Monday, November 29, 2010

Mondays are Dark

The holiday weekend made it a light week for theatre stories, but we managed to scrape together a few.  Here's your Monday reading list...

A on Z
The Arsht P.O.V.  talks about hosting the inaugural production of Zoetic Stage; Michael McKeever's South Beach Babylon,

Waxing Zoetic
Meanwhile, while the Miami Herald talks with various members of the fledgling theatre company.

Turkey Talk
In a Very Special Thanksgiving edition, The Producer's Perspective tells us why we refer to a failed show as a turkey.

Jupiter's Academy
The musical that wowed the New York Musical Theatre Festival and went to the orient returns to The Maltz Jupiter theater; TC Palm on Academy.

The Waiting is Over

Waiting for Godot made its US premiere at The Coconut Grove Playhouse in January of 1956 - it was the show that launched The Grove.  Bert Lahr played Estragon in this legendary production.  Months later a new production of the play appeared on Broadway, where Lahr reprised his role as Estragon.  The play did lousy box office in both locations, although  Lahr's performance was a critical hit.  Well, About Last Night reports that a recording of the Broadway production has been re-issued.

Speaking of The Grove
The Grove's next artistic director, Joe Adler, will be presenting Sharon Gless  in A Round Heeled Woman at GableStage. Read about it in TheaterMania.

As Long As We're Talking About The Grove
The Coconut Grove Grapevine finds a newspaper from December, 1970, and runs down the Theatre Scene for us:
The Calendar of Events included Summertree, a play being performed at Players Theatre; The Ring Theater was presenting The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, staring Mercedes McCambridge; Butterflies Are Free was playing at the Coconut Grove Playhouse staring Ann Southern and Beau Bridges. Prices were $2.95 to $4.95 for matinee and $4.95 to $6.95 for weekend performances
SFT: The Next Generation
South Florida Theater Review reports on Florida Stage's 2010-2011 Young Voices Monologue Festival.

Good News works Both Ways
Over on Tiles, Mosaic's artistic director, Richard Jay Simon, announces that he's hired Avi Hoffman to direct their upcoming production of The Irish Curse.  It's good news for Hoffman - hey, when isn't landing a job a good thing? - but it's also good news for Simon, who is getting married in two weeks.  This will be on less thing for him to worry about.

... The Royal Poinciana Playhouse is still closed, according to the Palm Beach Daily News.

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