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Jay Handelman


Theater Review: It's all in the performances in 'Gutenberg! The Musical' at American Stage

A silly musical about the inventor of the printing press gets its energy from stars Matthew McGee and Joey Panek…. Read more »


Behind the Scenes: A strong start for SaraSolo Festival

New solo performance festival reveals an audience and support for the art form…. Read more »


Theater Review: Style trumps substance in Asolo Rep's 'Our Betters'

Asolo Rep breathes some life into W. Somerset Maugham’s nearly century-old comedy… Read more »


Theater Review: Provocative 'Road to Nirvana' scores some points

Arthur Kopit’s controversial play fits nicely in the Venice Theatre’s Stage II series… Read more »


Cabaret singer recalls Weimar Germany in FST Stage III show

Mark Nadler and two musicians celebrate music from the years between two world wars… Read more »

The sounds of 'Motown' tell the Berry Gordy story at Straz Center

Touring musical features hits by the Motown label’s biggest acts, from Stevie Wonder to the Jackson 5… Read more »

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Music of the 50s resonates with Sarasota audiences

“Jersey Boys” arrives as FST enjoys long-running hits with sounds of early rock hits… Read more »

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Theater Review: 'Jersey Boys' keeps Van Wezel crowd singing

Despite some sound issues, the musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Season remains a vibrant show… Read more »


Zombies, pirates, Sondheim and Mr. Burns fill freeFall season

Theater’s fourth season is another eclectic mix… Read more »

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Asolo Rep launches annual Unplugged series

Mime Bill Bowers and playwright Drew Larimore test new works in workshop series… Read more »


American Stage invests in 'Gutenberg! The Musical'

Joey Panek and Matthew McGee play creators of a new musical about the printing press inventor… Read more »

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Venice Theatre seeks 'Nirvana' with Stage II production

Playwright Arthur Kopit will lead several talkbacks after performances of his controversial ‘Road to Nirvana”… Read more »

Behind the Scenes: Making the most of reviews

Theaters cite benefits to strong reviews in Wall Street Journal… Read more »


Social-climbing heiresses seek new lives in Asolo Rep's 'Our Betters'

Marrying for love or money is at the heart of W. Somerset Maugham’s early 20th century comedy… Read more »

Creativity on display in FST and Hermitage program

Artist Felix de la Concha paints a portrait of storyteller Jon Spelman in about an hour…. Read more »

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