42nd Street: Musical Info & Synopsis


42nd Street follows the story of aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer, as she gets cast in the ensemble for her first Broadway show. But the path to stardom isn’t easy, and Peggy learns to navigate the ups and downs of show business while romance and rivalry unfold backstage. 42nd Street captures the essence of dreams, determination, and the magic of the theatre.

Musical Information

Musical Type: 1933 Film / Pre-Contemporary Musical (1980)

Cast Size: 35+

Genre: Comedy

Setting: 1930s / USA (Pennsylvania, NYC)

Creative Team

Music: Harry Warren

Lyrics: Al Dubin, Johnny Mercer

Book: Michael Stewart, Mark Bramble

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1980)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1980s, Based on a Book, Classic, Comedic, Female Leads, Large Cast, Metamusical, NYC, PopularTap DanceTony Award

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