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Dames at Sea - 1985 - Off-Broadway

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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Lamb's Theatre

(New York, NY)
130 West 44th Street
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
Creating new works is nothing new to Shara Ashley Zeiger, and when the world shut down, her brain turned on, and she gathered her friends.
by BWW Staff - Sep 16, 2020
Entries now open! BroadwayWorld announced today the launch of BROADWAY'S NEXT ON STAGE - a new, online musical theatre singing competition for student performers sponsored by Broadway Records! Inspired by your favorite network TV singing contests, the site is inviting high school and college aged students to submit videos of themselves performing a song from the musical theatre canon to enter the competition.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2020
On September 11, 2020, Signature Theatre released the fourth episode of The Signature Show, a free biweekly half-hour digital experience featuring performances by acclaimed artists, interviews, celebration of new musical voices and memories of Signature's past and a glimpse into its future.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below continues their #54BelowAtHome series tonight with 54 Celebrates Mel Brooks!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020
The York Theatre Company has announced an extension of its 50th Anniversary Online Auction now through June 30, 2020. Bidding on select items will conclude this Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 8:00PM. Bids are now being accepted online.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) hosts weekly Community Gatherings every Friday at 4:30pm via Zoom, to explore the creation of art and theater in the time of COVID-19. This Friday, May 22, 2020, offers a conversation entitled 'Virtual Presentations: What We Think You Can and Cannot Do (But We're Probably As Confused As You Are),'
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2020
Join the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project for #DamesAtHome, a virtual celebration of the birthplace of Off-Off-Broadway and a haven for pioneering gay theater: the Caffe Cino.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020
Join the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project next Monday, May 18th, at 6:15PM for #DamesAtHome, their virtual celebration of the Caffe Cino, the birthplace of Off-Off-Broadway... now featuring a special message from Broadway legend and Cino alumna Bernadette Peters!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
In response to the continuing coronavirus pandemic and with the knowledge that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's reopening of Southeastern Pennsylvania is still pending, the historic Bucks County Playhouse has announced it will cancel its 2020 Summer Season.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2020
BroadwayWorld announced today the judges for the NEXT ON STAGE competition sponsored by Broadway Records! Inspired by your favorite network TV singing contests, the site is inviting high school and college aged students to submit videos of themselves performing a song from the musical theatre canon to enter the competition.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2020
On this day in 2003, the curtain went up on the legendary Bernadette Peters as Mama Rose in Gypsy on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
On March 24 at 6pm at the Jefferson Market Library, and on April 30at St. John's Church in the Village, writer, archivist and Caffe Cino actress Maggie Dominic will share documentation and stories about the landmark space and the historic Caffe Cino.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
On Monday, April 6th, 2020, at 9:30PM, MT Shorts, the premiere platform for musical short films, will celebrate those that came before them by paying homage to the great movie musicals of the last century. This one-night-only event, at Feinstein's/54 Below, will include a sneak peak preview of MT Shorts' upcoming film 'Still Here' written by Ben Roseberry and Chip Klose and directed by Kaye Tuckerman, featuring a clip from the movie and Roseberry debuting one of the songs live.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
The not-for-profit Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts presents the next edition in its Broadway Spotlight Series, Broadway Blockbusters on Saturday, March 21 at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
Patchogue Theatre's newest edition in its Broadway Spotlight Series, a?oeBroadway Blockbusters,a?? is an all-new concert event created exclusively for the venue on Saturday evening, March 21st at 8 PM. Produced and hosted by New York Casting Director Stephen DeAngelis, Broadway's finest performers recreate their most memorable musical career highlights. Catch up with Stephen DeAngelis in this Q & A.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
The Town Hall will present Broadway By The Year©: Volume 2: Broadway Musicals of 2005-2009 on Monday, March 30 at 8pm. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the evening will continue Broadway By The Year©'s 20th landmark season at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below has added shows to #54BelowatHome, a series of streamed performances to provide theater fans everywhere with artistic content from their favorite artists.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
Flying Over Sunset is officially in previews on Broadway! The musical, with book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, and choreography by Michelle Dorrance will open Thursday, April 16.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
The cast of EMOJILAND THE MUSICAL will celebrate their cast album release at 7PM on Monday, March 23, at Barnes & Noble's 150 East 86th St. location.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
Emojiland has canceled its performances this evening due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
David Alpert, in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, has announced the launch of E-TICKET TO BROADWAY, a brand new podcast that features Broadway stars chatting about their love of the Disney Theme Parks.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020
Savannah Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce their new Executive Artistic Team led by Executive Artistic Director, Ryan McCurdy and Managing Director, Jennifer Bishop.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2020
Grammy Award nominee Jawan M. Jackson, who originated the role of Melvin Franklin in Broadway's AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, has been tapped to play the role of Jake in Theresa Rebeck's comedy THE UNDERSTUDY for Play Reading Fridays.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020
Tony Award-winning star Idina Menzel is the latest guest on the new podcast 'E-Ticket to Broadway!'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020
Lesli Margherita steps into the Batter's Box for Episode 44 of Break a Bat! In this episode, she discusses everything from the roots of her passion for both sports and the arts, ruling your kingdom, and the parallels between Broadway casts and Moneyball - the now iconic baseball book turned film.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
Lesli Margherita (Matilda; Dames At Sea) and Andrew Kober (Hair; School of Rock) will star as Roxanne and Harry, respectively, in Play Reading Fridays' production of Theresa Rebeck's comedy a?oeThe Understudya?? benefiting The Actors Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
Join for a special a?oeExtra Magic Houra?? of a?oeE-Ticket to Broadwaya?? as part of the Broadway Podcast Networka??s Special Live events on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 9:00pm EST.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020
Michael James Scott (Aladdin, Book of Mormon), Kate Reinders (Something Rotten, Wicked, Gypsy, 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series'on Disney+), and Miguel Cervantes (Hamilton, If/Then) are the latest Broadway stars to join host David Alpert (If/Then) on the new podcast 'E-Ticket to Broadway.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's production of Paul Gordon's Pride and Prejudice is now streaming on Amazon
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2020
Legendary Broadway casting director Jay Binder is stepping down from his company Binder Casting. Jay Binder has cast over 70 Broadway productions, including the Tony Award winning productions of The Lion King, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, Dames At Sea, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Gypsy, The King and I, Lost in Yonkers and more.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 14, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Tune in right here today, July 14 (12pm ET), as he chats with Broadway legend Bernadette Peters!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! On July 14 at 12pm ET he chatted with Broadway legend Bernadette Peters!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
The Town Hall will present Broadway By The Year©: Volume 1: Broadway Musicals of 2000-2004 on Monday, February 24 at 8pm. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the evening will launch Broadway By The Year©'s 20th landmark season at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Broadway Records (Van Dean, President) announced today live at BroadwayCon, that the original cast recording of Emojiland THE MUSICAL is now available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com. The album will be available digitally on Friday, February 28, 2020 and available physically at www.Amazon.com beginning March 13, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Zubin Varla and Robert Tripolino will join the cast of ZORRO in concert at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 23 February as Don Alejandro and Ramon respectively. They join the previously announced Ricardo Afonso (Jesus Christ Superstar, We Will Rock You) as the titular role and Diego, Olivier Award-winning actress Lesli Margherita (Matilda on Broadway, Dames At Sea on Broadway, Zorro original West End cast) reprising the role of Inez and four-time Olivier-nominated actress Emma Williams (Half A Sixpence, Mrs Henderson Presents, Zorro original West End cast) who will also reprise the role of Luisa.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 6, 2020
Emojiland has released new video footage! Check it out below!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 25, 2020
The Town Hall presented Broadway By The Year: Volume 1: Broadway Musicals of 2000-2004 on Monday, February 24 at 8pm. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the evening launched Broadway By The Year©'s 20th landmark season at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).
by Stephi Wild - Feb 20, 2020
Today's top stories: West Side Story officially opens tonight, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
From Singin' In The Rain to The Greatest Showman and everything in between, get out your tap shoes and butter up your popcorn because for one-night-only, Feinstein's/54 Below is taking you to the movies! On Monday, April 6th, 2020, at 9:30PM, MT Shorts, the premiere platform for musical short films, will celebrate those that came before them by paying homage to the great movie musicals of the last century.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
'True Crime Obsessed,' the hit podcast recapping true crime documentaries with signature hilarity and sass, has announced a historic show at the Hayes Theater, marking the first time in history a podcast has performed live on Broadway. Co-hosts Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle are bringing their true crime/comedy podcast live to the stage for one memory-making night, recapping the documentary 'Frank Serpico' - the 2017 documentary that features former NYPD officer Frank Serpico telling the story, in his own words, of his one-man crusade for police reform in the early 1970s.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
The York Theatre Company will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood, a song and dance celebration featuring the music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin, with book by Barry Kleinbort (13 Things About Ed Carpolotti) and music direction by David Hancock Turner (York's Desperate Measures), directed and choreographed by four-time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner (42nd Street, Dames at Sea, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, and Ain't Broadway Grand). Performances begin Friday, April 17, 2020 for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, May 17, 2020 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is set for Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 6:45 p.m. Cast and creative team will be announced shortly.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
 A Musical Theatre Podcast, with host Jeffrey Scott Parsons, is now available for free across all podcast streaming services including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and more. New episodes are released every Sunday evening.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2020
Today (August 7) in live streaming: Tonya Pinkins visits Backstage Live, Brenda Braxton celebrates her birthday on Stars in the House, and so much more!
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2020
Disney+ is set to release the documentary Howard, the story of lyricist Howard Ashman, on August 7.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2020
Cara Cooper (The Prom) and Jessica Rush (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) of 'Mamas Talkin' Loud' join award-winning director David Alpert of 'E-Ticket to Broadway, in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, hosting a very special 'Extra Magic Hour' of their on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 9:00pm EST.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2020
On Friday, August 14, 3-D's Executive Producer/Artistic Director T.J. Dawson will welcome Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda The Musical, Dames at Sea) as his guest for 'Fantastical Friday.' Dawson will speak to Margherita from 2:00-3:30 PM (PDT) on Facebook Live.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2020
Eric Jordan Young (Seussical, Chicago) is a two-time BroadwayWorld Award winner and joins host Patrick Oliver Jones to go behind the scenes as the only Ragtime performer to have been in the original Broadway run (and National Tour) and also been cast in the 2009 revival.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020
The York Theatre Company has launched The York's 50th Anniversary 'Uniquely York' Online Auction, now accepting bids online at www.biddingowl.com/Auction/home.cfm?auctionID=21187
by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2020
When the world needs saving, there is just one lady you should call on to get the job done... Lesli Margherita Sparklepuff. Watch below as she saves the day in the first four episodes of the new series!
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2020
Check out this throwback clip of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Broadway at Music Circus, starring Lesli Margherita, John McGinty, and Jim Hogan.