42nd Street is a musical with a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin, and music by Harry Warren. The 1980 Broadway production, directed by an ailing Gower Champion and orchestrated by Philip J. Lang, won the Tony Award for Best Musical and became a long-running hit. The show was produced in London in 1984 (winning the Olivier Award for Best Musical) and its 2001 Broadway revival won the Tony for Best Revival.
Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and the subsequent 1933 film adaptation, it focuses on the efforts of famed dictatorial Great White Way director Julian Marsh to mount a successful stage production of a musical extravaganza at the height of the Great Depression.
Starring: Melody Davi, Natalie Buster, David Grant, Randi Kaye, Jarren Muse, Christian Donnelly, Maureen Illmensee, Tom Frye. Non-Equity Tour. A cover-up or two, but nothing too bad. Crystal clear audio and video. (A)
Run time: 131m
B&W / Color: Color
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