BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS PAUSES PERFORMANCES SCHEDULED AT BROWARD CENTER AND PARKER PLAYHOUSE THROUGH APRIL 12, 2020
Published: Mar 13, 2020
With the best interests of the South Florida community in mind, all public performances at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Parker Playhouse will be postponed or cancelled effective today through April 12, 2020. This decision was taken based on the recommendations of the Governor of Florida, guidance from public health officials and anticipated action by Mayor Trantalis at the City of Fort Lauderdale to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“The well being of our guests, artists, staff and volunteers is of paramount importance,” said Kelley Shanley, Broward Center president & CEO. “Our mission is to serve the community through engagement in the arts, and in these challenging times, our community will be best served by postponing our performances. We appreciate the continued leadership of our public officials and we remain prepared to respond to evolving circumstances.”
Broward Center is working diligently with presenting partners and artist management to reschedule performances that were originally set to take place at the Broward Center and Parker Playhouse through April 12. Ticket holders are encouraged to keep their tickets as the Broward Center works to reschedule as many performances as possible for a later date.
For this weekend’s performances at Broward Center and Parker Playhouse (March 13–15), please note the following:
- Performances of Mean Girls, Thou Art Woman, and Spring Spectacular 2020 are cancelled; ticket holders will receive an automatic refund to the credit card used for purchase.
- Performances of Brian Regan, Eric Johnson and The Manhattan Transfer are postponed; ticket holders should keep their tickets as they will receive updated information on the new performance dates as soon as it is available.
- Broward Center’s dining experiences are also closed; ticket holders for these experiences will also receive an automatic refund to the credit card used for purchase.
For the most up-to-date status of each event including exchange and refund information for all performances and dining experiences, visit BrowardCenter.org.
Participants in current classes at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center will be contacted directly regarding individual classes.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. The Parker Playhouse, located in Holiday Park at 707 N.E. Eighth Street in Fort Lauderdale, is an affiliated venue of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, which provides programming and management of the facility.
The Broward Center 2019-2020 season is presented by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. AutoNation, Bank of America, Brightline, Canteen, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, JetBlue, MasterCard and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center are proud sponsors of the Broward Center.
About The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
One of America’s premier performing arts venues, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, showcasing a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events. Guest experiences at the Broward Center include the all-inclusive JetBlue Flight Deck on the Club Level, special events in the Huizenga Pavilion, waterfront dining at Marti’s New River Bistro and innovative classes and workshops for all ages at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center. With one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, the Broward Center serves more than 130,000 students annually. The Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. receives and maintains funds to sustain, develop and secure the future of the Broward Center. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit BrowardCenter.org.
The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment Consortium is a cultural partnership between the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, History Fort Lauderdale and the Historic Stranahan House Museum. It is supported by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. Programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.