BROADWAY’S TONY AWARD-WINNING HIT MUSICAL
“CHICAGO” OPENING AT ARSHT CENTER
The national touring company of the Tony Award-winning record-breaking musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation and “Jane the Virgin” star Jaime Camil as he makes his tour debut in the role of “Billy Flynn” opening May 8, 2018. He will play a one-week limited engagement through May 13, 2018 at the Arsht Center.
Jaime Camil is one of the most well-known actors in the Spanish-speaking world and now the U.S.A. is welcoming him with open arms thanks to his performance as “Rogelio de la Vega” in the critically-acclaimed and multi-awarded TV show. He’s a Critic’s Choice and Teen Choice Award nominee and an Imagen Award winner for the role.
Long-time friends Jaime Camil and Bianca Marroquin will appear on stage opposite each other reprising their Broadway roles as “Billy Flynn and Roxie Hart” in Miami’s limited engagement of only eight performances.
Bianca is a Chicago veteran having appeared in the Broadway cast for many years. Chicago is now the number one longest-running American musical in Broadway history.
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920's, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a glamourous housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her, on-the-side, lover after he threatens to walk out on her.
Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Billy Flynn, Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer, to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.
Throw into the mix a corrupt prison warden called Mamma Morton, who accepts money in exchange for privileges, and their action behind bars heats up while their fellow prisoners are left to fend for themselves at the mercy of the public defenders.
There’s never been a better time to purchase tickets for Chicago. The musical hit is the recipient of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations. The performance is now on stage through May 13, 2018 in the Ziff Opera House Theatre. Performances are evenings at 8 p.m., matinee on Saturday at 2 p.m. Sunday 1 and 7 p.m. Prices start at $29 and up at the box office located at 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. For more information call 305-949-6722, or visit online at arshtcenter.org.
GRAMMY AWARD WINNER MARC COHN RETURNS
TO THE BROWARD CENTER’S AMATURO THEATRE
This intimate performance in the Amaturo Theatre offers Cohn’s behind-the-scenes stories of life as a musician as well as his greatest hits. When he released his self-titled debut album, Cohn won the Grammy Award as “Best New Artist” and made millions of fans for his songs “Walking in Memphis,” “Silver Thunderbird,” and “True Companion.”
A natural storyteller, Cohn balances the exuberant with the poignant and is still able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales. He combines the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man.
Tickets are $45 to $60 with $85 VIP tickets that include a post-show meet and greet reception with the artist and prime seating. Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service with the Center and affiliated venues. Buy tickets on line at BrowardCenter.org or by phone at 954-462-0222. The Box Office is at 201 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.
NOW ON STAGE AT THE BROADWAY PALM DINNER THEATRE
THE AWARD WINNING MUSICAL “MY FAIR LADY”
One of the most beloved musicals of all time, recently on Broadway, is headed for Southwest Florida with its magnificent score and delightful story live on stage. Based on George Bernard’s witty comedy Pygmalion, My Fair Lady tells the unlikely love story between a professor, Henry Higgins, and a cockney flower seller, Eliza Doolittle.
Professor Higgins wagers a bet that he can transform Eliza into a high society lady. As Eliza becomes more refined, and less reliant upon him, Professor Higgins realizes that he can’t live without her.
Meanwhile, Eliza endures speech tutoring, endlessly repeating phrases like “In Hertford, Hereford and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly ever happen," and “The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain.” Frustrated, she dreams of different ways to kill Higgins, from drowning to a firing squad. Just as they are ready to give up, Eliza suddenly recites the phrase in perfect upper-class style. Higgins and Eliza both happily dance and thereafter she speaks with impeccable pronunciation. After weeks of preparation, she has finally passed the test.
The unforgettable score includes “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain In Spain,” “I’m Getting Married in the Morning,” “ On The Street Where You Live,” “Wouldn’t It Be Lovely,” and more. So entertaining, this show should be a must on everyone’s list now on stage through May 19, 2018.
Tickets range from $45 to $70 with at the box office located at 1380 Colonial Blvd., in Fort Myers. Discounts are available for parties of 20 or more and for children.
Performances are Tuesdays through Sundays evenings with selected matinees. For more information call 239-278-4422-ext. 111 or visit online at www.BroadwayPalm.com
AWARD-WINNING SENSATION “FROM DOOR TO DOOR”
COMES TO THE BROWARD STAGE DOOR THEATRE
James Sherman’s latest Jewish family saga again fits what is called the Levy’s Bread test. The characters are Jewish, but you don‘t have to be Jewish to relate to them. The tracking of the three generations of one family’s women from generation to generation, from impoverished immigrants who assimilate, but are still connected to their roots. These Americans could be any nationality, whose story is taking place in New York or Boston, as easily as Chicago. For every Yiddish truism uttered by Bessie, the Door to Door matriarch, there’s sure to be an Italian, Irish, Chinese or other counterpart.
The play opens with Mary sitting in a room bare, except for a chair She is sitting in shiva (the Jewish ritual of mourning) for her husband. This lonely and downcast woman represents the middle layer in the generational sandwich. She’s the first generation American who followed her mother’s convictions that women belonged in the home, but wants her daughter to be like Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem.
The lengthy flashback takes us back to the opening scene. While the story goes all the way back to the East European "shtetl" from which Bessie escaped to America, the action begins when Mary is a senior in high school. Mother and daughter differ vastly in their dreams for a good life. Mary dreams of studying to become an artist but practical Mamma dismisses dreams because they won’t pay the rent.
And so the battle lines are drawn, but for all their differences and Mary’s concern about being the family’s financial rock, caring for her home, children and eventually the aging Bessie, all of whom she loves dearly. Considering the play stretches over such a long time span, “From Door to Door” is a very serious and ambitious play, opening at the Stage Door Theatre on May 25 thru July 1, 2018. Tickets are $48 at the box office located at 8036 W. Sample Road, Margate. For performance times and more information call 954-344-7765.
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