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Delray Beach Playhouse
Announces its
2023-2024 Season

The Playhouse will feature numerous theatrical and musical options sure to appeal to audiences of all ages.

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Carol Kassie
carol@carolkassie.com / 561-445-9244

May 25, 2023

DELRAY BEACH, FL:  The Delray Beach Playhouse has announced its lineup for 2023-2024, and once again, the venerable venue promises a season of exciting, eclectic, and engaging programming sure to entertain its long-time patrons, and to attract new audiences to what has often been called the ‘gem of a theatre on the shores of Lake Ida’.

The Playhouse, which first opened its doors in 1947, has become a beloved fixture in South Florida theatrical community, and boasts large, strong, and supportive membership composed of year-round and seasonal patrons, an excellent roster of local talent both backstage and front of house, and an enthusiastic and committed team of volunteers.  

This year’s Mainstage Play Series will begin with She Loves Me, the award-winning musical by Jerry Brock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof). The Playhouse’ next production Grumpy Old Men, the successful musical adaptation of the 1993 hit film of the same name, will be followed by Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along. The Lost Virginity Tour will round out what promises to be an extremely enjoyable season.

After his successful run at the Playhouse with his award-winning show Wiesenthal last season, playwright/actor/director Tom Dugan will perform in the regional premiere of his play, Tevye in New York.

The Best of Broadway Cabaret Series, which will replace the Musical Memories Concert Series, will be headlined by internationally known Broadway, television, and film star Tovah Feldshuh in her newest show Aging is Optional.  Other concerts in the Broadway series include Ann Talman: Elizabeth Taylor and the Shadow of her Smile, From Broadway With Love (From Funny Girl & 42nd Street to Miss Saigon & Phantom of the Opera), It’s De-Lovely: Jeff Harner Sings Cole Porter, and Something Wonderful: Laura Yanez Sings Rogers & Hammerstein.

The PinkSlip Duo returns to the Playhouse with new concerts for the Feelin’ Groovy Series:  A Time for Peace:  The Life and Song of Pete Seeger, Imagine:  The Life and Song of John Lennon, and 60s Pop Chart Hits You Didn’t Know Came From Canada.

Subscriptions for all three series are on sale now. Individual tickets will be available beginning September 5th.  Ticket prices will vary, and group rates will be available.  More information about all these productions, including show descriptions and logos, is available on the theatre’s website: delraybeachplayhouse.com.

The Delray Beach Playhouse is located at 950 NW 9th Street, in Delray Beach, 33444. (561-272-1281).

For more information about The Delray Beach Playhouse visit delraybeachplayhouse.com, or contact Carol Kassie at carol@carolkassie.com / 561-445-9244.

Delray Beach Playhouse Mainstage Productions:

November 24 – December 10, 2023
She Loves Me
Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by Jerry Brock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Set in a 1930s European perfumery, we meet shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don’t see eye to eye. After both respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Join Amalia and Georg to discover the identity of their true loves… and all the twists and turns along the way!

December 21 – January 7, 2023
Tevye In New York
By Tom Dugan

Based on the beloved characters of Sholem Aleichem and from Tom Dugan, the writer and star of Wiesenthal, comes the World Premiere of his newest play Tevye in New York! Ever wonder what happened to Tevye, wife Golde and his daughters after the curtain came down in Fiddler on the Roof? Tevye in New York! finally answers those decades-old questions. Follow Tevye as he fights for his piece of the American dream in 1914—from his journey with his daughters across the Atlantic Ocean, through Ellis Island, past “the big green lady,” and into the crowded streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side.  Tevye In New York! is a magical tale filled with laughter, heartbreak, and joy, as Tevye tries to balance tradition with what it means to be an American Jew.

February 2 – 25, 2024
Grumpy Old Men
Book by Dan Remmes
Music by Neil Berg
Lyrics by Nick Meglin

Grumpy Old Men is the story of two aging men, Max and John, neighbors who have been feuding for most of their lives. Invigorated by their shared affection for their new neighbor across the street, the beautiful, eccentric, and charming Ariel, they face-off as romantic rivals until their hilarious shenanigans finally bring about a resolution to their long-standing differences. Based on the 1993 film, which starred Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, and Ann-Margret, this stage adaptation captures the lovably crotchety characters through twinkling humor, great songs, and the affectionate depiction of a small town that feels like home to everyone.

March 22 – April 7, 2024
Merrily We Roll Along
Book by George Furth
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

The authors of the landmark Company reunite to turn the traditional showbiz musical on its head in this thrilling and compelling Broadway fable about friendship, compromise and the high price of success. Stephen Sondheim and George Furth expertly blend the excitement and energy of a backstage musical with a poignant and emotional contemporary story about the importance of staying true to one’s ideals.

May 3 – 19, 2024
The Lost Virginity Tour
By Cricket Daniel

Happy Trails Senior Resort Living in Surprise, AZ is where the ladies of the Happy Trails Baking Club meet weekly, swapping desserts and recipes.  But when these four friends start swapping stories about their “first time”, one of them bakes up an idea- to take a road trip across the country, revisiting each location where they lost their virginities.  Tears, laughter, memories and secrets are all revealed as each lady shares the details about their first time.  Will revisiting the past alter their futures?  The Lost Virginity Tour is about friendship, heartache, regrets and first loves.

Best of Broadway Cabaret Series:

December 11 – 14, 2023
Ann Talman:  Elizabeth Taylor and The Shadow of her Smile

Award-winning, four-time Broadway veteran, Ann Talman makes her debut at The Playhouse with a special and personal performance, Elizabeth Taylor and The Shadow of her Smile.  Talman portrayed Elizabeth Taylor’s daughter on Broadway in The Little Foxes, beginning their lifelong friendship that lasted for the rest of Taylor’s life. The Shadow of Her Smile is an evening of story and song about Ann and Elizabeth’s amazing bond, filled with hilarious and touching stories that only Ann can tell, and woven with classic Broadway and Great American Songbook gems. “Ann‘s imitation of Elizabeth is so spot on, if you close your eyes, you’ll swear they’re together again!” 

January 8 – 10, 2024
Tovah Feldshuh – Aging is Optional

Agingi s Optional is an age-defying romp. As Tovah puts it, “some people call them decades, I all them my collecte works. It’s an hour of Resylane for the soul, a booster for the heart, and a probiotic of laughter… and exercise.” Feldshuh is a six-time Emmy and Tony Award nominee, and has been awarded three honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters. She is currently starring in the Broadway production of Funny Girl.

February 19 – 22, 2024
From Broadway With Love:  From Funny Girl & 42nd Street to Miss Saigon & Phantom of the Opera

Starring some of South Florida’s finest singers and musicians, this show will feature more than 15 classic Broadway love songs.

March 25 – 28, 2024
It’s De-Lovely:  Jeff Harner Sings Cole Porter

A celebration of the words and music of the beloved composer. Jeff Harner is an award-winning cabaret, concert, and recording artist; his Carnegie Hall appearances include both the Cole Porter and Noel Coward Centenial Galas.

May 13 – 16, 2024
Something Wonderful:  Laura Yanez Sings Rogers & Hammerstein

Credited for starting the ‘Golden Age’ of musical theatre, Rogers and Hammerstein wrote some of the most memorable and lasting Broadway music of the 20th Century. Soprano Laura Yanez is the former lead singer of the international phenomenon Riverdance.

Delray Beach Playhouse Individual Performances:

December 6, 2023
A Time for Peace:  The Life and Song of Pete Seeger

February 7, 2024
Imagine:  The Life and Song of John Lennon and the Beatles

April 3, 2024
60s Pop Chart Hits You Didn’t Know Came from Canada