Arsht Center

  • Acclaimed Actor ‘Sings Sappy Songs’ and More at Arsht Center

    Alan Cumming is a no-nonsense multitasker and he gets bored easily, especially with journalists who seem to ask the same questions over and over. (His publicist advised me to check out the frequently asked questions on his website before—emphasis added—the telephone interview.)

  • Christmas Tour Brings Dave Koz Back to South Florida

    Saxophonist Dave Koz may be Jewish, but he loves Christmas.

  • Composer Speaks About ‘Before Night Falls’ at FGO

    Seven years have passed since Fort Worth Opera staged the world premiere of Jorge Martin’s opera, “Before Night Falls,” and on March 18, Florida Grand Opera will finally mount the second production.

  • Deborah Cox Offers New Interpretation of Whitney Houston Role

    Broadway has long turned to Hollywood for inspiration. The marquees in New York’s famed theater district advertise stage adaptations of many hit movies, ranging from Disney’s “The Lion King,” “Frozen,” and “Aladdin” to “School of Rock,” “Kinky Boots” and “Waitress.”

  • Internationally-Acclaimed Opera Singer Comes to Miami

    There was a time when the “rock stars” of the opera world were “castrati,” male singers with powerful, soaring soprano voices, the result of pre-pubescent castration. These singers were revered and many amassed great wealth and fame. Fortunately, tastes changed and the practice fell out of favor by the late 19th century.

  • Local Playwright Tries His Hand at Horror

    Over the years, local gay playwright Michael McKeever has served up award-winning comedies and dramas that have been performed by theater companies around the world. One big gap in his oeuvre is horror…until now.

  • New McKeever Play is Classic Hollywood Whodunnit

    Zoetic Stage at the Arsht Center in Miami presents Michael McKeever’s new play, “Clark Gable Slept Here,” a dark comedy set in the superficial world of Hollywood. Credit: Justin Namon

    Real life events inspired the new “dark comedy about bright stars” from local gay playwright Michael McKeever, opening March 20 at the Carnival Theatre at Miami’s Arsht Center.

  • Review: Come Aboard, We're Expecting You At FGO

    “Florencia en al Amazonas,” currently being presented by Florida Grand Opera at the Arsht Center in Miami, is inspired by the writings of celebrated Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez. The challenge for any librettist is taking great literature and effectively adapting the story for the stage while retaining the integrity and artisty of the author’s original words.

  • Review: Zoetic Stage Hits Target with ‘Assassins’

    On Broadway, timing can be everything and some shows are simply ahead of their time.

  • Summer Shorts Presents Regional Premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda Musical

    City Theatre’s Summer Shorts theater festival in Miami regularly attracts new works from both established playwrights and rising stars, but the 22nd annual festival, opening June 1, will feature a regional premiere by the hottest name in theater, Tony-winner and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.