Kravis Center Offers 26 Sensational Shows, Concerts & Special Events In March

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Kravis Center Offers 26 Sensational Shows, Concerts & Special Events In March

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is offering several of Broadway's biggest hits, plus amazing concerts and memorable special events for every entertainment preference, from classical music to political comedy, plus international superstars like Diana Ross to Kenny G to Chita Rivera, along with several fascinating talks and lectures throughout the month of March.

February 29-March 1 at 7:30 pm (Saturday and Sunday)

Loston Harris

Plays The Great American Songbook

Jazz pianist and vocalist Loston Harris has spent the last decade sharing his passion for timeless music and delighting audiences with his unique blend of jazz and gospel. His virtuosity on the piano is only matched by his smooth vocals. He's a regular performer at many of the world's most famous venues, including Jazz at Lincoln Center and has earned rave reviews for his numerous albums. Join him for an evening of Great American Songbook hits and more.
Helen K. Persson Hall
Tickets start at $35

March 3-8

+ Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 pm

+ Wednesday and Saturday at 2 pm & 8 pm

+ Sunday at 2 pm

MISS SAIGON

(Kravis On Broadway)

Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical MISS SAIGON, from the creators of Les Misérables. This is the story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For three years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he's fathered a son. Featuring stunning spectacle and a sensational cast of 42 performing the soaring score, including Broadway hits like The Heat is On in Saigon, The Movie in My Mind, Last Night of the World and American Dream, this is a theatrical event you will never forget. The New Yorker called it "a dynamite Broadway revival," and NY1 raved "The new MISS SAIGON soars to the rafters."

Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall

Tickets start at $48

Sponsored by

Mr. George T. Elmore and Ms. Marti LaTour

Mr. and Mr. George W. Weaver

March 5 at 1:30 pm (Thursday)

Lecture Series:

A Tribute to Three Tenors:

Plácido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti

Lecturer: Dr. Roni Stein-Loreti

(ArtSmart Continuing Arts Education)
Take a nostalgic journey through the life of the three famous tenors. Witness some of their spectacular performances together and their individual concerts in magnificent venues around the world.
The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center in the Cohen Pavilion
Tickets $25

March 5-6 at 7:30 pm (Thursday and Friday)

Koresh Dance Company

La Danse

(PEAK)
Witness the critically acclaimed artistry of the Koresh Dance Company in this one-of-a-kind performance. A tender, joyful, passionate and humorous interpretation of Matisse's highly regarded paintings, La Danse is an enthralling masterpiece of modern, ballet, ballroom and Israeli folk dance.
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets $39
This PEAK performance is made possible by a grant from the
MLDauray Arts Initiative in honor of Leonard and Sophie Davis
Beyond The Stage: Join us for a free post-performance talk by Steven Caras on March 5. Beyond the Stage is sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker.
Note: Guests will receive a ticket voucher for one complimentary beverage. Underage guests will be offered a non-alcoholic selection.

March 7-8

+ Saturday at 7:30 pm

+ Sunday at 1:30 pm

L.A. Theatre Works

Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director

Seven

By Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margaff, Anna Deavere Smith and Susan Yankowitz
(PEAK)
A fascinating documentary play that weaves together the words of seven remarkable women who faced life-threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries, Seven will leave you breathless. This tapestry of stories dramatizes their struggles over resistance, death threats, entrenched norms and pervasive violence. Since its release in 2008, Seven has been translated into 27 languages and performed in more than 30 countries, sharing with international audiences these inspiring tales of bravery and perseverance.
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets $39
This PEAK performance is made possible by a grant from the
MLDauray Arts Initiative in honor of Leonard and Sophie Davis
This performance sponsored by Marjorie Fink
Note: Guests will receive a ticket voucher for one complimentary beverage. Underage guests will be offered a non-alcoholic selection.

March 9 at 7:30 pm (Monday)

The Queen's Cartoonists

Leading the audience through a world of virtuosic musicianship, multi-instrumental mayhem and comedy, The Queen's Cartoonists is a concert for all. Featuring music from classic cartoons and contemporary animation, this performance is synchronized to video projections of the original films and includes comedic anecdotes involving the cartoons and their composers. Expect the unexpected from a repertoire that includes the Golden Age of animation, cult cartoon classics, modern animation and elements of a musical circus.
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets $39

March 9 at 8 pm (Monday) SOLD OUT

Diana Ross

Diana Ross is considered one of the most successful recording artists and entertainers of all time. From her landmark solo career to the early days as the leader of The Supremes, Ross helped shape the sound of popular music, changing the landscape and pacing the way for contemporary music. Her international achievements were acknowledged by the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in Washington DC (2007), celebrating her lustrous career of excellence in music, film, television and theatre, as well as her cultural influences, humanitarian work and her contributions to American culture. The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences celebrated her remarkable career with its highest honor, The GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. In 2016, Ross received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the most prestigious civilian award given to a U.S. citizen.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall

Tickets start at $59

Sponsored by Richard and Barbara Rothschild

March 10 at 7:30 pm (Tuesday)

An Evening with Tom Rush

Accompanied by Matt Nakoa

Gifted musician and folk icon Tom Rush, accompanied by Matt Nakoa on the guitar and piano, celebrates the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of the gritty blues. Having just celebrated his 50th year on stage and in the studio, Rush continues to break new ground-with his recent YouTube clip garnering 6 million plays. Join them for an evening of incredible music and entertaining stories.
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets start at $39

March 10 at 8 pm (Tuesday)

Kenny G

Grammy and American Music Award-winner Kenny G continues to sell out concert halls to crowds eager for his incomparable sound. His pop success began in the 1970s with Barry White and continued with chart-topping solo albums and guest appearances with Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and more.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25
Sponsored by Eileen Berman and Jay Bauer

March 11 at 7 pm (Wednesday)

THE COLOR PURPLE

(A Kravis Center Community Outreach Event)
Hosted by the Kravis Center's Community Relations Committee
THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival. Hailed as "a direct hit to the heart" (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold" (The New York Times). With a soul-raising, Grammy-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Don't miss this stunning reimagining of an epic story about a young woman's journey to love and triumph in the American South. Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph that New York Magazine calls "one of the greatest revivals ever."
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall
Tickets start at $29
Sponsored by Jane M. Mitchell
With support from South Florida PBS

Media support from WMBX 102.3


March 12 at 11 am (Thursday)

Kravis Film & Literary Club

Julie Gilbert on So Big

After the death of her father and loss of his fortune, Selina (Barbara Stanwyck) takes a job teaching in a small Dutch farming community close to Chicago. She rents a room from the Pool family and becomes a mentor and piano teacher for their young, troubled son Roelf. Later, Selina marries and has her own son, but soon finds herself a widow left to face the world alone. Also stars George Brent, Bette Davis, Alan Hale and Earle Foxe. (1932)

Note: The screening will be followed by a talk by Julie Gilbert.
Helen K. Persson Hall
Tickets $52
Note: Admission includes water and a boxed lunch prepared by Catering by The Breakers at the Kravis Center. For dietary restrictions, please call 561.651.4339.

March 12 at 7:30 pm (Thursday)

Brandon Ridenour, Trumpet

(Young Artists Classical Series)

At age 20, Brandon Ridenour became the youngest-ever member of the iconic Canadian Brass, touring with the group for seven years. An avid composer and arranger, he created scores for the Canadian Brass as well as Beatles songs for his fourth CD, Come Together (2019), celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic Lennon & McCartney title song. A graduate of The Julliard School and an alumnus of Carnegie Hall's Ensemble Connect, Brandon has won the International Trumpet Guild solo competition, the annual Morton Gould solo competition, the annual Morton Gould ASCAP Young Composer Awards and more.
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets $32
Young Artists Series sponsored by Harriett M. Eckstein New Art Fund

March 12 at 8 pm (Thursday) SOLD OUT

An Intimate Evening with David Foster

Hitman Tour

Featuring Special Guest Katharine McPhee

One of the top record producers of all time, 16-time Grammy-winner David Foster has developed hits for Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson and many more. The unparalleled composer will share the stage with celebrated actress, singer and American Idol finalist, Katharine McPhee, for an evening of unforgettable music.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall
Tickets start at $35
Sponsored by Rona Forstadt
With support from SunSentinel

March 13-29

+ Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 7:30 pm

+ Wednesday, Saturday at 1:30 pm & 7:30 pm

+ Sunday at 1:30 pm

Capitol Steps

The Lyin' Kings

What better time to see the Capitol Steps, the group that puts the "mock" in democracy, than in an election year? The Capitol Steps return with their new show, The Lyin' Kings. Don't miss songs about the Democratic primary candidates 76 Unknowns and the newest late-night thoughts of President Trump Tweet It. No one knows what the next election will bring, but whether it's Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Beto O'Rourke, the Capitol Steps can tell you what rhymes with it! Whether you're a Democrat or Republican (or somewhere in-between), if you've ever wanted to see Donald Trump sing a rock song, Bernie Sanders sing a show tune, and Vladimir Putin dance shirtless, this is the show for you.
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets $45

Sponsored by Donald and Linda Silpe

March 13 at 8 pm (Friday)

Anka Sings Sinatra:

Back By Popular Demand!

A legendary artist, a beloved entertainer for over 61 years, Paul Anka returns to the stage to celebrate another musical great, Frank Sinatra. In an evening filled with fan favorites and iconic hits, Anka does what he does best-sharing his extraordinary gift for music, his way.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall
Tickets start at $45
Sponsored by
Mary L. Campbell
Diane and Richard Ross

March 14 at 5:30 pm (Saturday)

KRAVIS CENTER GALA

Gala Chairs: Irene and Jim Karp, Bob and Christine Stiller
Honorary Gala Chairs: Monika E. Preston, Kathryn C. Vecellio
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall
Tickets are $1,250 for Gala Patrons, $650 for Young Gala Patrons (45 and younger).
Note: For information about the Kravis Center Gala, please call 561. 651.4320 or visit www.kravis.org/gala.

March 14 at 7 pm (Saturday)

Josh Groban

Josh Groban has thrilled fans across the globe with his multi-platinum albums, live performances, film and television appearances. Don't miss this electrifying entertainer when he takes the stage to perform such hits as You Raise Me Up, Bring Him Home, Evermore and Home.

Note: This special performance is also part of our GALA fundraiser. Tickets are $1250 for the GALA festivities and includes a cocktail reception at 5:30 pm, Prime Reserved Seating for the 7 pm performance followed by an elegant dinner dance in Gimelstob Ballroom. For information and tickets for the Kravis Center Gala, please visit kravis.org/gala.

Tickets start at $59

March 15 at 8 pm (Sunday)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

In post war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Gershwin's soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dances as the world rediscovers the power of love in this breathtaking production. Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry's life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret - and realizes he is not her only suitor. Winner of four Tony Awards and inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, this exquisite production features favorite Gershwin songs including I Got Rhythm, Liza, 'S Wonderful, But Not For Me, and Stairway to Paradise.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall
Tickets start at $32
Sponsored by U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management
Beyond The Stage: Join us for a free pre-performance talk by Steven Caras at 6:45 pm. Beyond the Stage is sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker.

March 16 at 8 pm (Monday)

Michael Feinstein Conducts

The Kravis Center Pops Orchestra

The Legends We Love

Guest Artist Chita Rivera and Chris Mann

and a Special Remembrance of Vic Damone

Sam Kriger, Associate Conductor
One of Broadway's most Tony-nominated performers, Chita Rivera, will take the stage with Feinstein and the Kravis Center Pops Orchestra for an evening of remarkable music. Join them as they honor the legendary Vic Damone and celebrate the many musical legends we all love.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall
Tickets start at $39

Sponsored by Carol and Harold Baxter
Series support from Legend 100.3FM

March 17 at 11 am & 2 pm (Tuesday)

Neil Berg's 110 Years of Broadway

(Adults at Leisure Series)
Back for a record-breaking 10th year, Neil Berg brings his company of five extraordinary Broadway stars to the stage. This all-new show features music from every era, including Dear Evan Hansen, Phantom of the Opera, South Pacific, Wicked, Man of La Mancha and many more. 110 Years of Broadway recreates the finest moments from the most memorable shows of the century and is revered as the top touring Broadway concert in the country.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall
Tickets $30

March 17 at 8 pm (Tuesday)

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Lahav Shani, Conductor

Emanuel Ax, Piano

(Regional Arts Classical Concert Series)
+ Brahms/Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

+ Bartók/Concerto for Orchestra, S2. 116

Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall

Tickets start at $39

Series sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis
Concert sponsored by Annette Y. Friedland

Beyond The Stage: Join us for a pre-concert talk at 6:45 pm in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center. Beyond the Stage is sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker.

March 22 at 8 pm (Sunday)

New World Symphony

(America's Orchestral Academy)

Joshua Gersen, Conductor

(Regional Arts Classical Concert Series)
The dynamic orchestra of 87 super-talented musicians, who performed twice by invitation in May at Carnegie Hall, are led by an alumnus who recently served as Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic. Program to be announced
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall
Tickets start at $35
Sponsored by Carol and Harold Baxter

March 23 at 11:30 am (Monday) SOLD OUT

Lunch & Learn:

An Affair to Remember:

Cary Grant And His Everlasting Appeal

A Conversation with Steven Caras

and Scott Eyman

(A Kravis Center Cultural Society Event)
Archibald Leach began his stage career as a young teen. Years later, he'd become Cary Grant and move to Hollywood after building a reputation as a Vaudeville performer. His unparalleled charm, looks and wit, however, were assets far from the result of a nurtured childhood. Join three-time New York Times best-selling author Scott Eyman (his upcoming book will be all about Cary Grant), and Emmy Award-winning dancer/photographer/keynote speaker Steven Caras in a fascinating dialogue on the life and loves of one of Hollywood's most charismatic (and wealthy) leading men.
Gimelstob Ballroom in the Cohen Pavilion
Tickets $95
Note: Admission includes lunch prepared by Catering by The Breakers at the Kravis Center.
Sponsored by Susan Bloom

March 27-28 at 7:30 pm (Friday and Saturday)

Anthony Nunziata

Soundtrack: The Music Of Our Lives!

Internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and entertainer Anthony Nunziata brings his soulful style to fresh takes on timeless songs from Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Nat King Cole to The Righteous Brothers, Adele, and many more. An enchanting experience is in store for musical lovers of all ages as Nunziata reimagines favorites including Fly Me To The Moon, Unchained Melody, Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You, New York State Of Mind and others.
Helen K. Persson Hall
Tickets start at $35

March 31 at 1:30 pm (Tuesday)

Lecture Series:

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

Lecturer: Richard René Silvin

(ArtSmart Continuing Arts Education)
His personal ties to each woman gave him the insider's view of their lives - and now, the ultimate raconteur, will describe their tragic stories in his colorful and inimitable fashion, while proving the adage All That Glitters Is Not Gold. Get the inside story on the glamourous, social climbing Ann Woodward, who fatally shot her handsome, wealthy husband, Billy in 1955; Barbara Hutton, the "poor little rich girl" who married and divorced seven men, never finding happiness; Aristotle Onassis' children, Christina and Alexander, heirs to two huge shipping fortunes and Leona Helmsley, "the queen of mean," married to real estate magnet Harry Helmsley.
The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center in the Cohen Pavilion
Tickets $25

March 31-April 5

+ Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 pm
+ Wednesday and Saturday at 2 pm & 8 pm
+ Sunday at 2 pm

COME FROM AWAY

(Kravis On Broadway)

Broadway's COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America. This New York Times Critics' Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers 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. Don't miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year's Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley, Newsweek cheers, "It takes you to a place you never want to leave!"

On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall

Tickets are available for purchase online through the Kravis Center's official website at kravis.org; in person at the Box Office, located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; or by phone at 561.832.7469 or 800.572.8471. For Group Sales please call 561.651.4438 or 561.651.4304.



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