'Dames at Sea' Sails On To Broadway

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Wednesday, November 04, 2015

John Bolton, Cary Tedder, Eloise Kropp, Mara Davi and Danny Gardner in 'Dames at Sea.' John Bolton, Cary Tedder, Eloise Kropp, Mara Davi and Danny Gardner in 'Dames at Sea.' (Jeremy Daniel)

A show most famous for putting Bernadette Peters in the spotlight is getting a bigger spotlight of its own. The musical "Dames at Sea" started in a tiny café Off-Off-Broadway in 1966 and helped launch the career of a show business legend. Now the show itself is most definitely on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre in a production choreographed and directed by Randy Skinner.

New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood takes a look at this new production of an old hit that pays tribute to an even older kind of entertainment — movie musicals of the 1930s.

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