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Bernstein's On the Town


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The Wacks Family Concert in celebration of the marriage of Greg Wacks and Sarah DeArakie  

A collaboration with choreographer Jerome Robbins and the writing team of Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Leonard Bernstein's On the Town-the story of three sailors on shore leave in New York City- arrived on Broadway in December 1944, when he was just twenty-six. Based on his popular ballet collaboration with Robbins, Fancy Free (being performed August 18), it was not only his first musical, it was a first for Comden and Green, who would become Broadway and Hollywood legends in their own right. Hit songs include "New York, New York" and "Some Other Time."

Keith Lockhart leads the Boston Pops in a complete, semi-staged performance of Bernstein's hit musical, directed by Kathleen Marshall with musical director David Chase. The all-star cast includes Tony-Award winning actor Brandon Victor Dixon (Shuffle Along, Hamilton) as Gabey, Christian Dante White (Hello Dolly, The Book of Mormon) as Chip, Andy Karl (Groundhog Day, On the Twentieth Century) as Ozzie, Megan Lawrence (Urinetown, Hair) as Claire, Tony Award-winning actress Andrea Martin (Pippin, Noises Off) as Madame Dilly, Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bandstand) as Claire, Georgina Pazoguin as Ivy, and Marc Kudisch as Pitkin.

Featured Performers

Keith   Lockhart, conductor Keith Lockhart, conductor Kathleen   Marshall, director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall, director and choreographer
David   Chase, musical director David Chase, musical director Brandon Victor   Dixon, Gabey Brandon Victor Dixon, Gabey
Andy   Karl, Ozzie Andy Karl, Ozzie Megan   Lawrence, Hildy Megan Lawrence, Hildy
Laura   Osnes, Claire Laura Osnes, Claire Georgina   Pazcoguin, Ivy Georgina Pazcoguin, Ivy
Christian Dante   White, Chip Christian Dante White, Chip Marc   Kudisch, Pitkin/First Workman Marc Kudisch, Pitkin/First Workman
Andrea   Martin, Madame Dilly Andrea Martin, Madame Dilly
Program Notes Audio
BERNSTEIN - On the Town (95 min, plus one 20 min intermission after Act I)
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