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42nd Street - 2002 - US Tour

Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and the 1933 Warner Bros.

A big…bright…bold dance musical. It’s the ultimate backstage showbiz fairy tale when a stage struck understudy becomes an overnight star. Filled with a hit parade of songs like “Lullaby of Broadway,” “We’re in the Money,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” and of course, “42nd Street,” it will leave you tapping your toes, with a smile on your face and a song in your heart. This Tony Award winner for Best Musical is a song and dance extravaganza.


42nd Street US Tour Cast


by Stephen Mosher - Mar 9, 2021
The Hell's Kitchen-based edgy and innovative nightclub is back in business! And what a lineup they've got.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2021
BroadwayHD announced today that George Takei’s Allegiance, which also features Broadway stars Telly Leung (Godspell, Glee) and Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Mulan) will be available  on the platform exclusively around the globe except in Asia beginning on March 18th. 
by Student Blogger: Olivia Noel - Mar 8, 2021
I was ridiculously excited. Especially when I found out we were going to see Aladdin On Broadway. I had never seen a Broadway show before, what I didn’t know was how it was going to affect me
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2021
Theater podcast Backstage Babble and host Charles Kirsch are joining forces to benefit Dancers Over 40, creating a night to remember. Come and test your knowledge and learn something new! The presenters are some of Broadway's best and on March 20th at 7PM EST, these Dancers Over 40 and Friends enter your very own living rooms.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2021
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is resuming in-person events in its redesigned performance and community spaces. 'During the past twelve months, we have remained committed to producing, presenting, and supporting artistic endeavors and cultural events,' says WICA Executive Director Verna Everitt.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2021
Delaware Theatre Company has carefully selected a variety of Hollywood, Broadway and regional performers to engage and entertain you, and of course, the company will continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 6, 2021
Tune in this Wednesday, March 3 (12pm ET) as he chats with Patrick Cassidy, who is getting the gang back together next week for a reunion of the original company of Assassins.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2021
Featuring dresses from Wicked, Hamilton, Beetlejuice, and more, check out our reader-curated list of iconic Broadway gowns. Which one is YOUR favorite?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2021
Broadway buddy Ben Cameron, along with Jelani Remy, Lena Hall, and Brittney Mack are taking over our Instagram live today, March 4 at 8pm ET. You can tune in on our Instagram account.
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Mar 31, 2021
Earlier this month, Dress Circle Publishing released THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Can't wait to get your hands on it? While you're waiting for your copy, let BroadwayWorld hold you over with a special sneak peek from a chapter all about the Golden Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2021
The Des Moines Playhouse will continue to offer children’s classes in-person and online this spring including a Spring Break camp. The theatre has classes for students in preschool through grade 8, beginning Mar. 27, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2021
The sweetest villain in the world, Jonathan Freeman, gets to sit down with Murphy Davis, director and founder of Sag Harbor's Bay Street Theater on 'Between Two Palms' the weekly livestream series at The Studios of Key West, one of South Florida's leading multidisciplinary arts organizations. Freeman, who is adored by Disney fans worldwide, is chomping at the bit to get back to his role as the evil Jafar in Disney's 'Aladdin on Broadway' but he hasn't been sitting around as he will be happy to tell all who click in.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2021
Today's Theater Stories features the Lyric Theatre! Learn about the history of the Lyric Theatre, and the shows to have graced its stage including Jesus Christ Superstar, The Pirate Queen, Young Frankenstein, Spiderman: Turn off the Dark, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and more.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2021
Dingbat Theatre Project has announced casting and production team for its upcoming production of Shrek the Musical with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire writer of Rabbit Hole and music by Jeanine Tesori composer of Fun Home and Caroline, or Change.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2021
Summer is almost here! The Des Moines Community Playhouse is offering students from kindergarten through high school 25 different classes and camps to fill the long summer days and keep their minds active. Classes will meet in-person at the theatre, and class sizes are limited.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2021
The Des Moines Playhouse will continue to present live theatre with two shows this spring, Some Enchanted Evening – The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Apr. 9-May 9, 2021, and, for families, The Velveteen Rabbit, Apr. 16-May 2, 2021. In-person performances will be presented in repertory, alternating shows by the week, in the John Viars Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2021
The Winter Park Playhouse continues its Spotlight Cabaret Series with the newest solo cabaret from professional vocalist Noel Marie - The ABC's of Broadway. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2021
This spring MoonBeams season features a Tony nominated production, stars seen on the Bay Area and Broadway stages, as well as new, never seen before, over the top theatrical numbers that will have audiences singing along at home!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2021
Further casting has been announced for Roles We'll Never Play on Saturday 22nd May at The Vaudeville Theatre in London. Rebecca Gilliland (Wicked), Scott Paige (The Addams Family), Lewis Cornay (The Book of Mormon), Sean Parkins (Wicked), Natalie Green (The Prince Of Egypt) and Alex Weatherhill (Chicago) have joined the lineup.
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2021
BroadwayHD has announce its upcoming lineup for March!  On March 1, madness ensues when fan favorite The Goes Wrong Show season 1, based on the BBC The Play That Goes Wrong specials and the popular Broadway and West End production that started it all expands into Canada and Australia. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2021
From the non-stop nature of a Broadway performer's life, to the slower pace of TV, Lena Hall opens up about her struggles as an artist during the pandemic, and the importance of stopping to “look back and realize how far you have come” on your way to your goals. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2021
Goldilocks has been very naughty. She has eaten the bears' food, broken their chairs, and messed up their beds and all of this without even knocking! What happens when the human-fearing bears get home? Viewers will learn not to judge a book by its cover in a fresh take on this familiar tale.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2021
Roles We'll Never Play is back in the West End for two shows at The Vaudeville Theatre on Saturday 22nd May - 7:30pm and Sunday 23rd May - 7:30pm. After two sell-out shows at The Apollo Theatre in December 2020, the show is back, and will be one of the first shows to open out of lockdown!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2021
Cinemas across the country will offer virtual events where musicals, exhibitions, and more will be streamed beginning March 17. BY Experience has announced the Virtual Event Cinema initiative, which includes musicals such as Kinky Boots, War Horse, and 42nd Street.
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 8, 2021
Today’s subject Richard W. Kidwell has been living his theatre life in DC theatre professionally since1966. He has been the Theatre Manager at the Opera House at Kennedy Center since it’s very first performance back in 1971 which makes him one of if not the longest running employees working in the DC theatre scene.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2021
nature of the dream, a devised film exploring Black identity in Iowa, will debut at 7:00 PM, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2021
Auditions for the musical revue Some Enchanted Evening will be held virtually with an audition video submission deadline of 6:00 PM, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. All auditions are open to the public; no one is pre-cast. Callbacks will be in person at the theatre by appointment only, Feb. 16-17, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2021
The Studios of Key West continues its innovative online conversation series, 'Between Two Palms,' streaming live each Wednesday from 6-7PM in March. The program invites award-winning theater, television, film, literary and visual arts personalities online for a lively, unscripted hour-long conversation produced by The Studios.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 25, 2021
Today's top stories: streaming Broadway Backwards event announced, Once On This Island comes to limited edition orange vinyl, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2021
Beetlejuice the musical is set to haunt brazil next year in its first internationally licensed production next year.
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Feb 24, 2021
On Tuesday, March 9, Dress Circle Publishing will release of THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Can't wait to get your hands on it? Let BroadwayWorld hold you over with a special sneak peek from a chapter all about The Jacobs Theatre.
by The Chaos Twins - Feb 24, 2021
Tune in today, February 24 (4pm ET) to watch the next episode right here at BroadwayWorld. This week's special guest is the wonderful Vasthy Mompoint!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2021
Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases!
by Jim Munson - Feb 23, 2021
For oh-so many reasons, it seems there is finally a feeling of optimism in the air as we emerge from the dark days of 2020. San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon has decided to capitalize on that with their star-studded virtual Gala You Can’t Stop the Beat, which streams on Sunday, February 28th beginning at 6:00pm PST. You Can’t Stop the Beat will be hosted by Broadway actor and beloved “Moonie” Jason Graae and feature performances from a number of Tony winners and nominees. Musical theatre luminaries Liz Callaway, Michael Maguire, Faith Prince and Emily Skinner, plus dozens of other musical theater artists from the Bay Area and beyond will perform numbers from favorite musicals such as Hairspray, Come From Away, Bye Bye Birdie, Hamilton and many more. All proceeds from the virtual gala will support programs that are critical to the expansion of Moon’s programming and continuation of their mission - including MoonSchool’s education and outreach programs and the renovation of their home at the Gateway Theatre. To learn more about the event or to make a donation, visit BroadwayWorld recently caught up with Daniel Thomas, who shares duties as Moon’s Co-Executive Director with Daren A.C. Carollo. Thomas’ current hopefulness and gratitude for having made it through a difficult year is palpable. Putting this particular gala together has clearly been a joy, and Thomas is confident that Moon audiences have much to look forward to in the coming year.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2021
Today's top stories: Laura Osnes and her husband Nathan Johnson singing 'A Whole New World' from Aladdin, Allison Janney honors women in new documentary 'Still Working 9 to 5', 42nd Street is coming to Blu-Ray and DVD, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2021
The West End production of 42nd Street, filmed live at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, is coming to DVD and Blu-Ray this spring. The production is currently streaming on BroadwayHD, released by the company Liberator Film Services. The production company has announced that the musical will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on July 6, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2021
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts has recently become the newest exhibitor of National Theatre Live and Broadway HD events. National Theatre Live (UK) and Broadway HD (USA) capture live performances in high definition as they happen in front of audiences.
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 9, 2021
42nd Street Moon and Musical Theatre West join forces to bring a Jerry Herman evening starring Jason Graae to the internet airwaves.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2021
The American Symphony Orchestra will offer a free, nine-concert chamber music series to welcome spring at Manhattan’s Bryant Park and 34th St. Herald Square Plaza from May 3–19.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2021
The Playhouse announced a summer Tent Theatre series tonight, Apr. 9, 2021, before the opening of Some Enchanted Evening. Three shows – Godspell, Plaza Suite, and Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical – will be performed in an event pavilion in the theatre's east parking lot in July and August 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2021
BroadwayHD will exclusively debut one of the hottest and most critically acclaimed Canadian stage productions ever, 2 Pianos 4 Hands, on the platform on April 13th, just in time to celebrate the award-winning show's 25th anniversary.  
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2021
Playwrights Horizons is continuing their new Public Art Series with an installation of two works by Dread Scott on the theater’s 42nd Street facade (April 12-May 9). One work engages passersby in considering what a world unburdened from America’s imperialism and often-destructive exceptionalism—a world without America itself—might look like.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2021
Delaware Theatre Company announces tickets on sale Tuesday, April 6, 2021, for our 2020/21 Season-Take 2!, a new outdoor performance series that will showcase a variety of Hollywood, Broadway and regional performers.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 4, 2021
Looking for a way to pass the time while at home? BroadwayWorld has made a list of musicals and shows that you can watch from the comfort of your couch! Whether it's Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ or BroadwayHD, we have got you covered with all the must-watch titles! 
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 17, 2021
42nd Street Moon and Musical Theatre West have co-produced a fine film of Jason Graae's show about his idol and his friend, everyone's favorite Broadway creator of shows about hope.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2021
42nd Street Moon has announced that Doris Bumpus will be starring as the legendary Billie Holiday in the Company’s virtual production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL, written by Lanie Robertson.
by Jim Munson - Apr 14, 2021
San Francisco’s revered 42nd Street Moon kicks off its 2021 “Moonbeams” season with Jason Graae in Perfect Hermany, a tribute to the late, great Jerry Herman, writer of such classic musicals as Hello, Dolly!, Mame and La Cage Aux Folles. The title Perfect Hermany is an unusually apt one as Graae is the perfect interpreter of Herman’s work, having starred in a much-lauded production Herman’s The Grand Tour in LA and toured for years with Herman in Hello, Jerry!, a revue of Herman’s work. Perfect Hermany is available for streaming on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through May 2, 2021. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit Among his many credits, Graae has appeared on Broadway numerous times, toured extensively as The Wizard in Wicked, performed with major symphonies across the country, recorded dozens of musical theater albums and has enjoyed a long association with 42nd Street Moon. He is known for the improbable combination of his antic, go-for-broke comedic style and the impeccable musicianship of his soaring tenor. He is the type of performer who can make you bust a gut one moment, and then melt your heart the next.   BroadwayWorld caught up with Graae last week from his home base in LA soon after he had completed filming Perfect Hermany. We talked about his long association with both Herman and 42nd Street Moon, his favorite Herman songs, a couple of key roles that somehow got away from him and a few he still hopes to have a go at. Graae is always a blast to talk to. It seems the guy just is incapable of not being funny, but he is also thoughtful and kind, and sort of a walking treasure trove of theatrical lore. The following conversation has been condensed and edited for clarity.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2021
After a successful run in December, the amazing Sunday Soul concert series will return to Chiswick Playhouse as part of the already announced Recharged Festival.  Sunday Soul see musical theatre stars dig deep and explore music that feeds the soul in these intimate gigs. 
by Gil Kaan - Apr 12, 2021
A co-production of San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon and Long Beach's Musical Theatre West, PERFECT HERMANY will be available to stream online through May 2, 2021 as part of Moon’s 2021 Moonbeams season. This homage to legendary Broadway composer Jerry Herman stars the versatile Jason Graae, directed by Lee Tannen with musical direction by John Boswell.