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

By Harry Warren and Al Dubin

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

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 next spring! The story of Peggy Sawyer, an aspiring actress from Allentown who gets her big break and rises from chorus girl to star status overnight, 42ND Street is filled with unforgettable tunes. 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,” “Sunny Side to Every Situation,” “Young and Healthy,” 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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May 2020

Friday

05/29

7:00 PM

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05/30

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05/31

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06/03

1:30 PM

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06/04

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06/05

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06/06

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06/06

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06/07

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06/09

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06/10

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06/11

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06/11

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06/12

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06/13

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06/13

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06/14

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06/17

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06/17

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06/18

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06/19

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06/20

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06/20

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06/21

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42nd Street at Lyric Opera of Chicago

42nd Street

By Harry Warren and Al Dubin

"Overture"
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"We're in the Money"
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"Lullaby of Broadway"
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"42nd Street"
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Meet The Artists

Stephen Mear*

Director & Choreographer

Peter McKintosh*

Set & Costume Designer

Chris Davey*

Lighting Designer

* Lyric debut

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Production Sponsors

Lead Sponsor

THE NEGAUNEE FOUNDATION

Cosponsors

ANONYMOUS DONOR

DONNA VAN EEKEREN AND DALE CONNELLY

Lead Corporate Sponsor

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A production created by the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris.

 

42nd STREET. MUSIC BY HARRY WARREN. LYRICS BY AL DUBIN.
Book by MICHAEL STEWART & MARK BRAMBLE.
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