Those who frequent the theatre and have suffered the void of 2020 have reason to rejoice! The 2021–2022 theatre season at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will reopen the doors for its On Broadway series beginning November 16. Seven award-winning, live Broadway productions will take to the Kravis Center stage in West Palm Beach. All performances will take place in the 2,200-seat Dreyfus Hall theatre. In order to assure a worry-free experience, the venue will use extensive sanitation protocols and require everyone entering the grounds to use a mask.
“Anyone who loves the theatre knows the joy that comes from experiencing a live Broadway show. With this upcoming season of award-winning musicals, we couldn’t be more excited to share that joy with our community,” said Terrence Dwyer, Kravis Center CEO. “And as we get ready to raise the curtain on our line-up of Broadway hits, we’re also focused on ensuring the health, safety, and comfort of our audiences through superior air filtering systems and state of the art cleaning and sanitizing procedures.” To learn more about those health and safety protocols, visit kravis.org/healthsafety.
The lineup of shows is impressive, starting off with the season’s first offering and Best Musical winner, Come From Away, directed by Tony Award–winning Best Director Christopher Ashley (November 16–21, 2021). It’s based on the true story of when the isolated community of Gander, Newfoundland, hosted 38 international planes on September 11, 2001. While carrying seven thousand passengers on this turbulent day, these planes were diverted to Gander’s air strip. Despite language barriers and cultural differences, the village came together for the stranded travelers, offering music, an open bar, and open hearts.
The second presentation is six-time Tony Award winner Dear Evan Hansen, directed by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (December 15–19, 2021). The musical is a deeply personal, “fish out of water” story and a contemporary tale about fitting in, life, and the way we live it.
The third production is in the birthday month of its subject, the electric Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (January 5–9, 2022). A biographical musical, this show chronicles the barrier-breaking achievements of music diva Donna Summer. The production tells the story of her journey from a gospel choir to winning numerous Grammy awards. She was a trailblazer in disco music and the voice of a generation.
In February what’s old is new again with the fourth show and new production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 7 Tony Award–winning musical, Cats, under the direction of Trevor Nunn (February 8–13, 2022). It’s a blockbuster fantasy about one magical night with a tribe of cats at their annual ball.
The fifth offering is the highly romantic, lushly orchestrated Anastasia, directed by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak (March 9–13, 2022). This adventure tells the story of a brave young Russian woman who sets out to discover her family and the mystery of her past.
The sixth presentation is from the acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater—Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady (April 19–24, 2022), which Entertainment Weekly described as “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time… ” Director Bartlett Sher’s glowing production is “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was” (New York Times). “Every so often, a revival comes along that reminds you how indispensable great theater can be.” In this contemporary retelling of Pygmalion, Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, meets Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a proper lady. As events play out, the professor too is transformed.
The last production is the classic love story, An Officer and a Gentleman, directed by multiple Tony Award nominee Dick Scanlan (May 3–8, 2022). Based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere, it is a breathtaking production that celebrates triumph over adversity. In the story, a Navy pilot learns the importance of love and friendship and finds the courage to be his best self.
Kravis On Broadway subscriptions will go on sale to the general public in June. The best place to get information on tickets is through the Kravis Center’s official website at kravis.org/broadway. Subscribers for this season will automatically be offered the opportunity to renew their seats for the ‘22-23 season, which will include the Broadway smash hit, Wicked. For additional information about purchasing a subscription to On Broadway, contact the Kravis Center Box Office by emailing email@example.com. You can also reach the box office directly by calling 561-832-7469, Monday–Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kravis On Broadway subscriptions will go on sale to the general public in June. The best place to get information on tickets is through the Kravis Center’s official website at kravis.org/broadway. Subscribers for this season will automatically be offered the opportunity to renew their seats for the ‘22-‘23 season which will include the Broadway smash, WICKED.
For additional information about purchasing a subscription to Kravis On Broadway contact the Kravis Center Box Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach the Box Office directly by calling 561.832.7469, Monday – Friday 10 am to 2 pm.