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42nd Street   
The Song and Dance Fable of Broadway

Winter Garden Theatre , (8/25/1980 - 3/29/1981)
Majestic Theatre , (3/30/1981 - 4/05/1987)
St. James Theatre , (4/07/1987 - 1/08/1989)
First Preview:Aug 18, 1980 Total Previews:6
Opening Date:Aug 25, 1980   
Closing Date:Jan 08, 1989 Total Performances:3486

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: 1933. New York City and Philadelphia.

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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by David Merrick
Originally produced at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Music by Harry Warren; Lyrics by Al Dubin; Lead Ins and Crossovers by Michael Stewart, Mark Bramble and Bradford Ropes; Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes; Musical Director: John Lesko; Vocal arrangements by John Lesko; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance arrangements by Donald Johnston; Additional lyrics by Johnny Mercer and Mort Dixon
Directed by Gower Champion; Choreographed by Gower Champion
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by Richard Fitzgerald; Hair Design by Ted Azar
Company Manager: Louise M. Bayer
Production Stage Manager: Steve Zweigbaum; Stage Manager: Arturo E. Porazzi
The use of all songs is by arrangement with Warner Brothers
Dance Assistant: Karin Baker and Randy Skinner; Casting: Feuer & Ritzer; General Press Representative: Fred Nathan, Josh Ellis, Milly Schoenbaum and Louise Weiner Ment; Advertising: Interart Marketing & Advertising
Tammy Grimes Dorothy Brock
Jerry Orbach Julian Marsh
Wanda Richert Peggy Sawyer
Carole Banninger Ensemble
Steve Belin Ensemble
Robin Black Ensemble
Joel Blum Ensemble
Joseph Bova Bert Barry
Mary Cadorette Ensemble
Danny Carroll Andy Lee
Robert Colston Oscar
James Congdon Pat Denning
Carole Cook Maggie Jones
Don Crabtree Abner Dillon
Ronny DeVito Ensemble
Denise DiRenzo Ensemble
Mark Dovey Ensemble
Rob Draper Ensemble
Brandt Edwards Ensemble
Jon Engstrom Ensemble
Sharon Ferrol Ensemble
Cathy Greco Ensemble
Dawn Herbert Ensemble
Christine Jacobsen Ensemble
Jeri Kansas Phyllis
Ginny King Lorraine
Terri Ann Kundrat Ensemble
Shan Martin Ensemble
Beth McVey Ensemble
Maureen Mellon Ensemble
Sandra Menhart Ensemble
Bill Nabel Ensemble
Stan Page Mac
Tony Parise Ensemble
Don Percassi Ensemble
Jean Preece Ensemble
Karen Prunczik Annie
Lee Roy Reams Billy Lawlor
Vicki Regan Ensemble
Lars Rosager Ensemble
Linda Sabatelli Ensemble
Nikki Sahagen Ensemble
Ron Schwinn Thug
Yveline Semeria Ensemble
Alison Sherve Ensemble
Robin Stephens Ensemble
David Storey Ensemble
Karen Tamburrelli Ensemble
Understudies: Joel Blum (Billy Lawlor), Mary Cadorette (Peggy Sawyer), James Congdon (Julian Marsh), Donald Johnston (Oscar), Leila Martin (Dorothy Brock, Maggie Jones), Bill Nabel (Bert Barry, Mac), Stan Page (Abner Dillon, Pat Denning), Don Percassi (Andy Lee), Lorraine Person (Ensemble), Rick Pessagno (Ensemble), Nancy Sinclair (Peggy Sawyer) and Karen Tamburrelli (Annie)
Tony Award®
winner 1981 Best Musical [winner]
Produced by David Merrick
 1981 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Lead Ins and Crossovers by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble
 1981 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Lee Roy Reams
 1981 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Wanda Richert
 1981 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Theoni V. Aldredge
 1981 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Tharon Musser
winner 1981 Best Choreography [winner]
Gower Champion
 1981 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Gower Champion
Theatre World
nominee 1981 Award [recipient]
Wanda Richert
Drama Desk Award
 1981 Outstanding Musical [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick
 1981 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Lee Roy Reams
winner 1981 Outstanding Choreography [winner]
Gower Champion
winner 1981 Outstanding Costume Design [winner]
Theoni V. Aldredge
music by Harry Warren; lyrics by Al Dubin
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1Sung By
Audition Andy Lee and Ensemble
Young and Healthy Billy Lawlor and Peggy Sawyer
Shadow Waltz Maggie Jones, Dorothy Brock and Girls
Shadow Waltz (Reprise)Dorothy Brock
Go Into Your Dance Maggie Jones, Peggy Sawyer, Annie, Andy Lee, Lorraine and Phyllis
You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me Dorothy Brock, Billy Lawlor, Peggy Sawyer and Ensemble
Getting Out of Town
(lyrics by Michael Stewart, Mort Dixon and Joe Young)
Annie, Pat Denning, Bert Barry, Maggie Jones, Dorothy Brock and Ensemble
Dames Billy Lawlor and Men
I Know Now Dorothy Brock
I Know Now (Reprise)Billy Lawlor and Girls
We're in the Money Annie, Peggy Sawyer, Lorraine, Phyllis, Billy Lawlor and Ensemble
Act One Finale Dorothy Brock, Peggy Sawyer and Company
ACT 2Sung By
Sunny Side to Every Situation
(lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
Annie and Ensemble
Lullaby of Broadway Julian Marsh and Full Company
About a Quarter to Nine Dorothy Brock and Peggy Sawyer
Pretty Lady Overture Orchestra
Shuffle Off to Buffalo Annie, Bert Barry, Maggie Jones and Girls
42nd Street Peggy Sawyer, Billy Lawlor and Ensemble
42nd Street (Reprise)Julian Marsh