The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ 11th season of Kravis On Broadway will rock and roar, serving up a sensational line-up of seven Broadway blockbuster hits including multiple Tony Award winners and Kravis Center debuts.
Fans of musical theater and those wanting to experience the hottest Tony Award winning shows will be thrilled with the Center’s seven smash hit series, including the Kravis Center debut of the Broadway phenomenon Disney’s The Lion King, Emilio & Gloria Estefan’s high-energy hit, On Your Feet!, and the joyous, family friendly School Of Rock.
“We’ve packed our 2018/2019 season of Kravis On Broadway with seven, not-be-missed shows, including the debut of the uplifting musical Waitress and the Tony Award winning, Hello Dolly,” says Lee Bell, Senior Director of Programming at the Kravis Center.
Remember: the best place to get information or tickets is through the Kravis Center’s official website at kravis.org.
The 2018/2019 Kravis On Broadway series includes:
Rock Of Ages
November 6-11, 2018
Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to Ten! The Rock Of Ages tenth anniversary tour is blazing across North America. Nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Rock Of Ages captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise and Take Your Best Shot at one of the Sunset Strip’s last legendary venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Featuring the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among many others, this epic tenth anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger than life characters and exhilarating story that turned Rock Of Ages into a global phenomenon. This is one for the ages that will have you singing Here I Go Again.
December 11-16, 2018
Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, Broadway’s most beloved musical is back where it belongs! Directed by Tony winner Jerry Zaks and featuring choreography by Tony winner Warren Carlyle, Hello Dolly! is “the best show of the year” (NPR). The bold and enchanting Dolly Gallagher Levi is a widow, matchmaker and professional meddler. When she decides the next match she needs to make is for herself, she weaves a web of romantic complications for her newest client, the cantankerous “half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder, his two clerks, a pretty hat maker and her assistant. Hello Dolly! features Broadway classics like Before the Parade Passes By, It Only Takes a Moment, Put on Your Sunday Clothes, and, of course, the title number, Hello, Dolly! Breaking box office records week after week and receiving thunderous critical raves on Broadway, this “gorgeous” new production (Vogue) pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion – hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it “a must-see event. A musical comedy dream. If you’re lucky enough to score a ticket, you’ll be seeing something historic. Wow, wow, wow indeed!”
On Your Feet!
January 8-13, 2019
From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. On Your Feet! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet. Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), On Your Feet! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century – and one of the most inspiring stories in music history.
February 12-17, 2019
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon Les Miserables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1). Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring the thrilling score and beloved songs I Dreamed A Dream, On My Own, Stars, Bring Him Home, One Day More, and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe, Les Miserables is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 32nd year.
March 5-10, 2019
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles (Brave, Love Song), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Dangereuse Liasons, Waiting For Godot) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland).
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. “It’s an empowering musical of the highest order,” raves the Chicago Tribune. “Waitress is a little slice of heaven,” says Entertainment Weekly; and “a monumental contribution to Broadway,” according to Marie Claire.
School Of Rock The Musical
March 27-31, 2019
School Of Rock is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “an inspiring jolt of energy, joy and mad skillz!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, “Fists of all ages should be pumping!”
Disney’s The Lion King
April 24 – May 5, 2019
More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King, and now you can, too, when the world’s best-loved musical comes to the Kravis Center for the first time. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals, The Lion King also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like Disney’s The Lion King.
The national tour of Hamilton will play West Palm Beach as part of the 2019/2020 Kravis On Broadway Season. The best way to guarantee tickets to Hamilton is to purchase a season subscription for the 2018/2019 season. Subscribers who renew their subscription for the 2019/2020 season will be able to guarantee their tickets for the premiere West Palm Beach engagement of Hamilton before tickets become available to the general public.
For information about purchasing a subscription to Kravis On Broadway 2018/2018, contact the Kravis Center box office at (561) 832-7469 or (800) 572-8471, or log on to www.Kravis.org/broadwayseason.
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performing arts center whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse schedule of national and international artists and companies of the highest quality; by offering comprehensive arts education programs; by providing a Palm Beach County home in which local and regional arts organizations can showcase their work; and by providing an economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County. The Kravis Center is located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, FL. For more information, please call 561-832-7469 or visit the official website at kravis.org.