Who starred in the original 42nd Street on Broadway?

Who starred in the original 42nd Street on Broadway?

The musical starred Tammy Grimes as Dorothy Brock, Jerry Orbach as Julian Marsh, Wanda Richert as Peggy Sawyer, Lee Roy Reams as Billy Lawlor, Joseph Bova as Bert Barry, Carole Cook as Maggie Jones, Danny Carroll as Andy Lee, Robert Colston as Oscar, James Congdon as Pat Denning, Don Crabtree as Abner Dillon.

How long did 42nd Street run on Broadway?

nine years
The original Broadway production ran for nine years (1980-89) with direction and choreography by Gower Champion, and producer credits due to showman extraordinaire David Merrick.

When did 42nd Street close on Broadway?

January 2, 2005
The ultimate Broadway musical comedy, 42nd Street is also one of the biggest shows on the Great White Way. And since it’s closing on January 2, 2005, time is running out to see this landmark show!

When was 42nd Street filmed?

42nd Street (film)

42nd Street
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date March 9, 1933 (Strand Theatre) March 11, 1933 (US)
Running time 89 minutes
Country United States

What was the original cast of 42nd Street?

Used to be, when a new musical opened on Broadway to critical praise and strong box office, the cast found itself in a recording studio within a week to make the original Broadway cast recording.

Who is the composer of 42nd Street musical?

42nd Street is an American musical with a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin and Johnny Mercer, and music by Harry Warren. The 1980 Broadway production, produced by David Merrick, directed by an ailing Gower Champion and orchestrated by Philip J. Lang, won the Tony Award for Best Musical…

When was 42nd Street last performed on Broadway?

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.

Is there a political theme in 42nd Street?

It is always dicey to read a political theme into what succeeds in the popular arts at a given time, but the coincidence of Broadway’s biggest new musical hit being a throwback like 42nd Street and the country’s turning to a throwback like Reagan was hard to ignore.

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