Final Performance: January 03 2016
ABOUT THE SHOW
Ruby steps off a bus in Manhattan and into her first Broadway show. Hours before the opening night curtain is to rise, the cast learns their theatre 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, the first Broadway production of Dames at Sea has everything you need to sweep your glooms away.
- A young Bernadette Peters starred in an early version of the show called Dames at Sea, or Golddiggers Afloat at the Caffe Cino in Greenwich Village in 1966. She reprised her performance for the musical’s Off Broadway debut.
- The show is a parody of glitzy, Busby Berkeley-style Hollywood musicals of the 1930s including films like Gold Diggers of 1933.
Dames at Sea opened Off Broadway at the Bouwerie Lane Theatre in 1968. It soon transferred to the Theater de Lys (now the Lucille Lortel Thetare) were it went on to run for 575 performances. This is the musical’s first Broadway staging.