Helen Hayes Theatre, (10/22/2015 - 1/03/2016)

First Preview: Sep 24, 2015
Opening Date: Oct 22, 2015
Closing Date: Jan 03, 2016
Total Previews: 32
Total Performances: 85

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Comments: Dames at Sea originally premiered Off-Off-Broadway in May 1966 at Caffe Cino (starring Bernadette Peters), then played Off-Broadway at the Bouwerie Lane Theatre Dec. 20, 1968, to enthusiastic reviews and quickly transferred to the Theater de Lys on April 22, 1969, where it went on to run for 575 performances. Considered a "Revival" for the purposes of the Tony nominations in 2016.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Second Stage Theater

Produced by Infinity Theatre Company-Anna Roberts Ostroff & Alan Ostroff, Martin Platt & David Elliott, Patricia M. Roberts & Bert C. Roberts, Carl Berg, Louise H. Beard, Julie Boardman/Sarahbeth Grossman and Douglas & Steven Maine/Chris & Dawn Ellis

Book by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller; Music by Jim Wise; Lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller; Orchestrations: Jonathan Tunick; Music Director: Rob Berman; Vocal arrangements by Rob Berman; Dance arrangements by Rob Berman

Directed by Randy Skinner; Choreographed by Randy Skinner

Scenic Design by Anna Louizos; Costume Design by David C. Woolard; Lighting Design by Ken Billington and Jason Kantrowitz; Sound Design by Scott Lehrer; Hair & Wig Design by Tom Watson; Associate Scenic Design: Adam Karavatakis; Associate Costume Design: Claire Aquila; Associate Lighting Design: Michael P. Jones; Associate Sound Design: Will Pickens and Walter Trarbach

General Manager: Richards / Climan, Inc.; Company Manager: Holli Campbell

Production Manager: Jeff Wild; Production Stage Manager: Ira Mont; Stage Manager: Jennifer Rogers

Music Supervision: Rob Berman; Music Coordinator: Seymour Red Press; Conducted by Rob Berman; Associate Conductor: David Gursky; Keyboard: David Gursky; Woodwinds: James Ercole and Ronald Jannelli; Trumpets: Robert Millikan and Michael Ponella; Trombone: Jason Jackson; Bass: John Beal; Drums/Percussion: Rich Rosenzweig; Music Copying: Katharine Edmonds/Emily Grishman Music Preparation; Keyboard Programmer: Rick Bassett and Reed Robins

Dance Captain: Kevin Worley; Casting: Jay Binder, CSA and Jason Styres, CSA; Press Representative: Polk & Co.; Advertising: AKA; Marketing: AKA; Digital: AKA; Website Design/Maintenance: AKA; Production Photographer: Jeremy Daniel

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Opening Night Cast

John BoltonThe Captain
Mara DaviJoan
Danny Gardner
Broadway debut
Eloise KroppRuby
Lesli MargheritaMona Kent
Cary TedderDick

Understudies: Tessa Grady (Joan, Ruby), Kristie Kerwin (Joan, Mona Kent, Ruby), Ian Knauer (Hennesey, Lucky, The Captain) and Kevin Worley (Dick, Hennesey, Lucky, The Captain)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2016 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Randy Skinner

Drama Desk Award

 2016 Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 

Randy Skinner


music by Jim Wise; lyrics by Robin Miller
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Wall StreetMona Kent
It's YouDick and Ruby
Broadway BabyDick
That Mister Man of MineMona Kent and Company
Choo-Choo HoneymoonJoan and Lucky
The Sailor of My Dreams
(lyrics by George Haimsohn)
Singapore Sue
(lyrics by George Haimsohn)
Lucky and Company
Broadway Baby (Reprise) Hennesey
Good Times Are Here to Stay
(lyrics by George Haimsohn)
Joan and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Dames at SeaCompany
The BeguineMona Kent, The Captain and Company
Raining in My HeartRuby and Company
There's Something About YouDick and Ruby
Raining in My Heart (Reprise) Ruby
The Echo Waltz
(lyrics by George Haimsohn)
Mona Kent, Joan, Ruby and Company
Star TarRuby and Company
Let's Have a Simple WeddingCompany

Replacement/Transfer Info

The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.

Helen Hayes Theatre

(10/22/2015 - 1/3/2016)
Musical Director: David Gursky(Nov 3, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016).

Conducted by David Gursky(Nov 3, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016); Associate Conductor: Greg Jarrett(Nov 3, 2015 - ?); Keyboard: Greg Jarrett(Nov 3, 2015 - ?).

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