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Jay Handelman

This Weekend 

Theater Review: Vibrant 'Next to Normal' provides thrills at Venice Theatre

A compelling and involving musical about a woman dealing with bipolar disorder…. Read more »

This Weekend 

Theater Reviews: A few stumbles through Chekhov's 'Cherry Orchard'

Mismatched performances mark the end of the season for second-year FSU/Asolo Conservatory students… Read more »

Booker High's VPA students offer a spritz of 'Hairspray'

Musical celebrates optimism and determination for a young girl in 1962 Baltimore… Read more »

This Weekend 

Venice Theatre looks at life that's 'Next to Normal'

Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is about a woman dealing with bipolar disorder and trouble at home… Read more »

This Weekend 

Urbanite launches new professional theater in downtown Sarasota

A theater geared toward edgy contemporary works opens with American premiere of ‘Chicken Shop’… Read more »

This Weekend 

Director takes over for ill actress in 'The Lyons' Backstage at the Players

Ann Gundersheimer helps the show go in in Nicky Silver’s dark family comedy…. Read more »

This Weekend 

Manatee Players explores love, dating and marriage in 'I Love You'

Musical tracks relationships from first date to old age… Read more »


Executive Director resigns from Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Richard Parison had been with the theater for less than a year. Board will search for a new manager…. Read more »

Featured | Movies 

Film Festival expands 'In Conversation' lineup

Jane Seymour, Cloris Leachman, Rachel Weisz and Blythe Danner will talk about their careers…. Read more »


Behind the Scenes: Easin' on down the road with 'The Wiz'

A new production will air live on NBC in December and then open on Broadway… Read more »


Two people find a new chance at love in romantic comedy 'Chapatti'

Florida Studio Theatre presents the regional premiere of Christian O’Reilly’s Irish play… Read more »

Film Festival announces first 'Conversation' programs

Filmmakers Oren Moverman and David Gordon Green will talk about their films and careers…. Read more »


FST tries out three new plays in Burdick reading series

Audiences can give feedback on future productions…. Read more »

This Weekend 

Theater Review: Romance blooms softly in Asolo Rep's tender ‘Sotto Voce’

Nilo Cruz brings a lyrical creative touch to a story inspired by tragedy… Read more »


Asolo Conservatory tends to Chekhov's 'The Cherry Orchard'

It has been nearly 20 years since the Conservatory last tackled Chekhov…. Read more »

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