Broadway Disco Party! Boogie With Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rodgers, Andrew Lloyd Webber and More
17 Jun 2014
The Got Tu Go Disco Playbill
Back in the late 1970s, when the Gallo Opera House and Henry Miller's Theatre were the nightclubs Studio 54 and Xenon, respectively, disco ruled the airwaves. Thirty-five years ago today, on June 17, 1979, one attempt to bring disco to Broadway began previews at the Minskoff Theatre: a musical called Got Tu Go Disco. It played nine troubled preview performances, opened on June 25 to negative reviews, and closed eight performances later. In his review for the New York Times, critic Richard Eder wrote, "Their message seems to be that disco has no particular character, requires no particular effort and therefore is good for everyone. Not for a theater audience, though."
Happily, the reverse relationship turned out to be a bit more fruitful. Dozens of Broadway's greatest hits were recorded by disco artists, from songs by Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber to George Gershwin and Frank Loesser. In fact, some of them even made it to the top of the Billboard disco chart. So pull out your polyester suit and platform shoes, and join us for a tour through some of our favorite disco-fied showtunes.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular: Buy One, Get One Free!
The Rockettes® dazzle in brilliant dance numbers and Radio City® shines with the joy of the season.
Follow Santa on his sleigh ride, see ice skaters swirl across the stage, and catch a snowflake or two
in this immersive theatrical experience like no other. And this year, delight in the magic of Santa’s enchanted toy factory! We’re bringing back a fan favorite to Santa’s workshop, with charming ragdolls that come to life.