Kravis Center

  • “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” is a Magically Remade Fairy Tale

    Palm Beach audiences expecting dancing mice and singing birds are going to be disappointed with “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.” That’s Disney, all the way. And, if they’re expecting that 1997 broadcast version starring pop princess Brandy, Whoopi Goldberg and Whitney Houston, well, thankfully, that’s not quite the case, either.

  • A&E: Actress Finds Inspiration in Food—or Lack Thereof

    Inspiration sometimes strikes when least expected. For actress Renée Taylor, it was during her stint performing Nora Ephron’s play, “Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” a series of monologues in which women relate critical life events to the clothes they were wearing at the time.

  • Deborah Cox Offers New Interpretation of Whitney Houston Role

    Broadway has long turned to Hollywood for inspiration. The marquees in New York’s famed theater district advertise stage adaptations of many hit movies, ranging from Disney’s “The Lion King,” “Frozen,” and “Aladdin” to “School of Rock,” “Kinky Boots” and “Waitress.”

  • Hunky Quartet Brings Christmas Show to South Florida

    While tweens continue to mourn the breakup of One Direction, there’s another boy band—well, string quartet—touring the country and they also have a legion of devoted fans.

  • Kravis Capers: CityPlace is Full of Dining Options Before the Show

    Is this the gayest season the Kravis Center in West Palm has ever produced? Let’s see; so far, we’ve seen Johnny Mathis (gay) and “A Night of Stars” with Tommy Tune (gay) and Angela Lansbury (gay icon).

  • Kravis Concert Salutes Cabaret Legend, Great Women Singers

    It’s never polite to ask a lady her age, but Michael Feinstein is letting Kravis Center audiences in on a little secret—the legendary cabaret singer Marilyn Maye is turning 90 this year and he’ll undoubtedly be leading everyone in a jazzy rendition of “Happy Birthday” on March 13.

  • Let Your Hair Down & The Sun Shine In

    The MNM Productions staging of the classic musical “Hair” is entertaining as it is flamboyant.

  • Music: Well-Strung Makes Classical Music Sexy

    Move over One Direction because there’s another boy band touring the country. Well, they are a string quartet, but they play the music of Madonna, Lady Gaga and Ke$ha—in addition to Bach, Beethoven and Brahms—and they’re hot, too.

  • Porgy and Bess a Smash at Kravis!

    The 2013-14 season of "Kravis on Broadway" continues with the stunning Broadway rendition of the opera "Porgy and Bess" which was originally performed in 1935. 

  • Review: Evita — She’ll Have You Crying

    Caroline Bowman stars as Eva Peron in the traveling production of “Evita,” which recently closed at the Kravis Center and comes to Miami’s Arsht Center in May. Credit: Richard Termine

    South Florida audiences have already been treated to several rock operas this season: “We Will Rock You” spun together the song catalog of Queen with a silly science fiction plot last fall at Miami’s Arsht Center, while the angst of contemporary youth was proclaimed very loudly in “American Idiot,” featuring the music of Green Day, just a few weeks ago at the Broward Center.

  • Review: Million Dollar Quartet — A Trip Through Musical History

    I went to Kravis last night to see “Million Dollar Quartet” and forgive me but I can’t resist… Elvis was in the house. So too were Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis. These famous singers, some of the most important figures at the dawn of rock ‘n’ roll, were played by Cody Ray Slaughter, James Barry, Scott Moreau and John Countryman, starting with Elvis.

  • War Horse: An Emotional Play with Extraordinary Puppets

    Love, war, life, death, and complex puppetry comprise the story and set of the five-time Tony Award winning play “War Horse,” which premiered at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts this week and runs through Sunday, Feb. 16.

  • Youth Advocate Addresses Bullying, Stereotypes at Kravis

    “I think that everything that a writer writes has some basis in a form of autobiography. We’re all trying to tell our own stories at some level,” said playwright and actor James Lecesne.