December 6 2019 – The Broward Center for the Performing Arts has announced the multi-year commitment of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Health System and South Florida’s only National Cancer Institute-Designated center. This support will be recognized with the naming of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Intermezzo Lounge, a premium hospitality experience at the Broward Center. 
“We welcome Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center as a supporter of the Broward Center as it extends its impact throughout South Florida,” said Kelley Shanley, President & CEO of the Broward Center. “Sylvester’s renowned work ensures that patients in South Florida can receive the most advanced cancer care close to home. We admire its commitment to healing and wellness for patients and their families and appreciate its commitment to the arts as an important tool for building community.”
At the newly named lounge, audiences attending a performance in the Au-Rene Theater enjoy a premium experience with a spacious, private hospitality area and exclusive access to an outdoor veranda. Offered with a separate admission, the lounge features comfortable seating and a selection of delicious hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and desserts one hour before the show and during intermission. Complimentary soft drinks, seasonal craft and premium beer, wine, champagne, coffee and tea are also offered with mixed drinks and spirits available at preferred pricing. 
"The multi-disciplinary teams of cancer researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, South Florida’s only NCI-designated cancer center, believe that medical research, medical education and training, medical practice and the arts work in synergy to create a world-class community like South Florida,” said Sylvester’s Director, Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.. “That’s why we’re proud to partner with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts as their Official Health Care Partner for this coming season. At Sylvester, more than 300 cancer-focused physician and research faculty utilize their expertise, experience and creativity to pursue cancer cures for our community."
Tickets to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Intermezzo Lounge are $30. Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Broward Center, Parker Playhouse and affiliated venues. Buy tickets online at or; by phone at 954.462.0222 or the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office. Know who you are buying from when you purchase tickets.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.
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The Broward Center 2019-2020 season is presented by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. AutoNation, Bank of America, Brightline, Canteen, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, JetBlue, MasterCard and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center are proud sponsors of the Broward Center. 
About Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Health System and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is the only cancer center in South Florida designated by the National Cancer Institute. NCI designation recognizes that Sylvester has met the most rigorous standards for cancer research, beginning in our laboratories, extending to patient care and meeting specific needs in our community. Sylvester is known as South Florida’s leader in patient-focused cancer research and care, offering the only Phase 1 clinical trials program – the first step in evaluating how patients respond to the latest investigational treatments. NCI designation further expands Sylvester’s ability to provide access to novel therapies through more clinical trials and collaboration with other designated centers. Equipped with a highly qualified team of more than 300 cancer-focused physicians and researchers working together, Sylvester discovers, develops and delivers more precision cancer care. To serve current and future patients, Sylvester has a network of conveniently located outpatient treatment facilities in Miami, Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Kendall, Hollywood, Plantation, and Deerfield Beach. For more information, visit
About The Broward Center for the Performing Arts 
One of America’s premier performing arts venues, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, showcasing a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events. Guest experiences at the Broward Center include the all-inclusive JetBlue Flight Deck on the Club Level, special events in the Huizenga Pavilion, waterfront dining at Marti’s New River Bistro and innovative classes and workshops for all ages at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center. With one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, the Broward Center serves more than 130,000 students annually. The Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. receives and maintains funds to sustain, develop and secure the future of the Broward Center. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit
The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment Consortium is a cultural partnership between the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, History Fort Lauderdale and the Historic Stranahan House Museum. It is supported by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. Programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.