42nd Street

Musical - Original

Winter Garden Theatre (August 25, 1980 - March 29, 1981)
Majestic Theatre (March 30, 1981 - April 05, 1987)
St. James Theatre (April 07, 1987 - January 08, 1989)
Data not verified
  • First Preview: August 18, 1980
  • Opening Date: August 25, 1980
  • Closing Date: January 8, 1989
  • Previews: 6
  • Performances: 3486

Lyrics: Al Dubin

Book: Michael Stewart, Mark Bramble

Music: Harry Warren

Synopsis

A chorus girl from Allentown, PA, steps into the starring role to save the show when its star breaks her leg, in this stage adaptation of the classic 1933 film musical.

 

Opening Night Cast

Tammy Grimes in 42nd Street Tammy Grimes Dorothy Brock
Jerry Orbach in 42nd Street Jerry Orbach Julian Marsh
Wanda Richert Peggy Sawyer
Lee Roy  Reams in 42nd Street Lee Roy Reams Billy Lawlor
Joseph Bova Bert Barry
Carole Cook Maggie Jones
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Opening Night Production Credits

Mark Bramble Mark Bramble Book
  Harry Warren Music
  Al Dubin Lyrics
  Johnny Mercer Additional Lyrics
  Mort Dixon Additional Lyrics
Gower Champion Gower Champion Director
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Outstanding Choreography Gower Champion Winner
1981 Outstanding Costume Design Theoni V. Aldredge Winner
1981 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Lee Roy Reams Nominee
1981 Outstanding Musical   Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Theatre World Award Wanda Richert Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Book of a Musical Michael Stewart
Mark Bramble
Nominee
1981 Choreography Gower Champion Winner
1981 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Theoni V. Aldredge Nominee
1981 Direction of a Musical Gower Champion Nominee
1981 Featured Actor in a Musical Lee Roy Reams Nominee
1981 Featured Actress in a Musical Wanda Richert Nominee
1981 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Tharon Musser Nominee
1981 Musical   Winner

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jan. 8, 1989 32 $203,079
-
-$171,863 $34.01
-
5972
1583
8
0
47.16% -37.55%
Jan. 1, 1989 31 $374,942
-
$264,063 $34.95
-
10728
1583
8
0
84.71% 54.74%
Dec. 25, 1988 30 $110,879
-
-$45,281 $29.21
-
3796
1583
8
0
29.97% -11.66%
Dec. 18, 1988 29 $156,160
-
- $29.62
-
5272
1583
8
0
41.63% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $845,060
-
  $31.95 25768
50656
32
0
50.87 %  
Cumulative
  $45,234,000
-
  $30.16
$0.00
1501666
2436128
1504
0
61.64 %  
 
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