The song-and-dance fable, “42nd Street,” comes to Purdue

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The musical comedy 42nd Street will be performed on March 3 at Purdue University’s Elliott Hall of Music. The 7:30 p.m. performance of 42nd Street is presented with Friends support from Dr. Nancy DiMartino and Stephen Borghi, with additional support from University Place.

42nd Street is a Broadway song and dance fable, with an American dream story and several popular songs, including “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and “42nd Street.”

Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 film, the show tells the story of a young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and comes 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. With a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin, this production is directed by Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, who staged the 2001 Tony Award-winning best musical revival.

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.

Tickets for 42nd Street

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$24-54 for adults
$24-40 for children 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students

Tickets are available at the Stewart Center box office at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW. Group tickets are also available to groups of 10 more. Call 765-496-1977 for more details or visit Group Sales for more information.

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