KRAVIS CENTER Announces KRAVIS ON BROADWAY 2011-2012
Kravis On Broadway
Announces the 2011-2012 Series
* THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Nov 8-13, 2011)
* HAIR (Jan 10-15, 2012)
* LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (Feb 14-19, 2012)
* COME FLY AWAY (March 13-18, 2012)
* LES MISÉRABLES (May 16-26, 2012)
(West Palm Beach, FL – April 4, 2011) The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce the exciting 2011-2012 Kravis On Broadway series, which includes five smash hit musicals.
“The 2011-2012 Kravis On Broadway season boasts a powerful line-up that includes the macabre new musical comedy THE ADDAMS FAMILY, which is still packing in the crowds on Broadway and the recent exuberant Tony Award-winning revival of the tribal rock musical HAIR. Add to this stellar roster the new, highly praised version of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, the Tharp-meets-Sinatra dance-filled COME FLY AWAY and the soul-stirring new 25th anniversary production of LES MISÉRABLES. All in all, the upcoming Kravis On Broadway series promises a full season of excitement and escape for our audience members,” said Lee Bell, the Kravis Center’s Senior Director of Programming.
The 2011-2012 Kravis On Broadway series includes:
November 8-13, 2011
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Based on the original illustrations by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, this magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and Olivier Award-winning director/designers Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) with creative consultation by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks. This is definitely not the same old song and dance. It's every parent's nightmare. Your little girl has suddenly become a young woman, and what's worse, has fallen deliriously in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Yes, Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has a “normal” boyfriend, and for parents Gomez and Morticia, this shocking development will turn the Addams house downside up. It’s a family portrait that’s completely off the wall. For more information, please visit www.theaddamsfamilymusical.com.
January 10-15, 2012
The Public Theater’s new Tony-winning production of HAIR is an electric celebration on stage! This exuberant musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. HAIR features an extraordinary cast and unforgettable songs, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” "Good Morning, Starshine" and “Easy To Be Hard.” Its relevance is UNDENIABLE. Its energy is UNBRIDLED. Its truth is UNWAVERING. It's HAIR, and IT'S TIME. The New York Times called this revival a “thrilling, emotionally rich production (that) delivers intense, unadulterated joy,” and Time Out New York declared, “HAIR speaks to a whole new generation.” For more information, please visit www.HaironTour.com.
DISCLAIMER - While many find this show suitable for young adults (13 and older), parental discretion is advised. There is a dimly lit 20-second scene with nudity that is non-sexual in nature.
February 14-19, 2012
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
Winner of three Tony Awards® including the award for Best Musical Revival, this hilarious new production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES was the biggest hit of the 2010 Broadway season, leaving audiences in stitches night after night. With book by Harvey Fierstein and songs by Jerry Herman, LA CAGE tells the story of Georges, the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner Albin, who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges' son brings his fiancée's conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly! LA CAGE is a tuneful and touching tale of one family's struggle to stay together... stay fabulous... and above all else, stay true to themselves! With a glorious score of hummable melodies and a dynamite cast featuring the "notorious and dangerous Cagelles," LA CAGE is an indisputable musical comedy classic. For more information, please visit www.lacage.com.
March 13-18, 2012
COME FLY AWAY
Conceived, choreographed, and directed by Tony Award® winner Twyla Tharp (Movin’ Out) and featuring vocals by Frank Sinatra, the Broadway hit COME FLY AWAY follows four couples as they fall in and out of love during one song and dance filled evening at a crowded nightclub. Blending the legendary Sinatra songs with a live on-stage big band and 14 of the world’s finest dancers, COME FLY AWAY weaves an unparalleled hit parade of classics, including Fly Me To The Moon, My Way and That’s Life, into a soaring musical fantasy of romance and seduction. The New York Times called this show “spectacular and dazzling. This is a major new work, with a stage full of brilliant performers. Twyla Tharp’s electrifying celebration of the music of Frank Sinatra will sweep you up in a complete spell.” The Associated Press described the show as “astonishing – a love letter to romance, not to mention the man and his music,” and Time Magazine gushed, “COME FLY AWAY delivers the purest jolt of pleasure to be found on the Broadway stage.” For more information, please visit www.comeflyaway.com.
May 16-26, 2012
DREAM THE DREAM
Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, LES MISÉRABLES, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. The New York Times calls this LES MISÉRABLES “an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish.” The London Times hails the new show “a five star hit, astonishingly powerful” and NY1-TV proclaims “Musical theatre fans can rejoice: ‘Les Miz’ is born again.” Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, LES MISÉRABLES is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score of LES MISÉRABLES includes the classic songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?” and “One Day More.” For more information, please visit www.lesmis.com
How to Get Tickets:
Subscribers for the Kravis On Broadway series will receive their renewals in mid-April. At that time, Kravis Center donors will also receive information on becoming a Kravis On Broadway subscriber for the 2011-12 series. For more information about becoming a donor, log on to kravis.org/membership, or call (561) 651-4320.
Subscriptions for all five Kravis On Broadway productions are $140 to $419 and go on sale July 9 at 10 am to the general public. For information about purchasing a subscription to Kravis On Broadway, contact the Kravis Center box office at (561) 832-7469 or (800) 572-8471, or log on to kravis.org/broadway.
About the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts:
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 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 www.kravis.org/broadway.
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