Performing Arts

"The Great Leap" on stage at Colony Theater by Miami New Drama

Apr 23 - May 1, 2020

The Great Leap is acclaimed Bay Area playwright Lauren Yee’s comedic drama about a swaggering American basketball coach who brings his university team to Beijing for a 1989 exhibition game against a Chinese former protégé determined to prove himself. Their competition is upended by an ambitious Chinese-American high school star and the tragedy of the Tiananmen Square protests. Yee’s story of political … +

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A Wonderful World by Miami New Drama at Colony Theater

Mar 5 - 13, 2020

A world-premiere musical about jazz legend and singular American icon Louis Armstrong, with songs recorded and made popular by Armstrong, and original book by Aurin Squire, the multi-talented Opalocka-raised playwright and TV writer (This is Us, The Good Fight), and co-author of last season’s hit Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy.) A Wonderful World, traces Armstrong’s odyssey, the musical genre he helped define, … +

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World Premiere of “The Cubans” at Colony Theatre

Wed Jan 23, 2019 - Sun Feb 16, 2020

The mission of developing and presenting new work by Miami artists continues with the debut of the first play by Cuban-American playwright and actor Michael Leon. The Cubans turns the classic American family drama into a quintessential Miami story – a poignant, humorous exploration of the fraught generational dynamics and struggle for identity in a Cuban-American family. When Christy returns to Miami for a … +

Performing Arts

World Premiere of "The Cubans" at Colony Theatre

Jan 23 - Feb 16, 2020

As part of Miami New Drama’ mission of developing and presenting new work by Miami artists continues, the first play by Cuban-American playwright and actor Michael Leon debuts.  The Cubans turns the classic American family drama into a quintessential Miami story – a poignant, humorous exploration of the fraught generational dynamics and struggle for identity in a Cuban-American family. When Christy returns to … +

Performing Arts

The Bridge of San Luis Rey at The Colony Theatre

Thu Oct 24, 2019

Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel adapted by five time Obie Award-winning actor and playwright David Greenspan, turning this richly multi-faceted tale, of five travelers in colonial Peru hurled to their deaths by a collapsing bridge, into a wryly lyrical fable of fate, love, and the transformative magic of theater. “There is a land of the living and a land of the … +

Performing Arts

Viva la Parranda! by Miami New Drama at Colony Theatre

Thu Apr 25, 2019 - Sun May 19, 2019

A village, a dream, a new musical. Bringing passion and color through traditional rhythms and dances, Betsayda Machado and La Parranda El Clavo—her village’s own multi-generational band—invites audiences to discover, indulge, and celebrate the contagious beats of Afro-Venezuelan soul through stories and songs of their real-life struggles and triumphs. The energizing percussion and vocal ensemble presents an engaging repertoire cultivated through centuries of … +

Cinema

Miami New Drama: Cocaine Cowboys at Colony Theatre

Thu Mar 7, 2019 - Sun Apr 7, 2019

Based on the acclaimed documentaries by Billy Corben, Cocaine Cowboys chronicles the development of the illegal drug trade in Miami during the 1970s and 1980s through the eyes of Rivi Ayala, a hired assassin working with the notorious drug dealer Griselda Blanco. Created from the actual texts of Ayala’s depositions, newspaper articles of the time, and other found documents, this new theatrical documentary … +

Performing Arts

FAKE by Miami New Drama at Colony Theatre

Thu Jan 24, 2019 - Sun Feb 17, 2019

Amidst cut-throat competition at a renowned auction house, Camila has just been promoted as the head of the Latin American Art Department when she is presented with one of her great-aunt Amelia Pelaez’s paintings as a last minute inclusion. The authenticity of the painting is questionable, Camila’s dedication to her great Aunt is not, forcing Camila to decide between her own burgeoning … +

Performing Arts

One Night in Miami on stage at Colony Theatre

Thu Oct 25, 2018 - Sun Nov 18, 2018

The night of February 25th, 1964 a young Cassius Clay emerges from the Miami Beach Convention Center as the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Against all odds, he’s defeated Sonny Liston and shocked the world of boxing. While crowds of people swarm Miami Beach’s hotspots to celebrate the match, Clay, unable to stay on the island because of Jim Crow-era segregation laws, spends … +

Performing Arts

MIAMI New Drama Season 2018-19

Thu Oct 25, 2018 - Sun May 19, 2019

Miami New Drama includes an eclectic mix of original plays, musicals, classics and world premieres – featuring work commissioned specifically for Miami New Drama (MIND). Actors, directors and designers, culled from the Miami community and beyond, create work that reflects Miami city and highlights some of the best theatrical talent in the world. 2018-2019 Season will feature: One night in Miami Oct … +

Performing Arts

Miami New Drama presents Queen of Basel’ WORLD PREMIERE at Colony Theatre

Sat 14 Apr, 2018 - Sun 6 May, 2018

Queen of Basel is an Only-in-Miami story of lust, power and class. Hilary Bettis, one of America’s hottest young playwrights and a writer on the FX hit series The Americans, revamps August Strindberg’s classic Miss Julie for the present day. Set during Miami’s famous Art Week at a luxurious hotel, Julie, the owner’s glamorous but spoiled daughter, gets entangled with Christine, a … +

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Miami New Drama presents A Special Day at Colony Theatre

Fri 24 Mar, 2017

On May 8, 1938, Hitler arrives in Rome to meet with Mussolini. While Italy celebrates the rise of Fascism, an over-worked housewife and a mysterious bachelor meet by chance. Based on Ettore Scola’s 1977 Oscar-winning Italian film Una Giornata Particolare, Award-winning artists Ana Graham and Antonio Vega tell this epic story using minimalistic elements that celebrate the powerful imagination of the theater. … +