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Photo Coverage: ON THE TOWN Company Cuts the Ribbon at the New Lyric Theatre!Photo Coverage: ON THE TOWN Company Cuts the Ribbon at the New Lyric Theatre!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - September 19, 2014

This fall, one of America's classic musical comedies is back on Broadway - On The Town, featuringTony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves. ON THE TOWN, the classic musical comedy love letter to New York City, will return to Broadway this fall in a critically acclaimed production directed by John Rando (Tony Award® for Urinetown) and choreographed byJoshua Bergasse. On The Town will begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially open on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). The cast of ON THE TOWN just reopened the Lyric Theatre with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on this afternoon, September 19th, along with producers Howard and Janet Kagan, in advance of the show's first preview performance tomorrow, September 20th. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below! (more...)
BWW Blog: Christopher Vo of ON THE TOWN - Sitzprobe!BWW Blog: Christopher Vo of ON THE TOWN - Sitzprobe!
by Guest Blogger: Christopher Vo - September 17, 2014

I experienced my first Broadway Sitzprobe this past weekend! The nerdy Asian boy in me needs to explain what a sitzprobe is, for those who don't already know. Sitzprobe (pronounced zits-probe) is a German-derived term literally meaning 'seated test or seated trial.' Of course, the sitzprobe process is widely used across the various performing arts. In the musical theater world, it is when the orchestra members and the actors meet for the first time and do a seated run-through rehearsal of the show. Up until Saturday, we had been listening to our rehearsal pianists and drummer. From what I understand, the score is tremendously difficult to play on the piano, as it was written to be performed by a huge orchestra. So here's a shout-out to our talented rehearsal musicians who have been holding down the fort for us during the past several weeks. (more...)
BWW Blog: Christopher Vo of ON THE TOWN - Getting 'Snipered'BWW Blog: Christopher Vo of ON THE TOWN - Getting 'Snipered'
by Guest Blogger: Christopher Vo - September 12, 2014

Things are moving along so quickly as the first preview performance of On The Town (September 20) approaches. We have completed teching almost half of our show. One of my favorite songs in the show is 'Lonely Town', performed by Tony Yazbeck (as the sailor Gabey). Tony's voice is hauntingly gorgeous, and the accompanying duet danced by Kristine Covillo and Stephen Hanna is stunning. On The Town is such a comedic show, so it is a refreshing change of pace when we get to the 'Lonely Town' number. I dressed up my dogs, Hugo and Banjo, in sailor outfits and took pictures of them. Enjoy. I imagine them howling out this tune while they are home alone. (more...)
BWW Blog: Meet Christopher Vo of Broadway's ON THE TOWNBWW Blog: Meet Christopher Vo of Broadway's ON THE TOWN
by Guest Blogger: Christopher Vo - September 9, 2014

Along with my Broadway debut in 'On the Town', I'm thrilled to be making my blogging debut. You can expect to hear about all the exciting happenings with our show leading up to our big opening night on October 16th. This has been an incredible journey. An exhilarating three-week whirlwind of rehearsals has led us to our first week of tech! We pretty much attempted our first stop and start run through of our show by the middle of our second week of rehearsals. The remainder of the time, our director John Rando and choreographer Josh Bergasse chipped at the bit, getting the show in tip top shape before we got into the theatre. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Coming Soon to New York, New York - Meet the Cast of Broadway's ON THE TOWN!Photo Coverage: Coming Soon to New York, New York - Meet the Cast of Broadway's ON THE TOWN!
by Jennifer Broski - September 5, 2014

This fall, one of America's classic musical comedies is back on Broadway - On The Town, featuringTony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves. ON THE TOWN, the classic musical comedy love letter to New York City, will return to Broadway this fall in a critically acclaimed production directed by John Rando (Tony Award® for Urinetown) and choreographed byJoshua Bergasse. Bergasse makes his Broadway debut as a choreographer with the production. On The Town will begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially open on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). Tickets for the new Broadway revival of On The Town are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com. The cast just met the press and below, you can check out photos from their special performance preview! (more...)
BWW TV: It's a Helluva Town! Watch a Sneak Peek of Broadway-Bound ON THE TOWNBWW TV: It's a Helluva Town! Watch a Sneak Peek of Broadway-Bound ON THE TOWN
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 3, 2014

This fall, one of America's classic musical comedies is back on Broadway - On The Town, featuringTony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves. ON THE TOWN, the classic musical comedy love letter to New York City, will return to Broadway this fall in a critically acclaimed production directed by John Rando (Tony Award® for Urinetown) and choreographed byJoshua Bergasse. Bergasse makes his Broadway debut as a choreographer with the production. On The Town will begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially open on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). Tickets for the new Broadway revival of On The Town are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com. The cast just met the press today and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the full gang about the production. Check out what they had to say and watch a performance sneak peek below! (more...)
Photo Flash: ON THE TOWN Opens at the Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: ON THE TOWN Opens at the Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2014

From the bustling streets of "New York, New York" comes the first major Chicago production of the iconic musical comedy, ON THE TOWN, which started previews August 13 and opened August 20, running through October 12 at The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. (more...)
Up on the Marquee: ON THE TOWN at the Newly Named Lyric TheatreUp on the Marquee: ON THE TOWN at the Newly Named Lyric Theatre
by Walter McBride - August 21, 2014

This fall, one of America's classic musical comedies is back on Broadway - On The Town, featuring Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves. ON THE TOWN, the classic musical comedy love letter to New York City, will return to Broadway this fall in a critically acclaimed production directed by John Rando (Tony Award® for Urinetown) and choreographed byJoshua Bergasse. Bergasse makes his Broadway debut as a choreographer with the production. On The Town will begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially open on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). Tickets for the new Broadway revival of On The Town are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com. Check out photos of the marquee at the newly named Lyric below! (more...)
BWW TV: ON THE TOWN Cast Hails 'New York, New York' at Bryant Park!BWW TV: ON THE TOWN Cast Hails 'New York, New York' at Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 14, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the cast of On The Town, including Tony Yazbeck, Brandon Leffler and Cody Williams as the sailors, plus Alysha Umphress. Below, watch them perform 'New York, New York' and more! (more...)
Become a Broadway Investor Online; Fund the Upcoming ON THE TOWN RevivalBecome a Broadway Investor Online; Fund the Upcoming ON THE TOWN Revival
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2014

Maxolev Productions (led by Howard & Janet Kagan) announces the launch of a new online investment platform (www.invest.maxolev.com) offering equity in Broadway productions, beginning with the upcoming revival of ON THE TOWN. (more...)
Michael Rupert, Allison Guinn, Phillip Boykin & Stephen DeRosa Join ON THE TOWN Broadway Revival; Full Cast AnnouncedMichael Rupert, Allison Guinn, Phillip Boykin & Stephen DeRosa Join ON THE TOWN Broadway Revival; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - August 4, 2014

Producers Howard and Janet Kagan have announced complete casting for the new revival of ON THE TOWN, the musical-comedy love letter to New York City opening on Broadway this fall. Directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') ON THE TOWN is set to begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially opens on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). Tickets for the new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN are on sale now and available at Ticketmaster.com. (more...)
Jackie Hoffman Joins Cast of ON THE TOWN Broadway RevivalJackie Hoffman Joins Cast of ON THE TOWN Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2014

Producers Howard & Janet Kagan have announced that Jackie Hoffman will join the upcoming Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN as "Madame Dilly." Directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') ON THE TOWN is set to begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially opens on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). Tickets for the new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN are on sale now and available at Ticketmaster.com. (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Stars of Broadway-Bound ON THE TOWN in New Promo!VIDEO: Watch Stars of Broadway-Bound ON THE TOWN in New Promo!
by Stage Tube - July 10, 2014

This fall, one of America's classic musical comedies is back on Broadway - ON THE TOWN! Below, check out a promo for the show filmed throughout New York City. (more...)
VIDEO: FOX's SYTYCD Opens with Iconic Number from Broadway's ON THE TOWNVIDEO: FOX's SYTYCD Opens with Iconic Number from Broadway's ON THE TOWN
by TV News Desk - July 10, 2014

On The Town choreographer Joshua Bergasse choreographed a performance of the show's iconic opening number, 'New York, New York,' featuring the Top 20 finalists. (more...)
Exclusive Photo Coverage: ON THE TOWN Stars Perform at Nathan's Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest!Exclusive Photo Coverage: ON THE TOWN Stars Perform at Nathan's Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest!
by Linda Lenzi - July 4, 2014

We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate today than joining the cast of On The Town to celebrate Independence Day at Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest with a special performance. On The Town stars Clyde Alves, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and Tony Yazbeck performed the famous opening number 'New York, New York', posed with fans (and hot dogs) and more... (more...)
Broadway's ON THE TOWN to Offer Role to Winner of FOX's SYTYCD Season 11!Broadway's ON THE TOWN to Offer Role to Winner of FOX's SYTYCD Season 11!
by TV News Desk - July 3, 2014

Broadway's ON THE TOWN and FOX's 'SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE' are teaming up to offer the winner of Season 11 a role in this fall's highly anticipated Broadway revival, marking an exciting new addition to the TV series' prize. (more...)
Up on the Marque: ON THE TOWNUp on the Marque: ON THE TOWN
by Walter McBride - June 26, 2014

ON THE TOWN, the musical comedy love letter to New York City, is set to begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially open on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). Check out the just-installed marquee below! (more...)
Photo Flash: ON THE TOWN Stars Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Clyde Alves Go Overboard in NYCPhoto Flash: ON THE TOWN Stars Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Clyde Alves Go Overboard in NYC
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2014

ON THE TOWN, the musical comedy love letter to New York City, is set to begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially open on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). The show's star trio Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves has disembarked in New York City and took to the streets today in uniform -- check out photos (via Instagram) of their tour of the city below! (more...)
Megan Fairchild, Alysha Umphress and Elizabeth Stanley Join Cast of Broadway-Bound ON THE TOWN!Megan Fairchild, Alysha Umphress and Elizabeth Stanley Join Cast of Broadway-Bound ON THE TOWN!
by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2014

The producers of ON THE TOWN announced today that Megan Fairchild(New York City Ballet Principal Dancer), Alysha Umphress (American Idiot) and Elizabeth Stanley (Company) will join the critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, directed by John Rando (Tony Award® for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash'). Fairchild, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, will make her Broadway debut playing 'Ivy Smith'. Umphress will play 'Hildy' and Stanley will play 'Claire', both reprising their performances from last summer's acclaimed Barrington Stage production. (more...)
BWW TV: ON THE TOWN's Broadway-Bound Sailors Storm Shubert Alley, Offer Performance PreviewBWW TV: ON THE TOWN's Broadway-Bound Sailors Storm Shubert Alley, Offer Performance Preview
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2014

BWW was on the scene to capture the excitement, including an appearance and brief performance preview from the sailors of the upcoming Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves! (more...)
Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson & Clyde Alves to Play Sailors in ON THE TOWN Broadway RevivalTony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson & Clyde Alves to Play Sailors in ON THE TOWN Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Tony Yazbeck (Gypsy, A Chorus Line), Jay Armstrong Johnson (New York Philharmonic's Sweeney Todd, Hands On A Hardbody, Hair), and Clyde Alves (Bullets Over Broadway, Nice Work If You Can Get It) will play the roles of 'Gabey,' 'Chip,' and 'Ozzie' - the sailors on 24-hour shore leave who take on the Big Apple in the critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash'). Yazbeck, Johnson, and Alves will reprise their performances from last summer's acclaimed Barrington Stage production. Yazbeck first thrilled audiences with his portrayal of 'Gabey' in John Rando's presentation of ON THE TOWN at City Center Encores in 2008. (more...)
Breaking News: It's a Helluva Town! ON THE TOWN Sets Opening Night for 10/16 at Lyric Theatre; Previews Begin 9/20Breaking News: It's a Helluva Town! ON THE TOWN Sets Opening Night for 10/16 at Lyric Theatre; Previews Begin 9/20
by BWW Special Coverage - May 9, 2014

Tickets for the new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN - the musical-comedy love letter to New York City - are now available exclusively to Audience Rewards members through Sunday, May 11 (www.audiencerewards.com). Beginning Monday, May 12, tickets will be available for purchasewith a special pre-sale code sent to Ticketmaster customers. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, May 19 and will be available at Ticketmaster.com. (more...)
John Rando-Helmed ON THE TOWN Coming Back to Broadway in 2014? Developmental Workshop Set for 12/8-19John Rando-Helmed ON THE TOWN Coming Back to Broadway in 2014? Developmental Workshop Set for 12/8-19
by BWW News Desk - October 16, 2013

According to an Equity casting notice, On the Town might be heading back to Broadway. Casting will soon take place for a developmental lab on December 8-19, with an anticipated Broadway revival in early 2014. The project will feature direction by John Rando, who also helmed a 2008 Encores production, and choreography by Josh Bergasse. (more...)