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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.

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 4-10, Featuring Melba Moore, Lorna Luft, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 4-10, Featuring Melba Moore, Lorna Luft, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 4, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Neil Bartram: 'New Songs for a New Year'; Broadway Is A Drag: Celebrating Drag Queens for BC/EFA; Lorna Luft at 54 Below; 54 Sings Kiss Me Kate; and Melba Moore: I Got Love. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/3/16Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/3/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 1/3/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis -  1/4; Broadway's Biggest WeekINDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/4; Broadway's Biggest Week
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 4, 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 1/3/2016. (more...)

Lorna Luft, Melba Moore & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This WeekLorna Luft, Melba Moore & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

This week at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 3, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 3, 2016
by - Jan 3, 2016

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

DAMES AT SEA Closes Today; National Tour Sets Sail in 2017!DAMES AT SEA Closes Today; National Tour Sets Sail in 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Dames at Sea will play its final performance at the Helen Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street), Sunday January 3, 2016, at 3pm.  Dames at Sea will have played 32 preview and 85 regular performances, having opened Thursday, October 22, 2015.   (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/2-1/3/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/2-1/3/2016
by - Jan 3, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 3, 2016 - Sunday, January 3, 2016. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Jim Newman & More Sign on for VILLAIN: DEBLANKS on 2/7Lesli Margherita, Jim Newman & More Sign on for VILLAIN: DEBLANKS on 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Each one's a guilty pleasure! The February 7 cast for the new comedy-improv phenomenon 'Villain: DeBlanks' is just as dangerously funny as the previous line-ups. Audiences will be shown the evidence onSunday February 7, at 7:30pm at The Triad, 158 West 72nd Street. The series plays the first Sunday of the month through April 3, 2016. (more...)

Gizel Jiménez, Tony Sheldon and More Lead Goodspeed & Hartford Symphony Orchestra's Celebration of 70 Years of Tony AwardsGizel Jiménez, Tony Sheldon and More Lead Goodspeed & Hartford Symphony Orchestra's Celebration of 70 Years of Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Hartford Symphony Orchestra and Goodspeed Musicals will join to celebrate 70 years of Tony Award-winning music in a blockbuster one-night-only concert event on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. (more...)

TO DANCE, A New Musical to Get Staged ReadingTO DANCE, A New Musical to Get Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

On February 1st, Adam Boncz, Halle Morse, and Elyse Sholk will present a one night only staged reading of TO DANCE, a new musical about acclaimed Russian Jewish ballet dancer, Valery Panov. Set in Cold War Russia, TO DANCE recounts the real life story of one man who refused to let the KGB take away his freedom of expression­­Valery Panov was born to dance! (more...)

Broadway Vets to Lead TheatreZone's THE BOY FROM OZBroadway Vets to Lead TheatreZone's THE BOY FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The Boy from Oz is 'a musical true story' of the late entertainer Peter Allen who was a protege of Judy Garland, and briefly married to her daughter Liza Minnelli. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 24, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 24, 2016
by - Jan 24, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: A 'Hole' New DeBlanks Premieres 2/7Photo Flash: A 'Hole' New DeBlanks Premieres 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

 Laugh your (BODY PART)_____ off as 'Brenda Braxton presents Villain: DeBlanks' continues February 7, and performs the first Sunday of each month at 7:30pm at The Triad NYC. It's 'madcap hilarity' (BroadwayWorld.com) for a cause: a portion of proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of New York. (more...)

Happy Trails! Say Goodbye to the Broadway Shows Closing in Early 2016Happy Trails! Say Goodbye to the Broadway Shows Closing in Early 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 2, 2016

There is still time to catch the Broadway shows closing in early 2016! Check out what shows are closing soon and be sure to see them while you still can! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 2, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 2, 2016
by - Jan 2, 2016

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

Maltz Jupiter's LES MISERABLES Tops 2015 Carbonell Award Nominations; Ceremony Set for Spring!Maltz Jupiter's LES MISERABLES Tops 2015 Carbonell Award Nominations; Ceremony Set for Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Can you hear the people sing? The Carbonell Awards judges did, honoring LES MISERABLES at Maltz Jupiter Theatre with 10 Carbonell nominations, the most of any musical production. Daniel's Husband at Island City Stage, a world premiere about the importance of marriage equality, garnered six nominations, the most of any play. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: DAMES AT SEA's Lesli Margherita Plays 'Marry, Cuddle, Kill' with Tyler MountSTAGE TUBE: DAMES AT SEA's Lesli Margherita Plays 'Marry, Cuddle, Kill' with Tyler Mount
by Stage Tube - Jan 11, 2016

Popular Broadway Youtube personality, Tyler Mount, recently welcomed Dames at Sea and MATILDA's Lesli Margherita for the latest episode of his web series, THE TYLER MOUNT VLOG. Below, catch the Broadway wild-child discussing her most embarrassing moment on stage involving a mouse, her celebrity crushes, and her dream role of playing Miley Cyrus's mother, plus a game of 'Marry, Cuddle, Kill'! (more...)

BWW Review: Feinstein's/54 Below Ebulliently Sings Cole Porter's KISS ME KATEBWW Review: Feinstein's/54 Below Ebulliently Sings Cole Porter's KISS ME KATE
by Alix Cohen - Jan 10, 2016

Thursday night at Feinstein's/54 Below, Scott Siegel--the busiest cabaret show producer in town--hosted a tribute to Cole Porter's classic musical, Kiss Me Kate, as part of the 2015 BroadwayWorld Award-nominated 54 Below Sings . . . series. With Siegel at the lectern filling in plot, Musical Director Ross Patterson on piano, and contributions by The Broadway By the Year Chorus, the evening was vivacious and fun. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 1, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 1, 2016
by - Jan 1, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 1/1/2016SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 1/1/2016
by BWW - Jan 1, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 1/1/2016. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/9/2016 - DISASTER!, PRODIGAL SON, JOPLIN & More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/9/2016 - DISASTER!, PRODIGAL SON, JOPLIN & More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 9, 2016

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: Take cover! DISASTER! wrecks havoc on Broadway starting tonight, PRODIGAL SON opens at MTC, Janis Joplin heads out on tour and more! (more...)

Take Your Youngsters to the Theatre! KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY Is TonightTake Your Youngsters to the Theatre! KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY Is Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Give your kids an unforgettable experience this winter with the 20th Anniversary of KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY! The event takes place in New York City tonight, February 9th, 2016, and this year's National Ambassadors for the program are Kelli O'Hara (The King and I) and Marlee Matlin (Spring Awakening). (more...)

DISASTER! Star Kevin Chamberlin Joins Julie Halston in COMEDY TONIGHT at Feinstein's/54 BelowDISASTER! Star Kevin Chamberlin Joins Julie Halston in COMEDY TONIGHT at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Kevin Chamberlin, and Brad Oscar will be joining host Julie Halston on their night off from DISASTER! and SOMETHING ROTTEN! when Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents COMEDY TONIGHT: BROADWAY'S FUNNIEST CLOWNS! (more...)

Bernadette Peters Remembers Late DAMES AT SEA Director, Robert DahdahBernadette Peters Remembers Late DAMES AT SEA Director, Robert Dahdah
by Michael Dale - Feb 8, 2016

The 1966 Caffe Cino production starred a teenage Bernadette Peters in her first major New York role. (more...)

Original DAMES AT SEA Director, CURLEY McDIMPLE Author/Director Robert Dahdah, Dead at 89Original DAMES AT SEA Director, CURLEY McDIMPLE Author/Director Robert Dahdah, Dead at 89
by Michael Dale - Feb 8, 2016

The Off-Off Broadway pioneer directed young Bernadette Peters in two of her first New York starring roles. (more...)

BWW Interview: Nicholas Carlisle and Erik Stangvik Talk BROADWAY AGAINST BULLYINGBWW Interview: Nicholas Carlisle and Erik Stangvik Talk BROADWAY AGAINST BULLYING
by David Clarke - Feb 4, 2016

Globally, bullying is a problem facing many school aged children. It is a comfort to know that many are looking for ways to curb bullying and make the world a better place for our children. On Monday, February 8, 2016, to celebrate it's expansion to the East Coast, the international anti-bullying organization No Bully will be rocking Feinstein's/54 Below with their fundraising concert BROADWAY AGAINST BULLYING. (more...)

Broadway Stage Management Symposium Sets 2016 ReturnBroadway Stage Management Symposium Sets 2016 Return
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Broadway Stage Management Symposium is back!  After last year's successful inaugural program, Broadway's best stage managers gather together again for this immersive program.  The Symposium goes far beyond the classroom, offering two full days of practical insights, instruction and career advice from the most experienced and highly-regarded Stage Management professionals on Broadway.  This unique and invaluable program is the largest gathering of Broadway's stage managers for the purpose of teaching the art, craft and skills needed to forge a successful career. (more...)

Olivier Winner Lesli Margherita to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 3/25-26Olivier Winner Lesli Margherita to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 3/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Olivier Award winner and Bay Area native, Lesli Margherita (Dames at Sea, Matilda The Musical), will bring her brand new solo show, BROAD, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, March 25 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, March 26 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance to Host Next Free Seminar This SundayOff Broadway Alliance to Host Next Free Seminar This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold another in its Sunday Seminars series, focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway on Sunday, February 7th, 2016. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway Special Edition: New Year's Weekend 2016!What's Playing on Broadway Special Edition: New Year's Weekend 2016!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 31, 2015

If your New Year's weekend plans include taking in a Broadway show, please take notice of the special holiday schedule for the rest of this weekend. Many shows will take New Year's Eve off, but there are still plenty of options, including ALADDIN, THE BOOK OF MORMON, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, THE ILLUSIONISTS, THE KING AND I and MATILDA. Note that most shows are also adding weekend performances, so plan ahead and most importantly, Happy Holidays! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2015BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2015
by - Dec 31, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flashback: Up on the Marquee in 2015!Photo Flashback: Up on the Marquee in 2015!
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2015

Dozens of shows celebrated opening nights over the past twelve months, making 2015 a truly epic year in theatre. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a roundup of some of our favorite Broadway (and even some off Broadway) marquee photos from the past year! (more...)

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call HighlightsPhoto Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
by Walter McBride - Dec 30, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, BroadwayWorld takes one last look at this season's brightest moments before the curtain comes down, showcasing what readers - and audiences - loved most. Below, check out the curtain call highlights on Broadway from 2015! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 30, 2015BWW's On This Day - December 30, 2015
by - Dec 30, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 29, 2015BWW's On This Day - December 29, 2015
by - Dec 29, 2015

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

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/27/15Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/27/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12/27/2015. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis -  12/28; Broadway's Boffo Christmas!INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/28; Broadway's Boffo Christmas!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 28, 2015

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 12/27/2015. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: December 28- January 3, 2015What's Playing on Broadway: December 28- January 3, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 28, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of December 28- January 3. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 27, 2015BWW's On This Day - December 27, 2015
by - Dec 27, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW TV: The Year that Was- Celebrating the Musicals of 2015!BWW TV: The Year that Was- Celebrating the Musicals of 2015!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 26, 2015

It has been an epic year for Broadway, with a whopping 20 musicals having opened in 2015. Before we get wrapped up in the theatre season ahead, BroadwayWorld wants to stop and salute the shows that made this year great. Check out our 2015 wrap up below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 26, 2015BWW's On This Day - December 26, 2015
by - Dec 26, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 25, 2015BWW's On This Day - December 25, 2015
by - Dec 25, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 12/25/2015SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 12/25/2015
by BWW - Dec 25, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 12/25/2015. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Miami Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Miami Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Miami Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: December 24, 2015Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: December 24, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: December 18-24. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway Special Edition: Christmas Weekend 2015!What's Playing on Broadway Special Edition: Christmas Weekend 2015!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

If your Christmas weekend plans include taking in a Broadway show, please take notice of the special holiday schedule for the rest of this weekend. Many shows will take Christmas Day off, but there are still plenty of options, including ALLEGIANCE, BEAUTIFUL, CHICAGO, CHINA DOLL, THE COLOR PURPLE, Dames at Sea, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and many more. Note that most shows are also adding weekend performances, so plan ahead and most importantly, Happy Holidays! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 23, 2015BWW's On This Day - December 23, 2015
by - Dec 23, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 22, 2015BWW's On This Day - December 22, 2015
by - Dec 22, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/20/15Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/20/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12/20/2015. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis -  12/21; Broadway Dips for the WeekINDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/21; Broadway Dips for the Week
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 21, 2015

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 12/20/2015. (more...)

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