Lesli Margherita, John Bolton, and More Celebrate Broadway's Tap-Happy Dames at Sea
The first-ever Broadway production of Jim Wise, George Haimsohn, and Robin Miller's 1966 musical Dames at Sea celebrated its opening night at the Helen Hayes Theatre on October 22. Randy Skinner directs and choreographs the production.
A send-up of backstage movie-musicals like 42nd Street, Dames at Sea tells the story of Ruby (Eloise Kropp), a newcomer from Utah who just wants to dance on Broadway. She meets Dick (Cary Tedder), a handsome young sailor and composer, and quickly falls for him. Headliner Mona Kent (Lesli Margherita) also has her eyes on Dick. When the theater is torn down, they all decide to perform Dick's new musical on a battleship. Mara Davi (wise-cracking chorus girl Joan), Danny Gardner (sailor Lucky), and John Bolton (director Hennesey; The Captain) complete the cast.
Check out TheaterMania's photos from the festivities in the gallery below.