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Up on the Marque: ON THE TOWN

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ON THE TOWN, the musical comedy love letter to New York City, is set to begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially open on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). Check out the just-installed marquee below!

Created by the legendary creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jerome Robbins,ON THE TOWN will be directed by John Rando (Tony Award® winner for Urinetown), who helmed the recent critically acclaimed City Center Encores and Barrington Stage productions, and will feature choreography by Joshua Bergasse(Emmy Award® winner for "Smash"), who choreographed the Barrington Stage production and makes his Broadway debut as a choreographer with this show.

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 Townzigzags 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 classic score features the standards "New York, New York," "I Can Cook Too," "Lonely Town," and "Some Other Time" and will be played in this production with their original orchestrations, performed by what will be the largest orchestra on Broadway, with 28 musicians led by musical director James Moore (Follies, Ragtime).

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Up on the Marque: ON THE TOWN
'On The Town' Theatre Marquee unveiling at the Foxwoods Theatre soon to be named The Lyric Theatre on June 26, 2014 in New York City.

Up on the Marque: ON THE TOWN
'On The Town' Theatre Marquee unveiling at the Foxwoods Theatre soon to be named The Lyric Theatre on June 26, 2014 in New York City.

Up on the Marque: ON THE TOWN
'On The Town' Theatre Marquee unveiling at the Foxwoods Theatre soon to be named The Lyric Theatre on June 26, 2014 in New York City.

Up on the Marque: ON THE TOWN
'On The Town' Theatre Marquee unveiling at the Foxwoods Theatre soon to be named The Lyric Theatre on June 26, 2014 in New York City.

Up on the Marque: ON THE TOWN
'On The Town' Theatre Marquee unveiling at the Foxwoods Theatre soon to be named The Lyric Theatre on June 26, 2014 in New York City.

Up on the Marque: ON THE TOWN
'On The Town' Theatre Marquee unveiling at the Foxwoods Theatre soon to be named The Lyric Theatre on June 26, 2014 in New York City.

Up on the Marque: ON THE TOWN
'On The Town' Theatre Marquee unveiling at the Foxwoods Theatre soon to be named The Lyric Theatre on June 26, 2014 in New York City.

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


 
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