'Dames at Sea' to Dock on Broadway This Fall

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'Dames at Sea'

A new production of the long-running off-Broadway 1968 hit will begin previews in September.

Dames at Sea is set to dock on Broadway this fall.

Producers announced on Tuesday that the first Broadway production of the long-running 1968 hit will begin previews on Sept. 24 before an Oct. 22 opening at the Helen Hayes Theatre.

A off-Broadway hit from 1968, the show is a celebration of the vintage movie musical. It helped launch the career of Broadway veteran Bernadette Peters in its original production, which was notable in that it employed a cast of just six to affectionately parody the golden age of lavish Hollywood musicals.

With a book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, and music by Jim Wise, the 1930s-set musical follows starry-eyed Ruby as she steps off the bus from Utah and into a Broadway show just hours before learning that the theater is to be demolished. With the help of some friendly sailors, Ruby and her fellow cast hatch a plan to perform the show on a naval battleship.

Presented for the first time on Broadway, the new production of Dames at Sea will be directed and choreographed by Randy Skinner, a Tony nominee for his work on 42nd Street and White Christmas. Infinity Theatre Company and Perry Street Theatricals are producing.

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