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Lamb's Theatre (New York, NY)
130 West 44th Street

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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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BWW Interview: Kristin Chenoweth on Bringing Lily Garland Back to Broadway- I Just Knew It Was Right'
by Richard Ridge - May 9, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured 2015 Tony nominee Kristin Chenoweth, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, discussing how things are going at On the Twentieth Century, how she looks back on some of her past shows like Wicked and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, and so much more. Check out Kristin's thoughts on her demanding new role below and watch the full interview here! (more...)

BWW Interview: Kristin Chenoweth Reflects on WICKED- 'I'll Never Have a Better Entrance in My Career'
by Richard Ridge - May 7, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured 2015 Tony nominee Kristin Chenoweth, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, discussing how things are going at On the Twentieth Century, how she looks back on some of her past shows, and so much more. Check out Kristin's favorite menories from YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN and WICKED below and watch the full interview here! (more...)

BWW Interview: Kristin Chenoweth Reflects on Choosing YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN Over ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Richard Ridge - May 6, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured 2015 Tony nominee Kristin Chenoweth, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, discussing how things are going at On the Twentieth Century, how she looks back on some of her past shows, and so much more. Check out Kristin's favorite menories from YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN and WICKED below and watch the full interview here! (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Will Launch US Tour from Park City, Utah This Summer!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Kristin Chenoweth has a big year ahead! Not only will the 2015 Tony nominee (currently starring in Roundabout's On the Twentieth Century) host theatre's biggest night this June, but later this summer she'll launch another US tour! For additional information, visit: http://officialkristinchenoweth.com/tour/. The current itinerary is as follows: (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Nominees Weigh In - How Tall is Tonys Host Kristin Chenoweth?
by Stage Tube - May 28, 2015

The 69th Annual TONY AWARDS air Sunday, June 7 at 8/7c. on CBS. Below, several Tony nominees attempt to guess Tony host Kristin Chenoweth's height. Click to see if they're close! (more...)

VIDEO: Hosts Kristin Chenoweth & Alan Cumming Preview the 69th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS!
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2015

Below, Tony Award winners and this year's hosts of the ceremony, Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming preview Broadway's biggest night! (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre to Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 5/22-6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the second production of their 2015 season, Singin' in the Rain, May 22 - June 7, 2015 (press opening on Saturday, May 23), at the Spreckels Theatre on Broadway in downtown San Diego. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the second production of their 2015 season, Singin' in the Rain, May 22 - June 7, 2015 (press opening on Saturday, May 23), at the Spreckels Theatre on Broadway in downtown San Diego. (more...)

Single Show Tickets to TheatreZone's 11th Season on Sale 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Mark Danni, founder and artistic director of TheatreZone, the not-for-profit, Equity professional theatre group in residence at the G&L Theatre in Naples, reports that Season 11 single show tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 1. (more...)

Original Cast Recordings of DAMES AT SEA & More Coming to CD
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Masterworks Broadway continues to make good on its promise to make available its extensive catalog of cast recordings with the release of three classic albums from the archives previously unavailable on CD (more...)

2015 Tony Awards Rehearsal - Editor-in-Chief Robert Diamond's LIVE Blog!
by Robert Diamond - Jun 7, 2015

It's Tony Sunday! The greatest day of the year has finally arrived. If you're like me (and if you're reading this, you are) - you're up early, and following BroadwayWorld.com for what's going to be a FULL day of fun, excitement and TONYS TONYS TONYS! (more...)

Winter Park Playhouse to Open 2015-16 Series with DAMES AT SEA, 7/24-8/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

The Winter Park Playhouse sets sail with the well-loved tap dancing musical comedy Dames at Sea July 24 - August 22, 2015. This is the first production in a series of six professional musicals the Playhouse is offering through June 2016. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30p.m., Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2p.m. and select Wednesday, Friday and Sunday matinees at 2p.m. The preview performance is Thursday, July 23 at 7:30p.m. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 30, 2015
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WAKE UP with BWW 6/3/2015 - HEISENBERG, SCHOOL OF ROCK Concerts and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 3, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Two plays open off-Broadway, Andrew Lloyd Webber gives a sneak peek at his rockin' new musical and more! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 28, 2015
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BWW's On This Day - June 27, 2015
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THE KING & I, FINDING NEVERLAND & More Set for Broadway in Bryant Park; Full Schedule Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Today, 106.7 LITE FM announced the return of its highly-anticipated, 15th annual lunchtime theatre summer series, '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park.' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 24, 2015
by - Jun 24, 2015

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BWW's On This Day - June 23, 2015
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TRU & Cate Cammarata to Offer Free Staged reading of SEARCHERS.NET, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), and Cate Cammarata present the final reading in the 2015 TRU Voices Series: searchers.net, a computer dating extravaganzaby T. Cat Ford, on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 7pm at the SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC. searchers.net features Brad Bellamy, Laurence Cantor, Mark Finley, Melissa Hurst, Les J. N. Mau, and Patricia Randell. (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Sets Cast of XANADU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre has announced the complete cast for Xanadu, the third and final production of the 2015 Nutmeg Summer Series. Directed by CRT's Artistic Director, Vincent J. Cardinal, Xanadu will feature Amandina Altomare in the lead role of Clio/Kira. Altomare was previously seen on the CRT stage as Lousie in Gypsy, Judy in A Chorus Line, and Philia in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. She is a proud member of the USO Show Troupe which provides entertainment for veterans and active military all over the world. Performances of Xanadu begin on July 9, 2015 and run through July 19, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 22, 2015
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Saint Michael's Playhouse to Stage WAIT UNTIL DARK, 7/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

?Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 1st opening of Jeffrey Hatcher's area premiere adaptation of Wait Until Dark, written by Frederick Knott at Saint Michael's Playhouse (July 1 - 11).  Directed by Sarah Carleton the cast features Abby Lee as Susan, John D. Alexander as Roat, Christian Kohn as Mike, Bill Carmichael as Carlino, David Rossetti as Sam, and introducing Jillian Kenny as Gloria. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 21, 2015
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BWW's On This Day - June 20, 2015
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Breaking News: DAMES AT SEA Will Sail to Broadway This Fall; Opens at Helen Hayes Theatre This October!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Infinity Theatre Company (Anna Roberts Ostroff & Alan Ostroff) and Perry Street Theatricals (Martin Platt & David Elliott) just announced that the first Broadway production of Dames at Sea will set sail at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44 Street), beginning performances Thursday, September 24, 2015, with an opening night of Thursday, October 22, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: A DAMES AT SEA Video Flashback!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

As BroadwayWorld just reported, the first Broadway production of Dames at Sea will set sail at Broadway's Helen HayesTheatre (240 West 44 Street), beginning performances Thursday, September 24, 2015, with an opening night of Thursday, October 22, 2015. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 19, 2015
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Dance Council of North Texas Announces 2015 Dance Council Honors Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Dance Council of North Texas (DCNT) is proud to announce the 2015 Dance Council Honors that will take place on September 6, 2015 at the Dallas City Performance Hall as part of the second annual Dallas DanceFest, September 4-6, 2015. (more...)

Audience Rewards Pre-Sale for DAMES AT SEA on Broadway Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Dames at Sea tickets will be available Monday, June 15, 2015, exclusively for Audience Rewards members who get first access to tickets through Sunday, June 21, 2015 by visiting www.AudienceRewards.com. Single tickets go on-sale to the general public beginning Monday, June 22, 2015. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theater Picks - Orlando
by Kimberly Moy - Jun 1, 2015

So it's felt like Summer in Orlando since February, but Summer officially starts on June 21st. While most theater seasons are over, there is still a lot to see around Orlando. Here are our Summer Orlando theater picks. (more...)

BWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees': Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Musical
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 1, 2015

Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, the 2015 TONY AWARDS, BWW brings you our 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide to this year's nominees in the top categories. (more...)

XANADU Begins Tonight at CT Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre completes its 2015 Nutmeg Summer Series with the musical comedy Xanadu. Directed by CRT's Artistic Director, Vincent J. Cardinal and choreographed by Cassie Abate, Xanadu tells the story of a muse named Clio who travels to 1980's Venice Beach, California disguised as a mortal to inspire chalk artist and beach boy Sonny Malone. Clio faces the jealousy of her two sisters, Melpomene and Calliope, the wrath of her father Zeus, and the struggles of fitting in as a mortal as she and Danny fight for their dream to open a roller disco with awesome mirror balls. Amandina Altomare stars in the lead role of Clio/Kira. Altomare was previously seen on the CRT stage as Lousie in Gypsy, Judy in A Chorus Line, and earlier this summer in LES MISERABLES: A Musical Celebration directed by Terrence Mann. Performances of Xanadu begin on July 9, 2015 and run through July 19, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

Winter Park Playhouse to Open 2015-16 Season with DAMES AT SEA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

The Winter Park Playhouse sets sail with the well-loved tap dancing musical comedy Dames at Sea July 24 - August 22, 2015.  This is the first production in a series of six professional musicals the Playhouse is offering through June 2016.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 5, 2015
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BWW's On This Day - July 4, 2015
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Go Behind-the-Scenes with Connecticut Rep's XANADU!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre completes its 2015 Nutmeg Summer Series with the musical comedy Xanadu. Directed by CRT's Artistic Director, Vincent J. Cardinal and choreographed by Cassie Abate, Xanadu tells the story of a muse named Clio who travels to 1980's Venice Beach, California disguised as a mortal to inspire chalk artist and beach boy Sonny Malone. Clio faces the jealousy of her two sisters, Melpomene and Calliope, the wrath of her father Zeus, and the struggles of fitting in as a mortal as she and Danny fight for their dream to open a roller disco with awesome mirror balls. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 3, 2015
by - Jul 3, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Join one-of-a-kind mother, Rose, and her two talented daughters as they search for fame in Pittsburgh CLO's production of GYPSY, July 10-19 at the Benedum Center. This entertaining musical is complete with memorable performances, mother-daughter struggles and the hardships of show business life, all while set during the infamous vaudeville era. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 2, 2015
by - Jul 2, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway Stage Manager to Host THE BOY FROM OZ Talk Back at TheatreZone
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Do you enjoy theatre trivia and anecdotes? How about talking about a performance immediately following the show with other theatre enthusiasts? Would you like to hear the actors' motivation for their characters? Are you interested in hearing from guest speakers? If you answered yes to any one of these questions, then TheatreZone's TalkBack is a must for you. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 17, 2015
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 16, 2015
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

FOOLERIE Adds 7/26 Performance at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) in association with The Foolish Company has announced the extension of Foolerie a Shakespearean Musical Comedy with book, music, and lyrics by Santino DeAngelo. Before their first performance on July 22nd, brisk ticket sales and sold out shows have prompted an additional performance of Foolerie to be staged on Sunday, July 26th at 4pm. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 14, 2015
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BWW's On This Day - July 12, 2015
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BWW's On This Day - July 11, 2015
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Join one-of-a-kind mother, Rose, and her two talented daughters as they search for fame in Pittsburgh CLO's production of GYPSY, tonight, July 10, through July 19 at the Benedum Center. This entertaining musical is complete with memorable performances, mother-daughter struggles and the hardships of show business life, all while set during the infamous vaudeville era. (more...)

FOOLERIE to Play NYMF, 7/22-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) in association with The Foolish Company presents Foolerie a Shakespearean Musical Comedy with book, music, and lyrics by Santino DeAngelo. Tralen Doler directs a cast of nine, including Geoff Belliston, Ryan Breslin* (Bway: Newsies, Book of Mormon), Diego Diaz, Ian Fairlee*, Ian Knauer* (Bway: Mamma Mia!, By Jeeves, State Fair), Patrick Massey, Olivia Polci, Chandler Reeves, and Patrick Richwood (Film: 'Pretty Woman,' 'Armageddon,' 'Runaway Bride'). Foolerie is being staged at PTC Performance Space, 555 West 42nd Street (bet. 10th & 11th Avenues) in NYC for five performances from Wednesday, July 22 through Monday, July 27, 2015. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse Stages WAIT UNTIL DARK, Now thru 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 1st opening of Jeffrey Hatcher's area premiere adaptation of Wait Until Dark, written by Frederick Knott at Saint Michael's Playhouse (tonight, July 1 - 11). Directed by Sarah Carleton the cast features Abby Lee as Susan, John D. Alexander as Roat, Christian Kohn as Mike, Bill Carmichael as Carlino, David Rossetti as Sam, and introducing Jillian Kenny as Gloria. (more...)

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