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On Your Toes - 1953 - Milburn, NJ (Regional)

Gangsters, vaudeville and the Russian Ballet come together in this riotous, romantic romp. Junior's folks pull him from the family's vaudeville act and pack him off to school where he becomes a music teacher. He meets Sydney, a composer, and Frankie, a coed who's fallen hard for him, and together they set about trying to sell Sydney's new jazz ballet to a Russian ballet company. The prima ballerina wants to teach Junior more than a few new steps, but with her assistance, 'Slaughter On Tenth Avenue' is produced with Junior dancing the lead. In one of the funniest set pieces ever devised, Junior dances the premiere while being shot at from the audience by thugs who've mistaken him for a dancer who owes on a gambling debt. This landmark musical was directed by the legendary George Abbott and choreographed by newcomer George Balanchine, whose use of ballet here marked the first time in musical comedy that dance was a direct proponent of the plot.

Music by Rodgers, Richard; Lyrics by Lorenz Hart; Book by Rodgers & Hart & George Abbott

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Paper Mill Playhouse

(Milburn, NJ)
22 Brookside Drive
Milburn, NJ 07041
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by Andrew White - Sep 29, 2019
This production of Shakespeare's Othello has revelations galore, performed by an ensemble of actors whose comfort with the language and emotional power keep you riveted. Even if you've seen any number of Othello's beforea?'especially if you've seen a fewa?'the Riot Grrrls interpretation, as staged in the spartan Capitol Hill Arts Workshop space, gives vivid life to characters and speeches that usually get lost in the cavernous main stages across town.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its schedule for fall 2020, offering a variety of free and pay-to-view options for virtual experiences.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2019
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie today announces the full casting for his revival of Guys and Dolls - Natalie Casey (Miss Adelaide), Darragh Cowley (Lt Brannigan), Dafydd Emyr (Big Jule), Jacob Fisher (Harry the Horse), Adrian Hansel (Benny Southstreet), Dawn Hope (General Cartwright), Kadiff Kirwan (Sky Masterson), TJ Lloyd (Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Matthew Malthouse (Rusty Charlie), Martin Marquez (Nathan Detroit), Ross McLaren (Angie the Ox), Garry Robson (Arvide Abernathy), and Alex Young (Sarah Brown) with Shaquille Brush (Havana Boy), Frances Camier (Havana Girl), Charlotte Coggin, Adam Denman, Emily Dunn, Tash Holway, Samantha Hull, Kate Playdon and Anthony Starr. The production opens on 12 December, with previews from 7 December, and runs until 18 January 2020.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 3, 2019
LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are thrilled to present the second show of their 2019-2020 season, Roald Dahl's MATILDA, THE MUSICAL, book by Dennis Kelly, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, musical direction by Jennifer Lin, choreography by Kate Dunn and directed by Michael Matthews.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 11, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at the first professional UK revival of Jerry Herman's much loved musical MAME with Tracie Bennett in the title role.
by Gary Naylor - Nov 5, 2019
UK Theatre in 2019 was like a box of choccies made by Mr Wonka - a delightful set of surprises, with just a hint of menace to keep you on your toes. Many tremendous achievements did not make the BroadwayWorld shortlist, but many did, and here's my pick of them.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 5, 2019
 This 2019/2020 season, the talent performing at The RRazz Room at Mizner Park Cultural Center is a diverse mix of world class artists. There is truly something for all tastes at the intimate and comfortable venue, where audiences have the opportunity to enjoy their favorite artists up close and personal.  There is nothing quite like the connection between the performers and their audience in an intimate setting like that of The RRazz Room at Mizner Park Cultural Center. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 30, 2020
Tickets for each of the online events are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org. Links are available for viewing 72 hours after purchase.  Porchlight also announces the return of the popular series celebrating the 90th birthday of Stephen Sondheim, Sondheim@90 Roundtable with Michael Weber. The series returns Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. CST with a discussion on Road Show with guests Deanna Dunagan, Chris Jones and Michael Mahler.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 21, 2019
On Stage At Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter, is pleased to presentits 2019-2020 season featuring world class artists from around the globe.On Stage At Kingsborough brings high caliber performing arts to Southern Brooklyn, with a diverse roster of artists spanning multiple genres including cabaret, dance, music, and family programming.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 17, 2020
Actress, filmmaker, comedian and singer-songwriter Noël Wells is excited to release her reimagined version of the Bill Withers classic “Lovely Day.” Produced by David Thomas Jones, Wells' cover of the iconic R&B/soul song was born out of a vision of the world dancing, along with a much needed global exhale.
by Courtney Symes - Nov 12, 2019
Deathtrap, the longest-running comedy/thriller on Broadway, brings tantalizing twists and shocking turns to Sacramento Theatre Company (STC) this month. This 1978 play-within-a-play by Ira Levin (Rosemary's Baby, The Stepford Wives) was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Play. Directed by STC's Executive Producing Director, Michael Laun, Deathtrap is a deliciously suspenseful whodunit and being entertained in the cozy Pollock Theatre is a perfect way to spend a chilly fall evening.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2020
Due to the global health emergency, Broadway theaters have found their bright lights dimmed and their houses dark for the first time in history. As the world works together to stop the spread of COVID-19, the theater industry has been put on hold indefinitely.
by Nicole Rosky - May 17, 2021
Ted Chapin has decided to step down as President and Chief Creative Officer of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization at the end of his current contract this month, Scott Pascucci, CEO of Concord, announced today. His departure comes exactly 40 years after the Rodgers and Hammerstein families first tapped Chapin to run their business.
by Stephi Wild - 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 Student Blogger: Alexandra Lang - Mar 11, 2021
Yes, “She Used To Be Mine” and “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” will have you feeling like the main character you are, but sometimes we need a little pick-me-up to make the 11-o-clock number just that much more emotional.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2020
The directors of The Jerome Robbins Foundation today announced that Theodore S. Chapin, President and Chief Creative Officer of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization: A Concord Company, will be honored with the Floria V. Lasky Award in recognition of his invaluable contributions to the cultural landscape of New York City.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2021
Marshall received a $100 gift certificate and Gordon a $50 gift certificate to On Your Toes Dancewear.  Current and former students of the Marblehead School of Ballet were eligible to write and submit a 100 to 250 word story or a poem with the theme, Your Love of Dance.
by Erica Handel - Jun 11, 2021
Tony nominee and Broadway star, Melissa Errico, will bring her “Sondheim by the Shore” concert to Holmdel Theatre Company on July 17. This show is part of the theatre’s “Broadway Outside the Barn” concert series.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 9, 2020
On Friday, July 10, Hulu will debut its new film, Palm Springs, starring Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, Peter Gallagher, J.K. Simmons, Meredith Hagner, Camila Mendes, and Tyler Hoechlin.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 30, 2021
Ballet Arizona will present its momentous 2021-2022 season, celebrating a revival from the pandemic and overcoming the pause in arts programs across the nation. The season will mark the 36th year for Arizona's official ballet company as well as the first full lineup after the pandemic.
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 30, 2020
Tony Award nominee Christine Andreas is getting philosophical about love in her new show AND SO IT GOES... at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Cristina Martinez - Jan 22, 2021
Un 22 de enero de 1904, en San Petersburgo nacía el coreógrafo y bailarín George Balanchine. Desde muy pequeño Balanchine estuvo muy relacionado con la música y la danza.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2020
The Washington Ballet continues their bold 2019.20 season with BALANCHINE + ASHTON February 19-23 at The Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. The program features a suite of contrasting masterworks by two of the most influential choreographers of the 20th century: George Balanchine and Sir Frederick Ashton. Marcelo Gomes, an international ballet star, will make a special guest appearance.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 15, 2021
The Shubert Organization has announced the passing of its beloved Chairman Emeritus, Philip J. Smith. Mr. Smith passed away peacefully on January 15, 2021, in New York City at the age of 89. The cause of death was complications from Covid-19, confirmed by his daughters, Linda Phillips and Jennifer Stein.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 9, 2021
Two time Tony nominee Christine Andreas (On Your Toes, The Scarlett Pimpernel, La Cage aux Folles) continues The Cabaret Project of St. Louis’ virtual season of TRIBUTES with PIAF, NO REGRETS, an homage to the legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf. 
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 4, 2020
Cyber Knights: Flashpoint has started its Kickstarter run with a bang: Trese Brothers Games' follow-up to the wildly successful, award-winning RPG Star Traders: Frontiers, Cyber Knights: Flashpoint has already raised more than $65,000 – exceeding its $50,000 Kickstarter goal in less than 12 hours.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 27, 2021
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, February 27-28, 2020.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 26, 2020
George Balanchine, known as The Father of American Ballet, broke ground when he put his twist on traditional ballet standards and techniques. Ballet Arizona will take Balanchine's works to the next level with the Broadway-inspired theatrical interpretation of On Your Toes with Slaughter on Tenth Avenue.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 20, 2021
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, February 20-21, 2020.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 18, 2021
Two time Tony nominee Christine Andreas (On Your Toes, The Scarlett Pimpernel, La Cage aux Folles) continues The Cabaret Project of St. Louis' virtual season of TRIBUTES with PIAF, NO REGRETS, an homage to the legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 16, 2021
Each track on the 2021 release emerged from moments of upheaval that begged the artist to weigh the heavy notions of human connection, loss, and societal duty — a time capsule of themes taking charge of its own present unearthing.
by Student Blogger: Caiti Ho - Feb 15, 2021
I think we can all agree that we have probably watched more series in the past year than we have in our lifetimes. Well, I have at least. Since the one-year anniversary of being home is approaching I thought I would look back on all the shows I have discovered and rediscovered during these troublesome times.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 14, 2020
On Friday, elusive New York City jazz group Onyx Collective returns with the release of their new single. 'My Funny Valentine' features Nick Hakim and is a reimagining of the song originally written for Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's 1937 musical Babes in Arms. On Onyx Collective's stripped-down rendition of the song, out via TMWRK Records, Nick Hakim delivers a delicate vocal performance over a haunting and at times tense piano riff. With the release Onyx Collective becomes one of the many significant artists to cover the song, including Hal McIntyre and Ruth Gaylor, Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra, Lee Wiley, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, The Supremes, Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders, Chris Botti and Sting, and Chaka Khan. 
by Stephi Wild - 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 Elliot Lanes - Dec 4, 2019
Today's subject Diana Huey is currently living her Theatre Life at Studio Theatre where she is giving a shattering (literally) performance as Built Suttikul in White Pearl. The production runs through December 15th.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 30, 2019
Producers Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce announced today that Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations has once again broken the box office house record at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Ain't Too Proud's gross for the week ending December 29, 2019, was $1,865,016.90, the highest in the history of the Imperial Theatre. The musical broke its own record of $1,710,207.90 set the week of December 8, 2019. Prior to that, Billy Elliot: The Musical held the Imperial's house record, grossing $1,663,895.00 in January 2010.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 15, 2019
Most performers have a career/performance arc. Oftentimes fans compare early Sinatra crooning to the Chairman of the Board's later rugged vocal swagger. As the years ascend it's not unusual for vocalists to descend a key on the melodic scale. Marilyn Maye connoisseurs marvel at her early recordings but are also completely captivated by the current version of the super singer.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 12, 2019
New Adventures has announced that Adam Cooper and Ashley Shaw will star in the return of Matthew Bourne's double Olivier award-winning, smash hit production of 'THE RED SHOES'. a seven-week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells, London, from Tuesday 3 December to Sunday 19 January 2020.
by Gil Kaan - Aug 7, 2020
Kritzerland will present its 108th show SING HAPPY! THE SONGS OF KANDER & EBB as a benefit for Group Rep this Sunday August 9, 2020 at 5p PST via their Facebook and YouTube pages. This tribute to legendary composers John Kander and Fred Ebb (hosted by its incomparably witty producer Bruce Kimmel and co-produced by Doug Haverty) will feature Brent Barrett, Debbie Gravitte, Peyton Kirkner, Karen Mason, Kerry O'Malley, Hartley Powers, Jennifer Simard, Sami Staitman, Adrienne Stiefel, Robert Yacko and Karen Ziemba. got the chance to ask of few queries of Kerry, who in Kritzerland #107 performed a show-stopping duet with herself in a tongue-twisting, speed-singing 'All For The Best' from GODSPELL. Simply brilliant!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 8, 2021
Come and join in the exciting adventures of Don Quixote. A Spanish-style comedic ballet complete in 3 acts featuring; toreadors, bullfights, duels, gypsies, nymphs, dryads, a wedding, and an assortment of colorful and theatrical personalities that are sure to keep you on your toes. 
by Constance Drugeot - Apr 7, 2020
While theWest End has been greatly affected by this strange situation, performers and teachers haven't stop from being creative and sharing their arts! Many of them are now giving free live workshops and classes through their socials to keep people moving and inspired!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 5, 2021
The Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) celebrates National Dance Week from Friday, April 16 through Sunday, April 25.  To thank the public for its support for 49 years, MSB is holding a special dance writing contest and offering special discounts throughout the week.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2020
New York City Center is presenting the #EncoresArchives series! They will be posting daily highlights from their musical theater vault from Encores!, Encores! Off-Center, and Gala productions. The most recent video features Shonn Wiley and Irina Dvorovenko from Encores! On Your Toes in 2013.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Apr 29, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below continues their #54BelowAtHome series tonight with Christine Andreas' 'And So It Goes... Life & Love, Lost & Found' show!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 17, 2020
Beatrice Betley is an artist that truly creates a vision of her own. Releasing today her new single and video for 'Lullaby,' she brings a delightful first listen for many as she takes us on a magical, musical ride. Based in The Netherlands, Beatrice brings the song out just in time for Earth Day 2020; also the 50th Anniversary of the event.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2020
Director Jimmy Walters (The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus, Finborough Theatre; Mrs Orwell, Southwark Playhouse) and actress Alexandra Evans (Silent Witness, BBC; Crown for Christmas, Hallmark) invite you to their virtual book club, Shakespeare in Quarantine, a new weekly podcast exploring the extensive back catalogue of the infamous William Shakespeare.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 13, 2021
The University of South Carolina Department of Theatre and Dance will wrap up its 2020-21 theatre season with the award-winning drama Constellations by Nick Payne, April 22-25 at Longstreet Theatre.
by Student Blogger: Sydney Emerson - Apr 12, 2021
I never thought I would miss the bottom halves of my friends’ faces as much as I have this past year. And yet, there isn’t a button we can push or a switch we can flip to send it all back.