GRAMMY’s – 62nd Annual
This award is presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual show features performances by the hottest artists on the scene. It is considered one of the four major annual American entertainment awards along with the Academy Awards (film), the Emmy Awards (television), and the Tony Awards (theater and Broadway). Will this year’s sensations: Billie Eilish and Lizzo take home trophies? Only one way to find out!
January 26; 8pm; CBS
BROADWAY – Hamilton
The show that took Broadway by storm plays in 2 south Florida Locations. Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.
Tues, Jan 28-Sun, Feb 16; Kravis Center (701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach); Tix: start at $68; Kravis.org; Feb 18-March 15; Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami); Tix: start at $79; Arshtcenter.org
ELLEN DEGENERES – Live Q&A
The comedian and talk-show host brings “A Conversation with Ellen” to South Florida for one show. This special event will give fans a rare opportunity to hear from Ellen about her life in an intimate setting during a live Q&A session.
Sat, February 1; 3pm; Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hardrock Hotel and Casino Hollywood (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood ); Tix: $90 to $200; Seminolehardrockhollywood.com.
LATRICE ROYALE: Here’s to Life
Born Timothy Wilcots in Compton, California, Latrice Royale is Large and in Charge, Chunky Yet Funky, Bold and Beautiful! Here’s to Life is Latrice’s one woman show which combines her love of storytelling and music to share this with audiences. Latrice takes you to church with beautiful renditions of classic songs including “If I Can’t Sell It, I’ll Sit On It” by Ruth Brown, “I Am What I Am” from La Cage Aux Folles, and “Here’s to Life” by Shirley Horn. Filled with passion, heart and soul, this show leaves fans with a deeper understanding of who Latrice Royale is and how she came to be the Large and in Charge beauty that has won the hearts of millions.
Sat February 1; 7 and 9:30pm; Aventura Arts and Cultural Center (3385 NE 188th St, Aventura); Tix: $40 & $45; VIP Meet and Greet available.
SUPERBOWL – Music Fest
The 3 day concert features DJ Khaled & Friends, Meek Mill, DaBaby, and Megan Thee Stallion on Thursday, January 30; with tickets starting at $50; Guns N’ Roses & Snoop Dogg on Friday, January 31 with tickets starting at $150; and Maroon 5 with Dan and Shay on Saturday February 1 with tickets starting at $100.
American Airlines Arena (601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami); For tickets: AAArnea.com
COMEDIAN – Rita Rudner
She developed her trademark epigrammatic style and took a full-time leap from chorus lines to punch lines in the early 80s. Some of her credits include, “Rita Rudner’s One Night Stand”, her first solo HBO special, “Born to Be Mild” and “Married Without Children”. She performed all over the country, filling Carnegie Hall in NY three times and the Universal Amphitheatre in L.A. twice. She’s also performed sell-out tours internationally in Australia and England. Rita is now officially the longest-running solo comedy show in the history of Las Vegas.
Fri, January 31; 8pm; Boca Black Box (8221 Glades Road #10, Boca Raton); Tix: $60 & $75; BocaBlackBox.com
MUSICALS – Ground Hog Day
Broward Center & Slow Burn Theatre Co, produces the 2017’s Olivier Award Winner for Best Musical and critically acclaimed on both the West End and Broadway. This show revels in one man’s journey of self-discovery, day after day. Inspired by the hilarious film starring Bill Murray, Groundhog Day features a book by original co-screenwriter Dan Rubin, and music and lyrics by Tony Award-winner Tim Minchin (Matilda the Musical).
Fri, January 31 through Sun, February 16; Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $49-$65; BrowardCenter.org.
FLORIDA GRAND OPERA: Madama Butterfly
A love affair goes horribly wrong in a fateful meeting of East and West. Set in 1890’s Japan, Puccini’s heartbreaking story of betrayal portrays an American naval officer as he marries a young Japanese girl only to abandon her and force her to make the ultimate sacrifice. A devastating saga of devotion, tradition, and sacrifice—and one of the most beloved operas of all time.Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected translations
Thurs, January 30 and Saturday, February 1; Au-Rene Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts(201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $21- $200; BrowardCenter.org
COMEDIAN – Jeff Ross
Jeff is a respected comedian, writer, director, and producer also known as “The Roastmaster General.” As a regular on the Comedy Central Roasts, Jeff has roasted many infamous stars including Justin Bieber, Roseanne Barr, Joan Rivers, Charlie Sheen, Bruce Willis, and The President of The United States Donald Trump.
Fri, January 31 and Sat, February 1; Miami Improv (3450 NW 83 Avenue, SUITE 224,
Doral); Tix: MiamiImprov.com.
MOVIES – Gretel & Hansel
A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil. This Fantasy, horror, thriller stars Sophia Lillis, Jessica De Gouw, Alice Krige, and Charles Babalola.
Premieres Friday, January 31; Rated PG-13.