‘On the Town’ Returns With New Moves

October 17, 2014 1:52 PM

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‘On the Town’ Returns With New Moves

When the Broadway musical “On the Town” opened in 1944, its creators were four young talents soon to become stars: the composer Leonard Bernstein, writers Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and choreographer Jerome Robbins.

For the 2014 revival, which opened Thursday, the Bernstein score and the wit of Comden and Green are on display, but Robbins’s choreography isn’t. Nearly all of the original steps were lost.

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