On the Town, which first premiered in 1944 is one of the Great White Way's most beloved shows of all time and was turned into a successful movie five years later. Just in case you didn't know On The Town tells the story of three sailors on a 24-hour shore leave eager to experience all that the Big Apple has to offer... including a chance to discover love with the girl of their dreams! Sounds like a lot of fun now doesn't it?
Now I first became familiar with the show in the Summer of 1997 when I saw it in Central Park where it starred future television star Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) and comedian Lea DeLaria. Having never been to a production in the park I wasn't sure what to expect. By the end of the evening I was so glad I went. A year and a half later the show transferred to Broadway where unfortunately it was not successful and closed after sixty-nine performances.
Cut to nearly sixteen years later and the show returned to Broadway in a brand new production directed by Tony Award winner John Rando (Urinetown) and choreographed by Emmy winner Joshua Bergasse (Smash). The show opened at the Lyric Theatre on October 16, 2014 to rave reviews from audience's and critics alike and is expected to be a big contender at this year's Tony Awards. By the way this year's Tony nominations are set to be announced on April 28. How many nominations will On The Town receive?
Well from what I have seen it is a lock for Best Musical Revival of the Year as well as Best Choreography. By the way for those of you who want tickets to see this On The Town you are in luck. We sell it. In fact we sell tickets to every musical revival on Broadway this season. Not only that but if you call now you can get tickets to see On The Town at some incredible savings as well. This "Insider Price" is good thru May 31 so don't delay. Get your On The Town tickets at the Lyric Theatre on Broadway. "New York, New York. It's a hell of a town." Until next time theatre fans.
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