Dames at Sea 2015

Run Time:
Two hours and 10 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 8+
Opened: October 22, 2015
Closing: January 03, 2016

Dames at Sea - 2015 - Broadway History , Info & More

Hayes Theatre (Broadway)
240 West 44th St. New York, NY

DAMES AT SEA is a tap-happy celebration of the golden era of movie musicals with a heart as big as the ocean! Directed and choreographed by the three-time Tony Award-nominated choreographer Randy Skinner (42nd Street, Irving Berlin's White Christmas), this gem of a show has been reimagined for the bright lights of Broadway and taken to glamorous and spectacular new heights! Featuring rollicking tap dancing, love at first sight, joyful music and a boatload of laughs, this glittering musical extravaganza has everything you need for an unforgettable night at the theatre.

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BWW Review: DAMES AT SEA Bubbles With Talent, Tunes and Fun
8 / 10

By Broadway standards, the intimate Helen Hayes theatre might be considered the Main Stem's version of an eight foot by eight foot platform, so Dames at Sea's premiere Broadway production is also a tiny affair featuring six actors with more or less equal-sized roles. Anna Louizos' fine set changes at intermission, but stays just the way it is for each of the two acts. There are no dark moods in Ken Billington and Jason Kantrowitz lighting and director/choreographerRandy Skinner's staging plays out to the house. Under such conditions, actors have no production values to cling to.Dames at Sea offers only one special effect. Talent. Lots of it. And it's right smack in the middle of the stage for all to clearly see.

Broadway bummers: Musical 'Dames at Sea' and N.J.-set 'Ripcord' disappoint
5 / 10

Originally staged in 1966, but never before on Broadway, 'Dames at Sea' is a spoof of those old-fashioned, Depression-era 'backstage' musicals...It's one of those wink-wink, nudge-nudge shows...that seeks to make fun of corny Broadway conventions, all the while luxuriating in the cornfields...Even the silliest spoof, though, demands a measure of humility, whereas from the shrill opening number, 'Wall Street,' 'Dames at Sea' is pitched at those sitting in the balcony of the theater across the street. The frantic pacing never allows us develop even the slightest emotional connection to the characters, and the brassy, cutesy songs...soon start to blur together. Points to the impressive cast of six, especially in the breathless tap dancing numbers...But a little of this elbowing-in-the-ribs goes an awfully long way.

DAMES AT SEA Closes Today; National Tour Sets Sail in 2017!
by Sally Henry Fuller - January 3, 2016


BroadwayWorld has just learned that 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.  

DAMES AT SEA to Celebrate 100th Performance on Broadway with Specially Priced Ticekts
by Tyler Peterson - December 17, 2015


The first ever Broadway production of DAMES AT SEA will play its 100th performance on Broadway on Saturday, December 19th at 8pm.  In celebration of the critically acclaimed musical comedy set in 1933, tickets for the Saturday, December 19th 8pm performance will be $19.33.  You can purchase the specially priced $19.33 tickets only at the Helen Hayes Theatre box office on Saturday, December 19th from 10am till 8pm for that evening's performance.  Customers may purchase up to 8 tickets per person and should reference the code Dames 1933 or 100th Performance.

DAMES AT SEA to be Filmed for Lincoln Center Archives
by Tyler Peterson - December 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.

BWW TV: DAME SAT SEA Enters Final Three Weeks of Performances; Watch New Clip of 'Choo Choo Honeymoon'
by Nicole Rosky - December 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.'

DAMES AT SEA Changes Course with New Digital Lottery Policy
by Tyler Peterson - December 8, 2015


Beginning today, December 8, Dames at Sea will offer an online lottery, giving fans a chance at $32 tickets, BroadwayWorld has learned. To

TWITTER BREAK: Ten Terrific Tweets From DAMES AT SEA's Lesli Margherita
by Michael Dale - November 30, 2015


The DAMES AT SEA star is a star of social media with her hilarious comments.

BWW Flashback: A Look Back at DAMES AT SEA's Broadway Voyage
by BWW Special Coverage - November 23, 2015


As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, Dames at Sea will officially play its final performance at Helen Hayes Theater on Sunday January 3, 2016, at 3pm. In honor of the show's run, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the production below!

Breaking News: DAMES AT SEA Sets Closing Date; National Tour Will Set Sail in 2017!
by Nicole Rosky - November 23, 2015


BroadwayWorld has just learned that 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.  

VIDEO: Broadway and Original Off-Broadway Casts Of DAMES AT SEA Join Forces At Drama League Gala Honoring Bernadette Peters
by Michael Dale - November 4, 2015


1968 met 2015 as original companies of DAMES AT SEA mingle at Drama League Gala honoring Bernadette Peters.

Broadway's DAMES AT SEA Gets in on Halloween Festivities with Special Ticket Offer
by Tyler Peterson - October 28, 2015


DAMES AT SEA is offering special Halloween ticket pricing. For performances now through Sunday, November 1, patrons can use the code DAMES1031 online at telechargeoffers.com (212-239-6200) to purchase $55 orchestra seats to the tap- happy musical comedy, BroadwayWorld has confirmed.

Exclusive Photo Coverage: DAMES AT SEA Company Gets in the Holiday Spirit for Carols For A Cure!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - November 21, 2015


Throughout the holiday season, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you our exclusive photo coverage from inside the recording room. Below, go behind the scenes with the company of DAMES AT SEA as they record 'Sign of the Dove.'

It's You! It's Who? Handy Footnotes For DAMES AT SEA's Name-Dropping Love Song
by Michael Dale - October 24, 2015


If your knowledge of pop culture doesn't quite extend to the Busby Berkeley era, here are some quick footnotes to help you along:

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

Photo Coverage: Broadway's Best Gathers at the Helen Hayes for Opening Night of DAMES AT SEA
by Walter McBride - October 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. Check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below!

Photo Coverage: Anchors Aweigh! DAMES at SEA Cast Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - October 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. Check out photos from the curtain call below!

BWW Review: DAMES AT SEA Bubbles With Talent, Tunes and Fun
by Michael Dale - October 23, 2015


A terrific cast in a gem of a show affectionately spoofing 1930s movie musicals.

Photo Coverage: DAMES AT SEA Company Celebrates Opening Night!
by Linda Lenzi - October 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. Check out photos from the after paty below!

Review Roundup: DAMES AT SEA Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - October 22, 2015


The first Broadway production of DAMES AT SEA opens at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street), tonight, October 22, 2015, at 6:30pm. Let's see what the critics had to say...

TWITTER WATCH: DAMES AT SEA's Lesli Margherita, a Shipshape Showgirl Even As A Kid
by Michael Dale - October 22, 2015


An opening night tweet from her sister shows the DAMES AT SEA star as a little showgirl sailor.

BWW TV: Broadway Star Tar! Watch a New Clip from DAMES AT SEA
by Nicole Rosky - October 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.'

Broadway's DAMES AT SEA Officially Docks Tonight at the Helen Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - October 22, 2015


The first Broadway production of Dames at Sea opens at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street), tonight, October 22, 2015, at 6:30pm.

DAMES AT SEA: Rescued From A Garbage Can And Opening On Broadway
by Michael Dale - October 22, 2015


Just like the musical's spunky heroine, the show's original one-act version had to be discovered from humble beginnings.

BWW TV: Good Times Are Here to Stay! Watch Highlights from DAMES AT SEA
by Nicole Rosky - October 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!

Photo Flash: Set Sail! Check Out New Shots from Broadway's DAMES AT SEA
by Tyler Peterson - October 20, 2015


The first Broadway production of Dames at Sea opens at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street), Thursday, October 22, 2015, at 6:30pm. Check out new production shots below!

Dames at Sea FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What productions of Dames at Sea have there been?
Dames at Sea has had 14 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1968, Off-Broadway which opened in 1968, Off-Broadway which opened in 1969, West End which opened in 1969, Off-Broadway which opened in 1970, Regional (US) which opened in 1970, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1973, Regional (US) which opened in 1985, Off-Broadway which opened in 1985, Off-Broadway which opened in 1985, West End which opened in 1996, Off-Broadway which opened in 2004, Off-Broadway which opened in 2004 and Broadway which opened in 2015.
What Tony Awards has Dames at Sea been nominated for?
Dames at Sea has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Choreography for Randy Skinner.
What awards has Dames at Sea been nominated for?
Dames at Sea has been nominated for several awards, including Outstanding Choreography at the Drama Desk Awards for Randy Skinner, Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical at the Drama League Awards for Dames at Sea, Outstanding Choreography at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Randy Skinner, and Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Dames at Sea.
What are the songs in Dames at Sea and what's the order?
Wall Street
It's You
I Can't Dance
That Mister Man of Mine
Choo-Choo Honeymoon
The Sailor of My Dreams
I'll Show You the Ropes
Singapore Sue
Good Times Are Here to Stay
Dames at Sea
The Beguine
Raining in My Heart
There's Something About You
The Echo Waltz
Star Tar
Let's Have a Simple Wedding
Broadway Baby
I Gotta Dance
Funny Honeymoon

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