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Lamb's Theatre (New York, NY)
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One of the most unique musicals ever created, the original production of DAMES AT SEA pulled off the feat of creating a magnificent musical extravaganza experience with a tight, multi-talented cast of six. DAMES AT SEAopened Off-Broadway at the Bouwerie Lane Theatre on December 20, 1968, and became an immediate smash hit and quickly transferred to the Theater de Lys on April 22, 1969, were it went on to run for 575 performances. The production starred a young ingénue named Bernadette Peters as Ruby, launching the career of one of Broadway's greatest stars. DAMES AT SEA successfully crossed the Atlantic twice to play the West End's Duchess Theatre in 1969 and again in 1989 to play the West End's Haymarket Theatre.



Directed and choreographed by the three-time Tony Award-nominated choreographer Randy Skinner, DAMES AT SEA is a tap-happy, navy-crazy celebration of the golden era of movie musicals with a heart as big as the ocean! Ruby steps off a bus from Utah and into her first Broadway show, but hours before the opening night curtain is to rise, the cast learns their theater is being demolished. Ruby and the cast, with the help of some adoring sailors, set a plan in motion to perform the show on a naval battleship. Featuring rollicking tap dancing, love at first sight, joyful music and a boatload of laughs, this glittering musical extravaganza has everything you need to sweep your glooms away.


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by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland will present Broadway star Lesli Margherita in the premiere of her brand new solo show, 'BROAD,' at the historic music room on Mondays, November 30 & December 7 at 7pm. (more...)

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Theater Resources Unlimited & The Playroom Theatre Partner for December TRU Panel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), and The Playroom Theatre, present the December panel, Making Beautiful Music Together: Bringing New Works of Musical Theater to the Stage, on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:30pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments; roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm.  (more...)

Seth Golay Stars in BUYER & CELLAR, Starting Tonight at Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

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Photo Flash: Donna McKechnie, Tony Sheldon and More at Dancers Over 40's 2015 Legacy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Dancers Over 40's last event of 2015, the 7th Annual Legacy Awards presentation, was its most joyous. This holiday celebration and awards event was held last night, December 7th, at LIPS Restaurant, 227 East 56th Street. This year's event was hosted by Richard Skipper, with live entertainment by cabaret legend Barbara Minkus and Dames at Sea star Danny Gardner along with other surprise guests. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

DAMES AT SEA Changes Course with New Digital Lottery Policy
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

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BC/EFA's 27th Annual GYPSY OF THE YEAR Competition Brings in Over $4.7 Million
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

A huge congrats to BC/EFA, which just announced GYPSY OF THE YEAR's outstanding grand total of $4,786,239 after six weeks of fundraising efforts! Broadway's BOOK OF MORMON brought in the top funds, and KINKY BOOTS took 'Best Presentation' at the event. (more...)

Photo Flash: Wayne Brady, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laura Michelle Kelly and More Take the Stage in BC/EFA's GYPSY OF THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

BC/EFA just announced this year's GYPSY OF THE YEAR raised an impressive grand total of $4,786,239 after six weeks of fundraising efforts. Since 1989, the 27 editions of GYPSY OF THE YEAR (#GypsyOfTheYear) have raised $67.3 million to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. BroadwayWorld has stunning shots from the show below! (more...)

Renee Elise Goldsberry, Wayne Brady, Laura Michelle Kelly & More Take Part in BC/EFA's GYPSY OF THE YEAR, Starting Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

The 27th annual edition of the Gypsy of the Year competition will feature special performances from 14 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows today, December 7 (4:30 PM) and tomorrow, December 8 (2 PM) at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street, NYC). Gypsy of the Year (#gypsyoftheyear) celebrates six weeks of intensive fundraising by Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring productions. (more...)

Breaking News: Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More to Lead Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY; 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Creative Teams Set
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced the creative teams for New York City Center's 2016 Encores! season. J. Bernard Calloway, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster will star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz?filled fable Cabin in the Sky, running for seven performances at City Center from February 10-14. The 1940 musical will be directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago?Hudson with choreography by Camille A. Brown. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/6/15
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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/7
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Photo Flash: Billy Porter, Stephanie J. Block and More Take Part in SPARKLE Benefit for The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Haul out the holly and put up the tree because Scott Nevins (one of the breakout stars of Bravo TV's hit show The People's Couch) just brought his star-studded holiday benefit SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert back to NYC for the 4rd year in a row! Featuring another high wattage, star power cast of performers from the worlds of Broadway, television, film and the music industry, this one night only extravaganza took place at The Cutting Room and will benefit the programs and services of The Actors Fund (www.actorsfund.org). BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

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SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 12/4/2015
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Renee Elise Goldsberry, Wayne Brady, Laura Michelle Kelly & More of Broadway's Best Will Take Part in BC/EFA's GYPSY OF THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

The 27th annual edition of the Gypsy of the Year competition will feature special performances from 14 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows on Monday, December 7 (4:30 PM) and Tuesday, December 8 (2 PM) at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street, NYC), BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Gypsy of the Year (#gypsyoftheyear) celebrates six weeks of intensive fundraising by Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring productions. (more...)

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Broadway's Helen Hayes Theater to Receive Interior & Exterior Renovation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The Landmarks Preservation Commission has also approved a renovation of the Helen Hayes Theater (more...)

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What's Playing on Broadway: December 14-20, 2015
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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/13/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

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DAMES AT SEA to be Filmed for Lincoln Center Archives
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The first ever Broadway production of Dames at Sea will receive the honor of being filmed for the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive for the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The filming will take place during the Tuesday, December 15 performance. (more...)

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Exclusive Photo Coverage: LES MISERABLES Company Gathers in the Recording Studio for Carols For A Cure!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 13, 2015

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BWW's On This Day - December 12, 2015
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Seth Golay Stars in BUYER & CELLAR, Opening Tonight at Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2015

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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.' (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 12/11/2015
by BWW - Dec 11, 2015

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STAGE TUBE: Cory Lingner and Eloise Kropp Recreate 'The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing'
by Stage Tube - Dec 10, 2015

Cory Lingner, currently in Once Upon a Mattress, and Eloise Kropp, star of Dames at Sea, teamed up to create a gorgeous video recreating 'The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing' from White Christmas. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage to Present VIOLET; Performances Begin in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

From January 9 to February 6, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of the recent Broadway version of the acclaimed musical VIOLET.  (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: December 10, 2015
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Photo Coverage: DAMES AT SEA's Lesli Margherita Premiere's BROAD at Birdland!
by Walter McBride - Dec 1, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland just presented Broadway star Lesli Margherita in the premiere of her brand new solo show, 'BROAD,' at the historic music room on Monday, November 30th. (more...)

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Lesli Margherita, A SWINGIN' BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS and More Set for Birdland This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its December 2015 schedule, featuring Saxophone Summit: Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman and Greb Osby, Eliane Elias, The Birdland Big Band, Lesli Margherita, Swingin' Birdland Christmas, Freddy Cole, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Backstage with Lesli Margherita for Her Birdland Show- BROAD!
by Walter McBride - Dec 1, 2015

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