Monday, April 25, 2011

Mondays are Dark

A surprising busy week in the press: enjoy your Monday reading list.

And The Award Goes To...
The Drama Queen reports that Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park has won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for drama.  Caldwell Theatre Company mounted a critically acclaimed production of the play back in January.

BOP 'til you Drop
Mosaic Theatre's Blog explains that choosing a season isn't just about finding a good play.  It's a process that includes some cold hard figures.

Ken Gets Cast
Miami Artzine sits down with actor Ken Clement and gets filled in on Ken's casting news. 

Taye Finds His Groove
The Miami Herald talks with Taye Diggs about his upcoming cabaret at Barton G's Prelude.

Add it Up
The Arsht Center has been collecting Addy Awards; read about it in
The ADDYs are the advertising and marketing industry's most significant awards competition, with more than 60,000 entries annually. The Adrienne Arsht Center's 6 awards recognized marketing efforts and advertising pieces surrounding a number of shows and programs, including the 2010 Jazz Roots series, Babalu, the Center's summer 2010 brochure, and the Adrienne Arsht Center 2010 specialty holiday chocolates package.
Some Ad Campaigns, OTOH
The Digital Dish notes that the Florida Grand Opera is among the area's first groups to use a QR code on a billboard.  A QR code is something you scan with your phone, and it takes you to a website, or plays a video, or whatever.  Which sounds cool, until you try scanning while you're driving your car down the road.

Oh, Mr. Grant...
Ed Asner is bring his one-man play FDR to the Caldwell Theatre in June; South Florida Theater Review tells us a little about it, and links to a video.  But Talkin' Broadway seems more enthusiastic about it.

Kids Create
The Miami Theatre Examiner reports that 72 students have created The Story Within Me, presented by Voices United on Saturday, April 30.

New Venue
Miami Today notes that the new South Miami-Dade Cultural Center opened on Saturday, three years to the day from when it was supposed to open.  The fact that the contractor went out of  business might have had something to do with that.  But it's open now, and by all account's it's a beautiful space, and well-appointed for all sorts of performance.

Old Venue
The Gusman Theater (which is really the Olympia Theater) is one of Miami's true architectural treasures.  But it's also one of its most under-utilized venues; it only offered 70 days of programming last year.  But Herman Echevarria is trying to change that, according to The Miami HeraldEye on Miami is suspicious of Echevarria's participation, however.

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