Wednesday, March 25, 2015

John Rubinstein & Pippin: I’ve Heard That Song Somewhere by Bill Hirschman

Déjà vu is inevitable for John Rubinstein as he portrays the father of the title protagonist in Pippin revival’s national tour coming to the Broward Center next week. After all, Rubinste…

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Palm Beach Dramaworks To Unearth Shepard’s Buried Child by Bill Hirschman

By Michelle F. Solomon Director J. Barry Lewis has a way of approaching a play like Sam Shepard’s Buried Child, the Pulitzer Prize-winning work that gets a staging by Palm Beach Dramaw…

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Stage Door Resurrects Cohan, Vaudeville & Vintage Broadway by Bill Hirschman

Vaudeville and vintage musical comedy may be dead but the ghost of the emperor of that era resurrects them in Broward Stage Door’s enthusiastic revival of the one-man George M. Cohan Tonig…

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

This Is A First Date Worth Going Out On At Actors’ Playhouse by Bill Hirschman

The utterly charming new show at Actors’ Playhouse is a musical for, by and about the 21st Century Urban Neurotic Young Adult in that eternal crucible of awkward human relations: the "Firs…

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Earthquake: One Night Only, Benefit For Mad Cat Theatre by Bill Hirschman

A new play, Earthquake, written and directed by Mad Cat Theatre Company member Jessica Farr, will be performed one night only, in a benefit performance, as part of the South Beach Comedy Fes…

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Breaking News: Parade Productions Takes Final Bow by Bill Hirschman

The three-year-old Parade Productions is shutting down as a purveyor of professional theater, its founder reported Wednesday.

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ATCA/Steinberg Six Finalists Named For New Plays Contest by Bill Hirschman

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for …

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Iris Acker, Naked Stage, Shiller To Be Honored With Carbonells by Bill Hirschman

The Carbonell Awards will bestow its highest honors this month: Arsht Executive Vice President and Carbonell President oScott Shiller will receive the George Abbott Award, actress-director-p…

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Monday, March 16, 2015

The Sound Of Music Is Maltz’s Secret To Stunning Les Miz by Bill Hirschman

Viewing the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Les Misérables is like watching an art restorer wipe away decades of obscuring grime from a canvas and savoring what you forgot was hidden underneath …

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Heartfelt Performances Elevate Thinking Cap’s Patsy Cline by Bill Hirschman

By Bill Hirschman Savoring the pungent joy and sorrow of Always…Patsy Cline does not require the audience to love the Eisenhower Era musical moment when country-western music began morphin…

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Friday, March 13, 2015

On 8th Visit, Wicked Retains Some Of The Magic, But Actors Really Pump Up The Heart by Bill Hirschman

After 14 years and counting on Broadway, a decade on the road and on its eighth visit to South Florida, some of the magic should have vanished from the musical Wicked. But the tour has not o…

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Coconut Grove Playhouse Reaches Crucial Stage Thursday by Bill Hirschman

The resurrection of the Coconut Grove Playhouse is poised to take a major step forward Thursday afternoon, but precisely what that phoenix will look like when it rises is nearly guaranteed t…

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Tyrrell’s Arts Garage Takes Final Bow With Uncertain Terms by Bill Hirschman

The key to enjoying world premieres like Uncertain Terms at The Theatre at Arts Garage is to understand that you are seeing a work in progress. So picking out what works and what doesn’t i…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Breaking News: Lou Tyrrell Leaving Theatre At Arts Garage by Bill Hirschman

Lou Tyrrell, founder of The Theater at Arts Garage in Delray Beach, will resign as its artistic director at the end of the run of its current show this month, which closes the company’s fo…

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Emotions, Not S & M Is The Real Attraction in Zoetic’s Trust by Bill Hirschman

Even though chains hang from the rafters before Trust opens and the buzz will fixate on the S&M, sex is only the milieu for Zoetic Stage's rollicking yet incisive study of how people’…

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Wide Range In Broadway Across Miami Tour Series in 2015-2016 by Bill Hirschman

Flash, punk glam, rhythm & blues and about as traditional an offering as possible comprise the Broadway In Miami series next season.

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Alliance Bathes Frankie and Johnny In Quirky Moonlight by Bill Hirschman

The Alliance Theatre paints a lovely, off-beat love affair between two wounded souls in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Palm Beach Dramaworks To Buy Theater Outright On Monday by Bill Hirschman

Palm Beach Dramaworks will purchase outright its new home in downtown West Palm Beach on Monday morning, several months earlier than planned, managing director Sue Ellen Beryl confirmed Thur…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Can You Spell Hilarious Or Poignant? Slow Burn’s Bee Can by Bill Hirschman

Slow Burn Theatre Company gives the perennial favorite The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as excellent a production as we’ve seen of it, hitting the perfect balance between the hil…

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Words Have Special Meaning In Guild’s Tuesdays With Morrie by Bill Hirschman

Boca Raton Theatre Guild's production of Tuesdays With Morrie has increasing resonance for Boomers caring for their parents.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Minor Quibbles Aside, Success Still In The Cards For Gin Game by Bill Hirschman

More so than the play’s sudden violence or its firecracker bursts of profanity, it’s The Gin Game’s references to nursing homes as God’s waiting rooms that stick with you in Evening …

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Florida Grand Opera Dives Into Georges Bizet’s Pearl Fishers by Bill Hirschman

The audience is not likely to be emotionally transported by the Florida Grand Opera’s production of Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers, but the skills of the principal singers exuding unu…

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Uplifting Man Of La Mancha Sallies Forth At The Wick by Bill Hirschman

We’re still in the height of the theatrical season with many productions opening during the next two weeks. To find reviews of all the current productions, click on the “Reviews” tab i…

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Friday, February 27, 2015

The Seven Year Itch at Miami Theater Center – Lessons from the Critics: An Op-Ed Piece by Bill Hirschman

An Opinion Piece By Spencer Stewart Mr. Stewart has objected to many aspects of our specific review of Miami Theater Center’s recent production of The Seven Year Itch (To read it, click he…

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Scott Shiller To Leave Arsht To Be Denver Center CEO And Prez by Bill Hirschman

Scott Shiller, who transformed the Arsht Center into a catalyst developing local artists as well as widening the array of visiting attractions, is leaving at the end of April to head the Den…

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Powerful Motown The Musical Burns Down the House by Bill Hirschman

They had me from hello, or at least from the wailing wall of distinctive sound given unprecedented power in the opening bars of Motown the Musical. It erupted like molten lava from the pit a…

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Outre Theatre Company & Kravis On Bway Name Next Seasons by Bill Hirschman

The wide range of theater available in South Florida – from Matilda to Medea -- was underscored Monday with the announcements of 2015-2016 seasons for two very different but ambitious grou…

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Don’t Scratch This Itch At MTC by Bill Hirschman

We want theaters to take chances and Miami Theater Center has bravely invested its artistic vision into classics like Three Sisters. But MTC has missed the target so badly in its misbegotte…

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Motown The Musical Drives The Fans To Talk About Memories by Bill Hirschman

As the conductor of the pit orchestra at the national tour of Motown the Musical, Darryl Archibald is the person most accessible to the revved-up audience in the white hot afterglow of fans …

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Dramaworks Reveals Next Summer’s Concerts And 2015-2016 Season by Bill Hirschman

Palm Beach Dramaworks unveiled its 2015-2016 slate as well as its upcoming summer concert series, a meld of classic theater that few other companies undertake as well as acclaimed works from…

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Ragtime: A Slide Show Of Rehearsals And Life Back Stage At Actors’ Playhouse by Bill Hirschman

For years, George Schiavone has been documenting life back stage. Since the beginning of rehearsals of Actors’ Playhouse’s Ragtime, he has been shooting photos of the rehearsal and produ…

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