Megan Fairchild Returns to Broadway's On the Town for Revival's Final Day | Playbill

News Megan Fairchild Returns to Broadway's On the Town for Revival's Final Day The Tony-nominated revival of On the Town at the Lyric Theatre features two different artists performing the role of Ivy at the final performances Sept. 6.

Misty Copeland, who has been playing the role for the past two weeks, will be seen at the matinee. Theatre World Award winner Megan Fairchild, who created the part, will return to the show for the final evening performance at 7:30 PM.

Megan Fairchild and Jackie Hoffman Photo by Joan Marcus

Directed by John Rando and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse, On the Town began previews Sept. 20, 2014, and officially opened Oct. 16, 2014. The Broadway revival will have played 28 previews and 368 regular performances.

Critics embraced the revival when it originally opened. Read reviews here. They embraced it again when Copeland stepped into the leading role Aug. 26. Read follow-up reviews here.

The production stars Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves as the sailors on 24-hour shore leave who take on the Big Apple; Copeland, Alysha Umphress and Elizabeth Stanley as the women who steal their hearts; and Jackie Hoffman in the role of Madame Dilly. Tony winner Michael Rupert plays Judge Pitkin alongside Allison Guinn as Lucy Schmeeler, Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin and Stephen DeRosa.

Rounding out the cast are David Alvarez, Tanya Birl, Angela Brydon, Holly Ann Butler, Max Clayton, Kristine Covillo, Lori Ann Ferreri, Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Stephen Hanna, Eloise Kropp, Brandon Leffler, Jess LeProtto, Cory Lingner, Skye Mattox, Michael Rosen, Kathryn Terza, Ricky Ubeda, Cody Williams, Mikey Winslow and Kevin Worley.

The classic musical features book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and music by Leonard Bernstein, performed by the largest orchestra on Broadway. The show is based on an idea by Jerome Robbins.

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