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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

  4. 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. 
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. A seasoned cast covers both sides of the bay in Tampa Repertory's 'Flying'

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    HIGH HOPES: FLYING

    In the 1940s, the military knew women weren't cut out to be pilots — except when they were. Flying, St. Petersburg playwright Sheila Cowley's examination of the Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs), combines that history with a love triangle, when the marriage of …

    Tampa Repertory Theatre opens its season with Flying, with a cast that includes, from left, Holly Marie Weber, Rosemary Orlando and Becca McCoy.
  9. Roof at Freefall Theatre damaged during Hurricane Irma

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    ST. PETERSBURG — For local theaters, the biggest drama over the weekend was happening well off stage, as Hurricane Irma threatened the Tampa Bay area.

    The FreeFall Theatre was among the hardest hit in the storm, with a section of roof sheeting missing from above its offices.
  10. Based on a true story, 'The Guys' follows rebuilding after Sept. 11

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    SOMBER REMINDER: THE GUYS

    A New York firefighter captain calls a newspaper editor after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, asking for help preparing eulogies for the men he lost. The Guys, which journalist Anne Nelson based on a true story, took just nine days to write. Jobsite Theater performed …

    Paul and Roz Potenza, shown in this 2011 Jobsite Theater production as Nick and Joan in Anne Nelson’s Sept. 11-themed play, The Guys, will give a repeat performance Sept. 9-11, 2017, at Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Murray Theatre.