The first preview was be pushed back from March 7th to March 11th. The producers cited the extension of Rain and massive amounts of snowfall as reasons for the delay.
During early previews the show contained an overture. This was later cut.
Bob Mackie was the original costume designer, designing the Seattle tryout. Mackie's rep told the New York Daily News, "He wasn't replaced, it was his choice to leave. It's professional and personal obligations that he couldn't change."