ON THE TOWN offers some of the best dancing and singing on Broadway. It also features eye popping sets, gorgeous costumes and a 28 piece orchestra. The play is set during World War 2 just as women were coming out of the kitchen and into their own and it’s interesting to watch the three women the guys hook up with. You have Hildy, played by Alysha Umphress, who plays a gutsy cab driver and sings with passion and gusto. Elizabeth Stanley plays Claire de Loon, an anthropologist who sings like an opera singer. Megan Fairchild plays Miss Turnstiles and boy, can she dance. Between the six of them and a large supporting cast, a lot of magic happens on that stage. The show is definitely an acquired taste, and it’s a feel good show audiences love.
CAST: Tony Yazbeck (Gabey), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Chip), Clyde Alves (Ozzie), Megan Fairchild (Ivy), Alysha Umphress (Hildy), Elizabeth Stanley (Claire), Michael Rupert (Pitkin), Allison Guinn (Nun/Singer/Lucy Schmeeler), Phillip Boykin (Workman/Miss Turnstiles’ Announcer/Dream Coney Island Master of Ceremonies/Bimmy), Stephen DeRosa (3rd Workman/Bill Poster/Figment/Actor/Nedick’s Attendant/Diamond Eddie’s Master of Ceremonies/Conga Cabana Master of Ceremonies/Conductor) and Jackie Hoffman (Little Old Lady/Maude P. Dilly/Diana Dream/Dolores Dolores).
ON THE TOWN is playing at the Lyric Theater, 213 West 42nd Street, Manhattan, 800-982-2787, you can get tickets at ticketmaster.com. Running time: 2 hours 35 minutes.
I’m thrilled to be giving away a pair of tickets to ON THE TOWN (valued at $280 for the pair)! Tickets are good for Tuesday-Thursday evening through March 29th. There are no black out dates, but is subject to availability.
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Winner will be selected randomly. The winner will receive two tickets, which will be held at thebox office day of show in your name. This giveaway will end on Friday, February 13th at 9am EST. Winner will be posted here, on the Culture Mom Facebook page and via email and will have 24 hours to accept their prize.
Disclosure: I was not compensated to write this post but received complimentary tickets to facilitate the review. Giveaway is courtesy of ON THE TOWN.