Production History: Based on the book by Bradford Ropes and the 1933 film by Busby Berkeley, 42nd Street premiered on Broadway in 1980 and went on to win the Tony Award for Best Musical. This touring production is directed by Mark Bramble and features choreography by Randy Skinner; this same duo was behind the 2001 revival, which won the Tony for Best Musical Revival.
Synopsis: This classic comedy is often described as the ultimate backstage musical: When small-town starlet Peggy Sawyer travels to New York City, she eventually lands a leading role in the new musical Pretty Lady after the star, Dorothy Brock, breaks her ankle.
Why You Should See It: 42nd Street honors the essence of the American musical canon, complete with show-stopping choreography, melodic earworms, and an abundance of tap dancing.
- Go “Beyond the Stage” for a free pre-performance discussion with Steven Caras in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center, followed by a musical performance by CMT Touring at 7:15 p.m. in the Dreyfoos Hall Lobby on Tuesday, January 5. Tickets start at $27. For more information, call the box office at 561-832-7469, or visit kravis.org.
Photos by Chris Bennion