Lyric Premiere & New-to-Chicago Production 42nd Street

By Harry Warren and Al Dubin

  • Running Time - 2 hours, 30 minutes with 1 intermission

This event has been postponed. In order to heed social distancing recommendations and continue to support the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois in controlling the spread of COVID-19, Lyric’s annual Broadway production of 42nd Street has been postponed. The show will now be produced in Spring 2022.

All of us at Lyric are deeply disappointed to have to delay this highly-anticipated production, and we are all looking forward to being back in the house to bring you great music and theater. Ticketholders will be contacted with their options, please bear with us as we work to give you the best possible customer service. We thank you for your understanding and patience during this difficult time. To learn more about Lyric’s response to COVID-19, CLICK HERE.


Nobody does Broadway-style productions quite like Lyric, and Chicago audiences will love the Tony-winning song-and-dance spectacular 42ND Street when it comes to Lyric this spring! 

The story 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 Julian Marsh. When leading lady Dorothy Brock breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and rises from chorus girl to star status overnight. You’ll love the sensational tap numbers and memorable melodies like “Lullaby of Broadway,” “We’re in the Money,” “You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me,” "Shuffle Off to Buffalo," "Keep Young and Beautiful," "Quarter to Nine," and the famed title song, in a high-energy, new-to-Chicago production that is as beautiful to see as it is to hear. With the full power of members of the Lyric Orchestra and Chorus, don’t miss the spectacle of this Broadway blockbuster— only at Lyric!

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Meet The Artists

Stephen Mear*

Director & Choreographer

Peter McKintosh*

Set & Costume Designer

Chris Davey*

Lighting Designer

Mark Grey

Sound Designer

* Lyric debut

A production created by the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris.


Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes. Original direction and dances by GOWER CHAMPION. Originally produced on Broadway by DAVID MERRICK. The use of all songs is by arrangement with Warner Bros., the owner of music publishers' rights. 42nd Street is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK.

Photo: Marie-Noëlle Robert/Théâtre du Châtelet