| Dec 27, 2012
| 6:38 AM
It's now official: When it comes to the fiscal-cliff-diving of New Year’s Eve, there is no place in the country with the crazy range of offerings to rival South Florida.
The tipping point came when the folks at Cameo on South Beach created what...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:27 AM
This is not your mother's "Sister Act."
The mega-successful Whoopi Goldberg movie vehicle from 1992 (and the sequel in 1993) has a whole new get-down-tonight, 1970s vibe for the stage musical "Sister Act the Musical," which is coming to the Broward...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:43 AM
Zacharia of the Ft. Lauderdale Police Dept's Mounted Unit greets Joey, the horse puppet featured in War Horse, during the Broward Center for the Performing Arts kick-off of the Broadway show.
| May 8, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Glance at the poster or the program for "War Horse" as you go in to see the play at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
The close-up image of a horse's eye, not only reflecting marching troops but the gut-wrenching trauma of war, is as...
| May 1, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Michael Morpurgo, author of one of the hottest literary properties ever, sat unrecognized as he had breakfast at the Riverside Hotel on Las Olas back in January 2012.
The British author of "War Horse," a book that has been turned into a Steven Spielberg...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 12:37 PM
"I can't wait to get to Fort Lauderdale," choreographer Trey McIntyre moans. "I love it so much. I love the beaches. I'm so happy just kayaking and exploring the canals there. I’m so tired of winter weather."
That's because one of the dance world'...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:12 AM
OK, wiseguy, we know what you’re thinking: “Mike Piazza performing with Miami City Ballet? Well, so much for the rumors that he’s gay!” Har-dee-har-har.
But while you’re laughing about it, know that Piazza is laughing, too....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Here's the challenge: Teach Miami City Ballet's classical dancers how to tap-dance like a Broadway hoofer.
Here's the solution: Bring in Palm Beach's Philip Neal.
The former principal dancer at the New York City Ballet is not only Miami City Ballet&...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:44 AM
While South Florida may not be considered a jazz mecca, our region remains an attractive tour stop for many of the jazz world's top practitioners. Following a month that brought brilliant jazz pianists Fred Hersch, Eddie Palmieri and Chick Corea to the...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 11:49 AM
I was wrong.
Having seen a turgid and sluggish production of "The Addams Family" on tour at Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center in 2011, I didn't have high hopes for the musical that's now at Fort Lauderdale's Broward Center.
I even smugly suggested to my...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 8:56 AM
Tift Merritt is the restless sort. You can read it in her lyrics, yearning, deep-rooted narratives about moving around and moving on, often alone. You can hear it in her music, which rests comfortably within many genres without settling for any. And you...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Taking cartoon panels from the page to the stage was a tricky thing for "The Addams Family."
For the musical-comedy coming to Broward Center April 9 through 21, it wasn't the whole bizarro-macabre thing that was the challenge for the show’s book...