VIDEO: DAMES AT SEA's Randy Skinner Holds Master Tap Class at Broadway Dance Center
Yes, that's Bernadette Peters' voice you hear singing "Star Tar" from the oroginal Off-Broadway cast album of Dames at Sea. The new Broadway production's director/choreographer Randy Skinner held a master tap class at the Broadway Dance Center, proving that classic American dance style is alive and very well.
Dames At Sea is currently in previews at the Helen HayesTheatre where it will officially open on October 22, 2015. The musical originally debuted Off-Off Broadway in 1966 and starred newcomer, Bernadette Peters. The show, which celebrates the golden era of movie musicals, is now being given the full Broadway treatment.
Dames at Sea has a book and lyrics by George Haimsohnand Robin Miller with music by Jim Wise. In short, it's a valentine of a musical that tells the backstage story of a girl from a small town becoming a star on Broadway. The production is being directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner, whose dances sparkled in the Broadway revival of 42nd Street and Irving Berlin's White Christmas.