42nd Street

Spring 2022

Upcoming Dates

Spring 2022

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

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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! 

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!

  • Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes with 1 intermission
  • Location: Lyric Opera House

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