On Your Toes

Opened: April 11, 1936

On Your Toes - 1936 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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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Previews: 2:22 A GHOST STORY At Rival/Intiman by Annette Stolt - Sep 14, 2023

Danny Robbins' play 2:22 A Ghost Story premiered at the Noël Coward Theater in 2021 and has since been played in several rounds on the West End. Just as the title says, something haunts 2:22 in the new house that Jenny (Rakel Wärmländer) and Sam (Adam Pålsson) have moved into with their baby.

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Chelsea Table + Stage will present Mark MacKillop in “Live and Un-Photoshopped” on Monday, October 2, 2023 at 7:00 pm.

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A Melissa Errico cabaret is an event but this one was particularly special.

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Karen Mason to Present Encore Performance of KANDER & EBB… AND ALL THAT JAZZ at Birdland in March by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2023

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Review: SHINING IN MISERY at Capital City Theatre by Scott Rawson - Feb 25, 2023

From “Carrie” to “The Bazaar of Bad Dreams”, Shining in Misery a King Sized Parody, covers it all. People from Castle Rock, Derry, and even as far away as Jerusalem’s Lot, are raving about this amazing show! Sponsored in part by World Premier Wisconsin, Capital City Theatre, has really embraced their desire to give voice to new works.

Kathryn Allison, Sam Gravitte, Luke Hawkins & Jelani Remy to Star in THE BRAT PACK at Birdland by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2023

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Jason Yeager to Celebrate UNSTUCK IN TIME: THE KURT VONNEGUT SUITE at Birdland in March by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 21, 2023

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Jason Yeager – celebrating his recording Unstuck in Time: The Kurt Vonnegut Suite – with an album release concert on Monday, March 27 at 7:00 PM.

The Les Michaels Memorial Project a Celebration of Life Free Open Mic Comes To Palm Springs Cultural Center by Kay Kudukis - Feb 14, 2023

Les Michaels, the late Palm Springs resident and cabaret producer and singer who produced and presented Open Mic Cabaret events at various venues in both in Palm Springs and Los Angeles will be honored on what would have been his 72nd birthday as the Palm Springs Cultural Center presents The Les Michaels Memorial Project, A Celebration of Life Free Open Mic, hosted by Gregg Marx, Daytime Emmy Award Winner for 'As The World Turns,' Leslie Tinnaro, star of CVRep's recent hit show, 'Fun Home' and Clifford Bell,acclaimed Cabaret Producer and Director.

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Photos: First Look at South Coast Repertory's Voices of America Production of APPROPRIATE by Blair Ingenthron - Feb 4, 2023

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Photos: First Look at South Coast Repertory's Voices of America Production of THE LITTLE FOXES by Blair Ingenthron - Feb 4, 2023

The centerpiece of SCR's 2022-23 season, 'Voices of America,' runs through Feb. 26 on the Segerstrom Stage. It encompasses two plays: Lillian Helman's The Little Foxes and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Appropriate. Each play will take the stage four times a week, alternating performances. Check out photos from The Little Foxes here!

Photos: Luke Hawkins Returns to Birdland in a Singing, Tapping Extravaganza by Stephi Wild - Jan 30, 2023

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Two-a-Day for Keith
The Three B's
It's Gotta Be Love
Too Good for the Average Man
The Heart Is Quicker Than the Eye
La Princesse Zenobia Ballet
Quiet Night
Glad to Be Unhappy
On Your Toes
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue Ballet
Our Private Olympic Games
You Took Advantage of Me
There's a Small Hotel
On Your Toes has had 13 productions including Broadway which opened in 1936, Broadway which opened in 1936, West End which opened in 1937, London which opened in 1938, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1953, Broadway which opened in 1954, Broadway which opened in 1954, Broadway which opened in 1983, Broadway which opened in 1983, West End which opened in 1984, US Tour which opened in 1986, London Fringe which opened in 2003 and Los Angeles which opened in 2007.



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