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DAMES AT SEA Changes Course with New Digital Lottery Policy

Beginning today, December 8, Dames at Sea will offer an online lottery, giving fans a chance at $32 tickets, BroadwayWorld has learned. To participate, fans can enter day of a performance (by 11:15am ET for matinees and 3:15pm ET for evening performances) at and will receive a notification via email if they have won. Limit two tickets per winner. Winners must present their photo ID at the theater box office at least 30 minutes before the start of the corresponding performance in order to claim and purchase tickets.

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.

The Broadway Booking Office is currently scheduling the first national tour of Dames at Sea which will begin in the fall of 2017. Tour launch city and full schedule to be announced shortly.

"The original production of DAMES AT SEA started off-off-Broadway on the smallest stage imaginable, with a great book and score, and a huge heart." said producer Anna Roberts Ostroff, "We are so proud that the current production, which started at Infinity Theatre Company, went on to wow critics and is thrilling audiences in the Broadway premiere of this beloved musical."

"DAMES AT SEA is a fantastic family-friendly musical, perfect for both Broadway series subscribers and theater lovers across the country looking for a sure-fire entertaining evening," said Steve Schnepp from the Broadway Booking Office. "This critically acclaimed feel-good musical comedy celebrates with joy the tap dancing fun and light hearted humor of the Fred-and-Ginger, Mickey-and-Judy beloved musicals of the '30s!"

DAMES AT SEA stars 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 ingénue playing Ruby, Bernadette Peters. The Dames at Sea company includes Tessa Grady, Kristie Kerwin, Ian Knauer and Kevin Worley.

With a book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, music by Jim Wise, orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, and music supervision and vocal & dance arrangements by Emmy Award winner Rob Berman, Dames at Sea is directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner.

DAMES AT SEA is a tap-happy gem of a show that celebrates the golden era of movie musicals with dazzling dances, spectacular songs and delightful dames! Ruby steps off a bus in Manhattan, and into her first Broadway show, but hours before the opening night curtain is to rise, the cast learns their theater is being demolished, so it is "all hands on deck" to find a stage to put on the show. Featuring rollicking tap dancing, love at first sight, joyful music and a boatload of laughs, Dames at Sea has everything you need to sweep your glooms away.

DAMES AT SEA features scenic design by three-time Tony Award nominee Anna Louizos, costume design by two-time Tony Award nominee David C. Woolard, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington and Jason Kantrowitz, and sound design by Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer.

DAMES AT SEA is produced by Infinity Theatre Company (Anna Roberts Ostroff & Alan Ostroff), Martin Platt & David Elliott, Patricia M. Roberts & Bert C. Roberts, Carl Berg, Louise H. Beard, Julie Boardman/Sarahbeth Grossman/Minerva Productions LLC, and Douglas & Steven Maine/Chris & Dawn Ellis.

Tickets are $67 - $154.50, and all prices include a $2 facility fee. For tickets visit (212-239-6200) or the Helen Hayes Theatre box office. For groups of 10 or more visit (800-432-7780). The playing schedule for Dames at Sea is: Tuesday through Thursday at 7pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Please note there will be no performances Wednesday, November 25 at 7pm, Wednesday, December 23 at 2pm, Thursday, December 24 at 7pm, Sunday, December 27 at 3pm, and Thursday, December 31 at 7pm. There will be added performances Friday, November 27 at 2pm, Sunday, December 27 at 2pm and 7pm, Monday, December 28 at 7pm, and Tuesday, December 29 at 7pm.

The Dames at Sea Digital Lottery is powered by Shubert Ticketing through the new Telecharge Digital Lottery platform, which provides theatre-goers wide access to affordable tickets through multiple social media networks.

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