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'Hamilton' coming to Kravis Center in West Palm Beach for 2019-2020 season

“Hamilton” is coming to West Palm Beach. But you’ll have to wait until the 2019-2020 season if you want to see the Broadway phenomenon at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

That’s what was announced today when the center released its “Kravis on Broadway” season for 2018-2019 (which is the same season that “Hamilton” will play Fort Lauderdale).

“The best way to get your ‘Hamilton’ tickets at the Kravis is to become a subscriber,” advises Lee Bell, senior director of programming at the Kravis Center. “The current subscribers will have a chance to renew, and then we offer to our members the season subscription. You can become a member [donor] for $100 and get the opportunity to buy tickets before we go on to the public.”

Current subscribers to the “Kravis on Broadway” series will receive their renewals in early March. Kravis Center member donors will receive information on becoming a “Kravis on Broadway” subscriber for the 2018-2019 series sometime in mid-May. Subscriptions will go on sale to the general public in June.

No pricing information is available for the 2018-2019 or the 2019-2020 season. For information on becoming a member donor, call 561-651-4320 or go to Kravis.org/Membership.

Winner of 11 Tony Awards, the show about founding father Alexander Hamilton is famous for its multiracial casting of the United States’ founding fathers as well as its hip-hop-infused score by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also showcased rap with his other Broadway smash, “In the Heights.” The musical comedy follows Hamilton’s life from his birth in the West Indies, far from any center of political influence in the 1700s, to his becoming George Washington’s right-hand man during the American Revolution and, eventually, the country’s first Secretary of the Treasury. The show also delves into Hamilton’s extramarital affair, family travails and death from a duel.

But before that, the 2018-2019 season includes:

“Rock of Ages,” Nov. 6-11, 2018.

“Hello, Dolly!” Dec. 11-16, 2018.

“On Your Feet!” Jan. 8-13, 2019.

“Les Miserables,” Feb. 12-17, 2019.

“Waitress,” March 5-10, 2019.

“School of Rock,” March 27-31, 2019.

“Disney’s the Lion King,” April 24-May 5, 2019.

The two newsmakers are “Hello, Dolly!” and “On Your Feet!”

“Hello, Dolly!” became a hot hit last season with a Broadway revival starring Bette Midler 53 years after the show first bowed on the Great White Way (with no less than Carol Channing in the lead role).

“There will be a star with ‘Dolly!’ We don’t know who it will be,” Bell says. “The last time it was here was December of 1994.”

The stage musical “On Your Feet!” tells the story of Miami’s Gloria and Emilio Estefan, chronicling their rise in the pop-music world despite the industry’s bigotry.

“Well, it is part of our cultural landscape,” Bell says. “Gloria Estefan reaches out all through South Florida. In a sense, they like to own her and that sound she created is part of who we all are in South Florida. So this is an exciting opportunity to see the show here, there’s no doubt about it.”

rhagwood@southflorida.com

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