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Show Summary On The Town is the story of three sailors during World War II who are on leave for 24-hours only in New York City. From the Brooklyn Navy Yard to Carnegie Hall, they sing and dance their way through some of the Big Apples’s most iconic locations, enjoying the sights, the sounds, and of course, the beautiful women. After a fair amount of struggle in their search for love, all three sailors eventually find their perfect match. With a wonderful score of catchy and classic tunes, as well as archetypal Broadway choreography, the show is a light-hearted musical comedy sure to be fun for the whole family.
Originally premiering on Broadway in 1944, On The Town has also been made into a major motion-picture in 1949, although the Hollywood production substituted many of the iconic songs from the original. After opening on September 20, 2014 the revival of On The Town recaptures the essence that made the original so successful. The audience is sure to be appeased by the nostalgic setting of 1940’s New York City, as three sailors in the midst of the war are allowed a reprieve from the rigors of sea-duty as they enjoy their night on the town.
Noteworthy Dates For The Show Previews Begin: 09/20/14
Show Opens: 10/16/14
Show Closes: Open Ended
Number of Performances: 8 Shows per week
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What Is On The Town Like?
The show includes such classic Broadway songs as “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook, Too,” and “Lonely Town.” With book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and a musical score by Leonard Bernstein, the show has enjoyed a slew of major revivals since its 1944 Broadway premiere. This is credit to the musical’s enduring quality, as though it may be considered dated by some, it is undoubtedly entertaining and its themes are still relevant today. On the Town was made into a 1949 film of the same concept, although all but three of the songs were re-written for the Hollywood movie project, which was a sad loss given the amazingly catchy Leonard Bernstein score.
Is On The Town Good for Kids?
This Broadway show does include themes that may be too mature for very young children, such as the idea of searching for love for one-day-only. Though the production has not yet announced their specific policies, the show is probably best for children over the age of 8 and adults of all ages.
On The Town - Broadway Show Press Reviews:
"On The Town with youthful high spirits from the music, empathy from the actors, and comedy firing on all cylinders.” - Steven Suskin, Variety
“Normally, I wouldn’t tell citizens of the five boroughs to drive three hours to be told that New York is a helluva town. but this enchanted vision of a city that was – and of course never was – is worth catching before it evaporates.” - Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“The dance numbers are electrifying and the songs are by turns loony (‘carried away,’ ‘come up to my place’) and tender (‘lucky to be me,’ ‘some other time’). sure, the plot's rickety-rackety, but with so much unmixed pleasure to be had along the way, who cares?” - Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal
Cast Members In On The Town: Tony Yazbeck as Gabey
Jay Armstrong Johnson as Chip
Clyde Alves as Ozzie
Megan Fairchild as Ivy Smith
Alysha Umphress as Hildy
Elizabeth Stanley as Claire De Loone
Jackie Hoffman as Madame Dilly
Michael Rupert as Judge Pitkin
Allison Guinn as Lucy Schmeeler
Seating Map: Click Here For the seating map of the Lyric Theatre
Show Duration: On The Town is 120 minutes long with a 15 minute intermission.
Adolph Green & Betty Comden (Lyrics)
Adolph Green & Betty Comden (Book)
Leonard Bernstein (Music)
Based on an idea by Jerome Robbins
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Director: John Rando
Choreographer: Joshua Bergasse
Scenic Designer: Beowulf Boritt
Costume Designer: Jess Goldstein
Lighting Designer: Jason Lyons
Sound Designer: Kai Harada
Musical Director: James Moore
Hair & Makeup Designer: Leah Loukas
Parking For This Theatre: The closest parking garages for the Lyric Theatre are located at:
264 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
315 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea.
A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.