With music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, including the hit song “New York, New York”, On The Town is the biggest dance musical ever staged at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, which has been directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie. Drew scored a hit with his choreography for Jesus Christ Superstar in 2016 and, In The Heights for which he won the Olivier Award as Best Theatre Choreographer.
The story of On the Town is as follows – Fun-loving sailors Gabey, Chip and Ozzie have 24 hours of shore leave in New York City, and they want to make every second count. While Chip hooks up with loudmouth cab driver Brunhilde and Ozzie swoons for prim anthropologist Claire, Gabey falls in love with an actress he sees in an advertisement, Ivy Smith.
Making her stage debut is Miriam-Teak Lee as anthropologist Claire who cannot control her impulses. Researching man as a way to understand how to control her impulses. Married to Judge Pitkin W. Bridgework, Claire gets swept off her feet by Navy officer Ozzie.
In a fun musical back-dropped by the wonderful open air theatre, Miram-Teak Lee’s, Claire is a show stealing joy to watch. Listen as Ms Lee talks about battling the elements whilst performing outside and she dares to teach #TBB10’s Akua Gyamfi how to sing… musical theatre…
On the Town runs at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre from 19 May 2017 – 01 July 2017. Find out more here.