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‘Dames at Sea’ Musical Targets Broadway Bow

Show is lined up for a 2014 slot on the Rialto, with theater and dates still to be set

Add one more production to the list of shows vying for a Broadway theater in 2014: Producers of a new staging of “Dames at Sea,” the 1968 Off Broadway tuner that launched the career of Bernadette Peters, have queued up the title for a slot on the Rialto.

Randy Skinner, who choreographed the 2001 Broadway revival of “42nd Street” as well as recent stagings of “White Christmas,” will direct and choreograph “Dames at Sea,” which has book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller and music by Jim Wise. Show’s conceit recreates an old-fashioned razzle-dazzle musical with a cast of six, hoofing their way through a story about a young ingenue and her fellow cast members of a Broadway show, rallying to stage their tuner on a battleship when its Rialto venue is torn down.

Show preemed in 1968 at the Bouwerie Theater in downtown Gotham and transferred the next year to the Theater de Lys, another Off Broadway venue, eventually playing a total of 575 perfs.

Annapolis-based Infinity Theater Company, led by Anna Roberts Ostroff and Alan Ostroff, produced an earlier incarnation of “Dames at Sea” in Annapolis in 2012, and now will steer the Broadway staging alongside Gotham’s Perry Street Theatricals, topped by Martin Platt and David Elliott.

Theater and casting for Broadway’s “Dames at Sea” have yet to be set for the show. Also gearing up for a 2014 berth on the Main Stem are productions including tuner “Houdini” and play “Killer Joe,” among others.

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