Rehearsal images released for ON THE TOWN at OPEN AIR THEATRE

Danny Mac, Fred Haig and Samuel Edwards take the roles of the three sailors, Gabey, Chip and Ozzie, originally played in the film version by Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin. Siena Kelly, Lizzy Connolly and Miriam-Teak Lee take the roles of Ivy, Hildy and Claire, originally played in the film version by Vera-Ellen, Betty Garrett and Ann Miller. Also joining the cast are Maggie Steed as Madame Dilly, Naoko Mori as Lucy Schmeeler, Rodney Earl Clarke as The Workman and Mark Heenehan as Judge Pitkin.

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Playing 19 May to 1 July 2017, On The Town is based on a concept by Jerome Robbins with
music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green,
including the hit song “New York, New York (it’s a helluva town)”. It is directed and
choreographed by Drew McOnie who won the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography
for In the Heights before scoring a hit with his choreography for Jesus Christ Superstar in
2016, for which he is nominated in The Olivier Awards 2017. He has also choreographed
Jekyll and Hyde and The Lorax (Old Vic), Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith) and Hairspray
and Chicago (Curve, Leicester), as well as directing and choreographing Strictly Ballroom
(West Yorkshire Playhouse) and The Wild Party (The Other Palace).

On The Town plays at Regents Park Open Air Theatre 19 May – 1 July 2017. Book tickets

Photo: Johan Persson