By Bill Hirschman
The show did not go on Sunday but the Circle of Life should continue Tuesday and beyond.
Cleanup of the watery aftermath of a burst pipe joint will continue at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts this week, but it is not expected to interfere with the next performance of The Lion King road show on Tuesday, an Arsht spokesman said.
About 2,300 patrons were evacuated Sunday just after the start of the second act when heavy rain burst open the join of two pipes that carry water from the roof through a drainage system, the spokesman said.
Crews were working Monday to clean up the cascade of water that streamed down from the roof near the lobby and down to the floor four stories below at the Ziff Ballet Opera House. Although the pools of water have been cleaned up, workers will continue this week to replace drywall and conduct other repairs.
The building and the piping was inspected for safety Monday. The only problems patrons may notice is that one bank of elevators and one restroom will not be operating until later this week.
Patrons attending Sunday’s performance may call their original point of purchase or the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office at (786) 468-2337 to exchange tickets for a future performance of The Lion King. The show is playing through June 10 and there are sufficient seats available, the center spokesman said.