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One of the most unique musicals ever created, the original production of DAMES AT SEA pulled off the feat of creating a magnificent musical extravaganza experience with a tight, multi-talented cast of six. DAMES AT SEAopened Off-Broadway at the Bouwerie Lane Theatre on December 20, 1968, and became an immediate smash hit and quickly transferred to the Theater de Lys on April 22, 1969, were it went on to run for 575 performances. The production starred a young ingénue named Bernadette Peters as Ruby, launching the career of one of Broadway's greatest stars. DAMES AT SEA successfully crossed the Atlantic twice to play the West End's Duchess Theatre in 1969 and again in 1989 to play the West End's Haymarket Theatre.



Directed and choreographed by the three-time Tony Award-nominated choreographer Randy Skinner, DAMES AT SEA is a tap-happy, navy-crazy celebration of the golden era of movie musicals with a heart as big as the ocean! Ruby steps off a bus from Utah and into her first Broadway show, but hours before the opening night curtain is to rise, the cast learns their theater is being demolished. Ruby and the cast, with the help of some adoring sailors, set a plan in motion to perform the show on a naval battleship. Featuring rollicking tap dancing, love at first sight, joyful music and a boatload of laughs, this glittering musical extravaganza has everything you need to sweep your glooms away.

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Breaking News: Outer Critics Circle Announces 2015-16 Award Winners - SHE LOVES ME; LONG DAY'S JOURNEY Lead Pack
by BWW Special Coverage - May 9, 2016

Just In! The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2015-16 season in 25 categories. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/6; ANYTHING GOES at Goodspeed, HEATHERS at TUTS Underground and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 6, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Connecticut, Houston, Los Angeles, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include ANYTHING GOES at Goodspeed, HEATHERS at TUTS Underground, and the West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ in Los Angeles, just to name a few. (more...)

Five Broadway Dance Makers Vie for this Year's Tony Award
by Bob Rizzo - May 5, 2016

Now that the Tony Award nominations have been announced, it looks like a pretty competitive race for 'Best Choreography.' The category is full of creative and diverse work from four established Broadway vets, and the debut of a new modern voice. Each put their own distinctive stamp on dance genres that include tap, hip-hop, salsa, and traditional folk dances with a twist. Here are the five guys to watch out for on June 12th. (more...)

VIDEOS: B.D. Wong Tells #MyYellowfaceStory, Panelists Discuss Inclusion at Beyond Orientalism Forum
by Michael Dale - May 5, 2016

The tony-winner has a message for white actors playing Asians: 'You're in the wrong part.' (more...)

Euan Morton, Danny Gardner, Kacie Sheik and More to Lead NEW YORK SPECTACULAR at Radio City
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to confirm principal casting for Madison Square Garden Company's upcoming production of NEW YORK SPECTACULAR STARRING THE RADIO CITY ROCKETTES, presented by Chase, at Radio City Music Hall. (more...)

BWW Interview: MARA DAVI
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 4, 2016

Mara Davi to appear at the Long Wharf Theatre's play, My Paris by Alfred Uhry. (more...)

BWW Review: 42ND STREET National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - May 4, 2016

Based on Bradford Ropes' 1932 novel as well as Busby Berkeley's 1933 film musical adaptation of the same name, 42nd Street tells the story of famed dictatorial Great White Way director Julian Marsh to mount a successful stage production of a musical extravaganza at the height of the Great Depression. When the star breaks her ankle, a young, small town girl named Peggy Sawyer takes over and becomes a star herself. (more...)

They Were Robbed! Who Was Not Nominated for the Tony Awards?
by BWW Special Coverage - May 3, 2016

The 2016 Tony Award Nominations were announced earlier today, and while a select, talented few will spend the day celebrating their achievements, there are many who fell just short of a nod. (more...)

2016 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show!
by Caryn Robbins - May 3, 2016

Below, check out how each show fared individually in BWW's list of nominations by show. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 29, 2016
by - May 29, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: DAMES AT SEA's Randy Skinner Has Tapped His Way to Another Nomination!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2016

Randy Skinner is a tap dancing master and his resume is proof of it. The four-time Tony nominee just earned a nod for his work on Dames at Sea (Best Choreography) and he is just as happy about it as he was the first time! (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

BWW Blog: 70th Tony Award Nomination Predictions
by Jeffrey Kare - May 2, 2016

At 8:30 AM tomorrow morning will be the announcement of the nominations for this year's Tony Awards! The announcements will be made by Tony nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon; HBO's Girls) and Tony Award winner Patina Miller (Pippin; CBS' Madam Secretary). You can watch the first part of the announcement on CBS This Morning as well as a live webcast of the whole thing at TonyAwards.com. (more...)

Casts of SHUFFLE ALONG, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! & More Earn Astaire Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Nominations for the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, which honor outstanding dance and choreography on stage and screen, were announced today at the Friar's Club by New York Post columnist Michael Riedel. For the first time, the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards have explored recognizing excellence in dance, movement, and choreography off-Broadway. Twenty eligible shows in the non-profit and commercial off-Broadway arenas met the eligibility requirements and were considered. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Inside Opening Night of THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL UK Premiere
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2016

Garry Lake and Waterloo East Theatre present THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL by David Nehls & Betsy Kelso. The hit off-Broadway show finally receives its London premiere, running now through 5 June 2016. Go inside opening night below! (more...)

LIKE YOU LIKE IT Gets Studio Cast Recording, Out This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Broadway Records has announced that the star-studded studio cast recording of LIKE YOU LIKE IT will be released digitally and in stores on September 23, 2016. (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lesli Margherita & More Set for BROADWAY STORIES at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BROADWAY STORIES on May 20, 2016 at 11:30pm. We've seen many wonderful stories on Broadway. But sometimes the best stories are the ones told backstage. In the style of The Moth and Risk, BROADWAY STORIES will feature Broadway greats telling their hilarious, moving, and fascinating stories of a life in the theatre. Hosted by Todd Buonopane (Cinderella, Chicago, Grease & Spelling Bee), BROADWAY STORIES is recorded live and released as a podcast. (The podcast can be found (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG, SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski Top 2016 Astaire Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards gala was held tonight, May 16, to honor outstanding dance and choreography on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in film, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG and SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski led the pack - scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from British Premiere of THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2016

Garry Lake and Waterloo East Theatre present THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL by David Nehls & Betsy Kelso. The hit off-Broadway show finally receives its London premiere, running now through 5 June 2016. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! Among Nominees for 2016 Astaire Awards; Ceremony Tonight at Skirball!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards gala will be held tonight, May 16, to honor outstanding dance and choreography on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in film, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Benanti Celebration and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Melissa Errico, Claybourne Elder, Sarah Stiles & More Star in DO I HEAR A WALTZ?, Starting Tonight at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Encores! production of DO I HEAR A WALTZ?, the romantic, rarely-seen 1965 musical that marked the only collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim, opens tonight. (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 5/01/2016
by BWW - May 1, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/01/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Music Circus Season - Lauren Zakrin in LEGALLLY BLONDE, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan in HELLO, DOLLY! and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all six shows in the 66th Music Circus season. The stellar cast for the season is loaded with Broadway veterans--some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts--Tony nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

BWW Interview: Danny Gardner Comes to Life as George M. Cohan in the NEW YORK SPECTACULAR
by Bob Rizzo - Jun 7, 2016

He made his mark on the New York stage in 2015 playing the Fred Astaire role in Lady, Be Good at City Center's Encores! This past season he made his Broadway debut as Lucky in the tap-happy revival of Dames at Sea. Now Danny Gardner shuffles onto the grand stage at Radio City making his debut in the New York Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes. As part of the principal cast, Danny joins eighty performers in this new show that celebrates New York City in the summertime. It's centered around the trip of a lifetime for two kids, who, while on a vacation in New York, are separated from their parents. The city magically comes to life and helps to reunite their family in the end. It's all directed and choreographed by Emmy Award-winner Mia Michaels, and is written by Drama Desk Award-winner Douglas Carter Beane. (more...)

Lesli Margherita to Bring BROAD to Birdland in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is thrilled to announce that Broadway's Lesli Margherita will reprise her sold-out solo show, BROAD, at the historic music room on Mondays, July 18 and 25 at 7pm. Mae West. Sophie Tucker. Lesli Margherita. (more...)

BWW Interview: Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee & The Starry History of Tony-Winning Paper Mill Playhouse
by Michael Dale - Jun 6, 2016

Millburn, New Jersey's Playhouse since 1938 receives this year's Regional Theatre Tony Award. (more...)

FULL LIST! The Winners of the 2016 Drama Desk Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2016

Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, 'Ugly Betty') will serve as host of the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards tonight, June 5, 2016 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). (more...)

Andrea McArdle & Sally Struthers Will Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse sets sail with the delightful, Tony Award-winning Anything Goes June 15 to July 9. This splendid madcap musical comedy stars Broadway's Andrea McArdle as Reno Sweeney and features two-time Emmy Award winner Sally Struthers as Evangeline Harcourt. The pair are currently leading ANYTHING GOES at Gateway Performing Arts Center. (more...)

USITT to Once Again Sponsor 2016 Collaborator Party on Tony Night
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

USITT will once again sponsor The Collaborator Party, a Tony Night party celebrating sound designers and collaborators who have supported them since the Tony Awards scrapped sound design as an award category two years ago. (more...)

Breaking News: Robert Fairchild, Mara Davi, Jason Tam, Sabrina Bryan & More Will Lead A CHORUS LINE at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Casting for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of A Chorus Line, which won the Tony® Award for Best Musical, has been announced: Sabrina Bryan as Valerie Clark, Robert Fairchild as Mike Costa, Spencer Liff as Larry, Ross Lynch as Mark Anthony, in addition to Mara Davi as Maggie Winslow, Denis Lambert as Gregory Gardner, J. Elaine Marcos as Connie Wong, Jason Tam as Paul San Marco, and Leigh Zimmerman as Sheila Bryant. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez, The Skivvies & More to Celebrate The Muppets at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

For over 60 years, the Muppets have been entertaining the world through laughter, learning, love - and lots of music. For one night only, join some of Broadway and comedy's brightest stars in a celebration of the songs they've brought us and the stories they've told us - those most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational Muppets! (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Lesli Margherita & More Coming to Birdland in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its July 2016 schedule, featuring Stacey Kent, The Birdland Big Band 10-Year Celebration, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Nicholas Payton Quintet, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Tony Yazbeck, Lesli Margherita, Ravi Coltrane, Laila Biali, Barbara Carroll, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Tonight's the Night! Complete Guide to Our Tonys Coverage - All You Need to Know; Nominees, Schedule & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2016

It's almost here! The 2016 Tony Awards will air on CBS tonight, June 12 at 8pm and as usual, BroadwayWorld.com will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tonys Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway Crash Course- Brush Up on the Nominated Musicals of the Season!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2016

Need a refresher on the nominated musicals before the Tonys on Sunday night? We've gotcha covered. Catch a full review below! (more...)

2016 Tony Awards - From HAMILTON to THE HUMANS, All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

The 2016 Tony Awards celebrated 70 years of honoring the best of Broadway last night at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. In addition to the class of 2016 Tony Nominees, the star-studded evening featured appearances by Cate Blanchett, Claire Danes, Common, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Glenn Close, Josh Groban, Jake Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, James Earl Jones, Daniel Dae Kim, Carole King, Diane Lane, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Lucy Liu, Bebe Neuwirth, Saoirse Ronan, Keri Russell, Meg Ryan, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey and many more. As predicted, HAMILTON was the big winner of the night, taking home a whopping eleven awards, including the coveted Best Musical.  (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast Recordings
by David Clarke - Jun 11, 2016

It's that time of year, and I can't help but wonder if your CD collection and iPod are Tonys ready. It's just a handful of hours until the 70th annual Tony Awards, and New York City and theatre fans across the world are excitedly buzzing about this year's ceremonies which will be broadcast live on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 8/7c on CBS. This Broadway season has some exciting contenders in the musical categories, and to get you ready for the big night, I'm recapping the albums you should be listening to (or at least pre-ordering). (more...)

It's Only A Day Away! Complete Guide to BWW's Tonys Coverage - All You Need to Know; Nominees, Schedule & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 11, 2016

Tomorrow, tomorrow! The 2016 Tony Awards will air on CBS tomorrow night, June 12 at 8pm and as usual, BroadwayWorld.com will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tonys Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

Get Ready for Sunday! Complete Guide to BWW's Tonys Coverage - All You Need to Know; Nominees, Schedule & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016

The 2016 Tony Awards will air on CBS on Sunday night, June 12 at 8pm and as usual, BroadwayWorld.com will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tonys Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth, Lesli Margherita & More Will Unite to Celebrate NYC Pride
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

On Monday, June 20, 2016, non for profit BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE will premiere their 6th anniversary benefit concert in New York City at the JCC Manhattan! This milestone event will be filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, special celebrity guests and more! The show will honor the Tyler Clementi Foundation and AIDS pioneer and activist Ruth Coker Burks.  Broadway Sings for Pride, is a multiple award-wining is a non-for-profit organization that brings together Broadway talent, activists and celebrities to educate the public, raise awareness of the needs of LGBTQ youth, and support these young people so that they may reach their full potential. (more...)

BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - Jun 1, 2016

Closing out a spectacular 9th season at Long Island's John W. Engeman Theatre is a first-rate incarnation of the Tony winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. Is this show done consistently? Perhaps. But let me tell you everything about this production, running through July 10th, is absolutely top-notch and certainly a must-see for this season. (more...)

Stars from HAMILTON, COLOR PURPLE Join Performers4Peace Benefit; Forest Whitaker to Host!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Untitled Theatricals announced today that Academy Award, Golden Globe Award & BAFTA winner and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace & Reconciliation, Forest Whitaker (Broadway's Hughie) will host the Performers4Peace benefit concert Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8pm at 42West (514 West 42nd Street www.42west.com), featuring performances by Broadway artists to support the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative's work in peace and community building. (more...)

The 2016 Drama Desk Nominations- SHE LOVES ME, AMERICAN PSYCHO & BRIGHT STAR Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Drama Desk, Tony®, and Emmy® Award nominee and Theater World Award and NAACP Image Award winner Vanessa Williams (Into The Woods, The Trip to Bountiful, 'Ugly Betty') and Drama Desk, Tony®, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Drama League Award Nominee and SAG & TV Land Award winner Matthew Morrison (Finding Neverland, Hairspray, The Light in the Piazza, 'Glee') just announced the nominations for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE.  Performances begin on Thursday, May 26 at 8:00pm and run through July 10, 2016. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 4/24/2016
by BWW - Apr 24, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/24/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The 2016 Drama League Award Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award were just announced this morning at Sardi's, by Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and James Monroe Iglehart. Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

Award Season Begins! AMERICAN PSYCHO and SHE LOVES ME Lead the Pack with Outer Critics Circle Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Just this morning, Something Rotten and Spotlight star Brian d'Arcy James along with this season's break-out and genuflecting sensation Jennifer Simard from Broadway's Disaster announced the The Outer Critics Circle nominees for the 2015-16 season from New York's legendary Algonquin Hotel (59 W 44th Street.)  Outer Critics Circle nominations are the first major Broadway/Off-Broadway award nominees of the New York theater season. (more...)

Rosemary Ashe to Lead British Premiere of THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, May 11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

There's a new tenant at Armadillo Acres - and she's wreaking havoc all over Florida's most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, the stripper on the run, arrives and comes between the Dr. Phil-loving agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth-collector husband Norbert. - the storms begin to brew! (more...)

Alan Ostroff to Helm Infinity Theatre Company Productions During 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Infinity Theatre Company has officially announced Directors for its 2016 season. (more...)

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