Before West Side Story and Wonderful Town, Leonard Bernstein had written another musical set in New York City – On The Town. With a score infused with the sounds of the city, and a charming tale of three sailors on 24-hour leave in the Big Apple, On The Town is Bernstein’s forgotten masterpiece, rarely performed but always welcome! Here in the setting of Regent’s Park, the Open Air Theatre presents a brand new production of the show, with direction and choreography from Olivier Award-winner Drew McOnie (In The Heights). The largest dance musical this celebrated venue has ever produced, On The Town promises to be the must-see show of the summer.
Danny Mac (Wicked, Strictly Come Dancing 2016 finalist) leads the cast as Gabey, with Sam Edwards (Wicked, Ghost, The Sound of Music) as Ozzie and recent LAMDA graduate Fred Haig as Chip. Lizzy Connolly (The Wild Party) is Hildy, and recent Arts Ed graduates Siena Kelly and Miriam-Teak Lee make their professional debuts as Ivy and Claire respectively.
“New York, New York – it’s a helluva town…”, as Gabey, Chip and Ozzie are about to find out! With only 24 hours leave to explore the hustle and bustle of the city, these three sailors don’t want to miss a thing. And they are in for the ride of their life! From the grandeur of Carnegie Hall, to the fun of Coney Island, these three cheeky chaps find romance and cause mayhem in landmarks such as the Museum of Natural History and even on the Subway! With songs such as “Lonely Town”, “I Can Cook Too”, “Some Other Time” and the brilliant “New York, New York”, this love-letter to The City That Never Sleeps proves that a change of location can change your perspective forever.
Tickets are non-refundable in the event of cancellation because of the weather but may be exchanged in accordance with the Weather Policy.
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(10 mins) Exit onto Marylebone Road and turn left. Past Madame Tussauds turn left into York Gate and follow York Bridge to the end. Pass through the large gates into the park and walk straight until you reach the theatre on your left.