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‘Water for Elephants’ cancels March 1 performance due to technical issue

The new musical will resume performances on March 2.

A promotional photo featuring the cast of “Water for Elephants” (Credit: Sophy Holland)

The March 1 performance of “Water for Elephants” has been canceled as a result of a technical issue. Performances of the new musical are expected to resume as of the March 2 matinée. “Water for Elephants” began previews on Feb. 24 and is scheduled to officially open on March 21 at the Imperial Theatre.

Directed by Jessica Stone and featuring a book by Rick Elice and a score by Pigpen Theatre Co., “Water for Elephants” is set in 1931, as Jacob Jankowski hops aboard a train that happens to be a traveling circus. When the ringmaster brings on an elephant as the new star attraction, Jacob must train her alongside the ringmaster’s wife, Marlena. Sparks fly and the entire circus might be at risk.

The musical’s cast is led by Grant Gustin as Jacob Jankowski, Isabelle McCalla as Marlena, Gregg Edelman as Mr. Jankowski, Paul Alexander Nolan as August, Stan Brown as Camel, Joe De Paul as Walter, Sara Gettelfinger as Barbara and Wade McCollum as Wade.

“Water for Elephants” is produced by Peter Schneider, Jennifer Costello, Grove Entertainment, Frank Marshall, Isaac Robert Hurwitz and Seth A. Goldstein.