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Review Roundup: Misty Copeland Makes Broadway Debut in ON THE TOWN!Review Roundup: Misty Copeland Makes Broadway Debut in ON THE TOWN!
by Review Roundups - August 27, 2015

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)
VIDEO: ON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland Shares Behind-the-Scenes Look at Broadway DebutVIDEO: ON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland Shares Behind-the-Scenes Look at Broadway Debut
by Stage Tube - August 27, 2015

Copeland launched her own YouTube channel called 'Misty on YouTube'and gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look as she prepares for her Broadway debut. (more...)
Photo Coverage: She's One Helluva Gal- Misty Copeland Joins Cast of ON THE TOWN!Photo Coverage: She's One Helluva Gal- Misty Copeland Joins Cast of ON THE TOWN!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - August 26, 2015

Beginning last night, August 25, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland made her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of On The Town, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6.  (more...)
BWW TV: Watch Ballerina Misty Copeland Take First Broadway Bows in ON THE TOWN!BWW TV: Watch Ballerina Misty Copeland Take First Broadway Bows in ON THE TOWN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 26, 2015

Beginning last night, August 25, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland made her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of On The Town, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6.  (more...)
STAGE TUBE: MISTY ON THE TOWN, Episode 1, Offers An Inside Look At Misty Copeland's Broadway DebutSTAGE TUBE: MISTY ON THE TOWN, Episode 1, Offers An Inside Look At Misty Copeland's Broadway Debut
by Michael Dale - August 25, 2015

Misty Copeland never intended to work on Broadway, but now that she's here she's chronicling every graceful step in a video series, MISTY ON THE TOWN. (more...)
Ballet It Girl Misty Copeland Dances Into Broadway's ON THE TOWN TonightBallet It Girl Misty Copeland Dances Into Broadway's ON THE TOWN Tonight
by TV News Desk - August 25, 2015

Beginning tonight, August 25, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of On The Town, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6. (more...)
PHOTO FLASHBACK: Sono Osato, ON THE TOWN's Original Ivy Smith, Breaking Racist BarriersPHOTO FLASHBACK: Sono Osato, ON THE TOWN's Original Ivy Smith, Breaking Racist Barriers
by Michael Dale - August 25, 2015

Why Broadway's original Miss Turnstiles' father could not attend her 1944 opening night. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: ON THE TOWN Cast Members Tribute Gene Kelly With Special Performance for His BirthdaySTAGE TUBE: ON THE TOWN Cast Members Tribute Gene Kelly With Special Performance for His Birthday
by Stage Tube - August 23, 2015

In honor of Gene Kelly's 103rd Birthday, ON THE TOWN cast members Eloise Kropp and Cory Lingner have recreated the song and dance number 'Main Street' from the film version of ON THE TOWN. Check out the performance below! (more...)
BWW TV: Get a First Look at Dance Icon Misty Copeland Performing ON THE TOWN's Miss Turnstiles Ballet!BWW TV: Get a First Look at Dance Icon Misty Copeland Performing ON THE TOWN's Miss Turnstiles Ballet!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 21, 2015

Beginning August 25, Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of ON THE TOWN, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Copeland performing the Miss Turnstiles ballet sequence - watch her run the gamut of styles (to perfection) in the number below! (more...)
BWW TV: ON THE TOWN's Cory Lingner andEloise Kropp Celebrate the 103rd Birthday of Gene Kelly!BWW TV: ON THE TOWN's Cory Lingner andEloise Kropp Celebrate the 103rd Birthday of Gene Kelly!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 21, 2015

Gene Kelly has been big part of this past Broadway season. Not only did the legendary song and dance man play the original Jerry Mulligan in the 1951 film AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (a role now played onstage by Robert Fairchild), but he also brought Gabey to life on the big screen in 1949's ON THE TOWN (now played by Tony Yazbeck). Though the musical theatre icon passed away almost twenty years ago, his legacy continues to inspire performers everywhere. This Sunday, August 23, would have marked Kelly's 103rd birthday, and to celebrate ON THE TOWN's Cory Lingner and Eloise Kropp put together their own performance of 'Main Street.' Check it out below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Navy Vets Celebrate 70th Anniversary of WWII's End at ON THE TOWN!Photo Coverage: Navy Vets Celebrate 70th Anniversary of WWII's End at ON THE TOWN!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - August 17, 2015

Over the weekend, WWII Navy veterans Ray and Ellie Williams led the Times Square Alliance's "Kiss-In"  to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. At the special event, hundreds of people re-enacted the legendary lip-lock  between a U.S. sailor and nurse, captured forever on the cover of LIFE Magazine. The famous victory kiss occured on August 14, 1945 on Military Island, at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets. Afterwards the couple stopped by the Lyric Theatre to continue in the theme of the day by catching a performance of ON THE TOWN. Check out photos of Ray and Ellie with the cast below! (more...)
NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Dances Into ON THE TOWN TonightNYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Dances Into ON THE TOWN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild departed the Broadway revival of On The Town last weekend. Now, New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin steps into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from tonight, August 11, through August 23. Beginning August 25, Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut in the role for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)
Megan Fairchild Exits ON THE TOWN Today; NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Takes OverMegan Fairchild Exits ON THE TOWN Today; NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Takes Over
by BWW News Desk - August 9, 2015

New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild will depart the Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN on August 9 to return to the NYC Ballet. Fairchild will be succeeded by New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, who will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from August 11 - 23. Beginning August 25,Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)
THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ON THE TOWN's Stephen DeRosaTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ON THE TOWN's Stephen DeRosa
by BWW Staff - August 7, 2015

In this week's edition, we caught up with Stephen DeRosa, who plays a slew of characters in On the Town, currently playing at the Lyric Theatre. (more...)
Breaking News: ON THE TOWN Sets Fall Closing Date on BroadwayBreaking News: ON THE TOWN Sets Fall Closing Date on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - August 6, 2015

This just in... The Tony Award nominated revival of ON THE TOWN will conclude its run on Broadway on Sunday, September 6 following 28 previews and 368 regular performances, making this the longest-running Broadway production of the show since the 1944 original. (more...)
Photo Coverage: A Helluva Guy- ON THE TOWN's Tony Yazbeck Honored with Sardi's CaricaturePhoto Coverage: A Helluva Guy- ON THE TOWN's Tony Yazbeck Honored with Sardi's Caricature
by Walter McBride - August 5, 2015

Just yesterday, Tony Yazbeck was honored at the legendary Sardi's Restaurant with his very own portrait.Yazbeck earned 2015 Tony Award, Drama League Award and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations as well as the 2015 Astaire Award, for his portrayal of 'Gabey' in the hit Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN. His other Broadway credits include Chicago (Billy Flynn), Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Phil Davis), Gypsywith Patti LuPone (Tulsa, Outer Critics Circle nom.), A Chorus Line (Al), Oklahoma!, Never Gonna Dance, and Gypsy with Tyne Daly. (more...)
NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Will Succeed Megan Fairchild in ON THE TOWNNYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Will Succeed Megan Fairchild in ON THE TOWN
by BWW News Desk - August 4, 2015

New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild will depart the Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN on August 9 to return to the NYC Ballet. Fairchild will be succeeded by New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, who will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from August 11 - 23. Beginning August 25,Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch Tony Yazbeck & Megan Fairchild Dance the 'Great Lover' Ballet in ON THE TOWN!STAGE TUBE: Watch Tony Yazbeck & Megan Fairchild Dance the 'Great Lover' Ballet in ON THE TOWN!
by Stage Tube - August 3, 2015

Below, watch as Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck and Megan Fairchild dance the 'Great Lover' Ballet from Act 2! (more...)
BWW Exclusive: FIVE MINUTE CALL with Randy Rainbow & ON THE TOWN's... Tony Yazbeck?BWW Exclusive: FIVE MINUTE CALL with Randy Rainbow & ON THE TOWN's... Tony Yazbeck?
by Randy Rainbow - July 31, 2015

'Five Minute Call with Randy Rainbow', the newest web series from the creator and star of BroadwayWorld's long-running 'Chewing the Scenery with Randy Rainbow, puts the YouTube star behind the scenes of some of Broadway and Off-Broadway's biggest shows for an on-the-fly 'mini talk show' (complete with games and celebrity interviews) that races to beat the clock, just 5 minutes before showtime! In the newest episode below, watch as Randy spends five minutes with Tony Yazbeck before the curtain goes up at the Lyric Theatre! (more...)
BWW TV: A Helluva Trio - ON THE TOWN Performs at Bryant Park!BWW TV: A Helluva Trio - ON THE TOWN Performs at Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 30, 2015

Click below to watch the stars of ON THE TOWN sing 'New York, New York' and more at BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK! (more...)
VIDEO: ON THE TOWN Cast Members Sing ABC's 'World News Now' in the Style of a PolkaVIDEO: ON THE TOWN Cast Members Sing ABC's 'World News Now' in the Style of a Polka
by Stage Tube - July 26, 2015

Cast members from ON THE TOWN recently stopped by ABC-TV to sing 'The World News Polka,' accompanied by an accordion. Watch the humorous performance- complete with sock puppets- below! (more...)
Meet New ON THE TOWN Star and Prima Ballerina Misty Copeland!Meet New ON THE TOWN Star and Prima Ballerina Misty Copeland!
by Jessica Showers - July 6, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, on the heels of being named the first female African-American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland will be joining the cast of Broadway's On The Town next month. In honor of her Broadway debut, BroadwayWorld brings you a video roundup of the prima ballerina's past performances! (more...)
Breaking News: American Ballet Theatre's Misty Copeland to Join Cast of ON THE TOWN in AugustBreaking News: American Ballet Theatre's Misty Copeland to Join Cast of ON THE TOWN in August
by Matt Tamanini - July 5, 2015

On the heels of being named the first female African-American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, The New York Times is reporting that Misty Copeland will be joining the cast of Broadway's ON THE TOWN next month. After New York City Ballet principal dancer Megan Fairchild departs the show, Copeland will take over the role of Ivy for two weeks, beginning August 25th.  (more...)
BWW Interview: Robbie and Megan Fairchild Talk Awards Season, Broadway vs. Ballet, and More!BWW Interview: Robbie and Megan Fairchild Talk Awards Season, Broadway vs. Ballet, and More!
by Sally Henry - July 4, 2015

What's better than becoming a principal dancer in the NYC Ballet and then scoring a major role on Broadway? Doing it all with your brother or sister. (more...)
ON THE TOWN Welcomes Three Make-A-Wish Guest Stars At Today's MatineeON THE TOWN Welcomes Three Make-A-Wish Guest Stars At Today's Matinee
by Pat Cerasaro - July 1, 2015

ON THE TOWN helps make dreams come true! (more...)

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