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On Your Toes - 1983 - 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

History:

Revival
Run Type: Open Run
Market: Broadway
Previews: March 01, 1983
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Closing: May 20, 1984

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On Your Toes Frequently Asked Questions

What other awards has On Your Toes been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Donald Saddler, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter Martins, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Zack Brown, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for George AbbottOutstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Hans Spialek and Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards).

What other awards has On Your Toes won?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Donald Saddler Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter Martins and Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Zack Brown Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for George Abbott Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Hans Spialek Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards).

What awards has On Your Toes been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Donald Saddler, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter Martins, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Zack Brown, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for George AbbottOutstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Hans Spialek and Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards).

What awards has On Your Toes won?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Donald Saddler Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter Martins and Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Zack Brown Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for George Abbott Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Hans Spialek Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards).

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.

What is the 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