On The Town Summary

  • On The Town is 2 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: September 20, 2014
  • Opened October 16, 2014
  • Show Closed: September 6, 2015

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 Apple’s most iconic locations, enjoying the sights, the sounds, and of course, the beautiful women.

On The Town on Broadway Background

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.

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.

What’s On The Town Like?

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.The show includes such classic Broadway songs as “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook, Too,” and “Lonely Town.” 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.

Theatre Information

Lyric Theatre

213 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Seats: 1,829
Entrance: There are two entrances to this theatre: 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Ave and 43rd Street, between 7th and 8th Ave
Theatre Information

Lyric Theatre Seating Chart

On The Town Marquee

On The Town Marquee

Cast Members

Gabey
Tony Yazbeck
Chip
Jay Armstrong Johnson
Ozzie
Clyde Alves
Ivy Smith
Megan Fairchild
Hildy
Alysha Umphress
Claire De Loone
Elizabeth Stanley
Madame Dilly
Jackie Hoffman
Judge Pitkin
Michael Rupert
Lucy Schmeeler
Allison Guinn

Producers

Howard Kagan

Janet Kagan

Production Credits

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
Lyrics + Book
Adolph Green + Betty Comden
Music
Leonard Bernstein
Based on an idea by
Jerome Robbins

Creative Team

General Manager
Foresight Theatrical LLC
Casting Director
Duncan Stewart & Company
Advertising Representative
SpotCo
Press Agent
Matt Ross Public Relations
Marketing Director
Carol Chiavetta