MAY 18 thru JUNE 16
at the Biltmore
presents the Southeastern Premiere of
a provocatively titled play about an unlikely love triangle…
by MIKE BARTLETT
JULIE KLEINER, RYAN DIDATO, PETER GALMAN and NICHOLAS RICHBERG
Directed by JOSEPH ADLER
When John takes a break from his boyfriend, he accidentally meets the girl of his dreams. A playful, candid look at one man’s sexuality and the difficulties that arise when you realize you have a choice.
“A TERRIFIC COMEDY! Primal and hypnotic! Mesmerizing and VERY FUNNY!” - New York Times
Winner of 2010 Olivier Award
Critic’s Pick-NY Times, TimeOut NY, New York Magazine
Performances: Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 8pm, Sunday @ 2pm & 7pm
(No 7pm performance on Sunday, May 19)
GableStage is located in the eastern section of the Biltmore Hotel,
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Valet parking is available.
Free parking is available in the Biltmore parking area west of the hotel.
VETERAN AND RESPECTED PUBLICIST CINNAMON RESPONDS TO ARTICLE IN HUFFINGTON POST REGARDING MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER
Ron Levitt, ENV Magazine, Florida Media News
April 30, 2013 Subject: Response to Roger Stone. Huffington Post
Responding to the recent Huffington Post posting of Roger Stone’s comments on the renovations being proposed for the Miami Beach Convention Center I would first like to compliment Mr. Stone for the verve in which he exhibited his passion for the legacy of the late Jackie Gleason, a passion I equally share. In the wake of so important a decision to proceed with a multi-million dollar civic project, to be sure he is correct in questioning Jack Portman’s queries as to whether the building is functional, it’s contribution to the area, it’s historical significance.
It is in this context that Mr. Stone will be happy to learn that Mr. Portman, along with his colleagues at Portman-CMC have, indeed, sought out the answers, listening and adapting, all of which will be clearly evident come public show time on May 14
Having been on the scene in those wildly colorful glamour days, I recall those years as a parade of “shtick” in which Jackie did, indeed, open the world of Miami Beach to those who yearned for a winter in the “sun and sand” away from the cold and snow of the fearful North. What should also be remembered is the year 1976 when what was fundamentally the Miami Beach Auditorium, a barn of a house-turned-studio for the Gleason show, was transformed into the Theater of the Performing Arts, fondly recalled as “TOPA,” when Zev Buffman produced Jerry Herman’s “Mack and Mabel,” starring Lucie Arnaz in a glittering premiere that brought to town Lucie’s parents, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, launching a respectable reign as South Florida’s foremost legitimate theater venue. From thereon in, and through the years, the building underwent internal and external changes, being renamed at one time or another The Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts and now under which it still lives, The Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater.
Mind boggling as those changes are, what remains is an edifice with a colorful history of all things performance, a heritage that the Portman-CMC plans to continue in the most handsome reincarnation yet to behold. Indeed, following the mandate of the city officials and of those to whom we are all ultimately responsible Portman-CMC clearly proceeded to find the answers by reaching out to the community to hear their voices. By virtue of their response, presented will be a re-imagined design that will not only honor the Gleason legacy but one we are assured by those closest to his history, a theater and entertainment complex that would not only delight the community but would, indeed, please “The Great One” himself.
All will be on full display Tuesday, May 14, 10:30 A.M. Miami Beach Convention Center Hall “C” to which we urge all to attend and take pleasure in what they see.
Respectfully submitted: Charlie Cinnamon, Press Rep, Portman-CMC
“A LANDMARK THEATER EVENT”
WINNER OF FIVE TONY® AWARDS
INCLUDING BEST PLAY
PREMIERES IN FORT LAUDERDALE
MAY 7 – 19.
Fort Lauderdale, Fl – April 16, 2013 – The National Theatre of Great Britain’s epic WAR HORSE, winner of five 2011 Tony® Awards including Best Play, will make its premiere in Fort Lauderdale beginning May 7th. Tickets are available at the Broward Center box office, on-line at www.browardcenter.org; by phone 954-462-0222. Groups of 10+ are invited to call 954-626-7814 or 954-462-0222.
Joey and Topthorn – BrinkhoffMogenburg
Michael Morpurgo ’s beloved novel, War Horse, is also the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s feature film of the same name, which earned six Oscar® nominations including Best Picture.
Hailed by The New York Times as “theatrical magic,” WAR HORSE is the powerful story of young Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, who has been enlisted to fight for the English in World War I. In a tale the New York Daily News calls “spellbinding, by turns epic and intimate,” Joey is caught in enemy crossfire and ends up serving both sides of the war before landing in no man’s land. Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. What follows is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, filled with stirring music and songs and told with some of the most innovative stagecraft of our time.
The tour of WAR HORSE, which was adapted from the book by Morpurgo by Nick Stafford, is directed by Bijan Sheibani based on the original Tony® Award-winning direction by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, and presented in association with Handspring Puppet Company. At the heart of the show are life-sized puppets which bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
In addition to Best Play, WAR HORSE received Tony® Awards for Best Direction of a Play (Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris), Best Scenic Design of a Play (Rae Smith), Best Lighting Design of a Play (Paule Constable), and Best Sound Design of a Play (Christopher Shutt). A Special Tony® Award was given to Handspring Puppet Company for their integral work on the production.
WAR HORSE received its World Premiere in a limited engagement at the National’s Olivier Theatre in 2007. The play returned to the National Theatre for a second run playing from 2008-2009 before transferring to the West End’s New London Theatre in Spring 2009 where it continues to play an open-ended run.
WAR HORSE has been seen by over 2 million people worldwide and is currently playing at New York’s Lincoln Center Theater, in London’s West End, and at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre. Future productions of WAR HORSE are planned for Australia, Berlin and South Africa, as well as a UK Tour. For more information, please visit www.WarHorseOnStage.com
The lead producers of the National Tour of WAR HORSE are Bob Boyett and the National Theatre of Great Britain. Lincoln Center Theater and the National Theatre of Great Britain in association with Bob Boyett and War Horse LP, are the producers of the American premiere of WAR HORSE, which opened in Spring 2011 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater where it is currently playing an open-ended run.
WAR HORSE will play Tuesday, May 7th through Sunday, May 19th at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00pm and Sunday May 12h at 7:30pm. Matinee performances are all Saturdays and Sundays and Wednesday, May 15h at 2:00pm. Tickets are $39.50 – $79.50 and are now on sale at the Broward Center Box Office Monday through Friday 10AM – 5PM, Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon – 5PM and 1 ½ hours prior to show times; or on-line at www.browardcenter.org; by phone 954-462-0222. Groups of 10+ are invited to call 954-626-7814 or 954-462-0222 The Broadway in Fort Lauderdale 2012-2013 subscription season is made possible with the generous support of Bank of America and is presented by Florida Theatrical Association, Broadway Across America and Broward Center for the Performing Arts
|Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida’s 15th Season Finale: SPRING BALLET GALA|
|Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 SW Fifth Avenue Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 Tickets: $25.00 Phone: 954-462-0222 www.browardcenter.org||Sunday, May 12, 2013, 5:00 pm Aventura Arts & Cultural Center 3385 NE 188th street Aventura, FL 33180 Tickets: $25.00 Phone: 954-462-0222 www.aventuracenter.org|
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida’s 15th Season Finale: SPRING BALLET GALA
How do you celebrate fifteen years being together? If you were a married couple, the traditional gift would be crystal. The modern gift would be watches to mark the passage of time. If you gave flowers, they would be the most classic and elegant roses. Of course, precious gems may also come into the equation – Rubies, Rhodolite garnet or Alexandrite. But what gift do you give an entire ballet company to celebrate their 15 years of successful wedded bliss? Absolutely nothing! They’re going to give it to you instead, in the form of a grand Spring Ballet Gala! Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, under the direction of Ballet Master Vladimir Issaev ends its 15th season with a collection of ballet gifts fitting for a 15th anniversary!. The repertoire includes Flames of Paris (RUBY Red) a classical Pas de deux from the ballet of the same name, with music by Boris Asafyev, based on songs of the French Revolution, and originally choreographed by Vasily Vainonen, Spring Waters (CRYSTAL clear), with choreography by Asaf Messerer and Music by Sergei Rachmaninoff (from his Song for Voice and Piano). A pas de deux that shows athleticism and bravura as it rushes across the stage with a joyful exuberance. El Encuentro (The Encounter a WATCH would make sure you showed up on time), by Vladimir Issaev, music by Albinoni (Adagio); this piece gave Issaev the award for Best Choreographer in the Choreographer Festival in California. Suite of
(Photo above: “Spring Waters” Moka Maihara and Remi Lartigue /Photo: Joey G Photography)
Waltzes (like a bouquet of ROSES), also by Vladimir Issaev, with music by Venezuelan pianist and composer Teresa Carreno. Six women on stage in a stylistic ballet representing the different characteristics of women: sweetness, passion, anger, love, loneliness, joy. This piece is presented with live accompaniment by pianist Aly Tejas on the stage. Glinka Suite Fantastique, Music by Glinka, and Choreography by Issaev, a piece for three men and six girls, in a very neo-classical style that represents the definitive Issaev. And what 15th Anniversary would be complete without a grand and glorious cake? Divertissements of Le Corsaire! With the exceptional dancers that Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida has in their stable at the time of the anniversary, they could not let pass the opportunity to offer another exceptional gift to their long loyal public: excerpts from Le Corsaire showcasing the beautiful Pas D’Esclave, Pas de Trois, Adagio of the Rose (and other variations), from this beautiful and classical ballet. With music by Riccardo Drigo and choreography by Agrippina Vaganova and Vakhtang Chabukiani, like a long-standing happy marriage, they preserve the splendor of the Russian classical ballets. These pieces will be performed by the professional dancers of the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida company. Kaori Fukui, Jun Tanabe, Takayuki Asai, Breeana Flannery and Hector Montenegro will perform the main roles. Only two shows will be presented. Saturday, May 11 at 7:00 pm at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale followed by a final performance on Sunday, May 12 at 5:00 pm at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Tickets are only $ 25.00. And that’s a very small gift for a 15 year long relationship! (and did you know that May 12th is Mother’s Day?) For information call 305-948-4777 or visit www.artsballettheatre.org Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida receives funding from Miami Dade County Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Broward County Cultural Division, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Miami Salon Group, Funding Arts Broward, Citizens Interested in Arts, Target and Marlin Foundation, The Miami Childrens Trust to support a professional season of performances.
Spanish-Intoxicating Hit “Blancanieves” Comes to the Gables Cinema on 4/12 With Red Carpet Opening Night Party
Some may see Blancanieves as Spain’s answer to The Artist - both are “neo-silent films” that re-imagine the genre for today’s audiences, and it swept this year’s Goyas, the Spanish Oscars, with ten awards. However, production on Blancanieves, which is Spanish for Snow White, was started first, and the film itself is a unique, flamenco-scored, bullfighting-filled movie that is warm and gothic, sincere and arch, all at the same time. Set in a romanticized 1920s Seville, and inspired by the classic Brothers Grimm fairy, Blancanieves begins its Exclusive Miami Premiere run Friday, April 12 at the Coral Gables Art Cinema in 35mm with Spanish inter-titles and English subtitles. Gables Cinema welcomes Blancanieves to South Florida at the Red Carpet Opening Night event on Friday, April 12, with screenings at 7:00 and 10:00 pm. Between the two screenings, a reception will take place from 9:00 to 10:00 pm on the outdoor plaza and inside the theater for anyone who purchases a ticket for either show. The reception includes great Spanish and Latin American food from La Taberna Giralda, Graziano’s and Xixon, and open bar courtesy of Bacardii. There will be a musical performance by local classical, jazz, and flamenco guitarist Carlos Abanto. The Village Voice says Blancanieves is, “Witty, riveting and drop dead gorgeous.” Tickets for regular screenings are $11.50 and under. Tickets for the Opening Night Party are $20 for general admission and $15 for members. They are available in advance through the Cinema’s website www.gablescinema.com and in person at the box office during regular screening hours. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the website for full screening times, film trailers and more. The Cinema is located at 260 Aragon Avenue, directly across from Books & Books, in downtown Coral Gables.
Family Day on Aragon Screening of “The Tale of Despereaux” on 4/13 & 4/14 at the Gables Cinema
Join the Gables Cinema on Saturday & Sunday, April 13 & 14, at 11:00 am, as it continues its family and youth film screenings as part of Family Day on Aragon, in partnership with the Coral Gables Museum and Books & Books. This month’s presentation will be the animated fairytale The Tale of Despereaux based on the children’s book by Kate DiCamillo. Don’t miss this tale of three unlikely heroes – a misfit mouse who prefers reading books to eating them, an unhappy rat who schemes to leave the darkness of the dungeon, and a bumbling servant girl – whose fates are intertwined with that of the castle’s princess. The award winning film features the voices Matthew Broderick, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Watson, Kevin Kline, Richard Jenkins and Frank Langella, among other critically acclaimed stars. The New York Times says, “Despereaux is pleasantly immersive…beautifully animated.” The family friendly film is rated G and is 94 minutes long. Special ticket prices are $5 for everyone, which includes free popcorn and a soda, and are available in advance through the Cinema’s website www.gablescinema.com or in person at the box office during regular screening hours. Also, at 2:00 pm, discover the wonders of Italian Architecture with free access to the Coral Gables Museum’s The Unexpected Italy and When in Rome exhibits and a concert at 3:00 pm by Coral Gables Music Club scholarship students