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On The Town - 2014 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

This fall, one of America's greatest musical comedies is docking at Broadway's beautifully restored Lyric Theatre in the heart of Times Square! With the biggest orchestra on Broadway and a 30-member cast of New York's most talented singers and dancers, ON THE TOWN tells the story of three wide-eyed sailors on a whirlwind musical tour of the city that never sleeps. With just 24 hours of shore leave, they're eager to experience all that New York City has to offer... including a chance to discover love with the girl of their dreams.

Directed by Tony winner JOHN RANDO (Urinetown, A Christmas Story) and choreographed by Emmy winner JOSHUA BERGASSE ("Smash"), this big, brassy musical comedy features a beloved LEONARD BERNSTEIN score, lyrics by COMDEN AND GREEN, and breathtaking dancing inspired by the original JEROME ROBBINS choreography. Arriving on Broadway following a critically acclaimed out-of-town run, ON THE TOWN is "one of those rare revivals that remind us what a hit show was originally all about" (The New York Times). Come see what all the buzz is about, and spend a spectacular evening...ON THE TOWN!

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Lyric Theatre (Broadway)


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Featured Reviews For On The Town


‘On the Town’ revival wins with Megan Fairchild’s performance - NY Post
The bell-bottomed boys traditionally dominate this show, but the brightest star in this new revival isn't one of them: It's Megan Fairchild, a New York City Ballet principal now making her Broadway debut. That she's graceful and strikes breathtakingly beautiful lines was a given. Which is good because Fairchild plays a key role in this dance-heavy musical -- originally choreographed by Jerome Robbins, now by Joshua Bergasse. But it turns out the elfin ballerina's also a nimble, effortlessly funny comedienne. The show explodes with unfettered joy every time she's onstage. When she's not, it's more complicated...Betty Comden and Adolph Green's book and lyrics still crackle and pop after all these decades, and therein lies the rub: The show's already written funny, so director John Rando's frantic oversell can feel a little desperate.

'On the Town' review: A good-humored frolic - Newsday
...this just is a breezy, peppy, pleasantly libidinous valentine to New York-New York that respects Leonard Bernstein's jazzy brainy score with a lush 28-piece orchestra. The cast, except for Jackie Hoffman overdoing four comic cameos, doesn't hit the sly jokes by Betty Comden and Adolph Green too hard. And the big ensemble, led by the amiable if slightly bland Tony Yazbeck as sailor Gabey, makes the huge Lyric Theatre (Spider-Man's former home) feel almost homey...Joshua Bergasse, choreographer of NBC's "Smash" in his Broadway debut, defines characters persuasively in classic, jazz and comic movement and, though the two big ballet scenes don't build into more than serviceable pastiche, the dancers are attractive and strong..."On the Town" never was one of the great musicals or an urgently needed revival, but it needs a throat-catching sense of the world outside to make it more than diverting.


 



 

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by Jessica Khan - September 6, 2015
The Tony Award nominated revival of On The Town concludes its run on Broadway tonight, September 6, following 28 previews and 368 regular performances, making this the longest-running Broadway production of the show since the 1944 original. ON THE TOWN began previews on September 20, 2014 and officially opened on October 16, 2014 at the Lyric Theatre. To mark tonight's closing, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the musical's run on the Great White Way!
by Michael Dale - September 3, 2015
Original cast member Megan Fairchild will return to the acclaimed Broadway revival of On The Town for one final turn as Ivy Smith on Sunday night. Misty Copeland will perform the Sunday matinee.
by Stage Tube - August 31, 2015
On the heels of being named the first female African-American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland joined the cast of Broadway's ON THE TOWN on Tuesday, Augst 25th in the role of 'Ivy'. Copeland will be performing through September 6. The Huffington Post just unveiled a behind-the-scenes profile of her journey from rehearsals to opening night on Broadway, featuring interviews with Misty and her co-star Tony Yazbeck. Watch it below!
by Review Roundups - August 27, 2015
Let's see what the critics had to say...
by Stage Tube - August 27, 2015
Copeland launched her own YouTube channel called 'Misty on YouTube'and gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look as she prepares for her Broadway debut.
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - August 26, 2015
Beginning last night, August 25, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland made her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of On The Town, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6. 
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 26, 2015
Beginning last night, August 25, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland made her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of On The Town, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6. 
by Michael Dale - August 25, 2015
Misty Copeland never intended to work on Broadway, but now that she's here she's chronicling every graceful step in a video series, MISTY ON THE TOWN.
by TV News Desk - August 25, 2015
Beginning tonight, August 25, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of On The Town, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6.
by Michael Dale - August 25, 2015
Why Broadway's original Miss Turnstiles' father could not attend her 1944 opening night.
by Stage Tube - August 23, 2015
In honor of Gene Kelly's 103rd Birthday, ON THE TOWN cast members Eloise Kropp and Cory Lingner have recreated the song and dance number 'Main Street' from the film version of ON THE TOWN. Check out the performance below!
by TV - Press Previews - August 21, 2015
Beginning August 25, Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of ON THE TOWN, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Copeland performing the Miss Turnstiles ballet sequence - watch her run the gamut of styles (to perfection) in the number below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 21, 2015
Gene Kelly has been big part of this past Broadway season. Not only did the legendary song and dance man play the original Jerry Mulligan in the 1951 film AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (a role now played onstage by Robert Fairchild), but he also brought Gabey to life on the big screen in 1949's ON THE TOWN (now played by Tony Yazbeck). Though the musical theatre icon passed away almost twenty years ago, his legacy continues to inspire performers everywhere. This Sunday, August 23, would have marked Kelly's 103rd birthday, and to celebrate ON THE TOWN's Cory Lingner and Eloise Kropp put together their own performance of 'Main Street.' Check it out below!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - August 17, 2015
Over the weekend, WWII Navy veterans Ray and Ellie Williams led the Times Square Alliance's "Kiss-In"  to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. At the special event, hundreds of people re-enacted the legendary lip-lock  between a U.S. sailor and nurse, captured forever on the cover of LIFE Magazine. The famous victory kiss occured on August 14, 1945 on Military Island, at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets. Afterwards the couple stopped by the Lyric Theatre to continue in the theme of the day by catching a performance of ON THE TOWN. Check out photos of Ray and Ellie with the cast below!
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2015
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild departed the Broadway revival of On The Town last weekend. Now, New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin steps into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from tonight, August 11, through August 23. Beginning August 25, Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut in the role for 12 performances only, through September 6.
by Sally Henry Fuller - August 9, 2015
New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild will depart the Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN on August 9 to return to the NYC Ballet. Fairchild will be succeeded by New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, who will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from August 11 - 23. Beginning August 25,Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' for 12 performances only, through September 6.
by BWW Staff - August 7, 2015
In this week's edition, we caught up with Stephen DeRosa, who plays a slew of characters in On the Town, currently playing at the Lyric Theatre.

On The Town Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of On The Town have their been?
On The Town has had 17 productions including Broadway which opened in 1944, Broadway which opened in 1944, Off-Broadway which opened in 1959, West End which opened in 1963, Broadway which opened in 1971, Broadway which opened in 1971, West End which opened in 1992, Off-Broadway which opened in 1997, Off-Broadway which opened in 1997, Broadway which opened in 1998, Broadway which opened in 1998, West End which opened in 2005, Los Angeles which opened in 2005, West End which opened in 2007, Off-Broadway which opened in 2008, Broadway which opened in 2014 and West End which opened in 2017.

What Tony Awards has On The Town been nominated for?
Best Choreography for Joshua Bergasse, Best Direction of a Musical for John Rando, Best Revival of a Musical for Barrington Stage Company, Best Revival of a Musical for On the Town, Best Revival of a Musical for Pamela Cooper, Best Revival of a Musical for Ben Feldman, Best Revival of a Musical for Matt Ross, Best Revival of a Musical for A&A Gordon, Best Revival of a Musical for 24 Hour Adventure Production, Best Revival of a Musical for Riki Kane Larimer, Best Revival of a Musical for Lizabeth Bintz, Best Revival of a Musical for Rubinstein/Hadleman, Best Revival of a Musical for Laruffa & Hinderliter, Best Revival of a Musical for Stephanie Rosenberg, Best Revival of a Musical for Brunish & Trinchero, Best Revival of a Musical for Terry/Louise/Chris Lingner, Best Revival of a Musical for Michael Rubenstein, Best Revival of a Musical for Kim Schall, Best Revival of a Musical for Bryan Weingarten, Best Revival of a Musical for Margie Weingarten, Best Revival of a Musical for Ambassador Theatre Group, Best Revival of a Musical for Mahoney/Alden/Badway, Best Revival of a Musical for Michael J. Moritz, Jr. , Best Revival of a Musical for Nigel Lythgoe, Best Revival of a Musical for Paula Marie Black, Best Revival of a Musical for Jack W. Batman, Best Revival of a Musical for Bruce Robert Harris, Best Revival of a Musical for Severn Partners EntertainmentBest Revival of a Musical for Janet Kagan and Best Revival of a Musical for Howard Kagan.

What other awards has On The Town been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Joshua Bergasse, Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for On the Town, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Tony Yazbeck, Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for On the Town, Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Joshua BergasseOutstanding Revival of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for On the Town and Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Megan Fairchild.

What other awards has On The Town won?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Joshua Bergasse and Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for On the Town Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Tony Yazbeck Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for On the Town Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Joshua Bergasse Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for On the Town Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Megan Fairchild.

What productions of On The Town have their been?
On The Town has had 17 productions including Broadway which opened in 1944, Broadway which opened in 1944, Off-Broadway which opened in 1959, West End which opened in 1963, Broadway which opened in 1971, Broadway which opened in 1971, West End which opened in 1992, Off-Broadway which opened in 1997, Off-Broadway which opened in 1997, Broadway which opened in 1998, Broadway which opened in 1998, West End which opened in 2005, Los Angeles which opened in 2005, West End which opened in 2007, Off-Broadway which opened in 2008, Broadway which opened in 2014 and West End which opened in 2017.

What awards has On The Town been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Joshua Bergasse, Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for On the Town, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Tony Yazbeck, Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for On the Town, Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Joshua BergasseOutstanding Revival of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for On the Town and Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Megan Fairchild.

What awards has On The Town won?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Joshua Bergasse and Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for On the Town Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Tony Yazbeck Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) for On the Town Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Joshua Bergasse Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for On the Town Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Megan Fairchild.

What is the order of songs in On The Town and what's the order?
I Feel Like I'm Not Out of Bed Yet
New York, New York
Miss Turnstiles
Come Up to My Place
I Get Carried Away
Lonely Town
High School Girls
Lonely Town (Chorale)
Do, Re, Do
I Can Cook
Lucky to Be Me
Sailors on the Town
So Long
I'm Blue
Ya Got Me
Slam Bang Blues
I Understand
Subway to Coney Island
Dance of the Great Lover
Pas de Deux
Some Other Time
Coney Island
Gabey's Comin'
Lonely Me
Say When
I'm Afraid It's Love
Another Love
It's Gotta Be Bad to Be Good
The Intermission's Great
Ain't Got No Tears Left
Dream With Me
Prehistoric Man
When You Walk Down Mainstreet with Me
You're Awful
Count on Me
On the Town