42nd Street - The Musical

Jul 27 2019 - 1:00pm

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Live in HD Flex Subscription

One of Broadway's most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street, comes to cinema screens in the largest-ever production of the breathtaking musical.  Set in 1933, the musical tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway.

Peggy arrives in New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania, and her talent catches the attention of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh.  She gets a spot in the chorus of the musical-within-the-musical, Pretty Lady.

Dorothy Brock, the classic Broadway diva and star of the show, takes a dislike to the new girl.  When Dorothy is injured, Pretty Lady looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found - a new girl like Peggy Sawyer!

Captured live on film in 2018 at London's Theatre Royal, the production is directed by the original author of the show, Mark Bramble.  The glittering extravaganza is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards ("Lullaby of Broadway," " We're in the Money," "Dames," "Shuffle Off to Buffalo," "42nd Street" and more), and show-stopping ensemble production numbers.

The show opened on Broadway in 1980, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Choreography; in London's West End in 1984, it won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical.  The 2001 Broadway revival then won the Tony for Best Revival.

A night at the theatre doesn't get larger-scale than 42nd Street, so come and meet those dancing feet, tapping away at the Theatre Royal in this incredible cinematic production. 

 

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