The first preview was originally set for February 11. However, the abnormally harsh winter had caused problems with Con Ed's underground electrical cables. This forced Con Ed to reduce the voltage travelling through certain parts of Manhattan, one of which contained the Winter Garden Theatre. Due to the reduction, they were not able to hold their tech rehearsals and begin performances on the 11th. With no performances already scheduled on the 12th, the producers opted to push back the first preview by two days.