It’s no secret that we have many titles for Broadway’s iconic stars, including First Lady of Broadway, Mother of Broadway and so on.. so it should come to no one’s surprise that Olivier Award winner Lelsi Margherita is Broadway’s Queen. Lesli is that triple threat that can create comedic characters, historic characters and even futuristic characters. Lesli Margherita is great at being the first, the first to create Disney’s Jasmine in Aladdin at Disneyland, first to create her award winning role in Zoro, first to create Mrs. Wormword in Matilda on Broadway, and now the Queen of Broadway has gifted the stage with Mona, in the very first Broadway production of Dames At Sea. Lesli has a brilliant knack for comedy, but her dramatic roles leave her fans stunned. Dames At Sea is so over the top that you need more than an average actress to portray the over the top star Mona. Lesli Margherita reigns supreme again this Broadway season. “Don’t let Dames At Sea pull up the gangway before you secure your tickets. Share this SOS, we have two words for Dames At Sea, “All Aboard!” USA Theatre Chat.
Danny Gardner (Lucky) is one “Lucky” guy to enjoy his Broadway debut in one of the most entertaining tap musicals, but tap lovers are the lucky ones who wont be able to take your eyes of these dancin’ feet. Danny’s talents from head to toe make Dames At See a must see for any avid musical theatre lover. Eloise Kropp (Ruby) offers the biggest smile on Broadway. Kropp is beaming from ear to ear as she captures her fans every night. Her voice is silky soft, while her endearing soul tidal waves the Dames At Sea patrons to standing ovations nightly. The entire cast makes this ship sail, each with comedic waves that continue long after you leave the theatre.
Cary Tedder (Dick) is the beating heart of the Broadway version. The gimmicky convention that we are witnessing a musical produced with stage cinematography starting with credits makes this boat float. Of course we are watching Dames At Sea on Broadway, but the entire production team have given us no better way to convey “over the top” than doing it through the convention that we are witnessing a 1930’s Musical Comedy Film. John Bolton (Hennesey/ The Captain) creates both roles to perfection. One act John pushes his cast as the director/stage manger who puts theatre before his own wife. Then in the second act John’s finesse as The Captain allows his captive audience to find the humor in his submissiveness. Mara Davi (Joan) lifts any jaded dancing doll on the line. The true magic of Dames At Sea is the tap dancing routines that bring back the era of innocence.
“If ever they was a musical comedy that could make America forget our troubles, hum songs as we leave the theatre, dance down the street, and leave our troubles on the poop deck, Dames At Sea gets that award! The Tony Awards very seldom find award winning performances from lighthearted comedic roles, unless the message of the show is life changing. Hopefully the Tony Award voters understand the magic of these amazing performers that can create over the top characters, making Broadway audiences rise to their feet in standing ovations, without having a huge moral lesson in life. This is why Dames At Sea is a grand voyage that originated off Broadway, but really sets sail on Broadway. It may be considered as a Best Musical Revival for Tony Awards, but truth is its’ an original! There is only one Queen Lesli Margherita.” Broadway Global.
Dames At Sea is playing now at the Helen Hayes Theatre located at 240 West 44th Street New York, NY. For tickets to Dames At Sea visit www.DamesAtSeaBroadway.com. If your looking for your ship to come in, you wont find a better bang for your comedic buck! A Theatre Chat and Broadway Global top pick. Why? Because Broadway’s Dames At Sea is pure dazzling entertainment. The must see toe tapping musical comedy of the Broadway season.