Music and Lyrics: Harry Warren, Al Dubin and Johnny Mercer
Select Songs: "You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me," "We're in the Money," "I Only Have Eyes for You," "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" and "Forty-Second Street"
42nd Street Chicago Tickets
Inspired by Bradford Ropes' book and the 1933 film of the same name, 42nd Street follows director Julian Marsh's efforts to stage a musical show during the Great Depression. A young woman named "Peggy Sawyer" becomes the unexpected lead of the production after Dorothy Brock, a one-time star, gets injured. Going from chorus girl to leading lady is no easy task since Peggy must learn the part in just two days. Dorothy assures her that it will be okay, but Peggy must face her fears to make the performance a success. With a glitzy set, plenty of tap dancing and an iconic story, audiences have been delighted by 42nd Street for decades. The show features lyrics by Al Dublin and Johnny Mercer. Mercer is known for his work on several songs, such as "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" and "Moon River," both of which won him Academy Awards. With songs like "Lullaby of Broadway" and "We're in the Money," the musical is a toe-tapping extravaganza. StubHub is your source for 42nd Street tickets.
We're in the Money: The Success of 42nd Street
Over the years and across multiple productions, 42nd Street has been a success. The original 1981 Broadway production took home the Tony Award for Best Choreography as well as the Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Choreography and Costume Design. The original London production got the Laurence Olivier Award that recognizes excellence in professional theater for Best New Musical three years later. The 2001 Broadway revival received the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, and Christine Ebersole won the Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical award for her performance as "Dorothy Brock." Chicago's 42nd Street tour can be seen at the Lyric Opera House.Back to Top
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