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The American Stage season opens with “The Royale,” featuring Aygemang Clay as boxer Jack Johnson.American Stage

American Stage opens season with boxing-themed 'The Royale'

LIVE THAT FANTASY: THE ROYALE Three professional sports franchises pour millions of dollars into the Tampa Bay area, branding their images onto caps and T-shirts, flooding the broadcast and print media with every kind of marketing. And a recent study by five arts organizations found that arts and culture nonprofits …

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  1. Tampa Bay theaters usher in a broadened vision, new works in 2017-18

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    By Andrew Meacham Times Performing Arts Critic

    The David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa will serve up the musical Waitress in April 2018.
  2. A coast away from her roots, American Stage's Stephanie Gularte is soaking up Florida

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    ST. PETERSBURG

    The last clear day before the storm, Stephanie Gularte looked at Milo, her 8-year-old Boston terrier.

    "You ready for action, bud?"

    Stephanie Gularte, who arrived in the Tampa Bay area 2 ? years ago to become producing artistic director of American Stage, strolls along Coffee Pot Bayou in St. Petersburg with Milo, her 
8-year-old Boston terrier.
  3. Review: More than 20 years later, 'RENT' still matters

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    TAMPA — Two decades after Rent shook up Broadway with a starkly joyous musical that demanded to be recognized, a nostalgic tour is taking audiences back.

    The 20th anniversary tour of RENT, shown in 2016, comes to the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Sept. 19-24, 2017. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
  4. Dennis Miller, headed to Tampa with Bill O'Reilly: 'We don't know each other that well'

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    Dennis Miller often gets cast as the odd comic out these days.

    Dennis Miller will perform with Bill O'Reilly at the Spin Stops Here Tour at Amalie Arena in Tampa. [Getty Images (2014)]
  5. American Stage opens season with boxing-themed 'The Royale'

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    LIVE THAT FANTASY: THE ROYALE

    Three professional sports franchises pour millions of dollars into the Tampa Bay area, branding their images onto caps and T-shirts, flooding the broadcast and print media with every kind of marketing. And a recent study by five arts organizations found that arts and culture …

    The American Stage season opens with “The Royale,” featuring Aygemang Clay as boxer Jack Johnson.
  6. Reschedule, regroup, recharge: Ways to spend the weekend after Irma

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    Well, it's safe to say some of your recent weekend plans got disrupted.

  7. Key performances and a sizzling script elevate Heather Theatre's 'Disgraced'

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    TAMPA — When you step into the world of Disgraced, Ayad Akhtar's taut drama centered on two couples at a Manhattan dinner party, you never feel secure about where you sit. No one really can.

    Disgraced, Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, centers around two New York power couples clashing over politics and identity. 
  8. Philanthropists give storm-damaged Freefall Theatre a boost

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    ST. PETERSBURG — The sun has come out for Freefall Theatre.

    The roof peeled back at Freefall Theatre due to winds from Hurricane Irma at 6099 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. DIRK SHADD   |   Times
  9. Review: Richey Suncoast's 'Jekyll & Hyde' captivates audience

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    In a recent informal poll of area actors asking what show they would most like to do, the musical Jekyll & Hyde was one of the top five choices of the majority of respondents.

    Jason Ensor is Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde while Mallory Quinn is Lucy Harris in the Richey Suncoast Theatre drama.
  10. Freefall Theatre delays season opener after Irma damages performing space

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Hurricane Irma blew sheeting off part of the roof at Freefall Theatre, leading to water damage that will cost an estimated $90,000 to repair and forcing a shift in performing space and the season schedule.

    Hurricane Irma’s winds damaged the roof at the Freefall Theatre in St. Petersburg. Repairs are estimated at $90,000.