| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Tickets are now on sale for several upcoming shows at Orlando's new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts -- including "Potted Potter," a comic riff on the Harry Potter phenomenon, and "Motown the Musical," the Broadway hit stuffed full of famous...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 1:57 PM
With a gleaming new performance venue open in Orlando, the fall concert schedule is brimming with a diverse lineup of favorites. Music fans will have their first opportunity to check out the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at shows...
| Nov 2, 2014
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts opens its doors to the public for the first time next week, but the story of its birth is a long one — more than 30 years in the making — full of shifting allegiances, uneasy partnerships,...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Here's a look at milestone moments on the long quest to provide Orlando with a high-quality performing-arts center.
1926: Orlando Municipal Auditorium, later Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, is built for $175,000.
1962: A front-page Orlando Sentinel...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Ravers, art lovers, hockey fans and veterans will flock to downtown Orlando by the thousands this weekend as the city prepares for several high-profile events that will bring cash to the local economy but cause major traffic disruptions.
| Nov 5, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Today at 10 a.m. the Orlando Sentinel will live-stream the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
The official opening of the estimated $514 million center will include a ceremonial ribbon cutting honoring...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Buoyed by a $1 million commitment from the city of Winter Park and record-setting season-ticket Broadway sales, officials and supporters opened Orlando's long-awaited arts center with smiles on their faces and history on their minds.
Under a warm and...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 6:59 PM
More than 1,500 spectators turned out Saturday to watch Grammy-winning singer Sheryl Crow perform the first concert in the Seneff Arts Plaza at the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando.
"What a great night to be in Orlando,...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
If the decades-long saga behind this past week's opening of the spectacular new Dr. Philips Center for the Performing Arts were a Broadway show, its playbill would list many stars. Here are some, but not all:
¿Bill Frederick: He called for a new...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Three months from today — on Nov. 6 — Orlando's entertainment scene will enter a new era when government and arts-center officials gather to cut the ribbon on downtown's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. While the $514 million...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:04 PM
The curtain is supposed to rise soon at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, but the project is over budget and behind schedule.
Contractor Balfour Beatty Construction and the center's managers have blamed each other, and now the parties...