The Seven Year Itch
Miami Theater Center opens an exceptional new adaptation
Miami Theater Center (MTC) is Miami’s home for exceptional new work and unexpected adaptations. MTC celebrated the opening of its new and unconventional interpretation of a theater classic — the 1950s Broadway hit comedy The Seven Year Itch, which inspired the iconic Hollywood film. Socialmiami.com Publisher Aaron Glickman made his South Florida acting debut in the lead role of Richard Sherman.
In MTC’s production, the original play’s sexual innuendos and romantic fantasies were brought to life along with a few irreverent surprises including an unexpected nod to a classic Marilyn Monroe moment. The re-imagined play, which runs through March 22, was co-adapted by MTC Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin and MTC Resident Artist Fernando Calzadilla, and directed by Ansin.
More than 100 of the city’s leading business and civic leaders, arts patrons, and artists enjoyed a post-performance reception with the creative team and cast in the theater’s SandBox space after the sold-out performance. Party-goers dined on regional Florida fare provided by The Florida Cookery at The James Hotel.
Opening night guests included Edmund Ansin and Maria Harris, James Ansin and Carlos Felix, Stephanie Ansin and Spencer Stewart, Toby Lerner Ansin and Sanford Evans, Geane Brito, Fernando Calzadilla, MTC Board member Audra Cherry, Charlie Cinnamon, Thom Collins, MTC Board member David Coviello, Maria Del Valle, Marvin Ross Friedman and Adrienne bon Haes, MTC Board member Aaron Glickman, Elysze Held, Stella Holmes, Elaiza Irizarry, Bill Jones, Wendy Levitz, MTC Board President Kevin Miller, Migna Sanchez-Llorens, Nichole Scott, George Skouros, MTC Board member Susan Toepfer and Bryan Wells, Barbara Viniegra, Ted and Nora Weinreich
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In 2018, Manny was honored as one of the 12 Good Men by the Ronald McDonald House Charities and co-produced along with Broadway producer Richard Jay-Alexander, an exhibit in honor of famed press agent Charlie Cinnamon at the FIU Jewish Museum.