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About the Show

A classic dance-heavy musical with a lot of heart.

Story: Peggy Sawyer, a star-stuck chorus girl from Allenstown, gets her big break when the star of Pretty Lady breaks her ankle - sending Peggy on to become a star on 42nd Street.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Harry Warren
Al Dubin
Librettists: Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble

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 and 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 Directed: Mark Bramble
Choreography: Randy Skinner
Musical Director: Todd Ellison
Scenic Design: Douglas W. Schmidt
Costume Design: Roger Kirk
Lighting Design: Paul Gallo
Sound Design: Peter Fitzgerald

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