On the Town

Musical - Revival

Imperial Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 27, 1971
  • Opening Date: October 31, 1971
  • Closing Date: January 1, 1972
  • Previews: 4
  • Performances: 73

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

Ron Husmann Gabey
Donna McKechnie in On the Town Donna McKechnie Ivy Smith
Phyllis Newman in On the Town Phyllis Newman Claire DeLoone
Bernadette Peters in On the Town Bernadette Peters Hildy Esterhazy
Tom Avera Pitkin W. Bridgework
Marilyn Cooper in On the Town Marilyn Cooper Lucy Schmeeler
Zoya Leporska Little Old Lady
Remak Ramsay Ozzie
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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
  Ron Field Director
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1972 Theatre World Award Jess Richards Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1972 Featured Actress in a Musical Bernadette Peters Nominee
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