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The Parker Fort Lauderdale

The Parker Fort Lauderdale, also known as the Parker Playhouse, is a neoclassical theater in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It was established in 1967 and is one of the oldest venues in the city. 

The Parker Fort Lauderdale has a capacity of 1,147 seats and hosts a variety of musical and theatrical performances, dance, comedy, and some of Broadway's biggest stars. 

The theater is managed by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, one of the most influential entertainment organizations in Fort Lauderdale.

Here are some interesting facts about The Parker Fort Lauderdale:

  • The theater was originally called the Fort Lauderdale Playhouse.
  • The curtain rose for the first time on February 6, 1967, with the play "The Odd Couple" starring E.G. Marshall and Dennis O'Keefe.
  • Over the years, many famous actors and performers have graced the stage of The Parker Fort Lauderdale, including Elizabeth Taylor, Carol Channing, and Bob Hope.
  • The theater underwent a major renovation in 1997 and was renamed The Parker Playhouse in honor of Dr. Louis Parker, a local philanthropist who donated $5 million to the renovation project.

If you're looking for a night of entertainment in Fort Lauderdale, The Parker Fort Lauderdale is a great option. The theater offers a variety of performances throughout the year, and there's sure to be something for everyone.


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