The Great American War Dog Musical sheds light on a remarkable canine and his World War I heroics.
Sgt. Stubby, the Great American War Dog Musical opened on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at St Luke’s Theater, 308 West 46th Street, in the heart of the theater district. The heartwarming tale follows Stubby’s journey from a stray on the streets through his adventures with the 102nd infantry in World War I, and his heroic return home, where his feats had been front page news.
The musical, written and directed by Jack Dyville, features tunes by Lawrence Wankel, and the two men share credit for co-writing the lyrics for the show, which has been over four years in the making. Stubby will also soon be memorialized on film in Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero, an animated film scheduled for release in spring 2018.
Sgt. Stubby, the Great American War Dog Musical, is now playing an open-ended run at St Luke’s Theater, 308 West 46th Street, with performances on Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 2pm. For tickets call 212-2396200 or in person at the box office.
Photography: Barry Gordin