Broward Center

  • 'Barefoot Contessa' Comes to Fort Lauderdale

    The old adage goes “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.”

  • 'Priscilla' is a Campy Romp in the Outback

    If you’re looking for a way to celebrate the last few days of pride month and you’re not headed to New York City for Stonewall, you can find plenty of campy, gay fun at the Broward Center, where Slow Burn Theatre Co.’s production of “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” runs through Sunday.

  • 'Waitress' Serves a Slice of Life at Broward Center

    One of the hottest tickets on Broadway is the stage adaptation of the 2007 film “Waitress.” The inaugural touring production arrives at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale on April 11, so leading man Bryan Fenkart, a veteran of the Tony-winning production of “Memphis: A New Musical,” shared some insights about the show.

  • ‘Sex Tips’ Is a Naughty Romp at the Broward Center

    Hey gay guys: If you really want to do your BFF a favor, get her a little drunk before taking her to “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man,” currently playing in the Broward Center’s Abdo New River Room.

  • ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown‘ in Town

    Tony Award-winning “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is in town, presented by Slow Burn Theatre Co. and Broward Center.

  • A&E: Saxophonist Performs Big, Brassy Hits at Broward Center

    Local music fans are accustomed to regular visits during the Christmas season by smooth jazz saxophonist Dave Koz. The Grammy-nominated musician is making an early appearance at the Broward Center and he wont be playing his beloved holiday tunes. (He is Jewish but loves Christmas music.)

  • A&E: Teen Angst Inspires Latest Broadway Hit at Broward Center

    Teen angst has long served as the inspiration for great musical theater. “The Fantasticks” (1960), “Bye Bye Birdie” (1960), “” the 2006 Tony-winning musical based on an 1891 German play, and “Fun Home,” the 2013 winner inspired by cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel.

  • Business Spotlight: Fernando Masterson - Broward Center for Performing Arts

    Fernando Masterson says he’s always been a lover of the arts. His career in the industry has taken a marketing slant — beginning at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville and continuing on the airwaves at CBS Radio and Kiss Country.

  • Florida Grand Opera Celebrates Verdi Anniversary with Glorious “Nabucco”

    All season long, opera companies around the world have celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi. Florida Grand Opera pays tribute to the Italian composer with its own grand production of Verdi’s first major success, “Nabucco.”

  • Hundreds of Musicians Headed to South Florida for Band Convention

    It’s a good thing the Broward Center’s Au Rene Theatre was available next weekend. More than 275 lesbian, gay and allied musicians from across the country will be converging on South Florida, Nov. 5 – 9, for the Lesbian and Gay Band Association (LGBA) conference, which includes a massed band concert.

  • It Gets Better Comes to South Florida

    The Broward Theater for Performing Arts and the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will present the It Gets Better Project. The show uses music to enlighten and educate people about the struggles of LGBT youth. 

  • Liza Returns! Legend Kicks Off Tour at Broward Center

    If Liza Minnelli had her way as a girl, she would have been a figure skater.

  • Local Gay Comedian Debuts Holiday Show at Broward Center

    “Rumor has it I might even be performing a drag number,” teased comedian Peter Bisuito, who first burst onto the scene earlier this year with his hilarious act, “My Big Funny Peter.”

  • OUT50 Broward: Peter Kaldes - The Aging Expert

    Peter Kaldes’ path to non-profit work started in the White House.

  • Parody Offers Crash Course in ‘Sex and the City’

    Have you ever dated one of those guys who could quote entire episodes of “The Golden Girls” or “Absolutely Fabulous” verbatim? It can be humorous and endearing or sometimes annoying and agonizing. If your guy is a fan of “Sex and the City,” there’s a way to quickly get up to speed on the hit series.

  • Review “Ghost the Musical”

    Hollywood blockbusters have long inspired big budget Broadway adaptations. Everything from “9 to 5,” “Shrek” and “Sister Act” to “Fame,” “Footloose” and “The Wedding Singer” have been mounted on the stage.

  • Review: Musical Sets ‘Legally Blonde’ Precedent For Entertainment

    The film “Legally Blonde” was an instant hit in 2001, so it was no surprise Broadway producers jumped on the opportunity to take the comedy to the stage just six years later. 

  • Slow Burn Graduates with “Big Fish” at Broward Center

    Slow Burn Theatre, the plucky local troupe that got its start five years ago at West Boca High School, has graduated—with honors. The company made its much anticipated debut last weekend in the Broward Center’s Amaturo Theater with a laudable production of “Big Fish.”

  • Slow Burn Has a Winner with “Spelling Bee”

    No matter how you spell it, Slow Burn Theatre has a W-I-N-N-E-R with its latest production, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” which opened last weekend at the Broward Center.

  • These “Kinky Boots” Are Made for Dancing

    For some reason, whenever I think about “Kinky Boots,” Nancy Sinatra’s sassy ‘60s hit, “These Boots Are Made for Walking,” comes to mind, except, the shiny, sparkly, stiletto boots in the hit musical are also made for running, dancing, voguing and more.