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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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A Tribute Concert to Latin Music Ambassador Tito Puente

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In 1971, Carlos Santana’s rock version of “Oye Como Va” made its author, TITO PUENTE, an international star. Yet when Puente wrote the original cha-cha-chá version, released by Tico Records on the 1963 album, “El Rey Bravo,” the recording barely registered on the charts.

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Michael Spring: Director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

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MICHAEL SPRING serves as director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, where he is responsible for the supervision of a public arts agency with an annual budget of more than $53 million and a staff of 100.

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