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On the Town




Based on a 1944 ballet, “Fancy Free,” developed by Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins, On the Town heavily integrates dance and features some of Bernstein’s most recognizable Broadway songs.


Story:

Three sailors depart their ship with 24 hours of leave to explore New York City. Chip wants to see the sights his father has told him about, Ozzie wants to land a date with a Manhattan beauty, and Gabey wants to find one special woman - Ivy. After agreeing to all help Gabey find Ivy, they split up to cover more ground. Chip encounters a robust taxi driver, Ozzie falls for an at-times out-of-control anthropologist, and Gabey journeys to Coney Island. Friendship, perseverance, and pure adrenaline help these three sailors make the most of their time in the Big Apple.


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THEATRE

Lyric Theatre
214 West 43rd Street
New York, NY

Info and Directions

Schedule
MONDAY
Dark
TUESDAY
7 PM
WEDNESDAY
2 and 8 PM
THURSDAY
7 PM
FRIDAY
8 PM
SATURDAY
2 and 8 PM
SUNDAY
2 PM

Important Dates
PREVIEWS: Sep 20, 2014
OPENING: Oct 16, 2014
CLOSING: Sep 1, 2015


Run Time
2 hours and 35 minutes (1 Intermission)


NOTE: Most shows have special holiday dates and times. Check the official website for more information.

Composer

Composer
Leonard Bernstein

Lyricist

Lyricist and Librettist
Betty Comden

Lyricist

Lyricist and Librettist
Adolph Green



  • Premiere
  • 1971
  • 1998
  • 2014
  • 1949 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Adelphi Theatre, 44th Street Theatre, Martin Beck Theatre
Opening Night
Dec 28, 1944
Total Performances
462
Original Cast
Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Sono Osato, Nancy Walker, John Battles, Cris Alexander, Alice Pearce, Allyn Ann McLerie
Director
George Abbott
Choreographer
Jerome Robbins
Producer
Oliver Smith and Paul Feigay
Musical Director
Max Goberman
Orchestrations
Leonard Bernstein, Hershy Kay, Don Walker, Elliott Jacoby and Ted Royal
Scenic Design
Oliver Smith
Costume Design
Alvin Colt
Lighting Design
Sam Amdurs

1971 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Imperial Theatre
Opening Night
Oct 31, 1971
Total Performances
73
Original Cast
Ron Husmann, Donna McKechnie, Phyllis Newman, Bernadette Peters, Tom Avera, Marilyn Cooper, Zoya Leporska, Remak Ramsay, Jess Richards, Fran Stevens
Director
Ron Field
Choreographer
Ron Field
Producer
Jerry Schlossberg and Vista Productions
Musical Director
Milton Rosenstock
Orchestrations
Leonard Bernstein and Hershy Kay
Scenic Design
James Trittipo
Costume Design
Ray Aghayan and Bob Mackie
Lighting Design
Tharon Musser

1998 Broadway Revival

Theatre
George Gershwin Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 19, 1998
Total Performances
69
Original Cast
Lea DeLaria, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jonathan Freeman, Annie Golden, Tai Jimenez, Sarah Knowlton, Robert Montano, Perry Laylon Ojeda, Linda Mugleston
Director
George C. Wolfe
Choreographer
Keith Young
Producer
The Joseph Papp Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival
Musical Director
Kevin Stites
Orchestrations
Bruce Coughlin
Scenic Design
Adrianne Lobel
Costume Design
Paul Tazewell
Lighting Design
Paul Gallo

2014 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Lyric Theatre
Opening Night
Oct 16, 2014
Original Cast
Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Clyde Alves, Megan Fairchild, Alysha Umphress, Elizabeth Stanley, Jackie Hoffman
Director
John Rando
Choreographer
Joshua Bergasse
Producer
Howard & Janet Kagan, Severn Partners Entertainment, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, Paula Marie Black, Nigel Lythgoe, Michael J. Moritz Jr., Mahoney/Alden/Badway, Ambassador Theatre Group, Margie and Bryan Weingarten, Kim Schall, Michael Rubenstein, Terry/Louise/Chris Lingner, Brunish & Trinchero, Stephanie Rosenberg, LaRuffa & Hinderliter, Rubinstein/Handelman, Lizbeth Bintz, Riki Kane Larimer, 24 Hour Adventure Production, A & A Gordon, Matt Ross/Ben Feldman/Pamela Cooper and Barrington Stage Company
Musical Director
James Moore
Scenic Design
Beowulf Boritt
Costume Design
Jess Goldstein
Lighting Design
Jason Lyons
Sound Design
Kai Harada
Projection Design
Beowulf Boritt

1949 Film Version

Movie Name
On the Town
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Screenplay
Adolph Green, Betty Comden
Starring
Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
1995 Studio Cast Album

CD
2014 Broadway Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections

Sheetmusic
Vocal Score


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray


Other

Merchandise




1945 Theatre World Award Nominations

Betty Comden

1972 Theatre World Award Nominations

Jess Richards

1972 Tony Award Nominations

Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Bernadette Peters

1999 Tony Award Nominations

Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Mary Testa

1999 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Lea DeLaria

1999 Theatre World Award Nominations

Lea DeLaria

2015 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Tony Yazbeck
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical

2015 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Elizabeth Stanley
Outstanding Choreography

2015 Drama League Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
Distinguished Performance Award - Tony Yazbeck

2015 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Choreographer
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Tony Yazbeck
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Megan Fairchild

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