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Culture, Politics, and Romance in Miami New Drama’s “The Cuban Vote”

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By Christine Dolen

“The Cuban Vote” – written by and starring Carmen Pelaez – embroils her character in a race for Miami mayor, with a distinct romantic undercurrent loosely inspired by William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” Miami New Drama’s production at The Colony Theatre is directed by Loretta Greco and co-stars Kristian Bikic, Marcela Paguaga, Evelyn Perez, Jonathan Nichols-Navarro, and Andhy Mendez.

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Joseph Papp Tribute at GableStage

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By Christine Dolen

The incomparable theatrical impresario JOSEPH PAPP has been memorialized in different ways since his death in 1991 at the age of 70.  Now, three decades after his passing, Papp and his legacy have become the subjects of an almost-solo show, “Joe Papp at the Ballroom.” Debuting at GableStage through Dec. 31, the world premiere piece is the work of three adaptors:  actor Avi Hoffman, director Eleanor Reissa and playwright Susan Papp-Lippman, eldest of Papp’s children. 

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New Artistic Director Aims to Make a Splash with Her First GableStage Season

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By Christine Dolen

With an eye toward serving the company’s existing audience and attracting new theatergoers, Bari Newport has chosen her first GableStage season.
The majority of the pieces have been written or co-written by women, and nearly all will be directed by them.

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Bari Newport to Helm GableStage

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By Christine Dolen

For more than two decades, GableStage and producing artistic director Joseph Adler were intertwined, forming the celebrated Coral Gables theater’s DNA. Starting April 1, the new leader at the helm of GableStage will be Bari Newport, who has served for the past nine years as producing artistic director of the Penobscot Theatre Co. in Bangor, Maine.

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Miami New Drama’s “Seven Deadly Sins” Finds a Way Back to Live Theater

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By Christine Dolen

Now, nine months into the country’s battle against COVID-19, Miami New Drama and its boundlessly imaginative artistic director, Michel Hausmann, have figured out a way to turn vice into virtue, exploring the seven deadly sins in an ambitious return to live theater through January 3.

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