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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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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 3-9
by Nora Dominick - Oct 9, 2015

Trying to get tickets to all the new shows on Broadway? Still trying to win the #Ham4Ham lottery? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 10/9/2015
by BWW - Oct 9, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 10/9/2015. (more...)

XANADU's Eddie Mekka Set for TalkBack Tonight at FGCU Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Broadway, film and television comedy great Eddie Mekka kicks off TheatreZone's debut TalkBack, tonight, October 9, following the evening performance of the musical fantasy XANADU in the FGCU Theatre Lab. The 60-minute TalkBack is estimated to begin at 9:45 pm. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 9, 2015
by - Oct 9, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: DAMES AT SEA's Randy Skinner Holds Master Tap Class at Broadway Dance Center
by Michael Dale - Oct 9, 2015

That classic American dance style is alive and very well. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: October 8, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 8, 2015

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: October 2-8. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Director/Choreographer Randy Skinner Gets Tap-Happy with DAMES AT SEA
by Bob Rizzo - Oct 7, 2015

Broadway director/ choreographer Randy Skinner talks about his new production of Dames at Sea. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/7/2015 - Tim Minchin Hits 40 and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 7, 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: It's MATILDA composer/lyricist Tim Minchin's 40th birthday! Tweet him your best wishes @timminchin! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/6/2015 - OLD TIMES, ALLEGIANCE, BULLETS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 6, 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: OLD TIMES opens on Broadway, ALLEGIANCE starts performances and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY heads out on tour! (more...)

XANADU's Eddie Mekka Set for TalkBack This Friday at FGCU Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Broadway, film and television comedy great Eddie Mekka kicks off TheatreZone's debut TalkBack, Friday, October 9, following the evening performance of the musical fantasy XANADU in the FGCU Theatre Lab. The 60-minute TalkBack is estimated to begin at 9:45 pm. (more...)

Joel Grey, Norm Lewis, Andrew Rannells, Original DAMES AT SEA Cast & More to Honor Bernadette Peters at Drama League Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

The Drama League has announced the roster of special guest performers for its Centennial Gala, celebrating the organization's 100 years of service.  Honoring Golden Globe and three-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters, the Centennial Gala will be held on Monday evening, November 2, 2015 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue) in New York City, and supports The Drama League's educational initiatives for promising young artists.  Tickets are available by calling (212) 244-9494 or by visiting http://dramaleague.org/events/gala. (more...)

DAMES AT SEA: Rescued From A Garbage Can And Opening On Broadway
by Michael Dale - Oct 22, 2015

Just like the musical's spunky heroine, the show's original one-act version had to be discovered from humble beginnings. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/22/2015 - DAMES AT SEA, MISERY and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 22, 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: Dames at Sea taps onto Broadway tonight, MISERY creeps onto the Broadhurst stage, SHEAR MADNESS trims and tricks off-Broadway, and more! (more...)

Broadway's DAMES AT SEA Officially Docks Tonight at the Helen Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

The first Broadway production of Dames at Sea opens at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street), tonight, October 22, 2015, at 6:30pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: DAMES AT SEA Stars Take 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat' to New Heights at #Ham4Ham
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2015

Today's #Ham4Ham featured Dames at Sea stars Betsy Struxness, Mara Davi, Lesli Margherita and Danny Gardner. Below, watch as they wow the crowd with traditional, rap and tap versions of 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat'! (more...)

Original Broadway Kids of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the original Broadway kids of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL in THE KIDS FROM A CHRISTMAS STORY on Monday November 2, 2015 at 7:00pm. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/21/2015 - CHINA DOLL, 'BRIDGE', FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE & More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 21, 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: CHINA DOLL and A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE start on Broadway, FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE opens and more! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 21, 2015
by - Oct 21, 2015

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Photo Flash: Set Sail! Check Out New Shots from Broadway's DAMES AT SEA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

The first Broadway production of Dames at Sea opens at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street), Thursday, October 22, 2015, at 6:30pm. Check out new production shots below! (more...)

BWW TV: Good Times Are Here to Stay! Watch Highlights from DAMES AT SEA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 20, 2015

Dames at Sea set sail at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44 Street), on September 24, 2015, and opens tomorrow, October 22, 2015. Below, check out a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Carmen Cusak & Edie Brickell Join Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Edie Brickell and Carmen Cusak have been added to the roster of performers for The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, an evening of musical showstoppers written by women and performed by Broadway's best to benefit The Lilly Awards Foundation (Marsha Norman, President) whose mission is to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theater. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 20, 2015
by - Oct 20, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Understudies from Ten Broadway Shows Set for Musicals Tonight!'s AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

Musicals Tonight! continues its ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE... held tonight, October 19th at The Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street at 7 PM. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: October 19-25, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 19, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of October 19-25, 2015. (more...)

2014-15 Silver Palm Award Winners Announced; Ceremony Held This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

The South Florida Silver Palm Theatre Awards committee, founded eight years ago to honor theatrical excellence in South Florida, has announced that this year it will present the coveted award to 27 individuals and organizations. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/18/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 10/18/2015. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 10/19; Broadway Takes a Small Dip
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 19, 2015

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 10/18/2015. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 19, 2015
by - Oct 19, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 18, 2015
by - Oct 18, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 10/17 Part 2- Laura Osnes and THE BANDSTAND Cast Takes 'Sexy Intermission Pic,' and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2015

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our October 17 #SIP round-up! Check out Part 1 HERE. (more...)

BWW Interview: DAMES AT SEA's Lesli Margherita Is Shuffling Back Into the Broadway Spotlight!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 17, 2015

Lesli Margherita is back on Broadway- and she never even left! The star of Broadway's MATILDA is making a seamless transition into another wacky (but this time lovable) role in Dames at Sea, which opens on Thursday, October 22 at the Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44 Street). Just a week away from her big opening night, Margherita checked in with BroadwayWorld to tell us all about her new role, the show's incredible tap numbers, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 17, 2015
by - Oct 17, 2015

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Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 10/17 - DAMES AT SEA, ON YOUR FEET, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2015

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! (more...)

Leanne Borghesi Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Back by popular demand, the sumptuously talented Leanne Borghesi returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with an encore performance of her solo show, LUSH, for one performance only - tonight, October 16 at 8 p.m. Directed by Nicolas Minas, LUSH takes audiences on an intoxicating comedic odyssey through lust, love and loss. Borghesi mixes us an up-tempo elixir of lounge, Latin, jazz and Broadway, with a special tribute to Shirley Bassey and the hits of Eartha Kitt and Rosemary Clooney. With Graham Sobelman leading her hot three-piece band, LUSH features Daniel Fabricant on bass and Roberta Drake on drums. Tickets for Leanne Borghesi range in price from $25- $40 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Broadway at a Discount- What's Available at TKTS for October 16, 2015!
by BWW Discount Alert - Oct 16, 2015

TKTS has been a New York City institution for decades, bringing theatre-goers a last-minute way to get tickets for some of Broadway's hottest shows at a discount. TDF operates three TKTS Discount Booths in New York City- Times Square, South Street Seaport, and Brooklyn. Looking for affordable tickets for tonight, October 16, 2015? BroadwayWorld brings you the full list of what's available today below: (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 16, 2015
by - Oct 16, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 10/16/2015
by BWW - Oct 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 10/16/2015. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: October 15, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 15, 2015

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: October 9-15. (more...)

Understudies from Ten Broadway Shows Set for Musicals Tonight!'s AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Musicals Tonight! continues its ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE... to be held on Monday, October 19th at The Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street at 7 PM. (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger & Michael Urie, Lesli Margherita and More Set for Birdland This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its November 2015 schedule, featuring Django Reinhardt Festival Allstars, Benny Green Trio, The Birdland Big Band, Lesli Margherita, Christine Ebersole & Billy Stritch, Poncho Sanchez, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 15, 2015
by - Oct 15, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Drama League's Centennial Charity Auction Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

The Drama League's Centennial Charity Auction has launched at www.biddingforgood.com/thedramaleague, featuring over fifty once-in-a-lifetime prize packages.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Debut of the Month - DAMES AT SEA's Danny Gardner
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 14, 2015

Today, Gardner talks exclusively to BroadwayWorld and shares his journey from a hyper, five-year-old little boy to a tap-dancing, show-stopping star making his Broadway debut! (more...)

AUDIO: DAMES AT SEA's Lesli Margherita Guests on CAN I PET YOUR DOG? Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

The CAN I PET YOUR DOG? podcast invited Dames at Sea star Lesli Margherita to guest star on its latest episode. Hear what she had to say below, plus learn about Pit Bull Awareness Month, Amtrak's new pet policies and more! (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 10/11/2015. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 10/13
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 13, 2015

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 10/11/2015. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: October 12-18, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 12, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of October 12-18, 2015. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 11, 2015
by - Oct 11, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 10, 2015
by - Oct 10, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

P!nk Musical TRUE LOVE Presents Second Workshop Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

Producer Paul Adams and Emerging Artists Theatre present second developmental workshop of the new musical, TRUE LOVE. The musical, formerly called MEAN: THE MUSICAL, received its first workshop in May as part of Emerging Artists' 'New Work Series.' Singer-Songwriter Alecia Beth Moore (P!nk) is currently not involved directly with the musical's development, but is aware of the project. The second one-day only staged reading will take place today, October 10th at 2:00 PM at TADA! Theater, 15 West 28th Street in NYC. (more...)

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