The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce the eighth annual series of Kravis On Broadway, which will present six smash hit musicals.
“The 2015-2016 Kravis On Broadway season boasts a powerful line-up that includes recent hits from the Great White Way, many of them making their Kravis Center debut,” says Lee Bell, the Kravis Center’s Senior Director of Programming.
The 2015-2016 Kravis On Broadway series includes:
BLUE MAN GROUP
December 8-13, 2015
Blue Man Group is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!” Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state. With no spoken language, Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures. This unique experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else; guaranteed to be an outing you will never forget.
January 5-10, 2016
The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and, of course, “42nd Street.” Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, 42nd Street tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and comes to New York to audition for the new Broadway musical Pretty Lady. When the star breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star. The New York Times hailed the show as “a stage extravaganza,” while the Chicago Tribune hailed it as “one of the great and timeless anthems of the indispensable art form known as American musical theater. An emotional, romantic show.”
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
February 9-14, 2016
It began as one man’s story…became everyone’s music…and is now Broadway’s musical. Motown The Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit Motown The Musical!
MATILDA THE MUSICAL
February 9-14, 2016
TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year! Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards®, Matlida The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London’s West End. The Wall Street Journal says, “The makers of Matilda have done the impossible – triumphantly! It is smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun.”
Woody Allen’s BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
March 22-27, 2016
Bullets Over Broadway is the hilarious musical comedy about the making of a Broadway show. Written by Woody Allen, with direction and choreography by Susan Stroman and based upon the screenplay of the acclaimed film by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath, Bullets Over Broadway is the story of a young playwright who, in desperate need of financial backing for his next show, accepts an offer he can’t refuse from as mobster looking to please his showgirl girlfriend. Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters, and the songs that made the ’20s roar, Bullets Over Broadway is bringing musical comedy back with a bang.
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY: THE MUSICAL
April 26 – May 1, 2016
The Bridges of Madison County, one of the most romantic stories ever written, first captured the nation’s attention as a best-selling novel by Robert James Waller and is now an irresistible, two time Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical. This stunning new production features gorgeous, soulful music by Tony Award®-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) that the Daily News hails as “one of Broadway’s best scores in the last decade.” With a book by Pulitzer Prize Winner Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden, The Color Purple) and direction by Tony® winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza), The Bridges of Madison County is the unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.
Subscriptions for all six Kravis On Broadway productions are $180 to $499 and are on sale now. 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. For group sales contact Teri Reid at (561) 651-4438 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Karen Farruggia at (561) 651-4304 or Farruggia@kravis.org.
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. For more information, please call (561) 832-7469 or visit the official web site at www.kravis.org/broadway.