Monday, September 29, 2014

Mondays are Dark

Tra-la!  The new theatre season has begun!
Not only are more shows opening, but more stories about upcoming shows are showing up in our media feeds.

Here’s our pick of the litter for your Monday reading list:
Everybody Loves Lucy
South Florida native Euriamis Losada returns as Ricky Ricardo in the national tour of I Love Lucy Live On Stage, opening this week at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing ArtsThe Miami Herald spoke with the creators and Losada, and so did the The Sun-SentinelMiami ArtZine also has an article, but only has photos from a previous tour. (ed. - we were informed that there was no press conference, they all interviewed independently, and we amended this entry accordingly)
Broadway World reports that Broward Stage Door will be opening The Last Romance next week, and they’ve got a big gun to direct:
Arthur Whitelaw has been producing, directing, writing and acting for the past 61 years. His productions have won every major industry award including the Tony, Oscar, Emmy, Olivier, Evening Standard, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, etc. He has discovered many future stars starting with his first production, Best Foot Forward which introduced Liza Minnelli and Christopher Walken to the New York stage. Others include: Marvin Hamlich, Stephen Schwartz, Gary Burgoff, Blyth Danner, Paul Michael Glaser, Christen Chenowyth to name only a few.
Tearing Down The Fourth Wall
Florida Theater On Stage checks in on the production of Murder Ballad, opening next week at Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theater.
Actors Playhouse has ripped up some of its second floor balcony auditorium to reconfigure it. It will not be just a cockpit theater-in-the-round, but features tables and chairs cramming the main performing area like a nightclub.
You can find extensive photos of the work in progress here.
Let’s Do The Time Warp Again
Entr’Acte Theatrix is opening The Rocky Horror Show just in time for Halloween, according to Broadway World:
This is the second time Entr'Acte Theatrix will present The Rocky Horror Show at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts' Crest Theatre. Their 2012 production was so successful that when an encore presentation was suggested, it was a 'no brainer'!
Top Ten
American Theatre Magazine posts its list of the Top Ten Most Produced Plays of 2014-2015.  Several of them are on the calendar for local theaters, and few have already played South Florida.
Another Theater’s Season AnnouncedBroadway World reports that Island City Stage has announced its new season at Empire Stage.
Pondering The Cuban School
HowlRound offers some thoughts on Cuban Theater.
Despite profound decentering from its source, Cuban theater has had a consistent representation in Miami. Mirrored by a repertoire of embodied theatrical practices, Cuban theater constitutes an important system of knowing and transmitting knowledge about Cuban culture... Overall, the retention of the art form and the formation and maturity of Miami’s exiled actors has depended on the Cuban modern theater performed in exile.  
Theater in the Gardens
Broadway World posts the next season by KWP Productions at The Borland Center for Performing Arts, in Palm Beach Gardens. 

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