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On Your Toes - 1954 - 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

46th Street Theatre


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226 W.46th St.
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by Ricky Pope - Sep 25, 2021
Christine Andreas' show, AND SO IT GOES, which opened at 54 Below last evening, doesn’t contain even a whiff of politics. But it focuses on the disjointedness the past decade or so has created in all our souls and holds up art and music as a way out of some of the chaotic noise that is making us lesser humans. It is a celebration of our collective humanity and an embrace of some of our best qualities as a species: kindness, tenderness, compassion, and love. That’s a lot to pack into a 70 minute cabaret evening. But Christine Andreas is no ordinary cabaret performer. In addition to her prodigious gifts as a singer and actress, she has always used her keen mind to focus on the bigger questions. She set out constructing this show as a way to cheer herself up. But what evolved is much more. It is a journey into the darkness and out again.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 24, 2021
Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Ricky Pope - Sep 20, 2021
There are some people who just have a passion for living. Passion is a word that applies to everything Christine Andreas touches. She has been bewitching Broadway audiences since she first appeared as the wicked maid Nancy in Angel Street. Her turns in much-heralded revivals of My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!, and On Your Toes made her Broadway's ingenue of choice and earned her two Tony nominations. She also wowed Broadway audiences in The Scarlet Pimpernel and the 2010 revival of La Cage aux Folles. She conquered the West End in The Fields of Ambrosia, written by her husband and collaborator, Martin Sylvestri.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 8, 2021
Melissa Errioc is home in New York and home at 54 Below, and the sold-out shows there are proof that she was missed.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2021
This month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 29, 2021
Featured dancers are Katherine St. Jean and Mary Eisener, both recipients of awards at international ballet competitions, and guest Albert Davidov. Other dancers will be drawn from Kozlova's ballet school, where her teaching method combines the Bolshoi School with Balanchine methods of training, and the cast includes several remarkable young dancers who have won medals in ballet competitions around the world. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 29, 2021
Next month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 22, 2021
In BroadwayWorld's new series, Showstoppers, we're unpacking what goes into creating and performing some of Broadway's most ovation-worthy numbers. Below, Todd Almond, who performs the song eight times a week, goes in depth on Girl From the North Country's most show-stopping song.
by Ricky Pope - Oct 17, 2021
At its heart, MELISSA ERRICO SINGS HER NEW YORK is not a show about New York, or songs about New York, although both of those things are prominently featured. Rather it is about one woman's lifelong experience of New York City, with all of the dreams, obsessions, joys, heartbreaks, terror, and rapture that come with living, working, and loving in the world's most exciting and most irritating city. It is about a woman who made the short journey from Long Island with nothing but some dance shoes, a voice, and a dream and acquired a home, friends, a career, a husband, and a family, along with a journal full of memories and experiences. In short, a life.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2021
This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Stephen Mosher - May 5, 2022
On Saturday Pennsylvania audiences can look forward to some Broadway glamor and impeccable storytelling.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022
BIRDLAND THEATER will present John Manzari – the acclaimed dancer, singer, actor, and choreographer currently appearing on Broadway in Funny Girl – in a special event on Monday, May 23 at 8:30 PM.
by Bobby Patrick - May 3, 2022
In one of the best group shows of all time, Michael Lavine and Robert W. Schneider turn 54 Below into a glamorous history lesson celebrating Broadway.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022
Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are proudly open this June with a full slate of nightly performances! At Birdland Jazz Club, catch the Liebman, Brecker, Copland Quintet, Greg Ruvolo Big Band, Yellowjackets, Terraza Big Band, Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams, Frank Catalano Quartet, Danilo Perez & His Global Messengers, New London Big Band, Stacey Kent, Ron Aprea Big Band, Linda Lavin and Tuck & Patti.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022
Two legends in experimental theater – the iconic writer/director Martha Clarke and the Tony Award-winning La MaMa ETC – will collaborate for the first time when La MaMa presents the world premiere of Ms. Clarke’s newest full-length work, GOD’S FOOL.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022
BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present a historic evening with two legendary Broadway stars Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams for the first time on Monday, June 13 at 7:00 PM.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022
BIRDLAND THEATER will present pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter Liam Forde – celebrating the release of his first album Great to Be Here – on Monday, June 13 at 8:30 PM.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 1, 2022
Coming on the heels of his cloudy, lo-fi jam “Naked Truth”, Kent Danger proves he’s as dynamic as he is enigmatic on his new alt-rock song “Aries Rising”. This track just makes you feel like you’re moving fast, without a care in the world. Coming in at 3:34, we get Danger’s daring persona in full force.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2022
BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Karen Mason in her show “Kander & Ebb…And All That Jazz” on Monday, March 28 at 7:00 PM. The evening honors John Kander and Fred Ebb, the Tony Award-winning songwriters behind Broadway’s Cabaret, Chicago and more.
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 26, 2022
LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is set to present one of the longest running Off-Broadway productions of all time, I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE!, book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, music by Jimmy Roberts, musical direction by  Ricky Pope, directed & choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan.  Comments Executive Producing Director Ellen Richard, “The song ‘Satisfaction Guaranteed’ from this joyous musical is what our subscribers and audiences will undoubtably have as we welcome this extraordinary cast and creative team to the Playhouse stage!”  I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE! begins previews on Wednesday, April 20; will open on Sunday, April 24 at 5:30pm and perform through Sunday, May 8, 2022 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Drive in Laguna Beach.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2022
This spring, the Century High School Opening Knights razzle dazzles with an electrifying production of 'CHICAGO: High School Edition.' Join us for high-energy singing, dancing and 'all that jazz' set in roaring twenties Chicago on March 31, April 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. and April 9 at 2 p.m.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2022
BIRDLAND will present drag legend Coco Peru in the new show “Bitter Bothered & Beyond!” for two special performances. The first show at Birdland Jazz Club on Monday, March 21 at 7:00 PM quickly sold out, so an encore performance has been added for Tuesday, March 22 at 8:30 PM downstairs at the Birdland Theater.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2022
Mark Mackillop star of West Side Story, Anastasia and Dirty Dancing, made his Birdland debut with a concert called 'Duets' on Monday, March 14.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2022
From March 12-13 Christine Andreas will be presenting her woman show, PIAF - No Regrets at Kravis Center.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 28, 2022
The Town Hall presented Broadway By The Year: Almost on Broadway, created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall. This latest Broadway by the Year concert highlighted songs that leapt to fame from shows that never actually made it to Broadway. Check out photos here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022
Singer/tapper Luke Hawkins brought an extraordinary evening of singing, dancing and laughter to the Birdland Theater on Monday, June 20.  The show was a love letter to these art forms, as Luke paid homage to the history of tap dance greats. Check out photos here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022
The Town Hall will present Broadway By The Year: Almost on Broadway on Monday, June 27 at 8pm. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the evening will continue Broadway By The Year’s 21st landmark season at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).
by Ariana Straznicky-Packer - Jun 14, 2022
Kiss My Aztec! Is a hilarious musical based on Latin American history “…. Very loosely!” This upbeat show is a real party with entirely original music, bold and bright-colored sets and costuming, as well as an exceptionally multitalented cast that keeps the energy up from start to finish.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 10, 2022
With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, the hilarious and romantic Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella combines the story's classic elements – the glass slippers, the pumpkin, and the prince’s ball – along with some surprising twists.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2022
BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Tony Award winner Linda Lavin in a special concert celebrating her most recent solo album, Love Notes, on Monday, June 27 at 7:00 PM. Ms. Lavin will be joined on stage (as on the album) by her longtime collaborator, pianist and singer Billy Stritch.
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 8, 2022
Deborah Grace Winer returns to Dizzy's Club with the second in her new series of music programs dedicated to the composing giants of Broadway and The Great American Songbook, and she's got Christine Andreas and Cole Porter with her.
by Michael Major - Jul 6, 2022
Tommy Newport is known for his irresistible falsetto-steeped indie anthems, garnering a substantial buzz with his 2018 debut, Just To Be Ironic, while he was still a teenager. Following the paramount success of 2019's Tommy Gun EP and 2021's Ultra Mango EP and Liquid EP, Newport continues to develop his euphonious sound. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2022
Last year, På toe raised 10 years, but due to the pandemic, the celebration of the anniversary has been moved. On that occasion, the company will present three new works choreographed by Kristian Alm, Camilla Spidsøe and Pia Elton.
by Lianna Albrizio - Jul 31, 2022
Tony Award Nominated Christine Andreas to Join Grammy Award-Winning Bandleader Vince Giordano, Pianist Art Topilow and Saxophonist Danny Bacher for a Night of Broadway Jazz at Bell Works tonight.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 22, 2022
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization has released the first of a new series of videos celebrating the 80th anniversary of Rodgers & Hammerstein. Featuring audio from rarely heard interviews with Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II – each describing how they first joined forces –  the video can be viewed below! In A Promising Partnership, the organization explores the beginning of the legendary collaboration.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 21, 2022
Two-time Tony Award nominee Christine Andreas will join Grammy Award-winning bandleader Vince Giordano and pianist Art Topilow for a night of Broadway at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 31 on the deck at the iconic Bell Works in Holmdel. Joining them on stage will be award-winning vocalist and saxophonist Danny Bacher. 
by Jared Fessler - Jul 12, 2022
What did our critic think of EPIC NOVELETTE at Locally Grown Theatre? When a prince is left bride-less on his wedding day a brave paladin and a healing priestess go on an heroic quest to rescue the princess. However, they are not the only travelers on the road. Join us for a kooky adventure that will surely keep you on your toes as these legendary characters may not be how you remember them.Enter Your Article Text Here!
by Stefani Chudnow - Feb 25, 2022
Mean Girls is making its way to East Lansing in 2022 for the first time ever. From March 1st to the 6th, you can catch this Tina Fey-penned musical at Wharton Center.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2022
At Birdland Jazz Club, catch The Cookers, Celebrating the Slide Hampton Octet, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Grace Fox Big Band, Maqueque, Sean Harkness Quartet, Monty Alexander, and Emmet’s Place Live.
by Michael Dale - Feb 13, 2022
New York City Ballet brings back Slaughter On Tenth Avenue, the Louis Armstrong House Museum reopens in Queens and a hat tip to the guy who keeps MJ grounded.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 10, 2022
Westside School of Ballet announces long time beloved teacher, Joan Bayley, passed away on January 5th 2022, just shy of her 102nd birthday. Often called “The Greatest Dance Teacher There Ever Was,” the dance world was forever changed for the better because of Joan Bayley. (“Joan.”)
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 9, 2021
Valentina Kozlova's Dance Conservatory of New York returns to Symphony Space with Kozlova's charming one-hour production of Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker Suite,' two performances Saturday December 18 at 3 PM & 6 PM.  
by Joseph Harrison - Dec 3, 2021
As Broadway reopens and theatrical tours resume, audiences all over the United States are getting the chance to experience the latest productions from the Great White Way. The thrill of once again sitting in an audience with fellow theatre lovers and hearing the first notes of an overture is palpable. And getting to enjoy a production that is both entertaining and thought-provoking makes the experience that much more meaningful. Such is the case for the national tour of THE PROM, which will take the stage at the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando December 7 – 12. Playing the role of the Broadway diva, Dee Dee Allen, will be Courtney Balan. I caught up with Courtney to find out more about THE PROM, her career and what it’s like performing this show to excited audiences all over the country.
by Michael Major - Aug 11, 2022
ABC News Studios will air “Cinderella: The Reunion, A Special Edition of 20/20” featuring members of its all-star cast — Brandy, Whoopi Goldberg, Paolo Montalban, Victor Garber, Bernadette Peters, Jason Alexander and Veanne Cox. Billy Porter, Todrick Hall, Debra Martin Chase, Neil Meron, and costumer Ellen Mirojnick will also make appearances.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2022
The Hangar Theatre will offer a series of 3 FREE workshops for community members as a part of the Hangar Theatre Wedge: FutureNow Festival.  All sessions are free and open to the public. No previous theatre experience is required, just curiosity, and an interest in trying something new!
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 10, 2022
The Hangar Theatre will offer a series of 3 FREE workshops for community members as a part of the Hangar Theatre Wedge: FutureNow Festival.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022
BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Nashville vocalist Wendy Moten – best known for her 2021 run on NBC’s “The Voice” – in a special concert on Monday, May 16 at 7:00 PM. Her show will include songwriter Richard Whiting hits including “He’s Funny That Way,” “My Ideal,” “Miss Brown,” and “Too Marvelous For Words.”
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 22, 2022
Grammy-award winner Emilio Solla (music) and award-winning NYC advertising lyricist Jarlath Barsanti Jacobs (book/lyrics) bring their original new work Fire Island The Musical to Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd St. Theater Four, for four performances: April 27 (8pm), April 30 (8pm), May 6 (8pm) and May 14 (3pm). It is part of the CreateTheater New Works Festival running until May 14.
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 2, 2022
The Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) celebrates National Dance Week from Friday, April 22 through Friday, April 30. To thank the public for its support for 50 years, the MSB is holding a special National Dance Week Visual Arts contest and offering special discounts throughout the week.

On Your Toes Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of On Your Toes have their been?
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.

What productions of On Your Toes have their been?
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.

What songs are in On Your Toes and what's the order?
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

What is the order of songs in On Your Toes and what's the order?
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

What productions of On Your Toes have there been?
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.