A&E

  • '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.

  • ‘Musical Comedy Whore’ is a Show with Intriguing Back Story

    There’s a lot to unpack in the three-word title of “Musical Comedy Whore,” the one-man show playing through June 23 at Wilton Theater Factory:

  • ‘Veronica’s Position’ is a Funny Reminder of a Bygone Era in Politics

    Irrational tweetstorms and blatant attacks on our institutions may be the norm in our nation’s capital today, but turn the clock back three decades and the controversies of the day seem almost quaint in comparison: 

  • A&E Music: Summer Concerts Serve up Cool Classics

    The mercury continues to rise this summer in South Florida, but the regions concert halls offer an air conditioned refuge, especially for classical music lovers. Several local musical organizations are presenting free or inexpensive classical music concerts this month in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties:

  • A&E Music: VH1 Star Talks About Music, Career

    Amara La Negra is an unapologetic millennial multi-tasker. The recording artist squeezed in a few minutes while driving to an appointment to talk about her upcoming performance at Caribbean PrideFest this weekend. 

  • A&E Opera: ‘Porgy and Bess’

    The artistic and administrative team at the South Florida Symphony are definitely not afraid to tackle a challenge. Case in point: Last season, the symphony collaborated with the famed Martha Graham Dance Co. on a critically-acclaimed world premiere ballet by South Florida composer Tom Hormel, “The Legend of Bird Mountain.”

  • A&E theater: Island City Gets Mixed Results with ‘Midler and Manilow’

     If you love the music of Bette Midler and Barry Manilow, read no further and reserve your tickets today for “Bette & Barry: From Bathhouse to Broadway,” playing at Island City Stage.

  • A&E Theater: World Premiere at Empire Stage Focuses on the Family

    No topic or hallowed tradition is sacred when playwright Michael Aman sits down at his computer. He tackled HIV in his provocative drama “Poz” and provided lighter commentary on gay culture with “Muscle Bears the Musical.”

  • A&E: ‘Starmaker’ World Premiere at Island City Stage

    Idiom, adage, meme, we’ve all heard it before: “Behind every great man is a great woman.” In 1950s Hollywood, behind nearly every great star, there was Henry Willson. The flamboyant, but closeted agent discovered dozens of silver screen heartthrobs and then guided their careers into movie history.

  • A&E: ArtServe Kicks Off 30th Anniversary with Diverse Programs, Performances

    ArtServe’s new executive director Craig W. Johnson has big plans for the arts incubator celebrating its 30thanniversary. Johnson, who made the move to Fort Lauderdale from Orlando just five month ago, has a long record cultivating new arts organizations. 

  • A&E: Dr. Ruth Wants You To Have Good Sex

    There are a few things that Dr. Ruth won't say. 

  • A&E: From White Plains, is Painful Reminder of Sins Past

    At first, the opening scene of Michael Perlman’s “From White Plains” might seem inspired by the 1997 comedy “In & Out:” An Academy Award-winning actor (Matt Dillon) outs his gay high school drama teacher (Kevin Kline) in an internationally broadcast acceptance speech. The only problem is that the teacher didn’t realize he was gay.

  • A&E: In ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ White Lie Forces Life-Changing Decision

    We’ve all found ourselves in that awkward situation when someone asks a simple question and before we can stop ourselves, we’ve replied with an untruth. Usually, these situations are benign, free of consequences, but for Evan Hansen, a little white lie quickly spirals out of control.

  • A&E: Kristin Chenoweth Opens Up About Current Events, Career

    Its an interesting time to be alive,” said actress Kristin Chenoweth. I dont know how to describe it. This is a time of transition in the world. Overall, I know were very, very divided. I never like to lead with politics, but its the elephant in the room. 

  • A&E: LGBT Stories, Characters Prominent in Pride Month Premieres

    TV viewers will be treated to both the familiar and unexpected when they tune in to Pride month premieres. In addition to LGBT-themed storylines and characters, a record number of LGBT actors will be portraying those roles. And, three new documentaries also put our progress into perspective since the Stonewall riots 50 years ago. Here are some of the highlights:

  • A&E: Play, Playwright Poke Fun at Politics, Politicians

    It’s just May 2019 and the 2020 presidential election campaign is already in full swing. Recent surveys show that even voters who care about politics are feeling apprehensive about the 18 months ahead.

  • 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: Todrick Hall Will Headline Second ‘Our Night Out’

    Singer, choreographer and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” judge Todrick Hall will headline “Our Night Out,” an interactive evening of the arts, on Friday, June 14, organizers announced last week.

  • A&E: Writer’s Block Inspires New Play from Local Playwright

    Miami writer and playwright Philip Middleton Williams is still trying to finish his novel, “Bobby Cramer.” It’s been more than two decades.

  • A&E: Your Pride Month A&E Guide

    Pride month isn’t just about parades and parties. Local arts organizations are celebrating LGBT Pride with concerts, exhibitions and more. Here’s your guide to what’s happening at South Florida stages and studios: