New Theatre is celebrating its 30th anniversary this season, a milestone that’s a testament to the tenacious dreams of South Florida theater artists.
For two decades under founder Rafael de Acha and a third led by current artistic director Ricky J. Martinez, the company has weathered economic challenges and moves to several different homes, most recently the South Miami-Dade Cultural ..
West Side Story has been – and continues to be – a musical theater piece that inspires extraordinary work from the creative team at Actors’ Playhouse in Coral Gables.
When the company first tackled the groundbreaking 1957 musical by composer Leonard Bernstein, book writer Arthur Laurents and a young lyricist named Stephen Sondheim, its 1997 production won seven Carbonell Awards, inclu..
Rebecca Joy Fletcher’s one-woman show, Ringing True, is personal, funny and above all intelligent theater. It’s this season’s second performance in Miami Theater Center’s SandBox Series, which offers theater artists the chance to develop and present new work with the assistance of a Knights Arts Challenge grant. The Chicago-based actress and playwright, who has previously performed at the..
Havana’s internationally celebrated El Teatro Publico and its director Carlos Diaz presented Antigonon, its reimagining of the classic Antigone tale, to a sold out audience at the Black Box theater at the Miami-Dade Auditorium last weekend. Indeed, so many South Floridians wanted to see the show that an extra performance was added.
In Antigonon, as in the Greek classic, a hero has no ..
The title of Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play, which is now getting a deftly fizzy post-Broadway production at GableStage, is meant as a kind of comforting mantra.
The characters in McNally’s sometimes-vitriolic Broadway valentine are nervously awaiting reviewers’ verdicts on the new play The Golden Egg. Sure, that title is critical catnip, and everyone knows that the only review t..
It’s been a long time coming. Miami’s Fundarte had planned to bring a searing production of Antigone, or more precisely Antigonon, un Contingente Epico (perhaps best translated as a really big, maybe the biggest Antigone ever) to town last year. Everything was in place. Except visas, for this is a production from Havana. But the visas are here now, and the internationally celebrated El Pu..
In sculpting a life, the choices of the moment pave the road toward the future.
The women of Gina Gionfriddo’s smart, funny, sometimes scathing Rapture, Blister, Burn have decided to pursue intellectually rigorous careers (or not), become wives and mothers (or not), settle for what they have (or not) as the clock ticks them into middle age.
Gionfriddo’s thought-provoking, cautiona..
When trials and fears beset our lives, we humans find myriad ways to cope: concocting myths and legends, sending entreaties to God or the gods, letting our subconscious do the talking in nightmares.
The characters in The Golem of Havana, the absorbing and theatrically savvy debut production from Miami New Drama, experience all of the above as Cuba descends into revolutionary chaos in 1958..
Two grand musicals infused with the sweep of history and a third about a father with a penchant for spinning tall tales lead the race for the 40th annual Carbonell Awards, South Florida theater’s highest honor.
Announced on Wednesday, the 100 nominations in 20 categories include a competition-leading 10 for the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schö..