On the Town: Musical Info & Synopsis


Synopsis:

On the Town is set during World War II in NYC and follows the escapades of three sailors on a 24-hour shore leave. As they explore the city that never sleeps, each sailor falls in love with a different woman, leading to a whirlwind of romance, comedy, and dance numbers. With the backdrop of wartime uncertainty, On the Town celebrates the joy of living in the moment and seizing opportunities for happiness.


Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1944)

Cast Size: 25+

Genre: Comedy

Setting: 1940s / USA (NYC)


Creative Team

Music: Leonard Bernstein

Lyrics/Book: Betty Comden, Adolph Green


Cast Albums

Studio Cast (1960)➝

Original London Cast (1963)➝

London Symphony Orchestra Cast (1993)➝

Studio Cast (1996)➝

Broadway Cast (2015)➝


Links

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


Tags

1940s, Classic, Comedy, Dating, Feel-Good, Golden Age, Large Cast, NYC, Popular


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