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42nd Street - Chicago Tickets, News, Info & More

The Tony Award-winning song-and-dance spectacular 42nd Street centers on a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her home in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to audition for the new Broadway show Pretty Lady, staged by notorious director Julian Marsh. When leading lady Dorothy Brock breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and rises from chorus girl to star status overnight. 42nd Street is filled with sensational tap numbers and memorable melodies like "Lullaby of Broadway," "We're in the Money," "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me," "I Only Have Eyes for You," "Shuffle Off to Buffalo," and the famed title song. With music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin and Johnny Mercer, and a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, the stage musical is based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley's 1933 movie.


Running Time:

2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission

Schedule varies: check show website for most up to date information.

Lyric Opera House

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(Chicago, IL)
20 N Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60606
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by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
Signature Theatre, which makes an extended commitment to producing a playwright's body of work, announces its 2022 Gala in the sweeping lobby of its own Frank Gehry-designed home, The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022
NAATCO will present the inaugural production of the NAATCO National Partnership Project, Queen, written by playwright and screenwriter Madhuri Shekar (House of Joy) and directed by Aneesha Kudtarkar, which will begin performances Friday June 10th at the A.R.T./New York Mezzanine Theatre (502 West 53rd Street), continuing through July 1st only. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre will present NuWorks 2022, the annual experimental series of self-created work from innovative and diverse artists exploring an eclectic range of genres and techniques using poetry, text, dance and music.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022
Following the sold-out success of COVID SUX: The Musical at Cumston Hall, Chris Henry, and Mark Falconer have written a new sequel to their previous original musical comedy about the pandemic featuring parodies of hit Broadway songs from shows like Hamilton, Les Miserables, Tick Tick Boom, West Side Story, Chicago, and Annie.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2022
Mr. Parker, the new play by Michael McKeever (Daniel's Husband), directed by Joe Brancato with Davi Santos, Derek Smith and Mia Matthews, enjoyed its Off Broadway premiere performance on Monday night.  Check out the photos!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2022
The REV Theatre Company opens its inaugural production of the 2022 Season - Catch Me If You Can. The show runs June 8-28 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, NY.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022
BASIC GLITCH, the first full-length play by NYC playwright Stephanie Salazar-Amaro, is an official selection of the 2022 Broadway Bound Theatre Festival. The show is set to have an Encore one night only performance at Theatre Row complex on 42nd Street in the Theatre District on June 24, 2022 at 5:00pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022
Director Jenn Thompson stepped behind the camera during recent rehearsals to create a rare behind the scenes photo gallery of Mint Theater's American Premiere of Chains by Elizabeth Baker before it begins performances. Check out photos!
by Michael Major - Jun 30, 2022
Lola Brooke makes her eturn by releasing the official music video to her magnetic single 'On My Mind.' The LVTRKEVIN (G Herbo, Rich The Kid, Lady London) directed music video made its world broadcast premiere via BET Jams courtesy of Team 80 Productions earlier today as the efficacious rising artist steps thoroughly into the forefront.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022
The sixth week of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2022 welcomes New Zealand-based company Black Grace to the Ted Shawn Theatre, from July 27-31.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2022
Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of Sesame Street the Musical. Sesame Street's beloved furry friends will appear in their original puppet form in a new off-Broadway musical, with previews starting September 8, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022
92NY has announced July events and classes featuring Jonathan Groff, Lee Roy Reams, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022
New Camerata Opera will present Summer Concerts, a FREE live performance of favorite opera excerpts hosted by Chashama, on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 2pm, 4pm & 6pm at Anita's Way.
by Michael Major - Jun 28, 2022
Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Monroe Iglehart, and more from the cast of Freestyle Love Supreme will unite for a special performance. Broadway’s “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” cast members Jacqueline B. Arnold, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Tasia Jungbauer and Jeigh Madjus will also take the stage. Joaquina Kalukango will sing during the fireworks spectacle.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022
The York Theatre Company, in association with Riki Kane Larimer, has announced a limited return engagement of the hit Off-Broadway musical Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood, a song and dance celebration featuring the music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin that premiered last fall.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2022
New Camerata Opera (NCO) presents Summer Concerts, a FREE live performance of favorite opera excerpts hosted by Chashama, on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 2pm, 4pm & 6pm at Anita's Way, 135 W. 42nd St, NYC. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 27, 2022
Tampa Bay's freeFall Theatre Company presents their first play by Neil Simon. Simon's final play, Rose & Walsh, is a romantic comedy about two very different writers as they grapple with life, love and legacy.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022
The cast for the London debut of Yeast Nation has been announced today, combining four seasoned performers with four recent graduates.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022
signature Theatre’s SigSpace will present the first-ever installation from Quiara Alegría Hudes and Sean Ortiz’s Emancipated Stories project, designed by Yazmany Arboleda with Emmanuel Oni and featuring letter-writing sessions and pop-up performances produced in collaboration with The Fortune Society.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2022
Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces that Cora Cahan will step down as President and CEO of BAC. Ms. Cahan will remain in her position until October 15, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022
Now, more than two years after it was first announced, the cast of Chains will celebrate Opening Night on Thursday June 23rd, at Theatre Row. Performances will now continue through July 23rd.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022
Eric Krebs & THEATER555 will present a staged reading of Last Day by Richard Vetere. Inspired by the William Butler Yeats quote, 'The beautiful and innocent have no enemy but time.' Last Day is a vigorous exploration of love & friendship at the end of the 20th Century.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022
Ogunquit Playhouse, the crown jewel of the Maine Southern Seacoast, has announced the regional premiere of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, which will join the 2022 season, playing September 15 – October 30.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022
Ever been to summer camp, or wish you'd had the chance? Then it's time to pack up the whole family and head to David J.V. Meenan's newest hysterical musical comedy, 'Camp A New Musical', which is having its Off-Broadway premiere at Theatre Row in New York for a limited engagement August 4th-21st.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022
Broadway Palm’s 30th Anniversary Season is now on sale. The celebratory season includes eight main stage productions, five productions in the Off Broadway Palm, four Children’s Theatre productions, and five concerts.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2022
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater proudly presents Marry Me a Little, with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by Craig Lucas & Norman René. Performances are July 1-22 at 8:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays on the Julie Harris Stage.
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 21, 2022
Craft Recordings/Concord Theatricals has released a well-produced cast recording of the musical comedy that has audiences howling on 41st Street.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2022
CreateTheater, under the artistic direction of Off-Broadway producer-director-dramaturg Cate Cammarata in association with Prism Stage Company, today announced the 2022 New Works Festival Awards from their first new theater festival that ran from April 15th to May 15th at Theater Row (410 West 42nd Street).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 19, 2022
Young love and secrets, set against the backdrop of the enchanting city of Florence, Italy, takes center stage at California Center for the Arts, Escondido with the multi-award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza from June 17-25 in the Center Theater. Get a first look at photos!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 18, 2022
The show announced a five-week extension of the critically-acclaimed hit Off-Broadway production of Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2022
Concord Thearicals & Samuel French OOB Festival Presents the staged reading of Cece Suazo’s play You Will Neva Enter Our High Holy Land of Blackness-HIYA! 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022
Two legendary Broadway stars stormed the Birdland stage on Monday night, and photographer Kevin Alvey was there to catch the fun.  The famed music room was thrilled to present leading lady Anita Gillette in concert with iconic song-and-dance man Lee Roy Reams on Monday, June 13. Check out photos from the night!
by Carian Lynée Parker - Jun 16, 2022
Founded in 1991, Education Through Music (ETM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes the use of music in under-resourced schools and schools in disadvantaged areas, as a means of enhancing students' academic performance and general development. ETM celebrated its 30th Annual Benefit Gala on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Cipriani 42nd Street. The gala included over 400 people and raised over $1M. 
by - Jun 16, 2022
Today's top stories include a first look at the upcoming film adaptation of Matilda The Musical, with all new photos and a teaser trailer!  Plus, Beanie Feldstein and Jane Lynch will depart Funny Girl this September, full casting announced for The Devil Wears Prada, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022
The REV Theatre Company announces the cast and creative team for its second production of the 2022 Season - The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022
Northern Stage kicks off its 25th Anniversary Season with a celebration of the life and music of Stephen Sondheim, one of Broadway’s greatest composers. SIDE  BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, the intimate musical revue celebrating the work of a legend who changed the form of the American Musical, will run outdoors this summer at Northern Stage’s Courtyard Theater, June  15 – July 10.
by Michael Major - Jun 15, 2022
From Warner Bros. Animation, the original animated family movie event will feature original dynamic song and dance numbers and new orchestrations from the Warner Bros. library of legendary movie musicals, which include 42nd Street, Little Shop of Horrors, Victor Victoria, Cabaret, the Wizard of Oz, and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022
The New Group has announced the company’s 2022-23 Season, to include the following productions: Evanston Salt Costs Climbing, by Will Arbery, directed by Danya Taymor; The Seagull/Woodstock, NY, by Thomas Bradshaw, adapted from Chekhov, directed by Scott Elliott; and Bernarda’s Daughters, by Diane Exavier, directed by Dominique Rider.  T
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 15, 2022
5, 6, 7, 8- it's a Broadway audition and you can't be late! The New London Barn Playhouse invites you to grab your dance shoes and listen to the stories of seventeen aspiring dancers in A Chorus Line, running June 15th-June 26th at 7:30PM with Wednesday matinee performances at 2:00PM and Sunday performances at 5:00PM.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 15, 2022
Announcing the cast for the Rose Center Theater's upcoming musical 42nd Street. Broadway's Tony award-winning, glitzy, show-stopping musical, celebrating the magic of show business!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022
Royal Family Productions will present the inaugural production in a new Young BIPOC Directors series, Romeo and Juliet. This new adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play by Lindsay Price is directed by Lily Ventura.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2022
Joining the previously announced principal cast is Shereen Pimentel (Guenevere/Reveler), Evan Ruggiero (Sir Dinadan/Reveler), Daryl Tofa (Sir Lionel/Reveler), Sarah Quinn Taylor (Sir Sagramore/Reveler), Riley Carter Adams (Tom of Warwick/Reveler), and Barrett Riggins (Mordred/Squire Dap/Reveler).
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2022
Which Best Musical and Best Play nominees will win a Tony Award? BroadwayWorld has rounded up the winners of the Tony Awards, the Drama Desk Awards, the Drama League Awards and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the last fifty years to compare winners year by year.
by Paula Makar - Jun 10, 2022
What did our critic think of 42nd Street at Music Theatre Wichita? Come and meet those dancing feet! A brand-new edition of this timeless classic taps its way into Century II Concert Hall June 15-19, as the second offering in the 2022 Music Theatre Wichita season.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2022
Following an extensive search and interview process over the last few months, the esteemed nonprofit Theatre Bay Area has selected Oakland resident Sean Fenton as its new Executive Director. Fenton begins his new appointment June 15.
by Paula Makar - Jul 4, 2022
After a two year hiatus, Music Theatre Wichita is FINALLY back in the Century II Concert Hall and Wichita Theatregoers couldn’t be happier! There was no better way to celebrate the return than an incredible performance of 42nd Street! I’m sad the show didn’t run another week, and sadder still if you didn’t get to see it. For those who did, it was nothing short of magnificent!
by Michael Dale - Jul 3, 2022
The title refers to the 53% of white women who voted for Donald Trump in 2016, but that's just the starting point.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2022
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) Commissioner Laurie Cumbo announced $3.6 million in new capital funding for the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art.
by Michael Major - Jul 1, 2022
Lola Brooke makes her highly anticipated return by releasing the official music video to her magnetic single 'On My Mind.' The LVTRKEVIN (G Herbo, Rich The Kid, Lady London) directed music video made its world broadcast premiere via BET Jams courtesy of Team 80 Productions as the efficacious rising artist steps thoroughly into the forefront.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2022
Producers Richard Bell, N'Kenge, Park Row Equity Partners, Tegan Summer, Sam Williams, Michael Loeb and Derow Enterprises, in association with Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts, announce the presentation of “The Songs of Dorothy Dandridge! The Musical,” selections from the upcoming production of Dorothy Dandridge! The Musical, with book and lyrics by Trey Ellis and music and lyrics by Shelton L. Becton, directed by Tamara Tunie at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.