Performing Arts

‘Daniel’s Husband’ world premiere gets an extension

Alex Alvarez charms Antonio Amadeo at the start of a powerful love story in Michael McKeever’s ‘Daniel’s Husband,’ now getting an Island City Stage world premiere.
Alex Alvarez charms Antonio Amadeo at the start of a powerful love story in Michael McKeever’s ‘Daniel’s Husband,’ now getting an Island City Stage world premiere. Robert Figueroa

The Island City Stage world premiere of Daniel’s Husband by South Florida playwright Michael McKeever is such a hit that many performances sold out after the uniformly enthusiastic reviews broke. Artistic director Andy Rogow looked at the math — a maximum 55 seats per performance, four performances a week, a run through June 28 — and clearly saw demand was outstripping the supply of seats at Fort Lauderdale’s intimate Empire Stage. So he made the only logical move, adding an additional Wednesday show on June 24 and extending the play’s run through July 5.

McKeever’s funny, devastating play about an architect (Alex Alvarez) and a novelist (Antonio Amadeo) who are at odds over whether to marry, only to have a medical catastrophe upend their lives, will get additional 8 p.m. performances June 24, July 3 and July 4, plus a 5 p.m. show July 5. Already-scheduled performances are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Dr., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $30. For information, call 954-519-2533 or visit www.islandcitystage.org.

Christine Dolen

  Comments