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Jay Handelman


Muppets return to TV among five new fall ABC series

ABC maintains three nights while adding three dramas and two comedies… Read more »


Fox gives one last season to 'American Idol'

John Stamos, Rob Lowe and Morris Chestnut among stars of five new fall series…. Read more »


NBC launches six new series in fall

See trailers of the new fall lineup… Read more »


Behind the Scenes: Players Theatre hopes to avert parking shortage

Theater will lose access to two parking lots once construction begins on a new housing development… Read more »


Actors let their 'Hair' down for Ben Vereen at Venice Theatre

A hair-throwing audition process for a new production of the tribal love-rock musical… Read more »


'Chicago Fire' star focuses on new challenges in leaving hit show

Sarasota’s Charlie Barnett was written out of the NBC drama after three seasons… Read more »

This Weekend 

Theater Review: 'Miracle Worker' still inspires at Venice Theatre

Alexia King and Corinne Woodland draw us in to the battles between Helen Keller and her teacher…. Read more »

Emily Mann leads Hermitage artist advisory committee

Mann is the Tony-winning artistic director of the McCarter Theatre at Princeton University…. Read more »


Theatre Review: Theatre Odyssey takes a short look at life in 10-Minute Play Festival

Sarasota area writers take only a few minutes to tell some intriguing and curious stories… Read more »


Behind the Scenes: Conservatory grads face the battlefield of show biz

A new group of actors takes different approaches to pursuing their careers… Read more »

Section | This Weekend 

Theater Review: Promising 'Luck be a Lady' at Asolo Rep

A little more “Heart and Soul” is needed in new musical built around Frank Loesser favorites… Read more »

This Weekend 

Theater Review: Lots of laughs with 'Monty Python's Spamalot'

Manatee Players end season on a funny note…. Read more »

'Oh Mama!' Love is in bloom at Lemon Bay Playhouse

Cranky seniors make a connection in Reginald Denham’s “Oh Mama! No, Papa!”… Read more »


Venice Theatre shares story of 'The Miracle Worker'

William Gibson’s play shares how the deaf and blind Helen Keller learned to communicate.
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This Weekend 

'Spamalot' clip-clops its way to Manatee Players

Musical is based on the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”… Read more »

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