ICON – Tony Bennett
With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, he is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. His long list of achievements, spanning over 60 years, includes nineteen Grammy Awards. His signature tunes, such as “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” form part of the fabric of American music culture.
Thurs, March 21; 8pm; Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami); Tix: Start at $75; ArshtCenter.org
BROADWAY – Dear Evan Hansen
Winner of six 2017 Tony awards including best musical and the 2018 Grammy award winner for best musical theater album. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. “One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history,” says The Washington Post. Rolling Stone calls Dear Evan Hansen, “a game-changer that hits you like a shot in the heart.”
Tues, March 26- Sun, April 7; Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 Southwest 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale); Tix: start at $70; BrowardCenter.org
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE – All Stars Benefit
SNL Alumni and former cast mates join together for a hilarious night of stand-up comedy. Headlining the evening’s festivities will be Dennis Miller who will be joined by three-time Emmy winner Rob Schneider, master impressionist Darrell Hammond, and the outrageously funny Jon Lovitz. Proceeds from the annual celebration and benefit evening performance support the education and enrichment programs of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Sat, March 23; 7pm; Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 Southwest 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale; Tix: Start at $55; BrowardCenter.org
BROADWAY SERIES- Adam Pascal
The Tony-nominee and Obie and Theatre World Award-winning star originated the role of Radames in Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida.” Best known as the original Roger in the Broadway blockbuster “Rent,” Pascal went on to star in both the London production and film version of the musical. The evening is hosted by satellite radio personality and Broadway aficionado Seth Rudetsky.
Sun, March 24; 7pm; Parker Playhouse (707 Northeast 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $37-$67; ParkerPlayhouse.com
HEALER – Deepak Chopra
New York Times bestselling author, physician and world renowned mind-body healing pioneer returns to Fort Lauderdale. Explore the nature of reality through power of intention and manifesting your dreams while learning how Chopra’s work is changing the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellness.
Sun, March 24; 7:30pm; Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 Southwest 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $60-$150; BrowardCenter.org
MUSICAL – School Of Rock
Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight “A” students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage.
Wed, March 27- Sun, March 31; Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach); Tix: start at $28; Kravis.org
COMEDIAN – Shawn Wayans
A member of the comedic Wayans family, he made his acting debut in 1989 in his brother Keenen Ivory Wayans’ feature film “I’m Gonna Get You Sucka.” Immediately following his feature film debut, Shawn joined the cast of the Emmy Award winning comedy series, “In Living Color.” This funny actor’s film credits include “Little Man,” “White Chicks” and the “Scary Movie” franchise.
Fri and Sat March 22 & 23; Palm Beach Improv (550 S Rosemary Ave, # 250, West Palm Beach); Tix: $30 (GA) and $40 (VIP); Palmbeachimprov.com
DISNEY ON ICE – Frozen
Discover the full story of Disney’s Frozen like never before. Be a part of Anna’s adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Join Olaf, Kristoff and Sven as they encounter wintry conditions and mystical trolls in a race to bring back summer. Hosted by Mickey and Minnie, your will sing along to unforgettable music and be delighted with special appearances.
2 South Florida appearances: Thurs, March 21- Sun March 24; American Airlines Arena (601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami); Tix: start at $17; AAArena.com; Thurs, March 28-Sun March 31; The BB&T Center (1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise); Tix: Start at $22; Thebbcenter.com.
THEATER – Sweeney Todd
Zoetic Stage, continuing its ongoing relationship with the work of Stephen Sondheim, will present an interpretation that promises new surprises and a whole new feel to this beloved musical. Telling the story of the obsessively vengeful barber Benjamin Barker and his twisted partnership with the outrageous Mrs. Lovett who together, devise a devilish plot to add a special ingredient to a recipe that has all of London dying for their pies!
Thurs, March 21 – Sun, April 7; Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami); Tix: start at $55; ArshtCenter.org.
CONCERT – Golden Hits
“Come and Get These Memories” with the all-female group Martha Reeves & The Vandellas as they perform their timeless hits “Heat Wave” and the epic “Dancing in the Street.” Enjoy the Motown diva, Mary Wilson of the Supremes performing chart-toppers like “Baby Love,” “Come See About Me” and the classic “Stop! In the Name of Love.” Dance with Chubby Checker and his well-known hits such as “Limbo Rock,” “Pony Time” and the legendary “The Twist.”
Sat, March 23; 7pm; Magic City Casino (450 NW 37th Ave, Miami); Tix: $25-$100; magiccitycasino.com