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Aug 18

The Iconic Parker Playhouse Is Getting Ready For Its Next Act As 30 Million Dollar Reimagining is Well Underway

Activity is as busy as ever at the iconic Parker Playhouse. But, instead of instruments coming off the loading dock for that night’s concert, state-of-the art equipment is being installed and renovations are on schedule that will create new hospitality experiences in one of Fort Lauderdale’s storied venues.

Aug 3

CEO KELLEY SHANLEY TAKES TOP HONORS AT THE 44TH ANNUAL CARBONELL AWARDS

Kelley Shanley, Broward Center’s President & CEO, was honored with the prestigious George Abbott Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts at the 44th annual Carbonell Awards in a virtual ceremony on August 3.

Aug 3

BEAT THE HEAT AND TAKE A SEAT, @HOME!

Summer is sizzling, so crank up the A/C, grab some popcorn and beat the heat with these two red-hot, live entertainment events in August! 

Aug 3

SOMETHING ROTTEN! JR. MAKES ITS DEBUT

In the grand tradition of “the show must go on,” students at the Broward Center’s Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center took their rehearsals online from March through July to create a pilot production of Something Rotten! Jr. for Music Theatre International (MTI).

Aug 3

TEACHING WITH HEART THROUGH THE ARTS

A dynamic group of elementary teachers gathered on Zoom as the school year came to a close for a virtual arts integration institute where they learned how to incorporate dance, music, theater and visual arts strategies into online instruction

Jul 27

PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON: LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS IN LIVE ZOOM PERFORMANCES

With theatres temporarily shuttered due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many entertainment seekers are left devoid of the live entertainment experiences they crave and so badly need.

Jul 8

The Carbonell Awards Announces Winners of Four Special Awards: Kelley Shanley, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Barbara Bradshaw, and The Amparo Experience

Virtual Awards Ceremony on August 3 Available for Viewing on YouTube Donald R. Walters, Esq., board president of the Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s Theatre & Arts Honors, today announced the recipients of four Special Awards that will be presented at the 44th awards ceremony that will now be virtual. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts graciously offered to host the broadcast through their YouTube Channel.

Jun 29

RAISE A GLASS TO FREEDOM!

Celebrate Independence Day weekend with the ultimate revolutionary musical commemorating one of the most influential figures in American history.

Jun 29

JM FAMILY ENTERPRISES MAKES SUMMER CAMP POSSIBLE FOR STUDENTS IN NEED

Thanks to the generosity of JM Family Enterprises, more than 20 students will receive scholarships to attend summer camp sessions this year.  With a variety of options including virtual Summer Theater Camp and virtual Broadway Intensives, the JM Family Scholarship Program for Summer Theater Camp  is providing these children a welcome experience during a uniquely challenging year.

Jun 29

SPOTLIGHTS SING... IN A VIRTUAL CABARET

When it became clear that the live performance could not take place as planned, the Broward Center Spotlights performed a virtual cabaret of songs in an exclusive livestream Facebook concert for the residents of John Knox Village, a Pompano-based senior residential community. The Spotlights, our talented teen vocal ensemble, delighted these audience members with Broadway show tunes and standards from the American Songbook.

Jun 29

SUPPORTERS OF BROWARD LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO JUMPSTART ECONOMY

With a virtual campaign launch from several locations including the Broward Center, this community-wide initiative encourages everyone in the community to support local businesses. Led by Six Pillars Broward, an initiative of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, the goal of this playful campaign is to kickstart the economy safely by encouraging everyone to eat, drink and shop locally.

Jun 29

WE NEED YOUR HELP ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

The road to recovery will be an uphill climb.  Every day that we walk into empty theaters, we face the reality that with no shows, there’s no revenue.

Jun 1

HELP US SET A NEW STAGE

Our theaters may be dark right now, but we are busy behind the scenes. Many programs and events have moved online and although you can’t come in our doors, you can come ... 

Jun 1

A TIME TO SHARE: LUNCH IS SERVED TO THOSE IN NEED

Our staff took the show on the road donating nearly 400 hearty lunch boxes with turkey sandwiches, snacks, and sweet treats often enjoyed by theatergoers to ...

Jun 1

TEEN AMBASSADORS TAKE A CURTAIN CALL AND SALUTE THE CLASS OF 2020

Our Teen Ambassadors went virtual for their last two meetings of the season, celebrating their achievements and sharing their accomplishments by Zoom ...

Jun 1

SLOW BURN GOES BEHIND THE SCENES: “IN THE GREEN ROOM LIVE!”

Get to know your favorite actors and musicians with an insider’s peek behind the scenes as Slow Burn Theatre Co.’s co-founders Patrick Fitzwater and Matt Korinko host ...