Friday, May 22, 2015
Just four months before her death, the great Billie Holiday takes the stage at a watering hole in Philadelphia, where she relates the story of her hard-knock life and triumphantly shares more than a dozen songs.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
THE BOOK CLUB PLAY is a delightful new comedy about books and the people who love them. When the members of a devoted book club become the subjects of a documentary filmmaker, their intimate discussions of life and literature take on a new meaning with the camera rolling. Add in the unexpected arrival of a provocative new member, and the sudden inclusion of some questionable titles, and long-standing group dynamics take a hilarious turn. This engaging new play is sprinkled with wit, joy and novels galore.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Sexy, smart and provocative, Betrayal explores the tangled lives of Emma and Jerry, as they engage in a passionate love affair, deceiving their spouses, each other and even themselves. Telling the story in reverse chronological order, Pulitzer Prize-winning Harold Pinter innovatively explores the complexities of love, guilt and duplicity in this award winning masterpiece.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
It’s starting to feel like summer out there, but the theatre season is still going strong across South Florida.
A couple of critically acclaimed shows close this weekend: it’s your last chance to catch Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, A Chorus Line and The Little Dog Laughed. But if you want to see something that’s never produced, check out The Skin of Our Teeth at New World School of the Arts. It was a game-changer when it was introduced, and it remains a personal favorite.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
A long-running hit off-Broadway that brought stardom to Bernadette Peters, this campy song and dance show is based on the nostalgia of Hollywood musicals of the 30’s. Dames at Sea was selected as “Best Musical of the Year” by Time, Newsweek, and Outer Critics Circle.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
It’s fleet week in south Florida, and you have a choice of nautically-themed musicals to choose from: the national tour of Anything Goes, set on an ocean liner, plays at the Broward Center. And The Wick Theater Company just opened their production of Dames At Sea.
The first is a 1930’s musical featuring a score by Cole Porter. The second is a 1960’s spoof of a 1930’s musical, written George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, with music by Jim Wise.
Of course, the perfect musical for Fleet Week is On The Town, but it’s not playing locally. And while you could grab a DVD of the movie or stream it, you can do that anytime. So go see something live. And if you see a sailor – or any member of our military – be sure to thank them for their service.