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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.


Arielle Jacobs, JJ Caruncho, Shea Gomez and More Tapped for IN THE HEIGHTS at Virginia Rep; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of In the Heights on Friday June 23, 2017 at the November Theatre/Arenstein Stage, 114 West Broad Street. The show will run through July 30, 2017. Previews will run for two nights on Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22, 2017. (more...)

The Devil Is in the Details... Nicolas Dromard, Natalie Hall, Mike Squillante and More to Lead LUCIFER Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

TopRat Productions presents an invite-only, industry presentation of the modern new musical LUCIFER with music and lyrics by Mike Squillante & Britt Mahrer, book by Jesse Murphy, Jess Carson & Mike Squillante, and directed by T. Oliver Reid. (more...)

Chuck & Lilli Cooper, Bryce Pinkham & Lauren Worsham and Ryan Silverman to Bring Lerner & Loewe Hits to 92Y
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Rob Berman, music director of the New York City Center Encores! series and recent Broadway musicals Dames at Sea, Bright Star and Tuck Everlasting, makes his L&L debut as artistic director for a captivating season-closer and night of romantic songs, from 'Almost Like Being in Love' to 'I Could Have Danced All Night.' Bringing Lerner and Loewe's worlds to life: the father-daughter team of Chuck Cooper and Lilli Cooper (The Life, and Spring Awakening, respectively); A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder co-stars Bryce Pinkham and Lauren Worsham; and Side Show's Ryan Silverman. (more...)

Alan Menken and Stars of A BRONX TALE to Celebrate Cast Album at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the cast album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ Leads Off Season 35 at Roxy Regional Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

Roxy Regional Theatre to Launch 35th Season with L. Frank Baum Musical Classic THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

???????The Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville's oldest live theatre and only professional theatre, unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

Stoneham Theatre presents I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Stoneham Theatre concludes its 17th Season with the mouth-watering new comedy I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti, starring Kerri Jill Garbis and directed by Elliot Norton and IRNE Award-winner Ilyse Robbins. Adapted by Jacques Lamarre from the memoir by Giulia Melucci, performances of this one-woman show run from June 8 - 25, 2017. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 3:00pm. (more...)

Lesli Margherita to 'Rule Her Kingdom' This Summer in Feinstein's/54 Below Return
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Back by popular demand, Olivier Award winner, Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea, Zorro) returns to Feinstein's/54 Below this August with RULE YOUR KINGDOM, a new take on her signature cabaret act. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 22, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! According to my iPhone today is Monday, 22 May 2017 - the weekend, busy as it was, is over and we're left hankering for a few days off in order to relax and rejuvenate…which makes us ponder this musical question: What are your plans for next weekend? In our mind, of course, our mama is warning us that such queries are symptomatic of us 'wishing [our] life away,' as she would always admonish us to live in the now instead of trying to leap-frog over the next five days. So sayeth my beloved mama: 'Live life dramatically.' Therefore, a nap might have to suffice… (more...)

Lesli Margherita and Lauren Molina to Host Tony Awards Viewing Party at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Green Room 42 will present a Tony Awards Viewing Party, hosted by Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea) and Lauren Molina (The Skivvies), on June 11 starting at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

ANASTASIA's Ian Knauer to Host Broadway Artists and Friends' May MIC & MINGLE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

ANASTASIA'S Ian Knauer hosts the Broadway Artists & Friends Mic & Mingle on Monday, May 22nd at 6:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm). The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros (listed below) followed by selected artists at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre. (more...)

Ghostlight Records Celebrates Today's Release of A BRONX TALE At Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate today's cast album release date of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: A BRONX TALE Celebrates Cast Recording Release with CD Signing
by Jennifer Broski - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records celebrated its cast album release of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble this week. See all the photos from the event below! (more...)

THE WAR BOYS Enters Final Weeks at Access Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Naomi Wallace's searing psychological drama The War Boys, directed by James Will McBride, is entering its final two weeks at Access Theater (380 Broadway, NYC). Performances continue through April 16, 2017. (more...)

World Premiere of Tony Nominee Glenn Slater and Wendy Wilf's BEATSVILLE Opens this May at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Dig this: Asolo Rep will proudly present the world premiere of BEATSVILLE: The Beatnik Musical, a co-production with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. BEATSVILLE has a book by Glenn Slater, a Grammy winner (Disney's Tangled), and Academy Award (Tangled), Emmy (ABC's Galavant), Golden Globe (Tangled) and three-time Tony Award nominee (School of Rock, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid), and the co-creator of Disney's worldwide smash hit Tangled. (more...)

Breaking News: Bianca Marroquin, Constantine Maroulis, Beth Malone, John Tartaglia & More Join the Muny's 99th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Muny announced today 21 principal cast members for its 99th season. Full company casting will be announced throughout April. The 2017 Muny season opens with Jesus Christ Superstar followed by Disney's The Little Mermaid and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The season continues with the premiere of All Shook Up! and a newly re- envisioned The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Season 99 closes with A Chorus Line and the much- anticipated Muny debut of Newsies. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 26, 2017
by - Mar 26, 2017

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

BWW's On This Day - March 25, 2017
by - Mar 25, 2017

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

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/25/2017
by - Mar 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/25/2017. (more...)

Broadway Star Donna McKechnie Brings SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME to SoCal Two Shows Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that legendary Tony Award-winning Broadway star Donna McKechnie will bring her show Same Place, Another Time to Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Sunday, May 28 at 7:30pm and Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego on Thursday, June 1 at 8pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio for A BRONX TALE's 'Belmont Avenue'; Original Broadway Cast Album Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Ghostlight Records releases the album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE in digital formats today, Friday, March 24 with CDs in stores and online Friday, May 12. CDs will be available at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), where the show is currently running, beginning mid-April. Below, go inside the recording studio with the cast performing 'Belmont Avenue'! (more...)

Ben Davis, Lesli Margherita and More to Sing '40s Tunes in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Tony Award Honoree Ben Davis (Violet, A Little Night Music, La Boheme), Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea), Kendrick Jones (Shuffle Along, The Scottsboro Boys) & Drama Desk Award-nominee Daniel Reichard (Original Cast of Jersey Boys) will join previously announced Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Bullets Over Broadway, Curtains, Contact), multi-award winning Nightclub star Klea Blackhurst & Steve 'The Whistler' Herbst at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, March 27 at 8pm, 'The Broadway Musicals of the 1940s,' which will highlight the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kurt Weill & Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laughing for a Great Cause! VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Hosts NYCLU Benefit with Kathleen Turner and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Audience-favorite Villain: DeBlanks returned to Feinstein's/54 Below with an all-star benefit, featuring Oscar and two-time Tony nominee KATHLEEN TURNER (War of the Roses, Serial Mom), Olivier Award winner LESLI MARGHERITA (Matilda, Dames at Sea), five-time Tony nominee JAN MAXWELL (Lend Me A Tenor, Follies), MICHAEL POTTS (Book of Mormon, True Detective), MAULIK PANCHOLY (30 Rock, Star Trek: Discovery), and Tony nominee MICAH STOCK (It's Only a Play, The Front Page). Scroll down for photos! (more...)


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Lesli Margherita Signs on for Starry VILLAIN: DEBLANKS ACLU Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Broadway funnywoman, Olivier-winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea) has joined an all-star cast in Villain: DeBlanks. (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez, Casey Cott, Courtney Reed and More Sign on for BROADWAY LOVES KELLY CLARKSON at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Broadway Loves series makes its return to Feinstein's/54 Below this April 3rd when over a dozen of Broadway's most distinctive voices will celebrate the original 'American Idol,' three-time grammy award winner Kelly Clarkson. (more...)

Steven Strafford, Alli Mauzey, Lesli Margherita and More Set for LOVE AND OTHER FABLES at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a concert of the John McMahon-Jay Jeffries musical LOVE AND OTHER FABLES on April 9, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Review: BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Celebrates the 1920s with Scorching Vocal Performances, Paying Tribute to the Past with Stars of the Present
by Casey Mink - Mar 16, 2017

BROADWAY BY THE YEAR, the musical revue series created, written, directed, and hosted by Scott Siegel and which pays tribute to a different era of Broadway composers each program, is a stroke of brilliance. Occurring once a month, each evening is dedicated specifically to one decade of American musical theater, and features some of the most talented stars currently working in American musical theater. The series' most recent installment (and the first of 2017) on February 27 at its usual home, The Town Hall, paid tribute to the 1920s. The decade, which inducted into the theatrical cannon the likes of George and Ira Gershwin and Richard Rodgers, brims with melodically-rich scores including songs of yearning and joviality. The tunes selected for the evening certainly felt of their era; however, put into the hands of such skilled performers as Carolee Carmello, Beth Malone, and Robert Cuccioli (to name a few), they could be heard with fresh and non-cynical ears. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Dancers Show They Got Rhythm!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

A new tap video was just released in honor of the Lincoln Center's Concert Production of 'Crazy For You.' (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Andy Kelso and Mara Davi to Headline 'UNITED IN LOVE' Concert in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Tony Award-winning actor Annaleigh Ashford will reunite with her Kinky Boots co-star (and fellow Colorado native) Andy Kelso for United in Love, a special concert event presented by Ebner-Page Productions and benefiting the Denver Actors Fund on Sunday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 80124. (more...)

Nick Adams, N'Kenge and More Celebrate Kander & Ebb in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS Tonight at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Tonight, March 10, at 7:30 PM, Schimmel Center will continue its American Showstoppers series. This time orchestrator and conductor Fred Barton leads his 14-piece orchestra and cast of Broadway singers and dancers in a tribute to one of the most prolific song writing duos of the 20th century, John Kander and Fred Ebb. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 6, 2017
by - Apr 6, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Tony Winners Tapped for THE SILK CRANE Creative Team Aboard Princess Cruises
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Princess Cruises and Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) today announced the creative team for the third show in its exclusive partnership, The Silk Crane.  (more...)

Shoshana Bean, Niki Haris, Donna McKechnie and More Set for Spring with Chris Isaacson Presents
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced a full slate of spring entertainment, beginning with Heart & Soul: Music of Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick & Diana Ross starring Sharon Catherine Brown, Natalie Wachen, and Trenyce Cobbins; and continuing with Trixie Mattel in Ages 3 & Up; Shoshana Bean with special guest Rumer Willis; Niki Haris with special guest Donna De Lory; and Donna McKechnie with special guests Greg Safel and Jeffrey Scott Parsons (previously announced). (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for BANDSTAND!
by Walter McBride - Apr 30, 2017

Welcome home, Bandstand! Earlier this week, a brand new musical took its place on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler, (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, Bandstand stars Corey Cott and Laura Osnes. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Check out photos with recipient Kevin Worley below! (more...)

Casting Announced for Music Theatre Wichita's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Casting is announced today for Music Theatre Wichita 46th Season, 'Hollywood to Broadway,' featuring five lavish stage musicals inspired by films, including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Hairspray, and the Kansas premieres of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Disney's Newsies.   (more...)

Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Corey Cott, Christy Altomare, and More Become Cookie Peddlers for Schmackary's BROADWAY BAKES 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Schmackary's, New York's uniquely gourmet cookie company, will host its 5th annual BROADWAY BAKES event May 15-19, 2017. Over twenty of the biggest names on Broadway will join together to work behind the counter at Schmackary's selling delicious, freshly-baked cookies to the public in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.  (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Lesli Margherita Gets Another Chance at Mrs. Wormwood on TURNING THE TABLES!
by Turning the Tables - Apr 25, 2017

In this episode, watch as Lesli Margherita gets another go at a role that she she originated! (more...)

VIDEO: Lesli Margherita Has Vacation Issues on Her Royal Vlog
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2017

In the latest edition of her Royal Vlog, Lesli Margherita, 'tries' to go on a vacation. Watch what happens when Lesli takes Orlando! (more...)

In a Crowd of Thousands! Meet the Full Company of ANASTASIA, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, dances into Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) tonight, April 24, 2017, produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. Scroll down to get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Denver (more...)

GREAT COMET's Oak Onaodowan to Celebrate THE MUPPETS at 54 Below with Taran Killam, Richard Kind & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

It's time to play the music... again! After two sold-out shows last summer, 54 Celebrates The Muppets is back on Monday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club. (more...)

TRU to Host 'Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing' Boot Camp
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents their annual Producer Boot Camp: Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing on Saturday, April 29, 2017 and Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 10am-6pm at Nola Studios, 244 W. 54th Street, 11th floor Studio C. (more...)

Cast Announced for SIREN'S DEN: A ROCK MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Casting for 'Siren's Den: A New Rock Musical' is complete!  The cast stars *Lindsey Lake (Rent Tour) as rockstar, Skylar Cole, Andrea Leach (Beauty and the Beast Int'l Tour) as Jessie, *Chris Gleim (Jesus Christ Superstar Tour) as Logan, *Adam R. Kaster (The Golden Bride) as Garrett, and *Alan Gillespie (Miss Saigon Tour) as Bar Manager/Kurtis Katz.  The show's creator, Rori Nogee (Showgirls, the Musical!) will play Remy Morgan.  The Vultures will be played by Lauren Chastain, Jonte Culpepper (Bayside, the Musical!), Musa Hitomi, Frankie Shin, Erin Ullman and Corbin Williams (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas). (more...)

BWW Preview: 42ND STREET at Broadway Theater League
by Alan Portner - Apr 17, 2017

Just plain fun - and a Lullaby from Broadway (more...)

Ashley Brown, Lindsay Mendez, Ryan Silverman and More to Lead THE GOLDEN APPLE at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of The Golden Apple, John Latouche and Jerome Moross' cult classic. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Beth Malone, and More Headline Concert to Benefit Denver Actor's Fund
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2017

Ebner-Page Productions presents United in Love benefiting the Denver Actors Fund. Starring Annaleigh Ashford, Andy Kelso, Mara Davi and Beth Malone, Sunday, April 30, 2017, Lone Tree Arts Center (more...)

BWW Review: BEATSVILLE: THE BEATNIK MUSICAL at Asolo Repertory Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Apr 13, 2017

Bebop Jazz Meets Musical Theatre in Asolo's World Premiere, Beatsville: A Beatnik Musical (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch as Lesli Margherita Takes On a Juice Cleanse in Her Royal Vlog!
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2017

Lesli Margherita, dubbed by fans as Queen Lesli, posted 'The Cleanse,' the first episode of her new blog series, entitled The Royal Vlog. Check out the full video! (more...)

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