Monday, July 18, 2011

Mondays are Dark

We must have tipped past the half-way mark of Summer; lots of season announcements cropping up for this week's Monday reading list.

But Did They Cast Ken?
Once again, Joe Adler is hosting another free reading of a new play at GableStageBroadwayWorld gives us the skinny on All Eyes and Ears, a play by Rogelio Martinez.  And yes, Chaz Mena directs a cast that includes Ken Clement.  It also includes Alex Alvarez, Diane Garle, Laura Pons, John Manzelli, and Deborah Sherman. Oh, and it's TONIGHT.

Party Like It's 1599
Broadway World reports New Theatre is throwing its 2nd Annual Midsummer Night's Dream Party Fundraiser on July 30, 2011.
Join them for the celebration of New Theatre's 25 years of bringing "New Voices - New Works & The Classics" to South Florida with wonderful food, music, fantasy and watch a snippet of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream performed by some of New Theatre's amazing repertoire of actors.
Art for the Arts
The Shiny Sheet reports that Palm Beach Dramaworks has more than a new home; it has a bold new logo, and exciting posters to match.  Frank Verlizzo has come to town, and the theatre scene may never look the same again.

Getting it Right The First Time
Miami Artzine profiles Maribeth Graham who wrote and appears in See Jane Run!, a new musical making its debut at Actors' Playhouse.  The show features music by Dana P. Rowe, and opened this past Friday.
While some playwrights write many plays before getting one produced, this wasn’t the case for Maribeth Graham. “First play written; first play produced. Lucky me!” Maribeth reveals that the process to getting See Jane Run! produced wasn’t that difficult. “I have to say she seemed to find her way very quickly and Dave Arisco was in my mind for a director for SJR from the start. How great that Actors' Playhouse is doing more new works.”
Take A Chance On...
Mama Mia returns to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts tomorrow, and the Miami Theater Examiner reports that there's a contest to celebrate the show's ten years on Broadway.  The national tour is sporting some faces familiar to South Florida theatre-goers; Eileen Faxas and Christopher Hudson Myers are in the ensemble, and stage manager BJ Forman is calling the show.

Speaking of Broadway Musicals...
The Producer's Perspective crunches the numbers, and discovers that Broadway Musicals have been shrinking steadily since the 1950s. 

Promethean Unbound
The Drama Queen has the new season line up at The Promethean Theatre, and reports that they'll be adding some new programming.  But first, zombies.

A Clean Opening
The Stage Door Theatre starts its new Miami Beach series at the Byron Carlysle Theater on July 29 with a remount of Suds, a musical they ran in their Coral Springs facility to packed houses.  BroadwayWorld has the story.

Big Season for a Little Theater
The Miami Herald reports that the Arsht Center has booked a season of plays in its intimate Carnival Studio Theater.  The line up includes the first complete season from Zoetic Stage, a collaboration with the University of Miami, the return of Teo Castellano and his award winning piece, NE 2nd Ave, as well as another import from Chicago's House Theatre.  And you can get a subscription to the whole kit and caboodle.

Theatre Guild's New Season
BroadwayWorld reports that the Boca Raton Theatre Guild has an exciting season lined up, kicking off with Karen Stephens reprising her work in Bridge & Tunnel, a show that recieved critical raves when she did it at The Women's Theatre Project last season.  They'll follow that with Tales of the Allergist's Wife, Sweet Charity, and Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill.

We Sorta Missed This One
Since we no longer read it, we missed this Sun-Sentinel interview with Michael McKeever, discussing his latest play, STUFF.  It's playing at the Caldwell Theatre Company.

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