VIDEO: Broadway and Original Off-Broadway Casts Of DAMES AT SEA Join Forces At Drama League Gala Honoring Bernadette Peters
The Broadway cast of DAMES AT SEA was on hand at The Plaza Hotel Monday night when Broadway legend Bernadette Peters was honored by The Drama League at their Centennial Gala.
The Golden Globe winner and three-time Tony Award honoree starred as a teenager in the Caffe Cino's premiere Off-Off Broadway production of the tap-happy nautical musical and later repeated her role as overnight musical comedy sensation Ruby when it moved Off-Broadway in 1968.
The evening's entertainment featured a rousing chorus of the musical's first act closer, "Good Times Are Here To Stay," that united the original Broadway cast with their original Off-Broadway counterparts, Sally Stark, Steve Elmore, David Christmas and Joseph R. Sicari.
The Drama League of New York, since 1916, has been at the forefront of the American Theatre community, providing talent, audiences, and prosperous support. It is one of the nation's oldest continuously-operating, not-for-profit arts advocacy and education organizations. Through its programs, initiatives and events, The Drama League serves over 3,000 artists and 15,000 audience members each season with over 150 events and programs. More information can be found at www.dramaleague.org.
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 Dames at Sea company also 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 (Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Finian's Rainbow), Dames at Sea is directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award nomineeRandy Skinner (42nd Street, Irving Berlin's White Christmas).
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.