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New Theatre signs a star

0512270854As part of its premiere-filled season, Coral Gables' New Theatre has already announced its production of Shirley Lauro's The Radiant, a play about Marie Curie.  Now, via its new e-newsletter, the 25-year-old troupe has revealed that Angelica Torn will star as the scientist whose work in the field of radioactivity won her two Nobel prizes.

Torn, daughter of Rip Torn and Geraldine Page, last appeared in South Florida in the 2005 production of Edge, a solo show about poet Sylvia Plath at the Coconut Grove Playhouse.  She won a Carbonell Award for her earlier appearance as Honey in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Playhouse.

The Radiant will be at New Theatre, 4120 Laguna St. in Coral Gables, March 25-April 17, 2011.

Also just announced are this year's celebrity playwrights for New Theatre's annual Miami Stories fundraiser on Feb. 17: businessman and arts leader Ricky Arriola, attorney Marlon Hill and outgoing Miami-Dade County Commissioner Katy Sorenson.

For info on New Theatre, where Rogelio Martinez's Fizz (a wild comedy about former Coca-Cola CEO Roberto Goizueta and the flop that was New Coke) opens this weekend, call 305-443-5909 or visit the company's web site.