QUIZ: Wacky Character Names!

Mazeppa, Fritzie, Oolie, Gooch, and Yetta Tessye Marmelstein… Tams musicals are packed with unusual character names. It’s Celebrate Your Name Week, so we’ve created a little quiz: we list the wacky character names; you name the musical. Don’t worry — you’ll get ’em all, faster than you can say Jubilation T. Cornpone! Read More


Happy National NUNSENSE Day! Yes, every February 12th is a day devoted to the wacky Little Sisters of Hoboken, who have been entertaining audiences for decades in a series of hilarious and tuneful musicals. Tams offers seven shows in the NUNSENSE series. To honor Nunsense Day, let’s take a look at these heavenly musical comedies… Read More

10 Tams Choreographers You Should Know

It’s International Choreographers Day, so let’s celebrate the amazing men and women who created the iconic dances to timeless musicals. Though these brilliant choreographers have many credits to their names, we’ve only listed a few exemplary shows – which just happen to be Tams-Witmark musicals! Here they are, in alphabetical order… Read More


ON THE TOWN, the kinetic wartime musical about three sailors on a 24-hour leave in New York City, opened on December 28th, 1944. Based on Jerome Robbins’ ballet Fancy Free, the show features a glorious Leonard Bernstein score, with playful book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. ON THE TOWN introduced several standards, including “New York, New York,” “Lonely Town,” and “I Can Cook, Too.” To honor the show’s 73rd anniversary, here are some rare photos from the original Broadway production. Read More

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