‘42nd Street’ takes Leach Theatre stage March 13 in Rolla Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Special to GUIDON

The national touring production of the musical comedy classic “42nd Street” is coming to Leach Theatre in Rolla for a single performance at 7:30 p.m. March 13.

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The musical is a song-and-dance fable of Broadway, with an American Dream story and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and of course “42nd Street.”

With book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin, “42nd Street” is based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie and tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and goes to New York to audition for the new Broadway musical, “Pretty Lady.” When the leading lady breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star.

The original production of “42nd Street” was produced in 1980 on Broadway by David Merrick and featured direction and dances by Gower Champion. It played on Broadway for 3,486 performances, winning 1981 Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Choreography. The Broadway revival, which opened in 2001, played for 1,524 performances and earned two Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.

The touring production is directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award-winning Best Revival. The performance is part of the 2016-17 Missouri S&T Campus Performing Arts Series.

Tickets to “42nd Street” can be purchased at the Leach Theatre box office at 400 West 10th Street in Rolla, by phone at 573.341.4219, or online at leachtheatre.mst.edu.

Leach Theatre is located inside Castleman Hall on the Missouri S&T campus at 400 West 10th St. in Rolla.

For more information about the show, visit www.42ndstmusical.com.
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