Adapted for the Stage by: Charles K. Freeman from a screenplay by James O’Hanlon
Music: Sammy Fain
Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster
Director: Devin Vogel
Producer: Musicals Tonight! Inc
The Lion Theatre
3/13/18 - 3/25/18
About the show:
Calamity Jane is based upon the 1953 Doris Day movie of the same name celebrating the life of a frontierswoman and professional scout who was also a pal of Wild Bill Hickok. Songs include: "Secret Love"; "It's Harry I'm Planning to Marry"; "I Can Do Without You"; "Careless With the Truth"; "The Deadwood Stage"; "A Woman's Touch". This will be the show’s New York premiere.
In the wild-west outpost of Deadwood City, 1876, we find the sharpshooting tomboy, Calamity Jane surrounded by cowboys, townsfolk, and the famous Wild Bill Hickok. After a mix-up in the talent pool at Deadwood’s saloon-theater, Calam goes to Chicago to import to Deadwood the glamorous actress, Adelaid Adams, but returns by mistake with her maid, Katie Brown instead. Back in Deadwood, Katie’s inability to perform is overcome as she wins the heart of the young Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin, and when Calam sheds her tomboy persona at a ball at the local Fort and becomes a true woman, she realizes that she loves Wild Bill Hickok.