The next show at Plantation's Mosaic Theatre was supposed to be the farce Boeing Boeing, the1960 farce by French playwright Marc Camoletti that was revived on Broadway with great success in 2008. Instead, artistic director Richard Jay Simon will stage another play that has long interested him, Christopher Shinn's Dying City.
Simon, who explains that he postponed Boeing Boeing because he was having trouble casting it, has already found his actors for Shinn's play. Erin Joy Schmidt will play a therapist whose husband has died in Iraq. Ricky Waugh will play her brother-in-law -- the husband's identical twin -- in the thriller that was a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for drama.
Dying City runs April 15-May 9, with performances at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $37 ($31 for seniors 65 and older,$15 for students). Mosaic is at 12200 W. Broward Blvd. in the American Heritage Center for the Arts. Call 954-577-8243 or visit Mosaic's web site.
The cast members from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning In the Heightsare, necessarily, great dancers who know how to do the salsa, merengue and much, much more. They're giving back to dance-crazy South Florida in the form of a free dance workshop on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
The actors will teach some of the show's Tony-winning choreography in a session in the New River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Though the workshop is free, it's limited to 75 participants, and you need to reserve a place by calling the Broward Center box office at 954-462-0222. In the Heightsopens Tuesday at the center, where it runs through March 28. Visit the Broward Center web site for more info.