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With three world-class performing arts centers within a 70 mile stretch of I-95, South Florida regularly attracts the best touring productions straight from Broadway. The 2016 season is no exception:

Broadway Across Miami at the Arsht Center continues its season with “Motown The Musical,” featuring the music of Diana Ross, The Jackson Five and more, Feb. 2 – 7; a polished new production of Broadway’s longest running hit, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera,” Feb. 24 – March 6; and the Tony Award-winning revival of Kander & Ebb’s classic, “Cabaret,” set in pre-World War II Berlin, April 12 – 17.

Broadway Across Fort Lauderdale at the Broward Center kicks off 2016 with a repeat engagement, Jan. 26 – Feb. 7, of the hilarious show, “The Book of Mormon,” from the creators of “South Park;” the second South Florida stop for Cyndi Lauper’s feel good musical, “Kinky Boots,” March 1 – 13; a stage adaptation of the 80s hit movie, “Dirty Dancing,” April 12 – 24; and one of the most anticipated shows of the season, making a South Florida debut, “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” May 10 – 22.

The independently programmed Kravis on Broadway series at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach has some of the most interesting shows coming to South Florida, including the quintessential backstage musical comedy, “42nd Street,” Jan. 5 – 10; the Barry Gordy story, “Motown The Musical,” Feb. 9 – 14; the adaptation of Roald Dahl’s dark children’s book, “Matilda the Musical,” March 1 – 6, that nearly snatched a Best Musical Tony; the toe-tapping adaptation of Woody Allen’s gangster story, “Bullets Over Broadway,” March 22 – 27; and Jason Robert Brown’s tuneful and touching, “The Bridges Over Madison County,” April 26 – May 1.