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  42nd Street (musical) at AllExperts
42nd Street is a hugely successful Broadway stage musical, loosely based on the movie of the same name.
42nd Street was revived in 2001, at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts (which, in a slight marketing gimmick, is actually on 42nd Street in New York City, unlike the Winter Garden on Broadway at 50th).
Musical director Julian Marsh intervenes and persuades Sawyer to stay, signing to her: "Come on along and listen to the lullaby of Broadway...." Sawyer then decides to continue her Broadway career, and rises quickly to extraordinary Broadway stardom.
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  Encyclopedia: 42nd Street (musical)
42nd Street was revived in 2001, at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts (which, in a slight marketing gimmick, is actually on 42nd Street in New York City, unlike the Winter Garden on Broadway at 50th).
Mark Bramble has been involved with 42nd Street since he and his writing partner, Michael Stewart, caught a showing of the movie and had the bright idea to make a stage musical from the story of a chorus girl who steps in for a Broadway diva to become an overnight star.
Musical staging and new choreography for the revival was done by Randy Skinner, who assisted Champion on the original.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/42nd-Street-(musical)   (1240 words)

  
 42nd Street (Manhattan) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
42nd Street is a major crosstown street in the New York City borough of Manhattan, known for its theaters, especially near the intersection with Broadway at Times Square.
In 1980, it was turned into a successful Broadway musical, which was revived in 2001 in a theater that was itself on 42nd Street.
From the early 1960s until the late 1980s, 42nd Street was the cultural center of American grindhouse theatres, which spawned an entire subculture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/42nd_Street   (692 words)

  
 Show ~ 42nd Street The Musical ~ Forty Second Street ~ Broadway
In 1980, 42nd Street ushered in the new age of theatrical spectacle with a cast of 54, 750 costumes and dozens of stage effects.
The making of 42nd Street, and its unforgettable opening at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway on August 25, 1980, created one of the most memorable theatrical events of the Twentieth Century.
42nd Street came to Broadway and mysteriously went back into rehearsal, as previews were postponed and the opening date was changed and changed and changed.
www.42ndstreetthemusical.com /original   (817 words)

  
 42nd Street   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Like Crazy for You, 42nd Street is a "backstage" musical, meaning that it's a show within a show -- a musical about the sweat, toil, trails and tribulations of the theater world.
But 42nd Street, which was originally a novel, was produced as a movie long before it was a Broadway show.
The final rendition of "42nd Street" lacks the blusey, gritty feel that Sandie Couture (who plays Dorothy Brock) properly gives it at the end of the first act.
www.worcesterphoenix.com /archive/theater/97/08/22/42ND_STREET.html   (713 words)

  
 42nd Street   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The budget for "42nd Street was set at four hundred thousand dollars, a large one for that time, particularly in view of Warners' lagging financial condition.
42nd Street is the backstage, putting-on-a-show musical par excellence, and part of its success lies in the fact that Harry Warren and Al Dubin knew the territory very, very well.
His big solo in 42nd Street is "Young and Healthy," one of those optimistic ditties designed to boost the spirits of depressed Americans.
harrywarrenmusic.com /indimovies/42ndstreet.html   (768 words)

  
 Sentinel News Stories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
"42nd Street," described as an American musical theatre classic, will be presented Jan. 28-30 at Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.
The musical is set in the spring of 1933 at the height of the Great Depression.
The musical is set in President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal period, a time of optimism and hope as the nation's economy began to rebound.
fairmontsentinel.com /news/stories/012205b.html   (655 words)

  
 FLORIDIAN: Renovating '42nd Street'
Then, in 1980, it was a boffo musical, which became a Tony Award-winning revival 21 years later.
Merrick produced the musical, Champion directed it, and their collaboration led to one of the most dramatic opening nights in theater history, Aug. 25, 1980.
Exhibit A: 42nd Street, which set a standard for Broadway when Merrick pegged the top ticket at $50 (today the top ticket on Broadway is $100).
www.sptimes.com /2003/04/28/Floridian/Renovating__42nd_Stre.shtml   (1072 words)

  
 Macomb Daily : '42nd Street' offers glamour, glitz and musical fun 01/21/05
The 23-year-old blonde is decidedly gracious over the phone, happy to talk about her role in the national touring company of "42nd Street," the glitzy let's-put-on-a-musical show playing Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Clinton Township today and Saturday.
The musical production is similar in look to the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival, which closed less than two weeks ago.
Garstang first saw "42nd Street" the musical on Broadway, and hoped to be in the show, or at least on the Great White Way some day.
www.macombdaily.com /stories/012105/ent_musical001.shtml   (749 words)

  
 42nd Street Moon - CAN CAN
A tribute to the era captured in the artwork of Toulouse-Lautrec, this jaunty musical comedy portrays the wry and witty battle between close-minded judge Aristide Forstier and the free-spirited Bal du Paradis proprietress, La Mome Pistache.
Starring as La Mome Pistache for 42nd Street Moon is special guest Ann Morrison, who originated the leading role of Mary Flynn in Sondheim’s MERRILY WE ROLE ALONG on Broadway and starred in the title role of the London musical PEG.
Her most recent singing credits include a duet with Rebecca Luker at this year’s 42nd Street Moon gala, All the Things You Are, and joining cabaret star Jason Graae in his recent engagement at the Plush Room.
www.42ndstmoon.com /42newweb/shows/2004/cancan.htm   (2628 words)

  
 - toledoblade.com -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Massey said 42nd Street is called the Broadway musical for people who love Broadway musicals and it is representative of how shows were changing in the Depression era, shifting from vaudeville variety shows to stories with a plot.
Speaking of the younger crowd, Massey said 42nd Street is a true family show.
Despite the fact that 42nd Street is a fun-filled evening, there was some sadness in late December when actor Jerry Orbach died.
www.toledoblade.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050206/ART10/502050323   (1130 words)

  
 Broadway: The American Musical . Memorable Musicals . 42nd Street | PBS
Producer David Merrick took a huge gamble with his $3 million production based on the 1933 Warner Brothers film musical 42ND STREET; only one other show had made the transfer from original movie musical to the stage -- "Gigi," a flop in 1974.
The show itself was a jazzy, noisy paean to the transcendent joys of Broadway.
Although the show would move out of the Winter Garden within two years, "42nd Street" would be the last American musical to play that theater for the next 25 years; it would also be the only American musical to play close to 3,500 performances for the next 22 years.
www.pbs.org /wnet/broadway/musicals/42nd.html   (273 words)

  
 42nd Street ::: --- 42ND STREET HISTORY --- Lyrics
In 1980, 42nd Street ushered in the new age of theatrical spectacle with a cast of 54, 750 costumes and dozens of stage effects.
The making of 42nd Street, and its unforgettable opening at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway on August 25, 1980, created one of the most memorable theatrical events of the Twentieth Century.
42nd Street came to Broadway and mysteriously went back into rehearsal, as previews were postponed and the opening date was changed and changed and changed.
www.thebroadwaymusicals.com /lyrics/42ndstreet/---42ndstreethistory---.htm   (851 words)

  
 42nd Street
The budget for "42nd Street was set at four hundred thousand dollars, a large one for that time, particularly in view of Warners' lagging financial condition.
42nd Street is the backstage, putting-on-a-show musical par excellence, and part of its success lies in the fact that Harry Warren and Al Dubin knew the territory very, very well.
His big solo in 42nd Street is "Young and Healthy," one of those optimistic ditties designed to boost the spirits of depressed Americans.
www.harrywarrenmusic.com /indimovies/42ndstreet.html   (768 words)

  
 BiblioVault - 42nd Street   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This screenplay of 42nd Street, along with Rocco Fumento's thorough and engrossing introduction, takes the reader behind the scenes to see how the Warners studio took a dismal novel and, working within severe financial constraints brought on by the Great Depression, turned out a smash musical hit.
42nd Street is a watershed film, one that resuscitated the Hollywood musical during troubled times.
It was a fast-paced, energetic, and the first musical not to shrink away from the fact that a Depression was going on.
www.bibliovault.org /BV.book.epl?BookId=2602   (177 words)

  
 Tony Award-Winning '42nd Street' Comes To Hancher Jan. 28-30
A Broadway legend, "42nd Street" defined musical comedy, with its star-is-born story, spectacular design, score of hit standards, the largest show chorus and the most admired ensemble tap dancing ever to tour North America.
The original Broadway production of "42nd Street" ran for more than eight years and is one of the 10 longest-running shows in Broadway history.
Local sponsors of "42nd Street" through the University of Iowa Foundation are Cambridge Place Apartments, Phyllis Miller, owner; Hills Bank and Trust Co.; Sheraton Iowa City Hotel; and Universal Climate Control, Thomas and Kathryn Nereim, owners.
www.uiowa.edu /~ournews/2005/january/011205-42nd-st.html   (953 words)

  
 School of the Arts Press Release: 42nd Street, 2006 Spring Musical   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This musical comedy extravaganza is based on a novel by Bradford Ropes, a Broadway chorus dancer in the 1920s who used his more risqué backstage experiences as inspiration for the novel.
He added that the music is intended to highlight and encourage dancing — both from the stage performers and the audience.
The music cannot simply speed up or slow down as the moment moves the musician, because dancers must be able to rely on precise tempos.
www.csuchico.edu /hfa/chicoarts/42ndStreetpr.html   (2992 words)

  
 toledoblade.com -- The show about a show   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Massey said 42nd Street is called the Broadway musical for people who love Broadway musicals and it is representative of how shows were changing in the Depression era, shifting from vaudeville variety shows to stories with a plot.
Speaking of the younger crowd, Massey said 42nd Street is a true family show.
Despite the fact that 42nd Street is a fun-filled evening, there was some sadness in late December when actor Jerry Orbach died.
toledoblade.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050206/ART10/502050323   (1130 words)

  
 42nd Street (1933)
Of course any discussion of 42nd Street could hardly be complete without considering the song and dance numbers, bread and butter to the show.
Yet when you depart the cinema, it's Berkeley's routines and Warren's songs that stick in the short-term memory; the former's grasp of patterns and spatial dynamics is incredible, while the latter shapes lyrics of rare beauty.
42nd Street is a still marvellous film, entertaining decades after the culture that gave its genes to the film has faded.
www.film.u-net.com /Movies/Reviews/42nd_Street.html   (773 words)

  
 Star Players present musical, '42nd Street': 8/ 11/ 2005
Tremblay will be performing with the Star Players of Bristol County in "42nd Street." The production opens tomorrow and continues Saturday and Aug. 18 through 20 at 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m.
One of the most beloved Broadway musicals of all time, "42nd Street" tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, the young hoofer from the chorus who ends up a star.
"42nd Street's" eight paid interns have been working with Justin Freeman of Taunton, a lighting designer and production manager who has toured internationally with David Copperfield and many national tours of musicals and theatrical events such as "Spiderman Live," and Nancy Brennan, costume director at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston.
www.southcoasttoday.com /daily/08-05/08-11-05/c08co726.htm   (560 words)

  
 Gateway Playhouse - 42nd Street   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
She lives in Florida where she teaches voice to musical theatre and voice majors for the Pinellas County Center for the Arts and freelances as a musical director and pianist.
She performed in the Broadway National Tour of 42nd Street and is currently a Radio City Rockette.
Music, her great passion, was infused into her soul by her parents.
www.gatewayplayhouse.com /2005/42ndstreet.html   (3972 words)

  
 42nd Street News
In the 1933 film "42nd Street," the theatre director Warner Baxter sends the understudy Ruby Keeler out onstage with the famous line "You're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a star." The...
Wopat Is Julian Marsh in 42nd Street for Pittsburgh CLO July 4-16
The musical Dames at Sea shines with its giddy humor and frolicsome cast at Porthouse Theatre's season opener.
www.topix.net /movies/42nd-street   (642 words)

  
 42nd Street   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
42nd STREET, winner of the 2001 Tony®; Award for "Best Musical Revival", is back in a great big smiling, sparkling, tapping, back-flipping production.
This razzle-dazzle musical tells the timeless, inspiring tale of the young ingénue who rises from the chorus to become a Broadway star.
Book 42nd STREET and find out what it’s like to float up to Musical Comedy Heaven.
www.bigleague.org /05_42.htm   (71 words)

  
 The Paw Print Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Dance is an integral component of "42nd Street." In fact, according to Director Tina Cocumelli, at least two of the key characters are supposed to be "ace tap dancers."
With as many as thirty or forty tappers onstage sometimes, "a particular challenge of this musical is that there is so much sound onstage," said music director Alan Geier.
Given the uniqueness of this musical, Cocumelli states that she enjoys "the creative activity of interpreting a script and coming up with a directorial concept, but the best part is…to see [the actors] discover that they are truly as capable as we keep telling them they are!"
www.polytechnic.org /thepawprint/springmusical.htm   (352 words)

  
 Star-Gazette.COM - Twin Tiers Life
Head electrician Brian Davies works on the wiring during rehearsals for "42nd Street." Because the production is launching its 69-stop tour in Elmira, it's here, in the Clemens Center, where the crew is figuring out the lighting, music, sounds and props for the show.
Then, with the piano in the orchestra pit rattling out the Broadway musical's theme song, they tap their way down the steps, lightly singing the words.
It was the first night of rehearsals at Elmira's Clemens Center as the "42nd Street" Big League Tour prepared to open with shows at 7:30 p.m.
www.star-gazette.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050923/LIFE/509230334/1035   (471 words)

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