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The Curtain Is Set To Rise: A New Arts Season Starts This October

September 14, 2023

Comedy, music and the best of Broadway opens the new arts season at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in October. With her win of the Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy Special for Welcome to Buteaupia on Netflix, Michelle Buteau brings her “Full Heart, Tight Jeans'' tour to the Amaturo Theater on Friday, October 6th, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. She returns to Netflix as the Creator/Writer/Star of the upcoming series Survival of the Thickest, inspired by her autobiographical book of essays of the same name. Buteau is also the host of two popular reality competition shows: The Circle and Barbecue Showdown also on Netflix.

Other film and TV credits include Marry Me, First Wives Club, Always Be My Maybe, Awkwafina is Nora from Queens, Russian Doll, and Someone Great. She is also known for writing the Modern Manners column for Real Simple and hosting the popular podcast Adulting.

The Wheeland Brothers deliver their laid-back beachy vibes in the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center on Sunday, October 8th, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. These two California surfers who grew up where the concrete meets the sand have crafted a sound that combines elements of Reggae, Acoustic Rock, Ukulele Lullabies and Flip-Flop Hip Hop. Their playful pursuit of life, as they blend infectious and catchy melodies with honest, down-to-earth lyrics, is the perfect accompaniment for beach bonfires, surfing sessions and embracing the carefree spirit that embodies the coastal lifestyle.

Broadway in Fort Lauderdale presents Annie in the Au-Rene Theater Tuesday, October 10th, 2023 - Sunday, October 22nd, 2023. Directed by Jenn Thompson and featuring the iconic book and score written by Tony​® Award-Winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, this celebration of family, optimism and the American spirit remains the ultimate cure for all the hard knocks life throws your way. Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in a new production–just as you remember it and just when we need it most. The Bank Of America Broadway In Fort Lauderdale 2023/2024 Season is made possible with the generous support of title sponsor Bank of America and presenting sponsor Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale is presented by Florida Theatrical Association in partnership with Broadway Across America and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Performance times vary.

Slow Burn Theatre Company’s 2023/2024 Season in the Amaturo Theater presented by American National Bank begins with Into the Woods from Saturday, October 14th, 2023 through Sunday, October 29th, 2023 with an open-captioned performance on Sunday, October 22nd, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. The original 1988 Broadway blockbuster brought home Tony Awards® for Stephen Sondheim for his score and James Lapine for his book, only to be followed by a 2002 run that took home the award for “Best Revival Of A Musical” and a Current Broadway Production. This modern classic weaves together a fantastical fairytale of mystery and enchantment with a euphoric score creating a sophisticated musical twist on beloved childhood fables. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, The Baker And His Wife, and Jack And The Beanstalk are caught up in an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. This production is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. Into the Woods was originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine with orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. Performance times vary.

South Florida’s treasured regional companies open their 2023/2024 Seasons with performances by Symphony Of The Americas: Curtain Up! The Music of John Williams on Sunday, October 1st, 2023 and on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023 Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida: Program I - Classical and Neo-Classical Ballets on Saturday, October 7th, 2023, Miami City Ballet: Fall Mix 1 on Saturday, October 28th, 2023 and Sunday, October 29th, 2023 and Symphony of the Americas: Symphonic Fireworks on Tuesday, October 31st, 2023 and Wednesday, November 1st, 2023.

Also in September, La Oveja Negra Productions and Brazil in Concert Present Seu Jorge and Daniel Jobim Perform Tom Jobim on Thursday, October 5th, 2023, QuickThePoet Presents #FLOtheLoveOfMusic on Saturday, October 14th, 2023 and Vienna Trend Events, LLC Presents Fire Of Anatolia on Thursday, October 26th, 2023.

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The Broward Center 2023/2024 season is supported by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. AutoNation, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Spirit and UHealth University of Miami Health System. Programs are also sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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 Spirit Club Level, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Intermezzo Lounge, 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 100,000 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 at 201 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information, visit:

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