MUSICAL – Les Misérables (my favorite musical of all time)
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, direct from its acclaimed Broadway return. Featuring the beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.
Tues, February 5; 8pm; Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami); Tix: Start at $39; ArshtCenter.org.
ICON – Patti Labelle
This Grammy Award winner’s effortless ability to perform classic rhythm and blues, pop standards and soulful sonnets has fueled her worldwide popularity for more than 50 years. Emerging from choir member to incomparable diva, her chart-topping hits include On My Own, New Attitude, Lady Marmalade and If You Only Knew.
Wed, February 6; 8pm; Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (701 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach) Tix: Start at $35; Kravis.org.
50th ANNIVERSARY – Michael Bolton
Accompanied by archival footage and photography, Michael will lead guests through 50 years in showbiz with stories behind the songs of his remarkable career. Get ready for a musical journey across Pop, Rock, and R&B hits that inspire and evoke a soundtrack for all ages. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Campaign for Parker Playhouse and The Michael Bolton Charities, commemorating 25 years of advocating on behalf of women and children at risk.
Sat, February 2; 8pm; Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 Southwest 5th Avenue , Fort Lauderdale) ; Tix: $35-$125; BrowardCenter.org.
MAGICIANS – Penn & Teller
They have performed together since the late 1970s, noted for their ongoing act that combines elements of comedy with magic. The duo has been featured in numerous stage and television shows such as Penn & Teller: Fool Us, and they currently perform in Las Vegas at The Rio, the longest running headlining act in Las Vegas history.
Thurs, January 31; 8pm; Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood) Tix: $40, $55, $70 and $85; Seminolehardrockhollywood.com.
RECORDING ARTIST – Deborah Cox
An exclusive sneak peek into the newest project starring the Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum recording artist and actress. Cox is known for her starring roles in the hit musicals “The Bodyguard,” “Aida” and “Jekyll & Hyde.” Here she presents an unplugged preview of her upcoming concert tour, along with behind-the-scenes stories of her career.
BROADWAY – Jekyll & Hyde
Slow Burn Theatre Co. presents the musical based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson. The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the evocative tale. A kind and devoted man of science makes himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons.
Thurs, January 31 through Sun, Febrary 17; Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW Fifth Ave. Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $47-$60; BrowardCenter.org.
COMEDIAN – Sinbad
Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Standups of All Time,” the actor and comedian has been performing for more than three decades. Sinbad has appeared in two Comedy Central specials, four HBO comedy specials, the series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and the films “Jingle All the Way” and “Good Burger.”
Thurs, January 31; 8pm; Parker Playhouse (707 N.E. Eighth Street in Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $36-$78; Parkerplayhouse.com.
10TH ANNIVERSARY GALA – Latinos Salud
The festivities will feature local Hispanic musicians and performers, an open bar, and a plated awards dinner with a surprise award to a local advocate who has been dedicated to improving community health, with Local NBC6 news anchor Roxanne Vargas emcing the evening. In addition, To help celebrate this milestone, Mexican-American fashion designer and *Project Runway All Stars winner Mondo Guerra* will attend and participate in an “Actor’s Stage” discussion, reflecting on his creative journey, HIV stigma, and how his unplanned disclosure of his own HIV positive status proved liberating.
Sat, February 02; 7pm; DCOTA – Design Center of the Americas – (1855 Griffin Rd
Dania Beach); Tix: $150 to $200; latinossalud.org.
MOVIES – Miss Bala
Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength. Based on the Spanish-language film. This Action/Drama/Thriller stars Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Mackie, Ismael Cruz Cordova, and Matt Lauria.
Premieres Fri, February 1; Rated PG-13
MAGIC OF MOTOWN – The Temptations & The Four Tops
A double bill of two essential components from the original Motown machine that came out of Detroit in the early ’60s. The Temptations’ hits include “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” ”My Girl,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “I Wish It Would Rain,” “I Can’t Get Next to You” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone.” The Four Tops’ hits include “Baby I Need Your Loving,” “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” “It’s The Same Old Song,” “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” “Standing In the Shadows of Love” and “Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got).”
Thurs, January 31; 8pm; Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 Southwest 5th Avenue , Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $29.50–$79.50; BrowardCenter.org; Also playing on Sat, February 2; 8pm; Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach); Tix: Start at $29; Kravis.org.