The Bronx is up, the Battery's down, and the Lyric is somewhere in the middle. Dates are now set for the previously announced Broadway revival of the iconic musical On the Town. The tuner will begin performances on September 20 prior to an official opening on October 16 at the Lyric Theatre (formerly the Foxwoods Theatre).
Directed by John Rando and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse, this new staging of On the Town was previously seen at Barrington Stage Company last summer. Featured in the cast were Jay Armstrong Johnson (Chip), Tony Yazbeck (Ozzie), Clyde Alves (Gabey), Elizabeth Stanley (Claire), Deanna Doyle (Ivy), Alysha Umphress (Hildy), Nancy Opel (Madame Dilly) and Michael Rupert (Judge Pitkin). Casting for the Broadway production will be announced at a later date.
First seen on Broadway in 1944, On the Town follows the adventures of three sailors on leave in New York City. Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins, the musical features music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Toe-tapping hits from the show include “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town” and “Some Other Time.”