The Bronx is up, the Battery’s down—and smack-dab in the middle, there’s the latest revival of a classic 1944 Comden/Green/Bernstein musical, coming to the newly-renamed Lyric Theatre this fall. (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark played there previously when it was dubbed the Foxwoods Theatre).
This production of On the Town—a transfer from the acclaimed Barrington Stage Company mounting—has already turned a few heads with its handsome leading trio (Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and Clyde Alves). John Rando (Urinetown) assumes directing duties here; expect plenty of fancy footwork, thanks to choreography by Smash’s Joshua Bergasse. And keep an eye on the chorus—one spot will go to the winner of this season of So You Think You Can Dance, starting in spring 2015.
Before the sailor boys get turned loose on Broadway, take a listen to three exclusive tracks from the upcoming production—including “New York, New York,” the show’s ebullient, oft-performed opener.
On the Town will begin previews at the Lyric Theatre on Sept. 20, with an opening night scheduled for Oct. 16. For tickets and additional info, visit the show’s official website.