Looking for some "hip-hooray and ballyhoo?" Want to hear "the lullaby of Broadway?" Try 42nd Street, the musical, on 42nd Street, the street.
Closing Date at the Ford Center in New York City: January 2, 2005
This lavish 2001 revival of the 1980 musical (based on the 1933 backstage movie) features enthusiastic performers, eye-catching scenery, and glittering stage full of tap, tap, tap-dancing feet.
The plot: back in the halcyon days of 1930’s Broadway, a good-hearted young understudy gets her big break, and, determined to make it without losing the common touch, teaches the kings of Broadway a lesson or two. This is one of the most extravagant shows in the city, on one of its biggest stages. The sequined and spangled spectacle of the thing is really something to behold – pure theatrical comfort food in the old Broadway tradition.