first_img Related Shows On the Town Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 View Comments A switcheroo is set to occur at On the Town this weekend. New York City Ballet principal dancer Megan Fairchild, who made her Broadway debut when she originated the role of Ivy Smith in the revival, will reprise her performance for the musical’s final show on September 6. Misty Copeland, who is currently playing Ivy, will perform the part at the matinee, while Fairchild will step in for the evening performance at the Lyric Theatre.First seen on Broadway in 1944, On the Town features music by Leonard Bernstein and a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It follows the adventures of three sailors on leave in New York City. Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins, the musical’s toe-tapping numbers include “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town” and “Some Other Time.”The new production, directed by John Rando, also currently stars Tony Yazbeck as Gabey, Jay Armstrong Johnson as Chip, Clyde Alves as Ozzie, Alysha Umphress as Hildy, Elizabeth Stanley as Claire, Jackie Hoffman as Madame Dilly, Michael Rupert as Judge Pitkin and Allison Guinn as Lucy Schmeeler.last_img read more