BROWARD COUNTY, FL — Broward County is abuzz with excitement in anticipation of Broadway director, Neil Goldberg’s theatrical extravaganza, “WE,” created especially for Broward County’s centennial celebration on Saturday, October 3rd at 8PM, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
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After months of auditions, workshops, rehearsals and celebrity collaborations, the cast of “WE” has come together. Over 100 of the most talented local artists and performers have been cast to perform in “WE”along with Broadway legend and recording powerhouse, Linda Eder and Grammy award-winning international superstar, Jon Secada.
As if it couldn’t get any better, Goldberg has now rounded out the cast and announced that four of America’s most popular entertainment sensations will also be appearing in this theatrical stage extravaganza that celebrates Broward’s 100 year journey. This lineup of talent and artistry will perform in the once in a lifetime Broadway-style theatrical experience “WE.”
Joining the illustrious roster with performances in “WE” are, “So You Think You Can Dance” Winner Eliana Girard, Singer, songwriter and breakout star from “The Voice,” Sisaundra Lewis, “X Factor” singing sensation, Lillie McCloud and International YouTube Hip-Hop Dance Phenomenon Marquese Scott.
“There are so many aspects of Broward County that will be highlighted in this uniquely entertaining production and brought to life on stage with local, modern and relevant celebrity talent of all types. This truly will be a memorable night of theatre and celebration of Broward at its best,” Goldberg said.
Goldberg, recently announced that at the conclusion of the “WE” performance, audiences in the theater will vote for their favorite local performer who will win a $10,000 cash prize sponsored by the Neil Goldberg Dream Foundation. Additionally, the Foundation will award each of the five runners up with $1,000 cash prizes.
Ticket prices range from $25 – $85, not including service or handling charges, and are available through Ticketmaster, online at BrowardCenter.org, in person at Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office or by calling 954 462-0222. VIP Dinner and Ticket packages are $160 and include front orchestra seating and pre-show dinner in the Mary N. Porter Ballroom from 7-7:45PM.
“WE” is presented by Broward 100 as part of the grand finale, Duende. In the spirit of celebrating creativity,Duende will bring together Broward County’s diverse talent and people in a countywide finale. Thousands of people will celebrate Duende with Broward County’s 100th birthday through a mosaic of art, culture and entertainment.
About Neil Goldberg
Cirque Dreams Founder, Broadway Director, Theatrical Producer
The New York Daily News proclaims “There have only been a hand full of shows that have generated an exclamation point as assertive as the ones created and directed by Neil Goldberg.”
To date, Neil Goldberg’s imaginative entertainment, unique productions and creative shows have been presented in more than 350 U.S. cities, 20 countries and attended by over 50 million people. Now in its 21styear, Goldberg’s world renowned Cirque Dreams entertainment brand has garnered the praise of critics throughout the country including USA Today, New York Times, CNN, Today Show and Fox and Friends. His shows have appeared on Broadway, the Kennedy Center and in partnerships with Broadway Across America, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Sony ATV Music, Armed Forces Entertainment, Disney, Busch Gardens and Six Flags Theme Parks, MGM, Hard Rock, Harrah’s, Caesars and Hilton Hotels and Casinos worldwide. Goldberg has designed and created productions for two Super Bowls, the NBA, Miss Universe, NBC, ABC, CBS and 2 PBS Television specials. He’s produced and directed shows with Marvin Hamlisch and the National Symphony, YoungArts 25th celebration at Bayfront Park, NYC’s Ziegfeld Theatre & MoMA, Broward Center’s 20thAnniversary, and AmEx’s Centennial Celebration. Also produced shows for Fortune 500 companies including Exxon Mobil, GM, McKesson, GE, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Met Life and IBM. In So Florida, Neil conceived, owned and operated Parties by Neil, Entertainment Etc, Creative Cloths, the Zanadu Dance Company and other creative entities that were a conglomerate of one of the country’s largest full-service entertainment, management and theatrical production companies. His 20,000 sq. ft. Dream Studios production complex in Pompano Beach, FL designs, develops, rehearses, produces and manufactures every entertainment component in each of his shows from music to costumes. The Neil Goldberg Dream Foundation was established to support and enrich the pursuit of young artists and dreams.
About Broward Center for the Performing Arts
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is the destination of choice in South Florida for spectacular entertainment. Ranking among the top ten most-visited theaters in the world, the Center presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 600,000 patrons. Overlooking the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, this premier performing arts venue hosts Broadway musicals, operas, ballets, concerts, plays, multi-cultural performances, lectures, workshops and educational events; and it offers one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, serving more than 150,000 students annually.
About Broward 100 – Celebrating the Art of Community Partners
‘Broward 100 – Celebrating the Art of Community’ is a yearlong, community-wide celebration that began in October 2014. Broward 100 will commemorate Broward County’s centennial with bold, innovative art and performance projects that attract visitors and bring Broward residents together using our arts, sports and recreation venues, natural attractions and incredible diversity to creatively bridge, bond and build their communities. The celebration will be steeped in historical perspective and more importantly, will look toward the future. For more information, email Broward100@broward.org. Follow Broward 100 onFacebook.com/BrowardCounty100, Twitter.com/Broward100, and Instagram.com/BrowardArts.
About the Broward Cultural Division
Broward Cultural Division is a local arts agency, one of thousands across the U.S. providing financial, technical and marketing assistance to artists and arts organizations. Broward County has more than 1.8 million residents, 13.4 million visitors, 10,000 artists, 6,523 arts-related businesses employing 23,497 people, 823 not-for-profit cultural organizations and 31 cities, some of which operate their own arts councils and public art programs. For more information about the Broward Cultural Division, call 954-357-7457.