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The All American Musical Cagney Celebrates it’s 100 Performance

The All American Musical Cagney Celebrates it’s 100 Performance

The company and producers of Cagney

On Wednesday, June 29, Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood’s tough guy in tap shoes, celebrates its 100th performance on Wednesday afternoon, June 29 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs.  Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances.

Robert Creighton

Robert Creighton

Prior to the run at The Westside Theatre, Cagney played a critically acclaimed limited engagement at The York Theatre Company in 2015.


The cake

“100 performances… wow, what a milestone,” says Robert Creighton, who stars as Hollywood legend James Cagney and co-wrote the original musical score. “The idea for Cagney began when I was still in acting school. And now, all these years later, it’s a dream come true to share the stage with this amazing cast and celebrate this screen legend and native New Yorker.  The response from the critics and audience, the awards and nominations …it is truly beyond what we could have hoped for.”
Riki Kane Larimer, Robert Creighton

Producer Riki Kane Larimer and Robert Creighton

Not even five and half feet tall, James Cagney’s oversized talent catapulted him from scrappy Irish kid on the streets of New York to Hollywood legend on “the top of the world.” A Vaudeville hoofer turned actor, Cagney made a splash on Broadway before Hollywood called and made him one of the Silver Screen’s most iconic tough guys in legendary films including The Public Enemy, The G Men and White Heat.  But it was his turn as song and dance man George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy that earned him the Academy Award and forever cemented his place as one of America’s most beloved movie legends alongside the likes of Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin, Marlyn Brando, Jimmy Stewart and Fred Astaire.


The cast

Cagney’s six-member cast stars Broadway’s Robert Creighton (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes) as the legendary James Cagney, with Jeremy Benton (Nat’l Tour of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas), Danette Holden (Broadway’s Annie, Shrek the Musical), Josh Walden (Broadway’s Ragtime, La Cage aux Folles, A Chorus Line), Ellen Zolezzi (Seussical), and Bruce Sabath (Broadway’s Company).


Let the celebrations begin

Directed by Bill Castellino (Grumpy Old Men, Jolson), and choreography by Tony Award nominee Joshua Bergasse (On the Town, Gigi), Cagney features a book by Peter Cooley (I’ll Be Back Before Midnight) and score that blends original music by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern (Lizzie Borden) with classic George M. Cohan favorites, including “Give My Regards To Broadway,” “Grand Old Flag,” and Yankee Doodle Dandy.”

Robert Creighton

Robert Creighton

Cagney features a scenic design by James Morgan, costume design by Martha Bromelmeier, lighting design by Michael Gilliam, sound design by Janie Bullard, projection design by Mark Pirolo, music coordination by Larry Lelli, fight direction by Christian Kelly-Sordelet and Rick Sordelet, casting by Carol Hanzel, and general management by Brierpatch Productions.

Cagney is produced by Riki Kane Larimer (Fiddler on the Roof, Tappin’ Thru Life, On The Town, Gigi), in association with Jamie deRoy, Sharon Azrieli, Joe Cecala, Barbara Freitag, Joel B. Grossman, Joe Sirola, Mary Cossette, Emily Conner, Leonard Landau, 8350 Productions LLC, and In Fine Company.
Cagney plays at The Westside Theatre, upstairs (407 West 43rd Street, between 9th & 10th Aves.). Via subway, take the 1/2/3/7/A/C/E/N/R/Q/S trains to 42nd Street/Times Square. Tickets are $89.00 (including a $1.50 facility fee.). Call at 212-239-6200.For more information, please visit
Current performance schedule through July 3: Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2PM, and Sunday at 3PM.

NEW performance schedule starting July 5:Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8PM, with matinees Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2PM, and Sunday at 3PM.


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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