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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 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.
by Team BWW - Sep 5, 2021
What is a casting director? Casting directors work closely with members of a production's creative team to help them find ideal candidates for each role. Typically, they will not make the final decision on who is hired, but they often play a vital role in holding auditions, finding talent, and providing an array of options for key members of a show's production team.
by BWW Staff - Sep 28, 2020
Deadline extended! BroadwayWorld announced that by popular demand, the deadline to BROADWAY'S NEXT ON STAGE SEASON 2 has been extended to September 28 at midnight. Join our online musical theatre singing competition for student performers sponsored by Broadway Records today!
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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021
The York Theatre Company in association with Riki Kane Larimer, will present the world 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, music direction by David Hancock Turner, and directed by Randy Skinner.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 7, 2020
The Actors Fund and the Lymphoma Research Foundation have announced a one-night-only Halloween benefit concert presentation of The Nightmare Before Christmas, Disney's classic animated film, as interpreted by some of Broadway's most ghoulishly talented artists.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 4, 2020
Today we rewind to 2015, when Dames at Sea was getting ready to arrive on Broadway. The musical opened on October 22 at the Helen Hayes Theatre, where it ran for 85 performances. Directed and choreographed by Randy Skinner, it starred John Bolton, Mara Davi, Danny Gardner, Eloise Kropp, Lesli Margherita, and Cary Tedder.
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 31, 2020
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, October 231-November 1, 2020.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 28, 2020
Tune in right here today, October 28 (12pm ET), as he chats with Rafael Casal and Adrienne Warren, who star in one-night-only virtual Halloween benefit concert presentation of The Nightmare Before Christmas, benefitting the Actors Fund and the Lymphoma Research Foundation.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2020
Three-time Drama Desk nominee Parallel Exit presents ELEVATOR PITCH - a free online physical comedy video series for the whole family. Each episode lasts as long as an elevator ride: 60 seconds or less, offering bite-sized physical comedy from the comfort of your device.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Oct 10, 2020
Macy McKown, a 2022 graduate of the University of Michigan, has been crowned the college winner of our first-ever dancing competition, Next on Stage: Dance Edition!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 1, 2020
MTH Theater at Crown Center has announced a unique collaboration with SEA LIFE aquarium to bring its next virtual presentation to fruition.On The Ocean, Beyond The Sea is an original video presentation celebrating tunes from maritime musicals and songs from the sea.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2020
E-Ticket to Broadway will host a special “Extra Magic Hour” as part of the Broadway Podcast Network's Special Live events on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 8:00pm EST to celebrate Mickey's 92nd Birthday!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 13, 2020
Join Broadway favorite Lesli Margherita in the stream of Who's Holiday!, set for Friday, December 11, 2020. The evening benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Watch the free one-hour stream beginning at 8 pm Eastern. The performance will be available through December 15.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2021
Theater Resources Unlimited is now into its second year of non-stop weekly Community Gatherings this Friday, having offered to date over 52 conversations and unlimited camaraderie since April 17, 2020. TRU hosts their Community Gatherings every Friday at 4:30pm ET via Zoom, to explore the creation of art and theater in the time of COVID-19.
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2021
TRU hosts their Community Gatherings every Friday at 4:30pm ET via Zoom, to explore the creation of art and theater in the time of COVID-19. Ask questions, bring answers, be part of a community - it's an opportunity to network with theater professionals and talk about keeping theater alive during these challenging times.
by Stephi Wild - May 15, 2021
Tune in on Sunday, May 16 at 1PM EST for SOUP TROUPE ONLINE. Hosted by co-founder Danny Feldman (Hide and Seek) and co-president Dani Wergiles, BroadwayWorld's Favorite 2021 Livestream is streamed every weekend to discuss soups and more with special guests. Join Jack Plotnick (Disaster!, Space Station 76) for stories, Q&As, and more.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 6, 2021
On Saturday, March 6 at 1PM EST, the latest episode of SOUP TROUPE ONLINE was released. Hosted by co-founder Danny Feldman (Hide and Seek) and co-president Dani Wergiles, the BroadwayWorld Favorite Livestream is streamed every weekend to discuss soups and more with special guests.
by Team BWW - Mar 29, 2021
BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that Next on Stage is BACK for season 3! 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 A.A. Cristi - Mar 26, 2021
Hosted by co-founder Danny Feldman (Hide and Seek) and co-president Dani Wergiles, BroadwayWorld's Favorite 2021 Livestream is streamed every weekend to discuss soups and more with special guests.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2021
The Drug Enforcement Administration Educational Foundation has announced new additions to its 20th Anniversary virtual benefit “The Stars of Broadway Shine on the DEAEF” premiering on Thursday, March 25 at 8 PM ET.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2021
Signature Theatre has released the tenth episode of The Signature Show, a free 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 A.A. Cristi - Mar 19, 2021
Tune in on Saturday, March 21 at 1PM EST for SOUP TROUPE ONLINE. Hosted by co-founder Danny Feldman (Hide and Seek) and co-president Dani Wergiles, the BroadwayWorld Favorite Livestream is streamed every weekend to discuss soups and more with special guests. Join Michelle Beth Herman (Les Misérables) for stories, Q&As, and more.
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.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2021
The York Theatre Company has announced the continuation of its 50th Anniversary Season at its new temporary home at The Theatre at St. Jean’s. Following a devastating flood due to a water main break in January 2021 at its home at Saint Peter’s Church, the company will temporarily relocate to The Theatre at St. Jean’s.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2021
After what will be a 23-month intermission, The Muny's 103rd season will open with the Muny premiere of Smokey Joe's Cafe, followed by The Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, On Your Feet! and Chicago.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 8, 2021
The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced that The Lamplighter, a new musical with a book by Sara Porkalob, music and lyrics by Justin Huertas, and story by Kirsten “Kiki” deLohr Helland, Huertas, and Porkalob, concludes the trio of Musical Radio Plays it will produce in its 2020/21 digital season.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2021
Cocktails Under the Stars will feature cocktails, wine & beer, hors d'oeuvres, a 50/50 raffle, and special performances from the NJCU Junior Board.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 22, 2021
On Jan 22, Arts in Review welcomes singer/actress Leslie Margherita, featured in Pasadena Playhouse’s virtual musical revue, You I Like: A Musical Celebration of Jerry Herman, honoring the genius responsible for the Broadway classics Hello, Dolly!; Mame; La Cage aux Folles and many more, now through February 7, 2021 on PlayhouseLive.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2021
Broadway's Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea), Nicholas Christopher (Hamilton, Miss Saigon), and Musical Director Andy Einhorn (Hello, Dolly, Carousel) will appear on On the Rocks Radio Show.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2021
John Bolton kicks off 2021 in the Batter's Box for Episode 66 of the Break a Bat podcast. Bolton's esteemed Broadway career dates back to 1994 when he made his debut in Damn Yankees. One of the most versatile performers in the game, he's since gone onto appear in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Titanic and more.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 5, 2021
Tune in on Sunday, February 7 at 1PM EST as SOUP TROUPE ONLINE goes live with their first ever 'DannyPalooza'. Hosted by co-founder Danny Feldman (Hide and Seek) and co-president Dani Wergiles, the weekly livestream will discuss soups and more with special guests Danny Gardner (Flying Over Sunset, Dames at Sea) and Danny Harris Kornfeld (Rent 20th Anniversary Tour, Renascence).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 26, 2021
Tune in on Saturday, February 27 at 1PM EST for SOUP TROUPE ONLINE. Hosted by co-founder Danny Feldman (Hide and Seek) and co-president Dani Wergiles, the show is streamed every weekend to discuss soups and more with special guests. Join Daniel Switzer (Newsies, Mean Girls) and Hayley Podschun (Something Rotten!, Chaplin) for stories, Q&As & more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 19, 2021
Celebrate 25 episodes of SOUP TROUPE ONLINE on Saturday, February 20 at 1PM EST. Hosted by co-founder Danny Feldman (Hide and Seek) and co-president Dani Wergiles, the BroadwayWorld Favorite Livestream is streamed every weekend to discuss soups and more with special guests.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 12, 2021
Soup Troupe Online, the BroadwayWorld Favorite livestream that interviews various Broadway stars about their favorite soups, talks with stars from the Emmy-award winning TV series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on February 13 at 1PM EST.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Feb 10, 2021
It's time for the 2021 edition of 100 Theatre Twitter Accounts You MUST Follow! We chose accounts we find interesting for a number of reasons - be it news, comedy, backstage info, Twitter-savvy performers, or just because we happen to enjoy their feed.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 31, 2020
A host of Broadway and Disney stars are the latest guests on David Alpert's 'E-Ticket to Broadway' podcast. 
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 15, 2020
Bucks County Playhouse kicks off the holiday season with an all new, family-friendly Christmas show that is a nostalgic journey to celebrations of Christmas past.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 15, 2020
Bucks County Playhouse kicks off the holiday season with an all new, family-friendly Christmas show that is a nostalgic journey to celebrations of Christmas past. “The Playhouse Merry Little Christmas Concert”  is a delightful, hour-long concert featuring a cast of four, singing and dancing up a holiday storm accompanied by a live on-stage band. 
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 7, 2021
Tune in on Sunday, April 11 at 1PM EST for SOUP TROUPE ONLINE. Hosted by co-founder Danny Feldman (Hide and Seek) and co-president Dani Wergiles, BroadwayWorld's Favorite 2021 Livestream is streamed every weekend to discuss soups and more with special guests.
by Team BWW - Apr 6, 2021
Get to know the judges for the high school and college categories on season 3 of Next on Stage, back again by popular demand!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2021
Today's Theater Stories features the Hayes Theater! Learn about Broadway's smallest theater, which has presented shows including Rock of Ages, Lobby Hero, What the Constitution Means to Me, Grand Horizons and many more!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 25, 2021
SOUP TROUPE ONLINE goes live each week to rate soups within a variety of different categories, recall favorite soup memories, and more.
by Team BWW - Apr 23, 2021
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge will be chatting with Broadway star Lesli Margherita on the exclusive audio platform Clubhouse!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 23, 2021
Today (April 23) in live streaming: Lesli Margherita chats on Clubhouse, Romeo & Juliet premieres on PBS Great Performances, and more!
by Team BWW - Apr 23, 2021
After two successful seasons of our virtual singing competition, we're back again by popular demand with the third season of our online musical theatre singing competition for student performers sponsored by The International College of Musical Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 2, 2021
Tune in on Sunday, April 4 at 1PM EST for SOUP TROUPE ONLINE. Hosted by co-founder Danny Feldman (Hide and Seek) and co-president Dani Wergiles, BroadwayWorld's Favorite 2021 Livestream is streamed every weekend to discuss soups and more with special guests.
by Team BWW - Apr 19, 2021
After two successful seasons of our virtual singing competition, we're back again by popular demand with the third season of our online musical theatre singing competition for student performers sponsored by The International College of Musical Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2021
Tune in on Sunday, April 18 at 1PM EST for SOUP TROUPE ONLINE. Hosted by co-founder Danny Feldman (Hide and Seek) and co-president Dani Wergiles, BroadwayWorld's Favorite 2021 Livestream is streamed every weekend to discuss soups and more with special guests.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 17, 2021
Featuring new performers with every show, the weekly, award-winning Piano Bar Live! (PBL!) streams this Tuesday, April 20 at 7:15 pm ET, with host Scott Barbarino and guests Yvette Clark, Mark Hartman, Michael Kirk Lane, Ty Stephens, Lennie Watts and Reverand Yolanda, plus Mystery Guests and MORE!