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A Tap-Happy First Look at Lesli Margherita, Mara Davi, and the Cast of Dames at Sea

Randy Skinner directs and choreographs the classic musical's new Broadway production.

Cary Tedder, Mara Davi, Eloise Kropp, and Danny Gardner rehearse the song "Star Tar" from Dames at Sea.
(© David Gordon)

The cast of Broadway's Dames at Sea offered a first look at the production in their rehearsal studio on September 10. The musical begins performances at the Helen Hayes Theatre September 24 in advance of an October 22 opening.

Directed and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the show stars John Bolton (A Christmas Story) as The Captain/Hennesey, Mara Davi (A Chorus Line) as Joan, Danny Gardner (Lady, Be Good!) as Lucky, Eloise Kropp (On the Town) as Ruby, Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda The Musical) as Mona Kent, and Cary Tedder (Honeymoon in Vegas) as Dick.

Featuring music by Jim Wise and a book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, Dames at Sea is a parody of the 1930s Busby Berkeley-style movie musicals. The story follows Ruby, fresh off the bus in Manhattan, as she gets her first New York musical role — only to find out, along with the rest of the cast, that the theater is about to be demolished on opening night.

Check out TheaterMania's photos from the open rehearsal below.


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