Megan Fairchild, Alysha Umphress and Elizabeth Stanley will join the previously announced Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alveshave in On the Town. Directed by John Rando and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse, the Broadway revival will begin performances at the Lyric Theatre (formerly the Foxwoods) on September 20 with opening night set for October 16.
Fairchild, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, will make her Broadway debut as Ivy Smith. Umphress (American Idiot) will play Hildy and Stanley (Company) will appear as Claire. Both Umphress and Stanley will be reprising their performances from last summer’s acclaimed Barrington Stage production of the tuner, where Deanna Doyle played the role of Ivy.
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."
The production will feature scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, lighting design by Jason Lyons, costume design by Jess Goldstein and sound design by Kai Harada.