A&E

  • A&E: Renee Zellweger Brings Gay Icon Back to Life in Biopic

    Fifty years after her untimely death of an accidental drug overdose, a star is reborn—not as yet another campy drag impersonation, but rather as a conflicted mother struggling to support her children.

  • 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: Slow Burn Announces Big 2020-21 Season at Broward Center

    Slow Burn Theatre Co., the multiple Carbonell Award-winning regional company in residence at the Fort Lauderdales Broward Center, announced its 2020-21 season, full of Broadway hits and regional premieres, this week.

  • A&E: South Florida Native Turns Experiences into Compelling Stories on Stage and Life

    (Mirror) Playwright Jason Mitchell was a self-described “theater kid.” The Plantation native attended the magnet performing arts program at Dillard School of the Arts in Fort Lauderdale, spent his summers working in local theaters and went on to major in theater at the New World School of the Arts in Miami. 

  • A&E: Ten Tenors Offer an Aussie Take on Holidays

    It’s easy to forget that in Australia and the rest of the Southern Hemisphere, Christmas is actually a summer holiday.

  • 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: Touring Review Brings Christmas Magic to Broward Center

    Are you in danger of having a blue” Christmas? Has the Grinch stolen your holiday cheer? Did your Grandma get run over by a reindeer? If you answered yes to any of these questions, theres a festive review coming to the Broward Center that is guaranteed to solve all of your holiday woes.

  • 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:

  • Choruses Mark Stonewall Anniversary with Historic Performance

    When the three largest local gay mens choruses take the stage together in Lauderhill and Coral Gables next weekend they will not only be observing the 50thanniversary of one of the seminal moments in the gay rights movement, they will be making history themselves.

  • Column: SLOW BURN’S ‘JEKYLL’ IS AS CLOSE TO BROADWAY AS IT GETS

     

    Curtain speeches are a quaint tradition in South Florida theater. Generally, the artistic director steps out before the beginning of the performance and either asks for money or thanks donors in the audience—or both. Sometimes these addresses are entertaining, but most often, they’re just something to be endured.

  • Film Explores Miami Beach’s Disappearing Jewish Culture

    Long before Art Deco became a movement and prior to the arrival of MTV, Miami Vice and Madonna, South Beach was home to the largest cluster of Jewish retirees in the country. 

  • Mirror: Arts & Entertainment Fall Entertainment Preview

    Fall is an exciting time in South Florida as dozens of local dance and theater companies, orchestras and galleries kick off their new seasons. Here is your guide to the many choices available to stretch your imagination and stimulate your senses.

  • Mirror: Broadway

    With three world-class performing arts centers within an 80-mile distance, South Florida attracts the best Broadway touring productions. The highlights of the season are the regional sdebut of the Jimmy Buffet musical, “Escape to Margaritaville,” at the Broward Center and the hilarious comedy, “The Play that Goes Wrong,” at the Kravis Center.

  • Mirror: Classical and Jazz

    Who says classical music concerts have to be stuffy affairs? Local orchestras serve up scintillating programs and audiences pack the performing arts center for Gold Coast Jazz Society concerts and visiting artists.

  • Mirror: Comedy and Concerts

    All eyes are on Hollywood where the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino opens its long-awaited guitar-shaped hotel and state-of-the-art, 6,500-seat Hard Rock Live concert venue. If you can’t snag tickets to the big opening featuring Maroon 5, there are still lots of options for memorable entertainment.

  • Mirror: Dance

    Whether you prefer classical or contemporary, you will experience the full range of motion on South Florida stages this season. The distinctive beats of hip hop and tango also spice up the schedule.

  • Mirror: Regional Theater

    South Florida boasts one of the most vibrant regional theater scenes in the country. This fall, audiences can enjoy classic American plays, edgy new dramas and comedies, hit musicals, LGBTQ-themed fare and much more—all without booking a ticket to Broadway.

  • New Doc ‘State Of Pride’ Gives A Voice To The Next Generation

    In "State Of Pride,” a new documentary now available on YouTube, gay activist and YouTube personality Raymond Braun travels to three diverse cities to chat with young people about what Pride means to them. The answers Braun gets may not always have been what he expected. 

  • Outre Offers Provocative Look at Unconditional Love

    Here’s a revelation: relationships are never easy—especially gay relationships. Outré Theatre Co. offers South Florida audiences a witty, provocative examination of our complicated affairs in Gregory Naufft’s “Next Fall,” opening March 8 at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center.