Tony-nominated revival of 'On the Town' to go on tour

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Posted: May 05, 2015 3:49 PM
Tony-nominated revival of 'On the Town' to go on tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway's "On the Town" is going on the road — and a Tony Award nominee is coming along.

Producers of the revival said Tuesday that Tony Yazbeck, who earned a nomination playing Gabey, will star in select cities when the national tour gets underway in 2016.

The 1944 romance-chasing romp by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green is about three sailors trying to cram in a year's worth of fun into 24 hours of shore leave. It was later made into a film with Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra.

The full tour route will be announced shortly. It will coincide with the nationwide celebrations of Bernstein's 100th birthday.

The show, directed by John Rando, has gotten four Tony nominations, including best musical revival.