You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Sarafina!’ Won’t Be Seen In Los Angeles

The Los Angeles run of “Sarafina!” has been canceled, but the tour will continue with scheduled dates in other cities.

The mostly-South African cast members, many of whom were in the original Johannesburg and New York productions, were slated to complete a run in Durham, N.C., Jan. 26.

Since the tour doesn’t pick up again until Feb. 26 in Dayton, Ohio, the 48-member company will be laid off for four weeks. Tour spokeswoman Jackie Schrock said several company members will still be traveling to Los Angeles for a vacation.

The show had been booked into the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles and was due to open there Jan. 30. But producers canceled the run after the advance ticket sales fell off sharply.

A spokeswoman for New York-based Roadworks, which is coordinating the tour, said this is the first cancellation for the “Sarafina!” tour. Tour operators, she said, had canceled other performance stops in order to accommodate the L.A. run.

Tour, booked through the end of April, includes Chicago, St. Paul and Grand Rapids.

Meanwhile, both the local producers and tour operators have said there’s a possibility “Sarafina!” will eventually make its way to Los Angeles in late spring.

More Legit

  • Craig Zadan dead

    Craig Zadan, Prolific Stage, TV, and Film Producer, Dies at 69

    The Los Angeles run of “Sarafina!” has been canceled, but the tour will continue with scheduled dates in other cities. The mostly-South African cast members, many of whom were in the original Johannesburg and New York productions, were slated to complete a run in Durham, N.C., Jan. 26. Since the tour doesn’t pick up again […]

  • Joe Iconis Talks 'Be More Chill'

    Listen: How Off Broadway Hit 'Be More Chill' Is Like 'Hamilton'

    The Los Angeles run of “Sarafina!” has been canceled, but the tour will continue with scheduled dates in other cities. The mostly-South African cast members, many of whom were in the original Johannesburg and New York productions, were slated to complete a run in Durham, N.C., Jan. 26. Since the tour doesn’t pick up again […]

  • Samantha Barks, Andy Karl'Pretty Woman: The

    'Pretty Woman' Broadway Cast Recalls Performing for Julia Roberts

    The Los Angeles run of “Sarafina!” has been canceled, but the tour will continue with scheduled dates in other cities. The mostly-South African cast members, many of whom were in the original Johannesburg and New York productions, were slated to complete a run in Durham, N.C., Jan. 26. Since the tour doesn’t pick up again […]

  • Sally Field Bill Pullman

    Sally Field, Bill Pullman Set London Stage Debuts in 'All My Sons'

    The Los Angeles run of “Sarafina!” has been canceled, but the tour will continue with scheduled dates in other cities. The mostly-South African cast members, many of whom were in the original Johannesburg and New York productions, were slated to complete a run in Durham, N.C., Jan. 26. Since the tour doesn’t pick up again […]

  • Pretty Woman musical

    Broadway Review: 'Pretty Woman: The Musical'

    The Los Angeles run of “Sarafina!” has been canceled, but the tour will continue with scheduled dates in other cities. The mostly-South African cast members, many of whom were in the original Johannesburg and New York productions, were slated to complete a run in Durham, N.C., Jan. 26. Since the tour doesn’t pick up again […]

  • Alex BrightmanAmerican Theatre Wing’s 70th Annual

    'Beetlejuice' Musical Taps 'School of Rock' Broadway Star

    The Los Angeles run of “Sarafina!” has been canceled, but the tour will continue with scheduled dates in other cities. The mostly-South African cast members, many of whom were in the original Johannesburg and New York productions, were slated to complete a run in Durham, N.C., Jan. 26. Since the tour doesn’t pick up again […]

  • Keri Russell Star Wars

    Keri Russell to Join Adam Driver in 'Burn This' on Broadway

    The Los Angeles run of “Sarafina!” has been canceled, but the tour will continue with scheduled dates in other cities. The mostly-South African cast members, many of whom were in the original Johannesburg and New York productions, were slated to complete a run in Durham, N.C., Jan. 26. Since the tour doesn’t pick up again […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content