on the townDrew McOnie, who choreographed the sell out  Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent's Park last year, is directing and choreographing a revival of the musical On The Town.

The show opened on Broadway in 1944 with music by Leonard Bernstein, book  and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green based on Jerome Robbins' idea for his 1944 ballet Fancy Free, which he had set to Bernstein's music. Classic songs include  New York, New York; Come Up To My Place and Some Other Time. The musical integrates dance into its storytelling: Robbins made a number of ballets and extended dance sequences for the show, including the "Imaginary Coney Island" ballet.

A 1949 film version starred Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin telling the story of three  American  sailors who hit New York on 24-hour shore leave determined to see the sights, and meet three women. The musical will remain set in 1944 with the roles of the three sailors Gabey, Chip and Ozzie will be played by Danny Mac, Jacob Maynard and Samuel Edwards, Siena Kelly, Lizzy Conolly and Miriam Teak-Lee will pày Ivy, Hildy and Claire. They will be joined by Maggie Steed as Madame Dilly, Naoko Mori as Lucy Schmeeler, Rodney Earl Clarke as the Workman and Mark Heenehan as Judge Pitkin.

The cast is completed by Michelle Andrews, Myles Brown, Matthew Caputo, Edward Chitticks, Lavinia Fitzpatrick, Cristina Hoey, James Leece, Rachel Muldoon, Melissa Nettleford, Emily Ann Potter, Mollie Melia Redgrave, Lisa Ritchie, Barnaby Thompson, Sam Salter and Brandon Lee Sears.

Buy tickets for On The Town which runs until 1st July.

show times

Monday-Saturday 7:45 pm. Matinees on Thursday & Saturday at 2:15 Running time TBC



Open Air theatre Regent's Park location map

Tube : Baker Street (10 minute walk) Regent Park (13 mins), Great Portland Street (15 mins)
Train: Marylebone (16 minutes), Euston (17 minutes)
buses to he Playhouse theatre
2, 13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 189, 274, 453, C2
nearest car park

Parking is free on the Inner Circle, Chester Road and Outer Circle after 18:30. Car Parks: Devonshire Row Mews Pure Parking & Euro Car Parks in the Euston Road – both about an 11 minute walk away.


An FM assisted listening system is available for people with hearing impairments. Please request a handset from the Open Air Theatre Box Office when booking. A returnable deposit of £5 is requested.
Guide dogs are welcome and can be looked after if required
The theatre is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility. There are spaces in the auditorium for wheelchair users and their companions.