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By The Dispatch On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
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‘Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical’ Encore in Theaters July 26 and 28

Due to popular demand and record-breaking cinematic screenings in 2017, “Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical!” makes its way back to the big screen for a two-day summer encore event. Captured live at the More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 12th, 2017
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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ covers EW, details and photos tease new film

Disney is bringing Mary Poppins back and fans got a big preview of Mary Poppins Returns with a new EW cover and story. Emily Blunt replaces Dame Julie Andrews as P.L. Travers’ famous title character, while Lin-Manuel More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
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Susan Seidelman’s ‘Boynton Beach Club’ premieres March 16, exploring the new ‘dating game’ rules

The world premiere of the heartwarming musical romantic comedy, Boynton Beach Club, will take place on Thursday, March 16 at 8 p.m. at the Manatee Performing Arts Center. Boynton Beach Club explores our amazing More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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Deadline nears for Straz Center’s Performing Arts’ Broadway Star of the Future Awards

High school theater programs in the Tampa Bay area are invited to participate in the Straz Center for the Performing Arts’ Broadway Star of the Future Awards program, designed to encourage, recognize and honor More...

By Stephen Nevets On Monday, August 1st, 2016
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‘Arrow’ season 5 adds Josh Segarra as Adrian Chase, ‘the Vigilante’

Oliver Queen’s allies are changing and now The CW’s Arrow is adding Chicago P.D. actor Josh Segarra (Chicago P.D.) as a new series regular for Season 5. Segarra will play Adrian Chase, Star City’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, July 14th, 2016
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‘Wizard of Oz’ is a dazzling Broadway show with fun, great effects and performances

Adapting The Wizard of Oz for a Broadway performance would be a daunting task and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s version may upset some die hard fans with new songs and material, but the amazing effects and talented More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, July 2nd, 2016
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‘The Wizard of Oz’ coming to Tampa’s Straz Center July 12 thru 17

The North American tour of the new stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz will play the Straz Center’s Morsani Hall, July 12-17, as part of the Bank of America Best of Broadway Tampa Bay series also sponsored by More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 15th, 2016
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‘Into the Woods Jr’ showcases talented ‘tweens’ live adaptation

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts’ Patel Conservatory will present Into The Woods, Jr., performed by those in grades five through 12, in the TECO Theater April 15-24. “Into the Woods Jr” photo/ More...

By Sierra Jones On Monday, March 21st, 2016
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Kristen Bell discusses recording ‘Frozen 2,’ script is ‘being tweaked’ and Epcot

Disney struck it big three years ago with Frozen and now Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee are hard at work on the sequel, Frozen 2. Star Kristen Bell spoke about the script and recording the sequel. While promoting The More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
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Josh Groban entertains with ‘personal’ ‘Stages’ concert

Award-winning Josh Groban brought his “Stages” show to the big screen as Fathom Events partnered with the Grammy Award nominated singer to bring his “Stages” concert to theaters for a one-night More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 22nd, 2016
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Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ arrives in Tampa at the Straz Center

Disney’s The Lion King may be Tampa’s most eagerly awaited stage production ever as it will leap onto the Morsani Hall stage Jan. 20-Feb. 14, 2016, as part of the Bank of America Best of Broadway Tampa Bay More...

By Stephen Nevets On Thursday, December 10th, 2015
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‘Hunger Games’ prequels may be next with theme park rides rumored

Across four successful films, the Hunger Games, earning over $2 billion combined; the latest and last installment, Mockingjay – Part 2, which has raked in $524 million so far and counting, so Lionsgate doesn’t More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, May 29th, 2015
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Director’s Julie Taymor’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ set for June screening in theaters

Fathom Events and Omniverse Vision partner to present “Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in select U.S. cinemas on June 22 at 7:00 p.m. local time. This production is directed by Julie Taymor (Frida, More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 30th, 2015
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Broadway’s ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ with James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury coming to theaters

Fathom Events, in partnership with Broadway Near You, presents “Driving Miss Daisy” in select U.S. cinemas on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. local time. Shot during the play’s Australian tour, after sold More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 16th, 2014
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This Day in History: ‘Hello Dolly’ opened, Ike took control and the Shah in Iran fled to Egypt

A few moments in time have been carved out on January 16. In fact, seventy years ago, during World War II General Dwight D. Eisenhower formally assumed command of the Allied forces in London. It was twenty years More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
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‘War Horse’ is truly magnificent as the Broadway play rides into Tampa’s Straz Center

The Tony Award winning Broadway play War Horse arrives in Tampa’s Straz Center this week. Michael Morpungo’s novel, adapted into the Steven Spielberg film, truly comes alive and mesmerizes the crowd. Photos, More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 4th, 2013
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Broadway hit ‘Wicked’ returns to Tampa next week at Straz Center

The Straz Center will be hosting one of Broadway’s most famous presentations during January – “Wicked.” Wicked photo: Christine Dwyer and Jeanna de Waal photo by Joan Marcus (supplied) Winner More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, December 27th, 2012
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‘Mary Poppins’ arrives in Tampa with a spoonful of Disney magic

From the pages of the P.L. Travers’ children’s books Mary Poppins was brought to life in the famous Disney film starring Julie Andrews as the stern yet gleeful nanny. Now audiences can experience the music and More...

By Terra Budary On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Broadway’s ‘Sister Act’ brings the Whoopi Goldberg film to life on stage

The Broadway Show based on the popular 1992 film Sister Act comes to Tampa this week, showing at the Straz Center through Sunday, December 16. (Tickets and more info here) The first Act opened with excitement as More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, November 21st, 2012
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‘Elf the Musical’ helps spread Christmas cheer through song and laughter

The 2010 adaptation of the popular Will Ferrell film was a huge smash on Broadway and now national tour, which stops in Tampa this week, brings that Christmas cheer to life as Matt Kopec realizes Buddy’s journey More...


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