STARRING JOHN BOLTON, MARA DAVI, DANNY GARDNER, ELOISE KROPP, LESLI MARGHERITA AND CARY TEDDER
IN PREVIEW PERFORMANCES NOW OPENING THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015
SETTING SAIL AT BROADWAY’S HELEN HAYES THEATRE
BOOK AND LYRICS BY: GEORGE HAIMSOHN AND ROBIN MILLER
MUSIC BY: JIM WISE
DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY: RANDY SKINNER
DAMES AT SEA will set sail at Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44 Street), beginning performances tomorrow, September 24, 2015, with an opening night of Thursday, October 22, 2015.
With a book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, music by Jim Wise, orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, and music supervision and vocal & dance arrangements by Emmy Award winner Rob Berman (Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Finian’s Rainbow), DAMES AT SEA will be directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner (42nd Street, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas).
DAMES AT SEA is a tap-happy gem of a show that celebrates the golden era of movie musicals with dazzling dances, spectacular songs and delightful dames! Ruby steps off a bus in Manhattan, and into her first Broadway show, but hours before the opening night curtain is to rise, the cast learns their theater is being demolished, so it is “all hands on deck” to find a stage to put on the show. Featuring rollicking tap dancing, love at first sight, joyful music and a boatload of laughs, DAMES AT SEA has everything you need to sweep your glooms away.
DAMES AT SEA will feature scenic design by three-time Tony Award nominee Anna Louizos (In The Heights, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella), costume design by two-time Tony Award nominee David C. Woolard (West Side Story, The Rocky Horror Show), lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington (Chicago, Act One) and Jason Kantrowitz, sound design by Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer (South Pacific, The King & I), and casting by Binder Casting.
One of the most unique musicals ever created, the original production of DAMES AT SEA pulled off the feat of creating a magnificent musical experience with a tight, multi-talented cast of six. DAMES AT SEA opened Off-Broadway at the Bouwerie Lane Theatre on December 20, 1968, and became an immediate smash hit and quickly transferred to the Theater de Lys on April 22, 1969, were it went on to run for 575 performances. The Theater de Lys, now called the Lucille Lortel Theatre, has the same basic stage dimensions as Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre. DAMES AT SEA successfully crossed the Atlantic twice to play the West End’s Duchess Theatre in 1969 and again in 1989 to play the West End’s Haymarket Theatre.
DAMES AT SEA is produced by Infinity Theatre Company (Anna Roberts Ostroff & Alan Ostroff), Martin Platt & David Elliott, Patricia M. Roberts & Bert C. Roberts, Carl Berg, Louise H. Beard, Julie Boardman/Sarahbeth Grossman, and Douglas & Steven Maine/Chris & Dawn Ellis.
Tickets are $67 - $144.50, and all prices include a $2 facility fee. For tickets visit Telecharge.com (212-239-6200) or the Helen Hayes Theatre box office (240, W. 44th Street, NYC). For groups of 10 or more visit www.Telecharge.com/groups (800-432-7780). The playing schedule for DAMES AT SEA is: Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Beginning October 19, the playing schedule is: Tuesday through Thursday at 7pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Please note there will be no performances Wednesday, October 7 at 2pm, Sunday, October 11 at 3pm, and Wednesday, November 25 at 7pm. There will be added performances Sunday, October 11 at 2pm and 7pm, and Friday, November 27 at 2pm.
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