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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 [Collapse]
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; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jane E. Neufeld
The use of all songs is by arrangement with Warner Brothers; Assistant Conductor: Donald Johnston
Dance Assistant: Karin Baker and Randy Skinner; Casting: Feuer & Ritzer; General Press Representative: Fred Nathan, Josh Ellis, Milly Schoenbaum and Louise Weiner Ment; Furs Provided by The Christie Brothers; Assistant to the Producer: Jon Maas; Advertising: Interart Marketing & Advertising; Assistant to Gower Champion: Larry Carpenter
Tammy GrimesDorothy Brock
Jerry OrbachJulian Marsh
Wanda RichertPeggy Sawyer
Carole BanningerEnsemble
Steve BelinEnsemble
Robin BlackEnsemble
Joel BlumEnsemble
Joseph BovaBert Barry
Mary CadoretteEnsemble
Danny CarrollAndy Lee
Robert ColstonOscar
James CongdonPat Denning
Carole CookMaggie Jones
Don CrabtreeAbner Dillon
Ronny DeVitoEnsemble
Denise DiRenzoEnsemble
Mark DoveyEnsemble
Rob DraperEnsemble
Brandt EdwardsEnsemble
Jon EngstromEnsemble
Sharon FerrolEnsemble
Cathy GrecoEnsemble
Dawn HerbertEnsemble
Christine JacobsenEnsemble
Jeri KansasPhyllis
Ginny KingLorraine
Terri Ann KundratEnsemble
Shan MartinEnsemble
Beth McVeyEnsemble
Maureen MellonEnsemble
Sandra MenhartEnsemble
Bill NabelEnsemble
Stan PageMac
Tony PariseEnsemble
Don PercassiEnsemble
Jean PreeceEnsemble
Karen PrunczikAnnie
Lee Roy ReamsBilly Lawlor
Vicki ReganEnsemble
Lars RosagerEnsemble
Linda SabatelliEnsemble
Nikki SahagenEnsemble
Ron SchwinnThug
Yveline SemeriaEnsemble
Alison SherveEnsemble
Robin StephensEnsemble
David StoreyEnsemble
Karen TamburrelliEnsemble
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
winner 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 1 Sung By
AuditionAndy Lee and Ensemble
Young and HealthyBilly Lawlor and Peggy Sawyer
Shadow WaltzMaggie Jones, Dorothy Brock and Girls
Shadow Waltz (Reprise) Dorothy Brock
Go Into Your DanceMaggie Jones, Peggy Sawyer, Annie, Andy Lee, Lorraine and Phyllis
You're Getting to Be a Habit With MeDorothy 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
DamesBilly Lawlor and Men
I Know NowDorothy Brock
I Know Now (Reprise) Billy Lawlor and Girls
We're in the MoneyAnnie, Peggy Sawyer, Lorraine, Phyllis, Billy Lawlor and Ensemble
Act One FinaleDorothy Brock, Peggy Sawyer and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Sunny Side to Every Situation
(lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
Annie and Ensemble
Lullaby of BroadwayJulian Marsh and Full Company
About a Quarter to NineDorothy Brock and Peggy Sawyer
Pretty Lady OvertureOrchestra
Shuffle Off to BuffaloAnnie, Bert Barry, Maggie Jones and Girls
42nd StreetPeggy Sawyer, Billy Lawlor and Ensemble
42nd Street (Reprise) Julian Marsh