42nd Street Wilkes-Barre Tickets
42nd Street is a musical by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin and music by Harry Warren. The musical is based on the novel by Bradford Ropes as well as the 1933 movie adaptation of the book.
42nd Street is the famous Broadway fable of the young ingénue arriving in the big city from her small town looking for fame in show business. She finds the fame, love and what she is really looking for.
Ahead of its time as a film adapted into a stage musical, 42nd Street first premiered at the Kennedy Center in June 1980. It then debuted on Broadway in August and was an immediate success. Sadly, tragedy overshadowed that brilliant opening as the show’s director, Gower Champion, passed away just hours before the curtain rose.
42nd Street went on to run through the 80s, racking up 3,486 performances. The show has been revived on Broadway and staged around the country and the world, often with original co-writer Mark Bramble involved as director.
The Music of 42nd Street
The songs for the show were all Dubin and Warren compositions from the 1930s. Only four of the songs on the musical came from the original movie. The rest is a “greatest hits” compilation of some of the biggest pop songs of the time. The musical’s tunes include the title song, “Lullaby of Broadway,” “I Only Have Eyes for You,” “We’re in the Money” and “You’re Getting to be a Habit with Me.”
Harry Warren and Al Dubin wrote Broadway shows and reviews. They were among the pioneers of writing original songs for sound pictures. Together and separately, they wrote an astonishing number of hit songs.
Wilkes Barre Tickets
The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts is an entertainment venue located in Wilkes Barre, PA. Originally opened in 1938 as a movie theater, the Center enjoyed a successful second act when it was recreated, in 1986, as a venue for live theater.
Located in the heart of revitalized and thriving downtown Wilkes Barre, the theater is easily reached from highways and is just part of an exciting small city experience awaiting you when you visit. Get your 42nd Street tickets from StubHub.
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