On The Town extends booking to 6 Dec 2015


The Tony nominated Broadway revival of On The Town has extended its booking period at the Lyric Theatre to 6 December 2015. It was previously booking to 2 September 2015.

On The Town officially opened at the Lyric Theatre on 16 October 2014, following previews from 20 September. The production was nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Revival, Best Director, Best Choreographer and Best Actor in a Musical (Yazbeck), yet didn't win in any category.

On The Town, directed by John Rando, is a classic musical comedy by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with music by Leonard Bernstein. The production opened to generally positive reviews with many praising the central performances and classical staging.

Synopsis: "The Bronx is up, the Battery's down, and three sailors are hoping to get just a little bit lucky on their one day of leave in the Big Apple. From the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Coney Island to Times Square and Carnegie Hall, On The Town zigzags through New York City as the sailors and the three high-spirited young women they meet chase love, dreams, and each other during an unforgettable day in the city that never sleeps."

The principal cast of On The Town includes Tony Yazbeck (Gabey), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Chip), Clyde Alves (Ozzie), Megan Fairchild (Ivy), Alysha Umphress (Hildy), Elizabeth Stanley (Claire), Jackie Hoffman (Madame Dilly), Michael Rupert (Judge Pitkin), and Allison Guinn (Lucy Schmeeler).

The production was originally seen at City Center Encores in 2008. It features choreography by Joshua Bergasse, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, lighting design by Jason Lyons, costume design by Jess Goldstein and sound design by Kai Harada. It is produced on Broadway by Howard & Janet Kagan.

On The Town grew out of Jerome Robbins ballet 'Fancy Free', which followed three sailors on leave in New York. The musical opened at Broadway at the Adelphi Theater in 1944, directed by George Abbott, and played through February 2, 1946 for a total of 462 performances, transferring to the 44th Street Theatre and Martin Beck Theatre.

The classic score features the standards "New York, New York," "I Can Cook Too," "Lonely Town," and "Some Other Time", which are also featured in this production with their original orchestrations, performed by the largest orchestra on Broadway, with 28 musicians led by musical director James Moore.

- by Dom O'Hanlon

Jay Armstrong Johnson (Chip), Alysha Umphress (Hildy), Tony Yazbeck (Gabey), Elizabeth Stanley (Claire)
and Clyde Alves (Ozzie) in On The Town
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