Kravis on Broadway celebrates 30th anniversary with 7 musicals


Front view of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.

The Kravis on Broadway series is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022-23 with seven musicals at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. The hit musicals coming to the Kravis Center are Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5 the Musical,” Disney’s “Aladdin,” 2019 Tony Award recipient for best musical “Hadestown,” comedic “Tootsie,” “Pretty Woman: The Musical,” “Wicked” and 2019 Tony winner “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations.”


Kravis on Broadway will begin Nov. 15 with “9 to 5 the Musical.” The musical is based on the movie by screenwriter Patricia Resnick, and the score, which was nominated for an Oscar, Grammy and Tony, is from the country music legend herself, Dolly Parton. The show is about three women working at Consolidated Industries who, after repeated unfair treatment from their sexist boss, Franklin Hart Jr., kidnap him. The tale is told in a comedic, lighthearted tone. The show runs through Nov. 20.


The 9 to 5 UK Tour, 2022.

Photo by ©Pamela Raith Photography


“Aladdin” will play from Dec. 14 to 23. Based on the 1992 animated film, “Aladdin” is a magical story of a street urchin in Agrabah who, upon meeting Princess Jasmine, disguised as a commoner, immediately falls for her. Aladdin, Jasmine and Genie take on Jafar and his assistant Iago — a parrot in the movie, a human in the musical — to stop the villains from overthrowing Jasmine’s kingdom.


“Hadestown” will play from Jan. 3 to 8, 2023. Winner of eight Tonys in 2019, “Hadestown” tells the love story between Eurydice and Orpheus, as well as the turbulent, tragic relationship between Persephone and Hades.


“Tootsie,” based on the 1982 film comedy, will play Feb. 7 to 12. “Tootsie” is about struggling actor Michael Dorsey, who, after failing to get a job, takes on female alter ego Dorothy Michaels and secures a job with the same people who turned Michael down. “Tootsie” scored nine nominations and two wins at the 2019 Tony Awards.


PRETTY WOMAN, with Adam Pascal and Olivia Valli. Photo by Matthew Murphy

“Pretty Woman: The Musical,” playing from March 7 to 12, is a classic romance about Vivian Ward, a Hollywood prostitute who is hired as an escort by the wealthy Edward Lewis. The show is brought to life by director Jerry Mitchell and producer Paula Wagner.


Theater and nontheater fans alike will recognize “Wicked” for its beautiful score and huge impact. A prequel to “The Wizard of Oz,” “Wicked” will play March 29 to April 9. It is the story of Elphaba, a young woman born with green skin and a natural inclination for sorcery. “Wicked” twists expectations over who the villain truly is.



The final musical of the Kravis on Broadway season is “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations,” playing April 26 to 30. “Ain’t Too Proud” is a jukebox musical based on the true story of The Temptations, who began in Detroit during politically divisive times in 1960 and eventually made it to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.


Tickets are still available for the final show of the 2021-22 Kravis on Broadway season: “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” playing May 20 to 26.


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