Wednesday, March 6, 2013

30 Years Ago Today: On Your Toes

Here is the third in a continuing series that celebrates the Broadway musicals of 10, 20 and 30 years ago.  To see the the others in the series, click on the "Back in Time" tab at the top of your screen, then scroll down and click the links!  Enjoy!

The Playbills

The Original 1983 Revival Cast Recording

The Show Cards

Show: On Your Toes
Theatre: Virginia
Opening Night: March 6, 1983
Performances: 7 previews, 505 performances
Tonys: 5 nominations, 2 wins, including Best Reproduction (Play or Musical)
Who's Who 30 Years Later: Director George Abbott (passed away in 1995) Broadway - 1987 , at age 100!; Choreographer Donald Saddler (Choreographer: Teddy and Alice, My Fair Lady (1993); Actor: Follies (2001); Natalia Makarova (Tony Award - Best Actress); George de la Pena (The Red Shoes, Chronicle of a Death Foretold); George S. Irving (Me and My Girl); Christine Andreas (Tony Nominee) (The Scarlet Pimpernel, La Cage aux Folles (2010)); Dina Merrill and Lara Teeter (Tony Nominee) have not returned to Broadway since.

Dina Merrill and George S. Irving

Show Photos by Martha Swope

Jerry Mitchell

Guess Who Was In It!?: Actor, director, choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Actor: The Will Rogers Follies; Assistant Choreographer: Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Grease (1994); Choreographer: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Full Monty (Tony nominee), The Rocky Horror Show, Hairspray (Tony nominee), Gypsy (2003), Never Gonna Dance (Tony nominee), La Cage aux Folles (2004 - Tony winner), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nominee); Director/Choreographer: Legally Blonde, Kinky Boots.

NOTE: Credits reflect work by artists since the opening night being celebrated here.


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