Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, with musical direction by Rob Fisher, On Your Toes played a limited run at New York City Center as part of their Encores! series. Susan Pilarre staged the George Balanchine choreography for the “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue” ballet. Opening May 8, 2013, the production featured Christine Baranski, Kelli Barrett, Walter Bobbie, Jeremy Cohen, Joaquin … Read More
The second Broadway revival of On Your Toes, directed by the show’s original director, 95-year-old George Abbott, was a rousing success, winning the Tony Award for Best Revival. The production opened on March 6, 1983 at the Virginia Theatre, where it ran for 505 performances. Natalia Makarova and Lara Teeter starred, with Christine Andreas, George de la Peña, Betty Ann … Read More
The first Broadway revival of On Your Toes, directed by George Abbott and choreographed by Goerge Balanchine, opened on October 11, 1954 at the 46th Street Theatre, where it ran for 64 performances. The show starred Bobby Van and Vera Zorina. Elaine Stritch, playing the role of Peggy Porterfield, sang the newly interpolated song “You Took Advantage of Me,” originally … Read More
Though it does not include any singing, the film adaptation of On Your Toes does feature several Rodgers & Hart melodies as background music, and the movie concludes with Rodgers’ jazz ballet “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue.” Directed by Ray Enright, adapted by Sig Herzig and Lawrence Riley and written by Richard Macauley and Jerry Wald, the film stars ballerina Vera … Read More
After its successful New York opening, On Your Toes opened at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End on 5 February 1937. Jack Whiting and Vera Zorina starred as Junior and Vera.
Directed by C. Worthington Miner and choreographed by George Balanchine, Rodgers & Hart’s On Your Toes opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on April 11, 1936. Later transferring to the Majestic Theatre, the show ran a total of 315 performances. The cast included Ray Bolger, Doris Carson, Luella Gear, Tamara Geva and Monty Woolley.
Returning to Broadway in 2002, this limited engagement revival of Rodgers & Hart’s The Boys from Syracuse opened on August 18, 2002 at the American Airlines Theatre, where it played for 73 performances. Featuring a new book by playwright Nicky Silver, the production was directed by Scott Ellis and featured choreography by Rob Ashford. The cast was led by Jonathan … Read More
On May 1, 1997, The Boys from Syracuse opened in a limited-run concert production at New York’s City Center as part of their Encores! series. Directed by Susan H. Schulman and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, the production featured Mario Cantone, Davis Gaines, Malcolm Gets, Debbie Gravitte, Julie Halston, Rebecca Luker, Michael McGrath, Marian Seldes and Sarah Uriarte Berry.
Under the direction of Dame Judi Dench, The Boys from Syracuse returned to the West End in a limited engagement production at London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, where it played through September 5. Dench was nominated for a Lawrence Olivier Award for Best Direction, and the outdoor production was awarded Best Musical Revival that year. Jenny Galloway also won … Read More
Rodgers & Hart’s The Boys from Syracuse made its off-Broadway premiere at Theatre Four on April 15, 1963, playing a total of 500 performances. Directed by Christopher Hewett and choreographed by Bob Herget, the production featured Stuart Damon, Clifford David, Danny Carroll and Julienne Marie. The revival earned two Theatre World Awards and the Obie Award for Best Musical.