With the turn of the calendar to a new month, it means new shows will be debuting on Broadway. Of course, it also means the closing of a few more. As the start of September rolls around, the Broadway community will witness the final bows of three big Broadway productions: 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch,' 'Mamma Mia!,' and 'On the Town.' All three have been struggling to sell tickets for some time now. And as they do say, all good things come to an end.
Misty Copeland made headlines earlier in the summer by being named the first African-American prima ballerina at the American Ballet Theater. Now, she's commanding some of the highest prices on Broadway. Ever since the announcement that Copeland would take over for New York City Ballet principal dancer Megan Fairchild in 'On the Town,' ticket prices on the secondary market have continually been on the rise.
Misty Copeland may be on a cloud of grandeur. But, now, her year is nearly bursting at the seams. After becoming the American Ballet Theatre's first ever black female principal dancer, as of recently she will make her Broadway debut in On the Town.
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The musical quietly challenged the racial divide that held sway in the world of entertainment in the 1940s.
With 'On the Town' Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Betty Comden and Adolph Green took a big step for civil rights on stage.
Howard and Janet Kagan are seeking equity investors for their 70th anniversary production of the Leonard Bernstein/Jerome Robbins/Betty Comden/Adolph Green musical via a custom-made website.
The winner of the current season of 'So You Think You Can Dance' is to be offered an ensemble role in the upcoming 70th anniversary Broadway revival of 'On the Town.'
An all-star creative team is bringing Broadway a revival of the original Leonard Bernstein/Jerome Robbins/Betty Comden/Adolph Green musical this October.
2013 marks half-centuries for a remarkably rich crop of musicals. Classicalite contributing editor James Inverne picks five.