On the Town

Musical - Original

Adelphi Theatre (December 28, 1944 - June 02, 1945)
44th Street Theatre (June 04, 1945 - July 28, 1945)
Martin Beck Theatre (July 30, 1945 - February 02, 1946)
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  • Opening Date: December 28, 1944
  • Closing Date: February 2, 1946
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 462

Music: Leonard Bernstein

Lyrics: Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Book: Betty Comden, Adolph Green


Three sailors on shore leave in New York City during World War II find romance and adventure while helping one of them track down the elusive Miss Turnstiles poster girl, in the first Broadway musical written by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green.


Opening Night Cast

Sono Osato in On the Town Sono Osato Ivy Smith
Nancy Walker Hildy Esterhazy
Cris Alexander Chip
John Battles Gabey
Robert Chisholm Pitkin W. Bridgework
Betty Comden in On the Town Betty Comden Claire DeLoone
Adolph Green in On the Town Adolph Green Ozzie
Ray Harrison The Great Lover
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Opening Night Production Credits

Betty Comden Betty Comden Book
Adolph Green Adolph Green Book
Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein Music
Betty Comden Betty Comden Lyrics
Adolph Green Adolph Green Lyrics
Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein Additional Lyrics
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1944 - 1945

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