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Sunday, May 8, 2016

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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THEATER REVIEW: Colorful 'Josephine' makes debut at Asolo Rep by Jay Handelman

World premiere of a Broadway-bound musical about Josephine Baker ... Read more »

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John D and Me: John Gilstrap by Jay Handelman

Admiring the talent if not appreciating the work.... Read more »

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Theater Review: An unusual Odyssey of short plays by Jay Handelman

Short plays need more punch in Theatre Odyssey's 11th annual festival... Read more »

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Players Theatre makes a move out of downtown Sarasota by Jay Handelman

Community theater is selling its 80-year-old home and moving to a new development in Lakewood Ranch... Read more »

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Building an audience for HD theater by Jay Handelman

Sarasota has had a hit and miss relationship with filmed theater productions shown in movie theaters. While the Metropolitan Opera regularly fills theaters with its... Read more »

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Theater Review: Old myths still inspire in 'Metamorphoses' at Venice Theatre by Jay Handelman

A play set in a pool makes a splash with some classic stories... Read more »

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Theater Review: Plotting wives don't quite 'Kill' at the Players Theatre by Jay Handelman

Michelle Lowe's dark comedy is about three wives who want to get rid of their husbands.... Read more »

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"Josephine": World premiere musical gives new life to a legend at Asolo Rep by Jay Handelman

Sarasota theater presents Broadway-bound musical about entertainer Josephine Baker.... Read more »

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Theater Review: Actresses make you care for 'The Drowning Girls' at Urbanite by Jay Handelman

Three brides face similar ends in involving but disturbing area premiere ... Read more »

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Asolo Rep cancels first 'Josephine' preview for technical issues by Jay Handelman

Ticketholders offered seats at other performances for world premiere musical... Read more »

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Theater Review: 'Beautiful' gives new meaning to Carole King songs by Jay Handelman

A strong cast creates fun performing some great classic songs.... Read more »

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Theater Review: A pleasant ride with 'Miss Daisy' at Westcoast Black Theatre by Jay Handelman

Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play still has the power to charm... Read more »

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Behind the Scenes: FSU/Asolo grad in on a 'Beautiful' road by Jay Handelman

Suzanne Grodner is having a blast playing Carole King's mother... Read more »

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Theater Review: A tender 'Phantom' haunts Manatee Players by Jay Handelman

An emotional and human telling of the story with a glorious score by Maury Yeston... Read more »

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

FST announces Burdick new play reading series by Jay Handelman

Audiences have a chance to provide writers feedback on new works... Read more »

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Manatee Players changes one of next season's shows by Jay Handelman

Theater adds musical "Bridges of Madison County" to 2016-17 season... Read more »

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Carolyn Michel goes for a ride as 'Miss Daisy' by Jay Handelman

Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winner closes Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe season... Read more »

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THEATER REVIEW: 'Doubt' provides gripping drama Backstage at the Players by Jay Handelman

Pulitzer Prize-winning play gets you thinking.... Read more »

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Bathing in memories with 'Drowning Girls' at Urbanite by Jay Handelman

New play recounts a scandalous true story from early 20th century England... Read more »

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Theater Review: A stirring story from 'Alabama' at FST by Jay Handelman

Regional premiere of a new play about the power of books and open minds.... Read more »

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Theater Review: Powerful 'Nora' breaks out of a doll's house by Jay Handelman

Ingmar Bergman strips away excess in his version of "A Doll's House"... Read more »

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Deborah Cox previews world premiere musical 'Josephine' at Asolo Rep by Jay Handelman

World premiere musical about Josephine Baker is being developed for Broadway... Read more »

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Asolo Rep launches annual Faces of Change series by Jay Handelman

Community project ties plays to local lives... Read more »

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Looking for honesty in the arts by Jay Handelman

Actress Peggy Roeder draws you in to her performances with a full range of emotions... Read more »

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Stripped-down Ibsen: 'Nora' gets to essence of 'A Doll's House' by Jay Handelman

Ingmar Bergman's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic... Read more »

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Conservatory students stage Old Hollywood prom night by Jay Handelman

Party is students' final fundraiser for New York audition showcase... Read more »

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Reading in black and white with 'Alabama Story' at FST by Jay Handelman

Regional premiere looks at a politician's efforts to ban a children's books in the 1950s.... Read more »

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Savoring memories of the Banyan Theater by Jay Handelman

Theater's closure is a loss for Sarasota's arts scene... Read more »

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Theater Review: Powerful 'Disgraced' raises issues at Asolo Rep by Jay Handelman

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning play doesn't shirk from provoking... Read more »

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Theater Review: 'Venus makes a lively debut at Venice Theatre by Jay Handelman

David Ives' provocative play raises questions about sexual power... Read more »

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