The COVID-19 pandemic has caused several adjustments at the Broadway Palm in Fort Myers.
The Broadway Palm launched a new Virtual Cabaret April 4 on Facebook. The local theatre will host an online cabaret every Saturday at 6 p.m. on Facebook.
The scheduled run of Kinky Boots was cut short on the main stage in March, and Always a Bridesmaid was suspended in the Off Broadway Palm Theatre.
Something Rotten was originally scheduled to open on April 9, but that opening has been delayed until May 9.
Something Rotten is scheduled to run May 9 – May 16. Set in 1595, this hilarious new musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of the Renaissance rock-star Will Shakespeare. So desperate to write a hit play, when a prophet foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, the brothers set out to write the world’s very first musical! Something Rotten! is a hilarious serving of entertainment and an irresistible ode to the dazzling creation of musicals.
The Broadway national tour of Chicago will heat up the Broadway Palm stage May 20 – May 30. This touring production is the original version that is currently playing on Broadway with the original production direction/choreography by Bob Fosse; original New York choreography in the style of Bob Fosse by Ann Reinking and original New York production direction by Walter Bobbie.
Swing will hit the main stage June 3 – June 30. Broadway Palm will be jumpin’ and jivin’ with over 30 fabulous songs from the Big Band Era! Swing exploded out of Harlem and shattered cultural and ethnic barriers. Step back in time and relive the dance phenomenon that swept the world with specialty styles such as Jive, Swing, Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, and Hip-Hop Swing.
The summer will feature The Sound of Music on stage June 25 – Aug. 8. Based on the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers and the 1965 film starring Julie Andrews, this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical has touched the hearts of audiences around the world for decades.
Individual tickets for the remainder of Broadway Palm’s 27th season are on sale. For more info, visit www.BroadwayPalm.com, call (239) 278-4422 or stop by the box office at 1380 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers.