

A new play about a barbershop quartet who find a surprising choice when they need a replacement... Read more »

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Travel: On the trail of the 'Phantom of the Opera' by Jay Handelman

A student breaks away from the routine sights and finds excitement at Opera Garnier made famous in a certain novel and musical... Read more »

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Theater Review: A touching and relatable 'Poem of My Life' by Jay Handelman

Actors puts an interesting spin on his life story in one-man show... Read more »

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Asolo Rep joins the circus with British hit 'Hetty Feather' by Jay Handelman

Dame Jacqueline Wilson is something of a national hero among young readers and their parents in England, where her dozens of books and various series... Read more »

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Venice Theatre changing two titles in upcoming season by Jay Handelman

Tours in Florida are planned for "Disenchanted" and "Cinderella"... Read more »

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Keeping up with the Sarasota arts scene by Jay Handelman

Welcome a new addition to the Herald-Tribune's arts staff as we continue to cover a vibrant performing and visual arts scene... Read more »

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Guiding playwrights to the stage by Jay Handelman

The Sarasota Area Playwrights Society gives writers a chance to develop new work... Read more »

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Theater Review: Revised 'Josephine' is stronger at Asolo Rep by Jay Handelman

New version makes you care more for Josephine Baker, but production still has room for growth... Read more »

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Theater Review: A sunny 'James and the Giant Peach' rolls into action at Venice Theatre by Jay Handelman

Area premiere of a new musical based on a classic Roald Dahl children's story... Read more »

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Urbanite Theatre grows into a second season of regional premieres by Jay Handelman

Five new plays get longer runs in new season... Read more »

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Venice Theatre takes a 'Peach' of a ride by Jay Handelman

The stage of the Venice Theatre is being taken over by a peach. More specifically, a giant peach — one of the main characters in... Read more »

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Theater Review: 'Justice' could be sweeter in new play premiere by Jay Handelman

At its center, Robert Lipkin's play has an intriguing idea that needs to emerge ... Read more »

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'Josephine' undergoes rewrites at Asolo Rep by Jay Handelman

Creative team makes changes to the book of world premiere musical... Read more »

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Behind the Scenes: A new act begins for The Players by Jay Handelman

Sarasota's oldest performing arts group is moving east to Lakewood Ranch... Read more »

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Improv Fest hits the 'Twilight Zone' at FST by Jay Handelman

Three new troupes join returning favorites for 11th annual comedy festival... Read more »

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Writer seeks 'Justice' in new play by Jay Handelman

Robert Lipkin adapts a story he heard decades ago into a world premiere play... Read more »

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards