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Seasons announced, altered; UM does "Dolly"

 The Raymond F. Kravis Center in West Palm Beach books its own Broadway series, and its big 2009-2010 lure is the same show that has been a sold-out bonanza for the Broward Center this season -- the Tony Award-winning Jersey Boys.

Four00_jerseyboys_wknd_JMThe Kravis on Broadway series begins Nov. 10-15 with the revival of Grease featuring American Idol winner Taylor Hicks.  Next comes the lavish, Tony-winning revival of South Pacific Jan. 5-10, followed by A Chorus Line Feb. 2-7, Jersey Boys March 10-28 and the dance show Burn the Floor May 4-9, 2010. 

Subscriptions range from $146 to $420, but sales to the general public don't begin until July 27.  Call 1-800-572-8471 or visit the Kravis web site.


Manalapan's Florida Stage has announced its summer musical, a theatrical concert titled Some Kind of Wonderful!by Bill Castellino and Christopher McGovern, the team behind the theater's recent hit Cagney!.  It's a collection of songs from the "Camelot" years of 1960-63, music made popular by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, The Beatles, The Tempations, The Supremes, Connie Francis, Wilson Pickett, the Drifters, the Four Seasons and others.  The show runs July 1-Aug. 30, with previews at 8 p.m. July 1-2, 2 p.m. July 2.  Performances are 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday-Sunday.  Tickets are $45 for matinees and week nights, $48 other shows (previews $38).  Call 1-800-514-3837 or visit the Florida Stage web site.

Florida Stage has also delayed next season's production of Deborah Zoe Laufer's Sirens;instead, the company will present Seth Rozin's new play Two Jews Walk into a War..., one of four world premires on its 2009-2010 lineup.  The company's next season begins with Rozin's play Oct. 21-Nov. 29, followed by Carter W. Lewis' The Storytelling Ability of a BoyDec. 9-Jan. 17, Israel Horovitz's Sins of the Mother Jan. 27-March 7, Dr. Radioby Castellino and McGovern March 24-May 2, and Christopher Demos-Brown's When the Sun Shone Brighter May 12-June 20, 2010.


HelloDollyRingPress The University of Miami is doing its big spring musical -- Hello, Dolly! -- at the theater named for UM grad and Dollycomposer Jerry Herman.  Leah Costello, Kaitlyn O'Neill and Gianmarco Soresi play Irene, Dolly and Cornelius in the show, which is at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, 1312 Miller Dr. on UM's Coral Gables campus, through May 2.

Performances are 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.  Tickets are $18-$22 (seniors, faculty, staff and alumni pay $16-$18; students pay $8-$10).  For information, call 305-284-3355 or visit the Ring web site.