By Bill Hirschman
The Kravis Center’s Broadway tour series, resuming in November, will have the much-anticipated Come From Away and Dear Evan Hansen, but also titles that won’t be seen at the other two presenting houses in the region such as An Officer and a Gentleman and Summer, The Donna Summer Musical.
While some of the shows are also slated in the region, the Kravis schedules its own titles independent of Broadway Across America which schedules show at the Arsht Center and Broward Center.
Like those venues, the Kravis has worked hard to provide and plan dozens of measures to keep patrons safe, “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 in our theaters,” wrote the venue’s new CEO Terrence Dwyer.
But the plan is that by the fall, eased up local restrictions and extensive vaccinations will allow all seats to be sold, not socially distanced, although many precautions will remain in place. Venue managers have said that it is not possible to make tours fiscally possible under social distancing.
Current Kravis On Broadway subscribers will receive their renewals in March. Kravis Center donors will receive information on becoming a Kravis On Broadway subscriber in May. For more information about becoming a donor, log on to kravis.org/membership, or call (561) 651-4320. New subscriptions will go on sale to the general public in June.
The schedule, COVID-permitting, is:
Come From Away
The Best Musical Tony winner is the uplifting true story of 7,000 stranded airplane passengers on 9/11 and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Dear Evan Hansen
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Teenage loner and misfit Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. This deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical has been a major hit with adults and with uncounted thousands of young people who see their struggles on stage.
January 5-9, 2022
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including Love to Love You Baby, Bad Girls and Hot Stuff.
February 8-13, 2022
If you have to ask……
March 9-13, 2022
Inspired by the Disney beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled musical has additional songs by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, a heavily reworked book by the late Terrence Mc Nally, and some genuinely impressive visuals.
April 19-24, 2022
My Fair Lady
From Lincoln Center Theater comes an completely new production that won kudos in New York.
May 3-8, 2022
An Officer And A Gentlman
Based on the Oscar-winning film, this musical version bowed in Australia, toured the United Kingdom and was planned to tour the United States without first going to Broadway. The score, which includes the Grammy-winning Up Where We Belong, is built on a catalogue of 1980s music.
Kravis Sets 2021-22 Broadway Tours With “Summer” & Hansen
By Bill Hirschman