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On Your Toes is a famous American musical that premiered on Broadway in 1936. Since then, it has become an iconic production and is regarded as one of the most sensational musicals of all time. Its music is by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Lorenz Hatt and a book written by Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart and George Abbott. It was adapted into a movie in 1939 and revived on Broadway twice; in 1954 and in 1983. It has won many awards, including Tony Awards and Drama Desk Awards. Today, On Your Toes tickets are on sale, for those who want to have a live look at this incredible production.
On Your Toes is home to a captivating story that begins with the main character, Junior, a music teacher at the Knickerbocker University persuading the director of the Russian Ballet, Sergei Alexandrovich to stage the Slaughter on Tenth Avenue ballet. He then falls into a relationships with Vera Barnova, the Russian ballet’s prima ballerina, leading to him performing the male lead in Slaughter. This however leads to a tussle with Vera’s dance partner and lover, as well as two thugs, resulting in a story that is captivating and amusing.
On Your Toes was the first musical premiering on Broadway that used classical dance and also had jazz as part of its score, setting the stage for many great musicals that would use the same formula. It was originally created to be a film, with a plan to have Fred Astaire in the lead role, playing Junior. After his refusal, stating that it clashed with his debonair image, the producers then gave the role to Ray Bolger, who rose to fame due to it. The original Broadway production featured C. Worthington as the director and the iconic George Balanchine as the choreographer.
Originally, On Your Toes was performed at the Imperial Theatre and then at the Majestic Theatre, seeing a total of over three hundred performances. Added to Ray Bolger, the cast was also home to Monty Woolley and Tamara Geva. In 1937, the musical premiered on London’s West End, where it was staged at the Palace Theatre. This production starred Vera Zorina and Jack Whiting. In 1954, the first revival of the musical was staged on Broadway. It was directed by Abbott with George Balanchine as the choreographer.
Performances of the first Broadway revival took place at the 46th Street Theatre with the cast including Vera Zorina, from the West End production, alongside Bobby Van and Elaine Stritch. A second Broadway Revival, also directed by Abbott but choreographed by Donald Saddler, was staged on Broadway. Previews took place at the John F. Kennedy Center, located in Washington, DC. It was then opened at the Virginia Theatre where it saw over five hundred performances. The cast for this production included Natalia Makarova, George de la Peña, Christine Andreas, George S. Irving, Philip Arthur Ross, Dina Merrill, Lara Teeter and Betty Ann Grove.
This is a musical that has won many awards. The original Broadway production won two Tony Awards out of five Tony Award nominations in the Best Reproduction and Best Actress in a Musical. It also won a Theatre World Award for the Best Actress, won by Natalia Makarova. It won four Drama Desk Awards out of six Drama Desk Award nominations in the Outstanding Revival, Outstanding Actress in a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical and Outstanding Orchestrations.
The movie adaptation of the musical was also a massive hit and is still considered today as one of the American greats. It was directed by Ray Enright and featured Vera Zorina, star of the original West End production and the first Broadway revival, as well as renowned actors and actresses such as Eddie Albert, Alan Hale, Frank McHugh, Leonid Kinskey, James Gleason, Gloria Dickson, Berton Churchill, Erik Rhodes, and Donald O'Connor. It is hardly surprising, therefore, that On Your Toes tickets sell fast, as soon as they are announced.
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