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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.

Winter Park Playhouse to Open 2015-16 Series with DAMES AT SEA, 7/24-8/22Winter 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...)

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WAKE UP with BWW 6/3/2015 - HEISENBERG, SCHOOL OF ROCK Concerts and More!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...)

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THE KING & I, FINDING NEVERLAND & More Set for Broadway in Bryant Park; Full Schedule Announced!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...)

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TRU & Cate Cammarata to Offer Free Staged reading of SEARCHERS.NET, 6/29TRU & 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 XANADUConnecticut 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...)

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Saint Michael's Playhouse to Stage WAIT UNTIL DARK, 7/1-11Saint 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...)

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Breaking News: DAMES AT SEA Will Sail to Broadway This Fall; Opens at Helen Hayes Theatre This October!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!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...)

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Dance Council of North Texas Announces 2015 Dance Council Honors AwardeesDance 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 WeekAudience 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...)

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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...)

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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 TheatreXANADU 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 SEAWinter 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...)

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Go Behind-the-Scenes with Connecticut Rep's XANADU!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...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/31; Ogunquit's NICE WORK, a 'Brilliant' BENT at CTG, LIZA and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/31; Ogunquit's NICE WORK, a 'Brilliant' BENT at CTG, LIZA and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 31, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Chicago, Maine, New Orleans and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include Ogunquit's NICE WORK, Dames at Sea at The Winter Playhouse, and LIZA in New Orleans, just to name a few. (more...)

Darien Crago to Star in BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS at WBT, 8/13-9/20Darien Crago to Star in BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS at WBT, 8/13-9/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Westchester Broadway Theatre to present BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS, conceived and developed by Lynnette Barkley and Christopher McGovern, with book/musical arrangements/original songs by Christopher McGovern. Directed and choreographed by Jeremy Benton, with musical direction by Jose Simbulan, the show runs August 13 - September 20, 2015, starring Darien Crago as Ginger Rogers. (more...)

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Hayley Podschun and John Bolton Star in Artpark's PETER PAN, Opening TomorrowHayley Podschun and John Bolton Star in Artpark's PETER PAN, Opening Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Artpark brings the tale of PETER PAN to life on the Artpark Theater stage for eight exciting performances tomorrow, July 30, through August 7, 2015. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

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by April Montgomery - Jul 26, 2015

I silently shuffle ball-changed under my seat as I waited for the show to begin. Opening night of the 2015/2016 season in the Winter Park Playhouse, with its intimate setting and alluring lounge, promised to be a delight. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/24/2015 - Kristin, Liza, Lea and LUCKY STIFF!WAKE UP with BWW 7/24/2015 - Kristin, Liza, Lea and LUCKY STIFF!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 24, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Broadway divas are heading out across the country and the globe today, and LUCKY STIFF premieres in NYC! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Roy Alan, Jan Leigh Herndon and More in The Winter Park Playhouse's DAMES AT SEAPhoto Flash: First Look at Roy Alan, Jan Leigh Herndon and More in The Winter Park Playhouse's DAMES AT SEA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 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.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/22/2015 - Taye Diggs as HEDWIG and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/22/2015 - Taye Diggs as HEDWIG and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 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: Taye Diggs steps into HEDWIG's stilettos, AMERICAN IDIOT and SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD open in London, JOHN begins off-Broadway, Valerie Harper returns to the stage, and more! (more...)

John Bolton, Lesli Margherita, Mara Davi & More Will Set Sail in Broadway's DAMES AT SEA; Full Cast Set!John Bolton, Lesli Margherita, Mara Davi & More Will Set Sail in Broadway's DAMES AT SEA; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

nfinity Theatre Company (Anna Roberts Ostroff & Alan Ostroff), Martin Platt and David Elliott are pleased to announce that the first Broadway production of Dames at Sea will star John Bolton as The Captain/Hennesey, Mara Davi as Joan, Danny Gardner as Lucky, Eloise Kropp as Ruby, Laurence Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita as Mona Kent, and Cary Tedder as Dick. The original 1968 production of Dames at Sea launched the career of the young ingenue playing Ruby, Bernadette Peters. (more...)

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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...)

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Broadway Stage Manager to Host THE BOY FROM OZ Talk Back at TheatreZoneBroadway 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...)

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FOOLERIE Adds 7/26 Performance at NYMFFOOLERIE 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...)

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FOOLERIE to Play NYMF, 7/22-27FOOLERIE 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...)

BWW Reviews: Carefree PETER PAN Soars at ARTPARKBWW Reviews: Carefree PETER PAN Soars at ARTPARK
by Michael Rabice - Aug 1, 2015

Whether you grew up with Mary Martin , Sandy Duncan or Cathy Rigby flying on your TV screen or on a stage near you, children and adults alike still love escaping with the boy who never grew up. Neverland and it's inhabitants of Lost Boys, Indians and Pirates is usually a sure fire chance for a light hearted evening. Happily Artpark's 2015 polished musical offering of PETER PAN is flying high, and for all the right reasons. (more...)

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