COMEDIAN – Jerry Seinfeld
Seinfeld’s comedy career took off after his first appearance on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” in 1981. Eight years later, he teamed up with fellow comedian Larry David to create “Seinfeld,” which went on to become one of the most successful comedy series in the history of television, winning numerous Emmy, Golden Globe and People’s Choice awards, and was named the greatest television show of all time by TV Guide in 2009. In 2012, “Seinfeld” was declared the best sitcom ever in a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll.
Fri and Sat, February 21 & 22; 8pm; Hard Rock Live and the Seminole Hardrock Hotel and Casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood); Tix: range from $80 to $180; Seminolehardrockhollywood.com.
COUNTRY – Willie Nelson & Family
With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, Willie is an American country music icon and the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. He has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist and continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force.
Tues, February 18; 8pm; Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 Southwest 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $45 through $130; BrowardCenter.org.
DIVA – Betty Buckley
This legendary, multi-award-winning actress/singer whose career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world, joins the Broadway Concert Series! She most recently headlined the National Tour of the new Broadway Production of Hello Dolly! Tony Award Winner for Cats. Tony Award Nominee for Triumph Of Love. Other Broadway credits include 1776, Pippin, Song and Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Carrie.
Wed, February 19; 8pm; Aventura Arts and Cultural Center (3385 NE 188th Street,
Aventura); Tix: $50 & $55 and a $75 VIP meet and greet; aventuracenter.org.
OPERATIC POP – IL Volo
In celebration of the 10-year anniversary, the group has also embarked on a world tour. Piero Barone, Gianluca Ginoble and Ignazio Boschetto started their careers at a very young age, in 2009, and their constant ascent has led them to sing duets with artists like Barbra Streisand and Plácido Domingo.
Sat, February; 8pm; BB&T Center (1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise); Tix: start at $36; thebbtcenter.com.
MUSICAL – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
The classic tale as old as time of Belle a young woman in a small town and a beast who is really a prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out and if the beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Thurs, February 20 through Sunday, March 8; Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill); Tix: $35 to $55; Lpacfl.com.
BROADWAY – Stephanie J. Block
Experience an intimate evening of incredible music and hilarious conversations hosted by Seth Rudetsky featuring Stephanie who won this year’s Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her starring role in the hit musical The Cher Show. Prior to that, she starred in Falsettos, Little Miss Sunshine, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, By The Way, Meet Vera Stark; 9 to 5: The Musical, Wicked, The Pirate Queen, The Boy from OZ, and many more.
Sat, February 22; 8pm; Parker Playhouse (707 NE 8th St, Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $37 to $67; Parkerplahouse.com.
HIP-HOP – Bell Biv Devoe & En Vogue
Hip hop legends Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe will bring down the house, along with En Vogue in a hip-hop night you won’t want to miss! Bell Biv DeVoe pioneered New Jack Swing in the 1990s with such hits as “Do Me!,” “Poision,” “BBD (I Thought It Was Me),” and “Gangsta.” En Vogue’s legacy of smash hits include “Hold On,” “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It),” and “Don’t Let Go (Love).” To date, En Vogue has sold over 20 million records.
Wed, February 19; 8pm; Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 Southwest 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $40 through $125; BrowardCenter.org.
MOVIE – Las Pildoras De Mi Novio (My Boyfriends Meds)
A woman’s island getaway with her boyfriend is thrown for a loop when he forgets to take his prescription medications along. This comedy stars Brooke Shields, Jason Alexander, Brian Baumgartner, and Jaime Camil (Jane the Virgin).
Premieres Friday, February 22
BAND – The Beach Boys
Is now led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who, along with Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher, Christian Love, Brian Eichenberger, Randy Leago and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band.
Fri, February 21; 7:30 pm; Coral Springs Center for the Arts (2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs); Tix: start at $70; thecentercs.com/.
ANNUAL CELEBRATION – Broward Performing Arts Foundation
The evening’s festivities features a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, then a show at 8 p.m. with John Fogerty and a post-show party. Fogerty was named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 100 Greatest Guitarists and Top 100 Singers of all time. He is an eight-time Grammy Award nominee and took home that trophy for Best Rock Album for Blue Moon Swamp.
Sat, February 22; 5- 11pm; Broward Center for the Performing Arts (201 SW 5th Ave. Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $1,500 but only $50 to $225 for performance only; BrowardCenter.org.