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"The Book of Mormon," "Flashdance" and "Pippin" coming to West Palm Beach next season

Staff Writer

Smash hits that won an avalanche of Tony Awards make up the Kravis on Broadway 2014-2015 season.

The seventh annual series of Great White Way musicals coming to the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach includes nine-time Tony winner “The Book of Mormon” and four-time Tony winner “Memphis.”

Hot revival “Pippin,” which earned Tony hardware four times in 2013 (and four back in 1973), is slated for a run. Speaking of revivals, Kravis is also getting “Anything Goes,” which nabbed three Tonys.

Rounding out the season are “Flashdance — the Musical” and “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” (a best costume Tony winner).

Following is a breakdown of the productions.

“Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” Nov. 11-16: The legendary composers created the musical for television in 1957 as a vehicle for Julie Andrews. It has been remade twice: in 1965 with Lesley Ann Warren and in 1997 with Brandy. Douglas Carter Beane wrote the critically acclaimed 2013 Broadway adaptation. Hit songs include “In My Own Little Corner” and “Impossible/It’s Possible.”

“The Book of Mormon,” Dec. 16-21: This twisted religious satire has music, book and lyrics by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, working with Robert Lopez (who co-wrote the book for “Avenue Q”). The show tells the story of two extremely naive Mormon missionaries sent to Uganda, where they face a warlord and indifference from the locals, who have their hands full dealing with hunger, genocide, poverty and AIDS. And yes, it's a musical comedy.

“Flashdance — the Musical,” Jan. 27–Feb. 1, 2015: Like the 1983 chick flick that made Jennifer Beals a household name, the musical revolves around a young woman who is a welder by day and a pole-dancer by night. The Academy Award-winning hit “Flashdance … What a Feeling,” as well as 1980s chart-toppers “Maniac” and “I Love Rock and Roll” are included in the score, which is filled out with 10 original songs.

“Anything Goes,” March 10-15, 2015: Musical legend Cole Porter’s shipboard-romance-musical-comedy sails with standards such as “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “It’s De-Lovely” and “You’re the Top.”

“Memphis,” April 7-12, 2015: Set in the 1950s, this musical is about a white radio DJ who falls in love with a black nightclub singer against the backdrop of segregation and the rise of rock 'n' roll and R&B. Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan wrote the original score.

“Pippin,” April 28-May 3, 2015: The 1970s-era hit about a medieval prince looking for meaning in his life has been re-imagined with cirque-esque acrobatics layered atop Bob Fosse’s original choreography

Kravis on Broadway subscriptions for all six shows range in price from $174 to $492. Subscribers will get renewals in April. Tickets for the general public will go on sale midsummer. To order, call 561-832-7469 or go to

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