CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Coral Springs resident Kelley Shanley, who is CEO of Broward Center for the Performing Arts, has received an award for his achievement in the arts.

Shanley got The George Abbott Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts from the Carbonell Awards, according to a news release from the center.

The 44th annual award ceremony took place virtually on the Broward Center’s YouTube channel.    

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“It is an amazing honor to receive this recognition,” said Shanley in the news release. “I am proud to share it with my dedicated team who is passionate about building community through the arts. There is a strong underlying desire for us to be together again – to experience live performance and sit together in shared space, gaining the energy that comes from that connection between artist and audience – and among audience members. The inherent human desire to gather and share experiences is in our DNA. The Broward Center, and all of our theaters, will be the bright lights at the end of this tunnel.” 

The George Abbott Award recognizes an individual or team that has contributed significantly to the artistic and cultural development of the South Florida region.

Named after the legendary Broadway producer, The George Abbott Award is voted upon by former recipients, members of the Carbonell board of directors, and a cross-section of media, arts and local cultural leaders.  


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