Check Out The New Interior Design Project By Pepe Calderin

Check Out The New Interior Design Project By Pepe Calderin  – Created by Pepe Calderin this a 3 800 sqm residence is located on the upper east side […]

5 Art Galleries From Milan To See In Art Basel Miami

5 Art Galleries From Milan To See In Art Basel Miami – Don’t forget to check out these incredible art galleries before Art Basel Miami Beach […]

FENDI presents “The Shapes of Water” at Design Miami/ 2018

FENDI presents “The Shapes of Water” at Design Miami/ 2018 – The famous Italian luxury fashion house is presenting at this year’s edition of Design Miami/ its […]

Faena Bazaar: A New Marketplace in Miami Beach

Faena Bazaar: A New Marketplace in Miami Beach

Faena Bazaar: A New Marketplace in Miami Beach – Just in the beginning of the Miami Art Week, including events such as Art Basel, Design […]

Berkowitz Contemporary Foundation Has A New Home

Berkowitz Contemporary Foundation Has A New Home

Berkowitz Contemporary Foundation Has A New Home – In 2023, Miami will have yet another reason to realize how modern and artistic it is. Designs […]

Fine Dining Restaurants to Experience in Miami

Fine Dining Restaurants to Experience in Miami

Fine Dining Restaurants to Experience in Miami – If you want to have fine and exciting dining experiences in Miami, whether you are in town […]

Lil Wayne’s New Home in Florida

Lil Wayne’s New Home in Florida – The famous 36-year-old rapper Lil Wayne is living his best life, as he just bought a stunning Miami […]

The New School of Architecture at the University of Miami

The New School of Architecture at the University of Miami

The New School of Architecture at the University of Miami – Arquitectonia extends its long-standing commitment to the School of Architecture of the University of Miami […]

Exhibitions You Must Visit During Miami Art Week

Exhibitions You Must Visit During Miami Art Week

Exhibitions You Must Visit During Miami Art Week – If you’re heading to the city of Miami this week and you’re a fan of contemporary art, […]

Luxury at Its Best: The Miami Biltmore Hotel

Luxury at Its Best: The Miami Biltmore Hotel

Luxury at Its Best: The Miami Biltmore Hotel – When it comes to luxurious places, the state of Florida has a lot to offer, even […]

May
13
The story of The Fillmore Miami Beach

The story of The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater began in 1950, when Golden Era Legends graced the stage of The Miami Beach Municipal Auditorium. Guests came from around the world to watch such shows as song and dance performances, comedy or even the occasional boxing match. Sometimes, the real performances were in the seats – Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Jack Benny were regular visitors to the auditorium and often caused quite a stirring.

With the television boom in the 1960s, shows such as The Dick Clark Show, The Ed Sullivan Show and the Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants were often filmed in the auditorium. In 1964, the city of Miami Beach offered Jackie Gleason the opportunity to film his show here. Mr. Gleason agreed to move his show to sunny Miami Beach, where he declared: “Miami Beach audiences are the greatest in the world!”

theatre miami  The story of The Fillmore Miami Beach fi1

In the 1970s, having been renovated by Morris Lapidus and renamed Miami Beach Theater of the Performing Arts, it became a regular stop for touring Broadway shows including: Gypsy (starring Angela Lansbury), Timbuktu (starring Eartha Kitt), Carousel (starring Robert Goulet), and West Side Story (starring Debbie Allen).

Performing arts took center stage in the 1980s with memorable performances by pianist Vladimir Horowitz, Itzhak Perlman, and Rudolf Nureyev. Broadway productions included: My Fair Lady (starring Rex Harrison), Sugar Babies (starring Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller), and Cabaret (starring Joel Gray). In 1987, the City of Miami Beach recognized Jackie Gleason’s contributions to the community by renaming the theater, The Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts.

Fillmore Miami Beach  The story of The Fillmore Miami Beach kendrick 2199

The 1990s saw the birth of the theater as both a great theatrical and performance center (Rent, Phantom of the Opera and Riverdance), as well as a concert hall – drawing such shows as Marc Anthony, El Puma and the Gypsy Kings, Tony Bennett, Liza Minelli, Seal, and Lenny Kravitz.

In 2007, the theater was again reborn, undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation. Operated by Live Nation, the future of the music business, The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater showcases the biggest names in live entertainment. Steeped in rock ‘n’ roll history while maintaining cultural relevance, our theater passionately combines the rich tradition of the Fillmore Experience with the energy and passion of Miami Beach.

(Visited 604 times, 1 visits today)
Subscribe Newsletter
We don't talk to strangers.
You don't want us to answer?

Check here to indicate that you have read and agree to Terms & Conditions/Privacy Policy.

Thanks for Subscribing!
Sorry, we don't know what happened. Please try again later.
You are already subscribed in our Newsletter!