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The 2014-2015 Broadway Season

On the Town
The iconic musical comedy created by the legendary creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jerome Robbins.

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Lyric Theatre
Opening Night - October 16 2014
Clyde Alves, Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson (l. to r.), and the company of <i>On the Town</i>.Clyde Alves, Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson (l. to r.), and the company of On the Town. Photo by: Joan Marcus


The Bronx is up, the Battery's down, and three sailors are hoping to get just a little bit lucky on their one day of leave in the Big Apple. From the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Coney Island to Times Square and Carnegie Hall, On the Town zigzags through New York City as the sailors and the three high-spirited young women they meet chase love, dreams, and each other during an unforgettable day in the city that never sleeps. The classic score features the standards “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town,” and “Some Other Time” played with their original orchestrations.


  • Lyricist/librettists Comden and Green appeared in the original Broadway production, as “Claire DeLoon” and “Ozzie,” respectively.
  • This production is the first show in Broadway’s newly-renamed Lyric Theatre—formerly the Foxwoods.


On the Town grew out of the Jerome Robbins ballet “Fancy Free,” about three sailors on leave in New York, which debuted in 1944 with the American Ballet Theatre to Leonard Bernstein’s music. The musical opened at Broadway’s Adelphi Theater later that year. A feature film followed in 1949. The show was revived on Broadway in 1971 and 1998. This production began at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, MA in 2013.


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Revised April 22, 2015


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