Encores! On Your Toes at New York City Center
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Rodgers & Hart's On Your Toes, an improbable mix of gangsters, vaudeville and classical ballet, was the first musical to successfully integrate classicaldance into the Broadway musical format. It has a book by George Abbott, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, music by Richard Rodgers, and lyrics by Lorenz Hart. The original production was choreographed by George Balanchine and starred Ray Bolger, Tamara Geva and Monty Woolley. It opened on April 11, 1936, at the Imperial Theatre and ran for 315 performances. Songs include "Glad to be Unhappy," "There's A Small Hotel" and the legendary ballet "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue." Former Encores! music director Rob Fisher returns for this production.
Venue Description: Built in 1943, NY City Center was Manhattan's first performing arts center, dedicated by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia. Today, City Center is home to many distinguished companies, including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, City Center's Principal Dance Company, as well as Manhattan Theatre Club and New York City Opera; a roster of renowned national and international visiting artists; and its own critically acclaimed and popular programs, including the Tony-honored Encores! musical theater series, Encores! Off-Center, the annual Fall for Dance Festival, and more.