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Ford Center for Performing Arts, 214 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10019

Formerly Foxwoods Theatre


Ended 6 Sep 2015 after 11 months

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"One of those rare revivals that remind us what a hit show from long ago was originally all about!"

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Closed 6 Sep 2015

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Three sailors celebrate the sights and sounds of the Big Apple in the classic musical comedy, On the Town, which reopens Broadway's Lyric Theatre. On The Town is a fun-filled sweep through some of New York's most famous icons and an unforgettable tribute to this magical city. Misty Copeland join the cast to make her Broadway debut from August 25th to September 6th, but don't delay as that's the date this production will shut its doors on Broadway!

This revival marks the show's 70th Anniversary, and a return to the Great White Way after a 16-year absence. This production will feature an impressive 28-piece big band orchestra performing score's hits like "Lonely Town" and "Some Other Time" and "New York, New York." This production of On the Town was previously seen on-stage in mid-2013 in a production by Encores! and the Barrington Stage Company, which now transfers to Broadway.

What is On The Town about?

It's 1944 and three sailors, determined to make the most of their 24-hour shore leave, head out on the town in New York City to take in some of the scenery. As they explore the city, they fall in love not only with New York, but each with a woman they meet during their day off. From Coney Island to Times Square, we follow the six friends as they find love and adventure in the city that never sleeps.

Additional Information


Previews from: 20 September 2014

Opening night: 16 October 2014

Closing night: 6 September 2015


Suitable for audiences of all ages

Run time

Two hours and 35 minutes including one one intermission

Show times


And before you stop reading

Misty Copeland will only perform on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, and Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees from August 25th to September 6th only


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On The Town tells the story of three sailors who arrive in New York City with just 24 hours of shore leave to enjoy. With over twenty thousand streets and many iconic sights to see they don't know where to begin! Tony Nominee Tony Yazbec plays Gabey, who more »

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