Kravis Center

  • 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.

  • (WM) ALSO Youth’s work to support the LGBT community has officially expanded into Manatee County, allowing them to reach more LGBT youth than ever before.

  • The Kravis Center in West Palm Beach is the latest South Florida venue to announce the return of touring Broadway productions this fall.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • (WM) The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to offer transgender veterans gender confirmation surgery, Secretary Denis McDonough announced at a Pride Month event in Orlando June 19.

  • 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.

  • “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.