Preview: Concerts & Comedy Winter 2016

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (Facebook)

South Florida’s performing arts and concert venues continue to attract the biggest names, including:

Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Paradise in Hollywood has a star-studded line-up, including Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Jan. 29; Andrea Bocelli, Feb. 13 – 14; Fall Out Boy, Feb. 26; The Beach Boys, Feb. 27; K.C. and the Sunshine Band, March 19; and SNL’s Tracy Morgan, May 21. MyHRL.com

After a New Year’s Eve blowout featuring Billy Joel, the BB&T Center in Sunrise hosts Garth Brooks with Trisha Yearwood, Jan. 14 – 16; Barry Manilow, Feb. 5; Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Feb. 16; Lord of the Dance with Michael Flatley, Feb. 19; Jeff Dunham, Feb. 27; Cirque du Soleil’s “Toruk,” March 3 – 6; and Demi Lovato with Nick Jonas, June 24. TheBBTCenter.com

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus opens the year at Miami’s American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., with “Circus Xtreme,” Jan. 8 – 18, followed by Madonna, Jan. 23 – 24; Placido Domingo, Jan 28; Cirque du Soleil’s “Toruk,” March 11 – 13; and Rihanna, March 15. AAArena.com

The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave. in Miami Beach, presents Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Jan. 19; comedian Bill Maher, Jan. 24; Bryan Adams, Feb. 20; and Lewis Black in the “The Emporer’s New Clothes: The Naked Truth Tour,” April 8. FillmoreMB.com

While the region’s performing arts centers typically host theater productions and symphony concerts, they also welcome musical and comedy acts, too:

We’re not sure what category they fall into, but The Olate Dogs, winners of “America’s Got Talent,” come to the Broward Center on Jan. 10. Also appearing are Paul Anka, Jan. 13; Mo Rocca, Jan. 13; Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth, jan. 14; TV icon Bob Newhart, Jan. 18; Jackson Browne, Jan. 20; The Temptations and The Four Tops, Jan. 23; Chris Mann, Feb. 19; Josh Groban, Feb. 27; Tony Bennet, March 15; Don Rickles, March 26; and Kathy Griffin, March 31. BrowardCenter.org

Across town at the Fort Lauderdale’s Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., are Wynonna, Jan. 21; Gaelic Storm, Jan. 27; Lea DeLaria, Feb. 13; Darlene Love, Feb. 20; The Kinsey Sicks, Feb. 21; David Feherty, Feb. 24, Rosanne Cash, Feb. 27; Red Hot Chilli Pipers, March 15; and Paula Poundstone, April 10. ParkerPlayhouse.com

In West Palm Beach, the Kravis Center also serves up an eclectic schedule, including Paul Anka, Jan. 12; Kristin Chenoweth, Jan. 16; writer Nora Ephron, Jan. 18; Jackie Mason, Jan. 26; Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, Feb. 2; Patti LaBelle, Feb. 3; Penn & Teller, Feb. 6; fashion icon Iris Apfel, Feb. 15; Tony Bennett, March 11; political comedy troupe, the Capitol Steps, March 15 – 27; Sophia Loren, March 28; Johnny Mathis, March 29; and Bernadette Peters, April 7. Kravis.org


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