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KRAVIS CENTER Presents Tim Rice's and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA - Opens 4/8

KRAVIS CENTER Presents Tim Rice's and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA - Opens 4/8
PRLog - March 20, 2014 - WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- National Tour of

Tim Rice's and Andrew Lloyd Webber's
Is Coming to West Palm Beach as Part of
Kravis On Broadway 2013/2014 Season

Opens April 8!

(West Palm Beach, FL - March 19, 2014) Experience the passion and seduction in this elegant masterpiece, Tony Award®-winning musical EVITA. EVITAopens at The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on April 8 for a limited engagement through April 13.  The blockbuster show is the fourth of six Broadway shows as part of the Kravis on Broadway 2013/2014 season.

Directed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford, this is the first new Broadway production of the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical, since it debuted on Broadway over 30 years ago.  The New York Post said, “The wait was worth it: packed with memorable tunes, EVITA is a MODERN MASTERPIECE!"

Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world — while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. EVITA tells Eva's passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theater's most beautiful songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and "High Flying, Adored."

Produced by Hal Luftig, Scott Sanders and Troika Entertainment, the creative team includes tour director Seth Sklar-Heyn, tour choreographer Chris Bailey, Tony Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram, Tony Award-winning  lighting designer Neil Austin, Olivier Award-winning sound designer Mick Potter, wig and hair designer Richard Mawbey, projection designer Zachary Borovay, and music supervisor Kristen Blodgette, music director/conductor William Waldrop, orchestrations are by Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Cullen, and dance arrangements are by David Chase.

Kravis on Broadway is sponsored by Alex and Renate Dreyfoos. EVITA takes the Marden Stage in Dreyfoos Hall Tuesday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday, April 9 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; Thursday, April 10 at 8:00 p.m.; Friday, April 11 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 12 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, April 13 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased at the Kravis Center’s Official Website www.kravis.org/evita; by calling the Box Office at (561) 832-7469 or (800) 572-8471; or in person at the Kravis Center Box Office located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Group orders of 10 or more receive a discount and may be placed by calling 561-651-4438 or 561-651-4304.

Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free musical presentation by Rosarian Academy in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:5 p.m. on April 8, 2014.

About the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts:
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performing arts center whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse schedule of national and international artists and companies of the highest quality; by offering comprehensive arts education programs; by providing a Palm Beach County home in which local and regional arts organizations can showcase their work; and by providing economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County.

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