Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Theatre Buzz Around South Florida

Lot of miscellaneous theatre stories around South Florida:

The Sun Sentinel's special correspondent Bill Hirschman ponders the upcoming Carbonell Awards:
...what rankles is overlooked work. Just a few examples: Ken Clement gave a stunning performance as the satanic poker player in The Seafarer at Mosaic Theatre. Gordon McConnell is nominated for his genial mobster in Florida Stage's Dirty Business and the child molester in GableStage's Blackbird, but he eclipsed both as the mourning husband with a secret in Mosaic's deeply upsetting Wrecks.
DSC_0291bHirschman also mentions the change of leadership at the Caldwell, and tells us something we might not have known about the National Tour of Legally Blonde:
..the sexy UPS delivery man ... is played by Plantation native Ven Daniel. He performed on Broadway in Tarzan and Legally Blonde, toured Europe, Canada and the United States in Grease and played Luke in Actors' Playhouse production of Altar Boyz last year. He may have caught the bug from his father Daniel Steinlauf, who has acted across the region.
Here is a picture of Ven in AltarBoyz. And one of his co-stars from that production is back at the Playhouse in Les Miserables; Christopher Hudson Myers.

Christine Dolen of the Miami Herald interviews Dame Edna about her upcoming show at the Parker Playhouse. She also has been a busy blogger, with stories about a return engagement of Michael McKeever's Melt, how Actors' Playhouse will top Les Miserables, and a double-header about a meeting of the minds and a search for a composer.

Meanwhile, at the Palm Beach Post, Kevin D. Thompson interviews Frank Converse, now appearing in the Palm Beach DramaWorks production of The Weir. Converse discusses his career, and feeds us tidbits about some of the work he's done with such stars as Lindsay Wagner, Bing Crosby and James Spader, to name a few.

Conundrum Stages wonders if they're maybe having an unintentional effect on great playwrights.

Finally, the Palm Beach Daily News reports that the Royal Poinciana Playhouse is still closed.

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