Monday, March 28, 2011

Mondays are Dark

Have you rented your tux yet?  Chosen a gown?  You've only got seven days before The 35th Annual Carbonell Awards.  And is once again throwing an after-party.  This year, it's in The Green Room, a slightly swankier club in the same complex as last year's party.

But in the meantime, here's your Monday reading list:

They're So Excited
South Florida Theater Review talks up the newly announced season lineup for The Broward Center for the Performing Arts; The Miami Herald is calling it "The Broadway Center."  And that sounds about right: Billy Elliot, La Cage Aux Folles, Beauty and the Beast, Jersey Boys, and South Pacific are included in the schedule.  As is RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles, which is wowing them on The Great White Way right now.

Another Venue, Another Season
South Florida Theater Review reports that the Arsht Center has also announced its theatre lineup for next season.  The Addams FamilySHREK, the Musical, Million Dollar Quartet, and Come Fly Away will all breeze through for one-week runs, with The Lion King sitting down for several weeks in its first Miami visit (although the tour launched from Broward Center several years ago).

Director2Director Direct
Director Nicole Stoddard interviews director Michael Leeds for 2AMtheatre.

Proto-Jukebox Musical
Florida Weekly looks at Crazy For You, opening this week at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.
Two decades ago, long before jukebox musical was a pejorative term for a lazily written show cobbled from existing songs, lawyer-turned-playwright Ken Ludwig was permitted access to most of the song library of George and Ira Gershwin to create a new musical.
This production closes a circle: fifteen years ago, the first post-Broadway production of CFY was staged at Jupiter Theatre, and broke all box office records up to that point.

Wicked this Way Comes
BroadwayWorld reports that Wicked will be holding a daily ticket lottery during its month-long run at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.  It's a shot at orchestra seats for $25!

Latest Casting News
Mosaic Theatre announces that Greg Wiener has been added to the cast of Dusk Rings A Bell, but the real news via Facebook is that Ken Clement got cast on The Glades TV show. Playing...something.  We don't know what.  But we know it's another blow against the terrorists.  Congrats to Ken and Greg.

Got Sex?
South Florida Gay News talks with director Michael Leeds (here he is again!) about The First Step: Diary of a Sex Addict, now playing at Empire Stage.

Too Sexy for their Clothes(ing)
Far from the beach, Time Out NY reports that the Off-Broadway production of Hello Again has extended, which means that South Florida's Rachel Bay Jones gets another week's work in the critically acclaimed play as The Actress.

End Of The Line
The Miami Herald  talks with company members about the final stop of the In the Heights tour at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.  Christine Dolen manages to talk to every South Floridian involved with the production.

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