MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE LEADS
WITH TWENTY-ONE CARBONELL NOMINATIONS,
THE MOST IN SOUTH FLORIDA
Theatre shines with South Florida’s annual equivalent of the Tony Awards®
January 13, 2016 – The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has earned 21 nominations for the 40th annual Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s equivalent of the Tony Awards®.
The Theatre garnered the most nominations of any of the nominated organizations in South Florida. By show, the Theatre earned 10 nominations for Les Misérables, six for Billy Elliot The Musical, four for Glengarry Glen Ross and one for The Wiz. Celebrating the best shows and performances in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, Carbonell nominations encompass the entire length of South Florida.
“We are honored and grateful that we are being recognized for four of the shows in our eclectic spectrum of work – including an epic musical (Les Misérables), a heartfelt contemporary musical (Billy Elliot The Musical), a high-octane drama (Glengarry Glen Ross) and a rarely-produced, reimagined musical (The Wiz),” said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s producing artistic director and chief executive. “We are also thrilled for our friends at Palm Beach Dramaworks, who received 14 nominations. It speaks to the high standard of work that’s being created here in Palm Beach County.”
In addition to earning double nominations for the Theatre in six of the categories (doubling the chances of winning), three of the Theatre’s nominees received double nominations for both their work at the Theatre and other theaters: J. Barry Lewis (who earned a Best Director of a Play nomination for the Theatre’s production of Glengarry Glen Ross and for Buried Child at Palm Beach Dramaworks), Elizabeth Dimon (who earned a Best Supporting Actress in a Musical nomination for her performance in the Theatre’s production of Billy Elliot The Musical and a Best Supporting Actress in a Play nomination for her role in Summer Shorts at City Theatre) and Rob Donohoe (who earned a Best Supporting Actor in a Play nomination for his role in Glengarry Glen Ross, as well as a Best Actor nomination for his role in Buried Child at Palm Beach Dramaworks).
“I credit much of our success to the local and national artists – including actors, directors, musical directors and designers – who contribute their creative talent to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s productions,” Kato said. “There is remarkable work being produced here in South Florida, and we’d like to congratulate all of the artists and designers who have been nominated.”
The nominations come just weeks before the Theatre’s much-anticipated unveiling of shows for its 2016/17 season, set to be announced Feb. 8.
And the Theatre’s current season is far from over, as the stage heats up with the current hit show The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue (onstage through January 31) and Peter Morgan’s riveting drama Frost/Nixon (February 7 – 21). Closing out the season is the classic Tony Award®-winning musical Kiss Me, Kate (March 8 – 27).
The winners will be announced at the 40th annual Carbonell Awards ceremony, set to be held on Monday, April 4, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.
About the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
The not-for-profit Maltz Jupiter Theatre has become one of Florida’s preeminent professional theatres, committed to production and education through its collaborations with local and national artists. Currently the state’s largest award-winning regional theatre, the Theatre draws 100,000 people annually, serves a subscription base of nearly 7,600 and has world-class classroom facilities in support of its Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts, which serves hundreds of youth and adults. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and has earned numerous Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s highest honor for artistic excellence, including the prestigious Bill Von Maurer Award for Theatrical Excellence. For more information about the Theatre’s upcoming shows and Conservatory, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.
Linnea Bailey (561) 972-6132