Cagney 2016

Run Time:
2 hours, including one intermission
Ages: 7+
Opened: April 3, 2016
Closing: May 28, 2017

Cagney - 2016 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Westside Theatre (Upstairs)
407 West 43rd St. New York, NY 10036

Cagney, a dramatic new musical, follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to his rise from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to one of the brightest stars of Hollywood as the original tough guy. Broadway's Robert Creighton, in the role he was born to play, leads a cast of six who tap dance through a score that blends original music with classic George M. Cohan favorites: Give My Regards To Broadway, You're A Grand Old Flag, and Yankee Doodle Dandy.


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CAGNEY Tap Dances Into Final Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017


Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, will conclude its celebrated run at The Westside Theatre on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Cagney began performances at The Westside Theatre March 16, 2016, prior to an official opening on April 3, 2016. When Cagney takes its final curtain call at The Westside Theatre, the production will have played a total of 502 performances (including 21previews).

Podcast: 'Broadwaysted' Welcomes the Fabulous Cast of CAGNEY
by Broadwaysted - April 23, 2017


It's time for Another Round of Broadwaysted and this week the whole gang is hanging out with some of the talented cast members of CAGNEY THE MUSICAL! On this episode, we' pour out wine and gather around the mics with Jeremy Benton, Bruce Sabath, Josh Walden, and Ellen Zolezzi and discuss the musical that has kept them all tapping and singing Off-Broadway for over a year!

Photo Flash: CAGNEY, THE MUSICAL Company Toasts to One Year Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - April 5, 2017


The company of Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, celebrated one year of performances at The Westside Theatre with a champagne toast onstage, last night, April 4. Scroll down for photos from the festivities!

CAGNEY Marks One Year Off-Broadway This Week; Broadway Run in the Works
by BWW News Desk - April 3, 2017


The company of Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, will celebrate one year of performances at The Westside Theatre on Tuesday, April 4.

CAGNEY Goes on Tonight, Offers $25 Rush Tickets
by BWW News Desk - March 14, 2017


Outside there is snow, but on with the show! Now is the time to grab your tickets to see hit musical Cagney. $25 rush tickets are available for tonight's performance, Tuesday, March 14, at 7PM.

CAGNEY to Conclude its Celebrated Run this May
by BWW News Desk - March 7, 2017


Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,will conclude its celebrated run atThe Westside Theatre on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Cagney began performances at The Westside Theatre March 16, 2016, prior to an official opening on April 3, 2016. When Cagney takes its final curtain call at The Westside Theatre, the production will have played a total of 502 performances (including 21 previews).  

Snow Day Deal! Get $25 Rush Tickets to CAGNEY Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - February 9, 2017


Today's forecast... flurries with a chance of Cagney! The show must go on folks, and now is the time to grab your tickets to see hit musical Cagney. $25 rush tickets are available for the 2PM matinee today, Thursday, February 9.

BWW Audio: 'King of Voice-Overs' Joe Sirola Records TV Spot for Off-Broadway's CAGNEY
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2017


Joe Sirola, who has been called the 'King of Voice-Overs' - having been heard or seen in over 10,000 commercials throughout his long and fun career - co-starred with the great Jimmy Cagney in his last film (Terrible Joe Moran). Lately, Joe has turned his talents to the New York stage as a producer, and one of his shows is the current off-Broadway hit, CAGNEY. Today, Joe recorded the new radio advertisement for his, and Jimmy's, musical. Below, listen to a clip from Joe's radio spot for CAGNEY!

Jeremy Benton Returns to CAGNEY Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2017


Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, welcomes back Broadway's Jeremy Benton (42nd Street, national tour of Irving Berlin's White Christmas) to the company beginning tonight, January 11th.

Jeremy Benton Returning to Off-Broadway's CAGNEY This Week
by BWW News Desk - January 9, 2017


Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, welcomes back Broadway's Jeremy Benton (42nd Street, national tour of Irving Berlin's White Christmas) to the company beginning Wednesday, January 11th.

Photo Flash: Cast of CAGNEY Gathers at New York Stock Exchange to Ring Closing Bell
by Julie Musbach - January 4, 2017


Led by star Robert Creighton, the cast of Cagney celebrated a visit to the New York Stock Exchange on Friday December 30th to ring the closing bell. Cagney is the dramatic new musical that follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to his rise as one of the brightest stars of Hollywood, from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to the cinema's original tough guy. Broadway's Robert Creighton, in the role he was born to play, joins the cast who tap dance through a score that blends original music with classic George M. Cohan favorites.

Cast of off-Broadway's CAGNEY Proves 'The Show Must Go On'!
by Caryn Robbins - December 30, 2016


The cast of off-Broadway's hit musical CAGNEY, which follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to one of Hollywood's brightest stars, proved the old adage that the show must go on.

CAGNEY Celebrates 300th Performance at The Westside Theater Today!
by BWW News Desk - December 21, 2016


Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, celebrates its 300th performance, today, December 21 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances.

CAGNEY Marks 300th Performance Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 21, 2016


Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,will celebrate its 300th performance this afternoon, December 21, at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances.

CAGNEY to Mark 300th Performance Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2016


Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,will celebrate its 300th performance on Wednesday afternoon, December 21 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances.

Photo Flash: Michael Feinstein, Neil Sedaka, Bill Nye, and Robert Picardo Visit CAGNEY
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2016


Cagney, the hit musical about James Cagney, currently plays at The Westside Theater, Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street, between 9th & 10th Aves). During Thanksgiving weekend, Michael Feinstein, Neil Sedaka, Bill Nye, and Robert Picardo visited the show. Check out photos below!

Exclusive Photo Coverage: CAGNEY's Robert Creighton Sings Carols for A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - December 16, 2016


The holiday season is not complete without the perfect music to accompany it. 'Broadway's Carols for a Cure' is the latest compilation album that embodies the spirit of the season like nothing else can. A project born completely out of love, 'Broadway's Carols for a Cure' pairs the casts from famous Broadway musicals with songs that are both classic and new. The result is pure gold that will make you reach for the 'repeat' button over and over again.

Photo Coverage: CAGNEY Celebrates Cast Recording with Barnes and Noble Event
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - November 3, 2016


Cagney, the hit musical about James Cagney currently playing at The Westside Theater, Upstairs, celebrated the release of its original New York cast recording with a special live performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble, Upper East Side, 150 East 86th St. (at Lexington Ave), on Thursday.

CAGNEY Sets Holiday Schedule Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - November 3, 2016


Cagney, the new hit Off-Broadway musical, has announced its 2016 holiday schedule. Scroll down for details on Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hannukah and New Year's week!

Cast of CAGNEY Set for Performance, CD Signing Tonight at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - November 3, 2016


Cagney, the hit musical about James Cagney currently playing at The Westside Theater, Upstairs, celebrates the release of its original New York cast recording with a special live performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble, Upper East Side, 150 East 86th St. (at Lexington Ave), tonight, November 3 at 7PM.

Cast of CAGNEY Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2016


Cagney, the hit musical about James Cagney currently playing at The Westside Theater, Upstairs, celebrates the release of its original New York cast recording with a special live performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble, Upper East Side, 150 East 86th St. (at Lexington Ave), on Thursday, November 3 at 7PM.

Cagney History

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Cagney - 2016 Off-Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2016 Best New Musical Cagney
2016 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actor in a Musical Robert Creighton
2016 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Choreography Joshua Bergasse
2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Actor in a Musical Robert Creighton
2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Choreography Joshua Bergasse
2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical Cagney

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