"On The Town" is a 'Helluva'Show!
Manage episode 152658019 series 1066969
Director John Rando, choreographer Joshua Bergasse, and actress Alysha Umphress talk about the new Broadway revival of On the Town, which was nominated for a 2015 Tony for Best Musical Revival. The Bronx is up, the Battery's down, and three sailors are hoping to get just a little bit lucky on their one day of leave in the Big Apple. Umphress plays Hildy, the taxi driver, who can cook, too. Created by the legendary creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jerome Robbins, On the Town originally debuted in 1944. The score features the standards “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town,” and “Some Other Time” and is played in this production with their original orchestrations, performed by the largest orchestra on Broadway.