The three are back in uniform! Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves will reprise their roles as Gabey, Chip and Ozzie, respectively, in the upcoming Broadway revival of On the Town. The trio recently donned the sailor caps when the new staging played at the Barrington Stage Company last summer. The tuner will begin performances at the Lyric Theatre (formerly the Foxwoods) on September 20 with opening night set for October 16. No further casting has been announced at this time.
Yazbeck has starred on Broadway in Chicago, White Christmas, Gypsy and A Chorus Line. He has also appeared on the Great White Way in Oklahoma! and Never Gonna Dance. He recently performed in the New York City Center Encores! presentation of Little Me.
Johnson’s Broadway credits include Hands on a Hardbody, Catch Me If You Can and Hair. He has also appeared on the New York stage in Wild Animals You Should Know, Working and The Most Hapy Fella.
Alves is currently appearing on Broadway in Bullets Over Broadway. His additional credits include Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes, Wicked, Hairspray, Oklahoma! and The Music Man.
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."
Take a look at the show's first promotional poster below!