By John Thomason
By Benjy Caplan
By Artburst Miami
By Carlos Suarez De Jesus
By Daniel Reskin
Angels in America and Shlemiel the First have swept the twentieth annual Carbonell Road Show Awards for the 1994-95 South Florida theater season. Angels, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning two-part epic that played the Gusman Center to media hoopla and sold-out crowds last April, snared four awards, including Best Production of the Year. Shlemiel, a new musical fable directed by Robert Brustein and based on an Isaac Bashevis Singer story, garnered two awards: Best Actress for Marilyn Sokol, and Best Supporting Actor for Charles Levin. Philadelphia-based promoter Moses Septee brought Shlemiel to the FAU Auditorium, the Duncan Center, the Parker Playhouse, and the Royal Poinciana Playhouse last winter. Angels appeared in Miami courtesy of a limited independent tour by the play's original Broadway producers.
For the first time in the history of the awards, Pace Theatrical Group (PTG), which presents the legendary Broadway series, did not receive a single award. Traditionally big winners, PTG -- and its predecessor Zev Bufman Entertainment Inc. A have procured more Road Show Awards than any other company since the Carbonells' inception in 1976.
The Road Show Awards will be presented on Monday, October 30, at the Royal Palm Dinner Theatre in Boca Raton, along with the awards for the winners of the regional Carbonells, nominees for which were announced in September. For reservations, call Karen Caruso at 800-841-6765.