Highlights - March 1, 2010

Xaviera Hollander

An Evening with Xaviera Hollander — Xaviera Hollander: the most famous Madame of “the world’s oldest profession,” author, Penthouse columnist, legend, performer, raconteur and theatrical entrepreneur will be the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival’s special guest as they present screenings of “The Happy Hooker” and her new documentary “Xaviera Hollander, the Happy Hooker: Portrait of a Sexual Revolutionary.” After the screening, Ms Hollander will lead a discussion about her life followed by a signing of her new book, The Happy Hooker: My Own Story. March 1 at Cinema Paradiso. Tickets are $15. www.FLIFF.com.


AndrewA Tribute to the Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Les Misérables — No one sets the stage for Broadway like Bob Lappin & The Palm Beach Pops! Featuring Broadway stars soprano Tamra Hayden of Les Miserables and tenor David Burnham, Helen Hayes Award winner for Best Actor and star of Wicked. Delight in breathtaking selections from famed Broadway shows Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and other classics. March 2 and 3 at the Kravis Center. Tickets start at $29. www.kravis.org.

 

 

 

 

 


WickedWicked — Back by “Popular” Demand. The New York Times calls Wicked “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster,” and when it first played in Miami in 2007, it broke box office records and sold out in record time. Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One—born with emerald green skin—is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch makes for the most completely satisfying new musical in a long time. March 3-21 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $41.50. www.arshtcenter.org.

 


PinkThe Pink Floyd Experience — The performance echoes everything that made Pink Floyd one of rock & roll’s greatest icons. It is Pink Floyd—up close and personal without losing the scope and power of their performance. Featuring live ‘note for note’ musical recreations of all of Pink Floyd’s hits, this all new production includes mind-blowing lighting and surreal video as well as several classic Pink Floyd hooks—a collapsible wall, the light bulb man and a 12 foot flying pig blimp. The end product is truly an unforgettable concert for audience members of all ages. March 5 at the Kravis Center. Tickets start at $20. www.kravis.org.

 


Irish Tenors — Since they first joined voices in 1998, The Irish Tenors have toured constantly, thrilling old fans and winning new ones around the globe. In the United States, they have become one of the most successful Irish touring acts ever, second only to U2. Performing a soothing and nostalgic mix of Emerald Isle tunes—from “Danny Boy” to “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling,” along with several contemporary classics such as Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” and Jimmy Kennedy’s “South of The Border,” the Tenors continue to enchant and delight audiences everywhere. March 6 at the Parker Playhouse. Tickets start at $39. www.browardcenter.org.

 


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