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42nd Street

42nd Street

by Harry Warren, Al Dubin, Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble

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42nd Street

42nd Street




This classic, fan favorite, dance-heavy musical won the 1980 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 2001 Tony Award for Best Revival.


Story:

Peggy Sawyer arrives in New York City from Allenstown, PA with hopes of becoming a Broadway star. Facing adversity from all directions, the young but talented performer learns about show business and discovers which relationships are most important in life. With highs and lows in her early career, Peggy experiences growth as both a performer and a young woman.


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Composer

Composer
Harry Warren

Lyricist

Lyricist
Al Dubin

Librettist

Librettist
Michael Stewart

Librettist

Librettist
Mark Bramble



  • Premiere
  • 2001
  • 1993 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Winter Garden Theatre, Majestic Theatre, St. James Theatre
Opening Night
August 25, 1980
Total Performances
3,486
Original Cast
Jerry Orback, Tammy Grimes, Wanda Richert, Lee Roy Reams, Joseph Bova, Carole Cook, Ron Schwinn, Karen Prunczik, Stan Page, Ginny King, Jeri Kansas, Don Crabtree, James Congdon, Robert Colston, Danny Carroll
Director
Gower Champion
Choreographer
Gower Champion
Musical Director
John Lesko
Scenic Design
Robin Wagner
Costume Design
Theoni V. Aldredge
Lighting Design
Tharon Musser
Sound Design
Richard Fitzgerald

2001 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Ford Center for the Performing Arts
Opening Night
May 2, 2001
Total Performances
1,524
Original Cast
Michael Cumpsty, Christine Ebersole, Michael Arnold, David Elder, Allen Fitzpatrick, Jonathan Freeman, Mylinda Hull, Kate Levering, Michael McCarty, Richard Muenz, Billy Stritch, Mary Testa
Director
Mark Bramble
Choreographer
Randy Skinner
Musical Director
Todd Ellison
Scenic Design
Douglas W. Schmidt
Costume Design
Roger Kirk
Lighting Design
Paul Gallo
Sound Design
Peter Fitzgerald

1933 Film Version

Movie Name
42nd Street
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Lloyd Bacon
Screenplay
Rian James and James Seymour
Starring
Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
Broadway Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD


Other

Merchandise




1981 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Choreography
Best Book of a Musical - Michael Stewart, Mark Bramble
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Lee Roy Reams
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Wanda Richert
Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Direction of a Musical

1981 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Lee Roy Reams

1981 Theatre World Award Nominations

Wanda Richert

2001 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Actress in a Musical - Christine Ebersole
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Kate Levering
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Mary Testa
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical

2001 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Christine Ebersole
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Set Design of a Musical
Outstanding Costume Design

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