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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.


Production Staff [See More]
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
Cast
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
Ensemble
Ginny King
Lorraine
Ensemble
Terri Ann Kundrat
Ensemble
Shan Martin
Ensemble
Beth McVey
Ensemble
Maureen Mellon
Ensemble
Sandra Menhart
Ensemble
Bill Nabel
Ensemble
Stan Page
Mac
Thug
Doctor
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
Ensemble
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
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
Theatre World
winner 1981 Award [recipient]
Wanda Richert
music by Harry Warren; lyrics by Al Dubin
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung 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 2 Sung 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