42nd Street

42nd Street

42nd Street

42nd Street

Overview

Come along and listen to the lullaby of Broadway! 42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square and the magic of show biz with wit, humor and pizzazz. At the height of the Great Depression, aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown PA, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star? The score is chock-full of Broadway standards, including "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me," "Dames," "We're In the Money," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" and "Forty-Second Street."

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Details

  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Harry Warren

Harry Warren (1893-1981) and his writing partner Al Dubin were legendary tunesmiths, both as a team and as individuals. Between the two, their prodigious careers spanned six decades. Warren & Dubin wrote several Broadway musicals and revues, including White Lights (1927) and ...

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Al Dubin

Al Dubin (1891-1945) and his writing partner Harry Warren were legendary tunesmiths, both as a team and as individuals. Between the two, their prodigious careers spanned six decades. Warren & Dubin wrote several Broadway musicals and revues, including White Lights (1927) and ...

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Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart (1924-1987) scored on Broadway the first time when he won a Tony Award for his Bye Bye Birdie libretto. He was the librettist for Carnival (Drama Critics Circle Award) and Hello, Dolly!, which earned him both a Tony and Drama Critics prize. Stewart also wrote ...

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Mark Bramble

Mark Bramble was nominated for a 2001 Tony Award for his work on 42nd Street. He began his theatrical career working for David Merrick. He directed 42nd Street in London, Tokyo, Sydney and Amsterdam and is the author of Barnum (Tony Award nomination for Best Book and Best Mus ...

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Gower Champion

Gower Champion, director and choreographer of original 42nd Street, was awarded the Tony Award for Best Choreography for 42nd Street and also won the Dramatists Desk Award in the same category. His name is synonymous with some of the greatest musicals in Broadway history: He ...

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