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Bucks County Playhouse to Return to Full Production; 2022 Season Announced! Photo Bucks County Playhouse to Return to Full Production; 2022 Season Announced!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

Bucks County Playhouse Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producer Josh Fiedler announced titles and creative teams for the theater’s 2022 season, which will launch May 20.

FreeFall Announces 2021/2022 season Photo FreeFall Announces 2021/2022 season
by Marianka Swain - Sep 6, 2021

freeFall Theatre Company announces their 2021/2022 season. The 6 mainstage shows are Dames at Sea, The Night Before, Fatboy, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, A Skeptic and a Bruja and a summer production to be announced very soon.

BWW Review: RICKY RITZEL'S BROADWAY Salutes Bright Star, The New Moon, and Dames at S Photo BWW Review: RICKY RITZEL'S BROADWAY Salutes Bright Star, The New Moon, and Dames at Sea at Don't Tell Mama
by Ricky Pope - Jun 27, 2021

If you want to see a rarely performed musical from the past you have two options. You can either wait for the folks at Encores to get around to the show you love, or you can visit the Lincoln Center Library. Alternatively, you can turn to cabaret staple Ricky Ritzel, who is a one-man Lincoln Center Library. Friday night he unveiled another in his series of RICKY RITZEL'S BROADWAY concerts at Don't Tell Mama. He generously gives you not one, but three musicals from the past. This month's edition of RICKY RITZEL'S BROADWAY celebrates Bright Star, The New Moon, and Dames at Sea.

Groundlings Theatre Brings Even More Streaming Content To Your Home Photo Groundlings Theatre Brings Even More Streaming Content To Your Home
by A.A. Cristi - May 1, 2020

Following the huge fan response after streaming a?oeNight 2a?? in April, The Groundlings Theatre is thrilled to offer fans the opportunity to watch performances from The Groundlings 45th Anniversary Show: Night 1, celebrating alumni from 1974-1999.

Groundlings Theatre Launches New Digital Programming Network Photo Groundlings Theatre Launches New Digital Programming Network
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 25, 2020

While The Groundlings Theatre is currently closed to performances amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, fans of the theatre can find entertainment and knowledge with the launch of The Groundlings Podcast Network. The network premieres on April 1, 2020 with an episode featuring Groundlings Alumna Lisa Kudrow(Friends, The Comeback). New episodes will follow every Wednesday and will air across all podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher. 

BWW Interview: Groundlings' Deanna Oliver Ever Poised to Referee, er, Direct GROUNDLI Photo BWW Interview: Groundlings' Deanna Oliver Ever Poised to Referee, er, Direct GROUNDLINGS BAR FIGHT
by Gil Kaan - Feb 11, 2020

The Groundlings' latest Friday/Saturday night show GROUNDLINGS BAR FIGHT opens Valentine's February 14, 2020. Deanna Oliver, will be oh, so lovingly corralling and directing a talented troupe of eleven Groundlings as they tickle our funny bones with their fresh and funny BAR FIGHT sketches. A Groundlings alumni of 40+ years, Deanna managed to take some time out from rehearsals and teaching at The Groundlings School to answer a few of my quizzical queries.

Roxey Ballet Celebrates Halloween With DRACULA Photo Roxey Ballet Celebrates Halloween With DRACULA
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 11, 2019

Kicking off its 26th season, Roxey Ballet stages its dance adaptation of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' on October 8, October 18-20 and October 25- 27 Roxey Ballet's 'Dracula' interprets Stoker's famed horror story through a complete sensory experience of movement, music and spoken word with pyrotechnic, sound and lighting effects. Showcasing 16 world class professional artists, the performances take place both  at The Jim Wise Theater on the Campus of NJIT in Newark, NJ on October 8, 2019 and at the intimate, Canal Studio Theater in Lambertville, NJ.

BWW Review: DAMES AT SEA Cruises Thru Causing A Tidal Wave Of Top-Deck Entertainment  Photo BWW Review: DAMES AT SEA Cruises Thru Causing A Tidal Wave Of Top-Deck Entertainment At The Sierra Madre Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jul 16, 2019

I have a special appreciation for artists who really learn their craft; that surround their entire lives dedicated to observation, listening, learning, searching then discovering, creating, improving, perfecting and twerking it a bit to make it organic and unique. When you have experienced performers who have done it all in their careers in key roles putting together a musical production of this type, it is quite apparent in the outcome. With the esteemed team that is at the 'helm' of this production, Director Josh Finkel, Choreographer Jeffrey Scott Parsons, Costumes Designed by Shon LeBlanc, Lighting Design by Derek Jones, Artistic Director of the Sierra Madre Theatre Christian Lebano, and Live One-Man-Orchestra Sean Paxton; (Google all!) it is full tilt ahead and all aboard for an evening of superb and satisfying entertainment.

DAMES AT SEA Opens June 15 At Sierra Madre Playhouse Photo DAMES AT SEA Opens June 15 At Sierra Madre Playhouse
by Julie Musbach - May 8, 2019

Ruby gets off the bus from Utah with 'nothing but tap shoes in her suitcase and a prayer in her heart.' As fate would have it, she is immediately cast in the chorus of a Broadway show. When the theatre is forced to close, Ruby's songwriting sailor boyfriend persuades the Captain of his ship to allow the show to move on deck. Voila! Dames at sea! When the show's lead gets seasick, Ruby may have to go on for her. Will Ruby come back a star? Do you need to ask?

Photo Flash: DAMES AT SEA Opens At Theatre At The Center Photo Photo Flash: DAMES AT SEA Opens At Theatre At The Center
by Julie Musbach - May 7, 2019

Dames at Sea opened at Theatre at the Center in Munster on Sunday night, May 5. Director and Artistic Director Linda Fortunato cast Kelly Felthous as Ruby, Todd Aulwurm as Dick, Colette Todd as Mona Kent, Sierra Schnack as Joan, Sam Shankman as Lucky, and Steven Strafford as Hennesey and The Captain in the spring musical production.  Dames at Sea and continues through June 2.

Jim Wise Videos

VIDEO: San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon Presents DAMES AT SEA VideoVIDEO: San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon Presents DAMES AT SEA
by Stage Tube - Nov 29, 2018

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) presents 2018 Holiday production, the hilarious 1930s pastiche musical DAMES AT SEA. DAMES AT SEA features a book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, and music by Jim Wise. 42nd Street Moon's production runs from November 28 - December 16, 2018 and will perform at San Francisco's Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre). The press opening will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets range from $30 - $75 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (415) 255-8207 or online at www.42ndstmoon.org.

BWW TV: DAME SAT SEA Enters Final Three Weeks of Performances; Watch New Clip of 'Choo Choo Honeymoon'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 11, 2015

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. Below, check out a new clip of Danny Gardner and Mara Davi performing 'Choo Choo Honeymoon.'

BWW TV: Can All Broadway Stars Tap? Find Out on the DAMES AT SEA Red Carpet!
by TV - Red Carpets - Oct 23, 2015

The first Broadway production of Dames at Sea opened at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street), just last night, October 22, and BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities. We asked last night's celebrities if they could ever make it in a tap musical.  Find out who knows the difference between a time step and a buffalo below!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Six Show-Stoppers of DAMES AT SEA on Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 26, 2015

The first Broadway production of Dames at Sea opened at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street), just last week, on October 22, and BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities. Check out interviews with the full company below!

BWW TV: Broadway Star Tar! Watch a New Clip from DAMES AT SEA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 22, 2015

The first Broadway production of Dames at Sea opens at Broadway's Helen HayesTheater (240 W 44th Street), tonight, October 22, 2015, at 6:30pm. In celebration of the big night, we're bringing you a new clip of the cast performing the big 11 o'clock number- 'Star Tar.'

BWW TV: Good Times Are Here to Stay! Watch Highlights from DAMES AT SEA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 20, 2015

DAMES AT SEA set sail at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44 Street), on September 24, 2015, and opens tomorrow, October 22, 2015. Below, check out a first look at the cast in action!

BWW TV: Meet the Company of Broadway-Bound DAMES AT SEA; Plus Catch a Performance Preview!
by TV - Press Previews - Sep 12, 2015

DAMES AT SEA will set sail at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44 Street), beginning performances Thursday, September 24, 2015, with an opening night of Thursday, October 22, 2015. With a book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, music by Jim Wise, and music supervision and vocal & dance arrangements by Emmy Award winner Rob Berman (Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Finian's Rainbow), Dames at Sea will be directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner (42nd Street, Irving Berlin's White Christmas). The cast met the press earlier this week for the first time, and BroadwayWorld was there for the special day. Check out interviews with the cast and a performance sneak peek below!

BWW TV: Set Sail with a Rousing Performance Sneak Peek of Broadway's DAMES AT SEA!
by TV - Press Previews - Sep 10, 2015

The cast met the press today for the first time, and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture a rousing performance sneak peek - check it out below!

First Listen: Jennifer Hudson, Eloise Kropp, Katie Boeck & Sandra Mae Frank Sing from THE COLOR PUPLE, SPRING AWAKENING & DAMES AT SEA in NY Times Fall Preview!
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2015

Now that Labor Day is over, Broadway is officially gearing up for its upcoming Fall season, which is set to include a slew of Broadway debuts, starry revivals, and exciting new projects. In anticipation of the incoming theatre slate, the New York Times invited some special Broadway guests to perform at their 2015 Fall Preview, hosted at 54 Below.

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Ladies of DAMES AT SEA Get Tap-Happy in New Commerical
by Stage Tube - Sep 9, 2015

DAMES AT SEA will set sail at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44 Street), beginning performances Thursday, September 24, 2015, with an opening night of Thursday, October 22, 2015. With a book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, music by Jim Wise, and music supervision and vocal & dance arrangements by Emmy Award winner Rob Berman (Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Finian's Rainbow), Dames at Sea will be directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner (42nd Street, Irving Berlin's White Christmas). Below, watch as the ladies of the cast get tap-happy in the just-released commercial.


Jim Wise Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Jim Wise written?
Jim Wise has written 1 shows including Dames at Sea (Composer).