On the Town
$25 - $95
On The Town, set in wartime 1944 and inspired by Jerome Robbins’ ballet, "Fancy Free," is the story of three sailors’ adventurous 24-hour leave in New York City. Their fabulous day-long journey is spurred by a search for sailor Gabey’s dream girl, "Miss Turnstiles." Along the way, each sailor falls in love with a woman, and with New York City itself. Songs include "New York, New York," "Some Other Time," and "I Can Cook Too.
New York City Center(New York, NY)
131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
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by Kristin Salaky - November 23, 2008
Penned by a pair of downtown revue writers (Betty Comden and Adolph Green), composed by a wunderkind New York Philharmonic conductor (Leonard Bernstein), choreographed by a Ballet Theatre soloist (Jerome Robbins) and originally directed by musical comedy master George Abbott, there's never been a musical on Broadway that mixes highbrow and lowbrow with such a wondrous cacophonous clash as On The Town.