Regional Reviews: Florida - Southern
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County proudly announces the inaugural season of the Comedy Planet, showcasing the very best comedians from America and abroad. The Comedy Planet Series kicks off with the iconic American comic, Jerry Seinfeld, appearing in two stand-up performances on November 6, 2010. In a rare solo appearance, entertainment legend and comedy queen Whoopi Goldberg performs for one night only on January 15, 2011. NPR's award-winning comedy quiz show Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!, jumps straight off the airwaves and into the Knight Concert Hall February 3-4, 2011 for a series of live performances and audio tapings to air on NPR Member Stations. Celebrity Autobiography, the show featuring surprise guest stars reading from the real and really hilarious memoirs of their celebrity colleagues, takes Miami by storm, April 28 - May 8, 2011. Tickets for Jerry Seinfeld are on sale now. Tickets to Whoopi Goldberg, "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!", and "Celebrity Autobiography" go on sale to Adrienne Arsht Center members on July 23 and to the general public on September 12.
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The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is located at 1300 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Florida. It is one of the world's leading performing arts organizations and venues. Made possible by Miami-Dade County's largest ever public/private-sector partnership, the Center plays host to three resident companies (Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy) in addition to numerous South Florida arts organizations that perform in its theaters regularly. Since opening in 2006, the Center has emerged as a leader in offering and presenting world-class programming that mirrors South Florida's diversity, as a catalyst for development in Miami, and as a host of impactful community and educational programs. Designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the venue is comprised of the 2,400-seat Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, the 2,200-seat John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, the black box Carnival Studio Theater, a restored Carnival Art Deco Tower, the Peacock Foundation, Inc. Studio, the Peacock Foundation, Inc. Education Center, and the outdoor Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza for the Arts. Events impresario and restaurateur Barton G. Weiss brought his signature style to the Center in 2009 with Prelude By Barton G, a full-service upscale restaurant open five days a week. For information, or to purchase tickets for the many diverse offering of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, you may contact them at 305-949-6722, or visit them on line at www.arshtcenter.org.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from private contributions to the Adrienne Arsht Center Foundation through its Visionary Society membership program and Encore Circle major gifts program; American Express Company; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Arison Arts Foundation; Association of Performing Arts Presenters; Bank of America Charitable Foundation; Dade Community Foundation; Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; Ford Foundation; Funding Arts Network; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Community Connections Fund of MetLife Foundation; New England Foundation for the Arts; Southern Arts Federation; The Cowles Charitable Trust; The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.