42nd Street (Broadway)
42nd Street with music by Harry Warren, book by Michael Stewart & Mark Bramble and lyrics by Al Dubin, Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes; played on Broadway at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts from May 2, 2001 until January 2, 2005 for 1,524 performances and 31 previews, achieving a total gross in ticket sales of USD $133,018,977 from 2,228,839 patrons.
Produced by Dodger Theatricals, Joop Van Den Ende, and Stage Holding
Directed by Mark Bramble; Musical Staging and New Choreography by Randy Skinner; Original direction and dances by Gower Champion; Scenic Design by Douglas W. Schmidt; Costume Design by Roger Kirk; Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald; Hair & Wig Design by David H. Lawrence; Musical Director: Todd Ellison; Music arranged & with additional orchestrations & vocal arrangements by Donald Johnston; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Donald Johnston with additional lyrics by Johnny Mercer and Mort Dixon.
Starring Michael Cumpsty (Julian Marsh Apr 04, 2001 – May 26, 2002), Christine Ebersole (Dorothy Brock Apr 04, 2001 – Jun 09, 2002), Michael Arnold (Andy Lee), David Elder (Billy Lawlor), Allen Fitzpatrick (Mac), Jonathan Freeman (Bert Barry), Mylinda Hull (Annie Apr 04, 2001 – Jun 09, 2002), Kate Levering (Peggy Sawyer Apr 04, 2001 – Aug 18, 2001), Michael McCarty (Abner Dillon), Richard Muenz (Pat Denning), Billy Stritch (Oscar), Mary Testa (Maggie Jones), Brad Aspel (Waiter / Ensemble), Becky Berstler (Ensemble), Randy Bobish (Ensemble), Chris Clay (Ensemble), Michael Clowers (Ensemble), Maryam Myika Day (Ensemble), Alexander deJong (Ensemble), Amy Dolan (Ethel / Ensemble), Allen Fitzpatrick (Thug Doctor), Isabelle Flachsmann (Ensemble), Jennifer Jones (Ensemble), Dontee Kiehn (Ensemble / ’42nd Street Ballet’ Nifty), Renée Klapmeyer (Ensemble), Jessica Kostival (Ensemble), Keirsten Kupiec (Ensemble), Todd Lattimore (Ensemble), Melissa Rae Mahon (Ensemble), Michael Malone (Ensemble), Jennifer Marquardt (Ensemble), Meredith Patterson (Ensemble), Darin Phelps (Ensemble), Wendy Rosoff (Ensemble), Megan Schenck (Ensemble), Kelly Sheehan (Ensemble), Tamlyn Brooke Shusterman (Diane / Ensemble), Megan Sikora (Lorraine / Ensemble), Jennifer Stetor (Ensemble), Erin Stoddard (Ensemble), Yasuko Tamaki (Ensemble), Jonathan Taylor (Ensemble), Jerry Tellier (Thug / Ensemble), Elisa Van Duyne (Ensemble), Erika Vaughn (Ensemble), Mike Warshaw (Waiter / Ensemble), Merrill West (Ensemble), Shonn Wiley (Waiter / Ensemble) and Catherine Wreford (Phyllis / Ensemble)
Swings: Kelli Barclay, Becky Berstler (Partial Swing), Isabelle Flachsmann (Partial Swing), Melissa Giattino, Brian J. Marcum, Jerry Tellier (Partial Swing), Elisa Van Duyne (Partial Swing), Luke Walrath and Merrill West (Partial Swing)
Standby: Beth Leavel (Dorothy Brock, Maggie Jones)
Understudies: Brad Aspel (Bert Barry, Andy Lee), Becky Berstler (Annie), Randy Bobish (Andy Lee), Amy Dolan (Maggie Jones, Annie), Allen Fitzpatrick (Pat Denning, Abner Dillon), Renée Klapmeyer (Diane), Jessica Kostival (Dorothy Brock), Richard Muenz (Julian Marsh), Meredith Patterson (Peggy Sawyer), Darin Phelps (Mac, Doctor, Thug), Erin Stoddard (Peggy Sawyer, Lorraine), Jerry Tellier (Julian Marsh, Pat Denning), Elisa Van Duyne (Phyllis), Luke Walrath (Mac, Doctor, Thug) and Shonn Wiley (Billy Lawlor)
Assistant Choreographer: Kelli Barclay; Assistant Director: Valerie Gardner Rives; Associate Scenic Design: Chad Owens; Associate Costume Design: Nancy A. Palmatier; Associate Lighting Design: Philip S. Rosenberg; Associate Sound Design: Janet Smith; Assistant Scenic Design: Robert Bissinger, Robert John Andrusko, Robert Jay Braun, Jesse Poleshuck, and Yank Frances.
Executive Producer: Dodger Management Group (Sally Campbell Morse, Robert C. Strickstein); Company Manager: Sandra Carlson; Assistant Company Manager: Scott Wilcox; Technical Supervisor: Tech Production Services,Inc., Peter Fulbright, Elliot Bertoni, Mary Duffe and Rich Cocchiara; Assistant Lighting Design: Daniel Ordower and Jason Lyons; Automated Lighting Programmer: David Arch; Production Stage Manager: Frank Hartenstein; Stage Manager: Karen Armstrong; Assistant Stage Manager: Tripp Phillips and Laura Brown-MacKinnon.
Casting: Jay Binder; Marketing Consultant: Margery Singer; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Dance Captain: Kelli Barclay; Assistant Dance Captain: Melissa Giattino; Marketing: Dodger Marketing; Online Marketing: Toby Simkin / Theatre.com Inc.; Advertising: Serino Coyne,Inc.;
Music adapted by Donald Johnston; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Todd Ellison; Associate Conductor: Fred Lassen; Woodwinds: Michael Migliore, Ken Hitchcock, Dave Pietro, Tom Christensen, Roger Rosenberg, Andrew Drelles, and Tim Ries; Trumpet: Joe Mosello, Ravi Best, Barry Danielian, and Dave Ballou; Trombone: Mark Patterson, Steve Armour, and Mike Christianson; French Horn: Theresa MacDonnell, Leise Anschuetz, and Michael Ishii; Bass: John Arbo; Guitar: Scott Kuney; Harp: Victoria Drake; Drums: Tony Tedesco; Percussion: Kory Grossman; Piano: Fred Lassen; Music Preparation: Miller Music Services
Cast Replacements: Patrick Cassidy (Julian Marsh May 07, 2004 – Jan 02, 2005), Michael Dantuono (Julian Marsh May 28, 2002 – Jun 20, 2002 and again Aug 12, 2003 – Aug 14, 2003), Patrick Ryan Sullivan (Julian Marsh from Aug 15, 2003), Tom Wopat (Julian Marsh Jun 21, 2002 – Aug 10, 2003), Beth Leavel (Dorothy Brock Jun 11, 2002 – May 06, 2004), Blair Ross (Dorothy Brock Aug 10, 2004 – Jan 02, 2005), Shirley Jones (Dorothy Brock May 07, 2004 – Aug 08, 2004), Nadine Isenegger (Peggy Sawyer Dec 17, 2002 – Jan 02, 2005), Kate Levering (Peggy Sawyer Aug 30, 2002 – Dec 15, 2002), Meredith Patterson (Peggy Sawyer Aug 19, 2001 – Aug 18, 2002), Brad Aspel (Andy Lee), Greg Beck (Oscar), Celina Carvajal (Annie), Chris Clay (Andy Lee), Michael Dantuono (Pat Denning), David Elder (Billy Lawlor), Matt Lashey (Billy Lawlor), Patti Mariano (Maggie Jones), Peter Marx (Andy Lee Apr 2003 – Jul 2003), Karen Murphy (Maggie Jones), Richard Pruitt (Abner Dillon), Alana Salvatore (Annie), Bob Walton (Bert Barry), Will Armstrong (Ensemble), Graham Bowen (Ensemble / Dorothy’s ‘Shadow Waltz’ Partner), Michael Clowers (Peggy’s ‘Habit’ Dance Partner ‘Dames’ Rehearsal Dancer / ’42nd Street Ballet’ Sailor), Erin Crouch (Diane / Ensemble), Brad DeLima (Ensemble / ‘Dames’ Rehearsal Dancer / ’42nd Street Ballet’ Sailor), Nikki Della Penta (Ensemble), Amy Dolan (Annie), Angie Everett (Ensemble), Luis Figueroa (Ensemble), Emily Fletcher (Ensemble), Jonathan Freeman (Bert Barry), Kristen Gaetz (Ensemble),Melissa Giattino (Ensemble), Susan Haefner (Ensemble / Ethel), Brad Hampton (Waiter / Ensemble), Merritt Tyler Hawkins (Diane / Ensemble), Nadine Isenegger (Lorraine / Ensemble), Kolina Janneck (Ensemble), Sarah L. Johnson (Ensemble), Angela Kahle (Ensemble / Phyllis), Amy F. Karlein (Ensemble), Regan Kays (Ensemble), Natalie King (Ensemble), Matt Lashey (Ensemble / ‘Dames’ Rehearsal Dancer), Todd Lattimore (‘Dames’ Rehearsal Dancer), Alison Levenberg (Ensemble), Gavin Lodge (Thug / Ensemble), Steve Luker (Mac Thug Doctor), Michael Malone (‘Dames’ Rehearsal Dancer), Brian J. Marcum (Waiter / Ensemble / ‘Dames’ Rehearsal Dancer), Joni Michelle (Ensemble), Amy Miller (Ensemble), Sarah Misiano (Ensemble), Joel Newsome (Bert Barry / Ensemble / Waiter), Shannon O’Bryan (Ensemble / ’42nd Street Ballet’ Nifty), Amy Palomino (Ensemble), Tony Palomino (Ensemble), Alison Paterson (Ensemble), Darin Phelps (Waiter), Wes Pope (Ensemble / ‘Dames’ Rehearsal Dancer / ’42nd Street Ballet’ Sailor), Frank Root (Bert Barry), Wendy Rosoff (Ensemble), John James Scacchetti (Ensemble), Joni Michelle Schenck (Ensemble), Megan Schenck (Phyllis / ’42nd Street Ballet’ Nifty), Jennifer Leigh Schwerer (Diane / Ensemble), Eric Sciotto (Ensemble / Waiter Dorothy’s ‘Shadow Waltz’ Partner), Cindy Shadel (Ensemble), Kelly Sheehan (Lorraine / ’42nd Street Ballet’ Nifty), Kristyn D. Smith (Ensemble), Vanessa Sonon (Ensemble), Jonathan Taylor (’42nd Street Ballet’ Thief ‘Dames’ Rehearsal Dancer), Will Taylor (Ensemble / ‘Dames’ Rehearsal Dancer), Elisa Van Duyne (Lorraine), Josh Walden (Ensemble), Nikki Williams (Ensemble), Kevin B. Worley (Ensemble) and Ericka Yang (Ethel / Ensemble)
Replacement Swings: Jeremy Benton, Sara Brians, Callie Carter, Nikki Della Penta, Melissa Giattino, Regan Kays, Cara Kjellman, Todd Lattimore, Gavin Lodge, Brian J. Marcum, Jennifer Marquardt, Sarah McLellan, Tony Palomino, Alison Paterson, John James Scacchetti, Elisa Van Duyne, Erika Vaughn, Josh Walden, Merrill West, and Kevin B. Worley (Partial Swing)
Replacements Standby: Dorothy Stanley (Dorothy Brock, Maggie Jones)
Replacement Understudies: Will Armstrong (Mac, Thug, Doctor), Jeremy Benton (Billy Lawlor), Randy Bobish (Billy Lawlor, Mac, Thug, Doctor), Sara Brians (Phyllis), Chris Clay (Mac, Thug, Doctor, Andy Lee), Michael Dantuono (Julian Marsh, Abner Dillon), Alexander deJong (Pat Denning), Nikki Della Penta (Phyllis), Emily Fletcher (Annie, Phyllis), Kristen Gaetz (Phyllis), Melissa Giattino (Maggie Jones), Susan Haefner (Maggie Jones, Annie), Regan Kays (Lorraine), Matt Lashey (Billy Lawlor), Todd Lattimore (Billy Lawlor), Gavin Lodge (Julian Marsh, Pat Denning, Billy Lawlor), Steve Luker (Bert Barry, Abner Dillon), Joni Michelle (Peggy Sawyer), Joel Newsome (Andy Lee, Bert Barry), Shannon O’Bryan (Peggy Sawyer), Tony Palomino (Andy Lee), Darin Phelps (Andy Lee), Eric Sciotto (Andy Lee), Kelly Sheehan (Lorraine), Vanessa Sonon (Peggy Sawyer), Jonathan Taylor (Bert Barry, Andy Lee), Jerry Tellier (Bert Barry), Elisa Van Duyne (Dorothy Brock), Mike Warshaw (Mac, Thug, Doctor) and Kevin B. Worley (Mac, Thug, Doctor, Billy Lawlor)
Other Later Replacements: Assistant Company Manager: Kelly Rach (from Sep 20, 2004), Nathan Gehan, and Jessica Coker; Company Manager: Michael Lonergan, and Kimberly Kelley; Company Management Assistant: Alissa Zulvergold (from Sep 19, 2004) Production Stage Manager: Arturo E. Porazzi, Tripp Phillips (Jun 2004 – Jan 02, 2005) and Karen Armstrong; Assistant Stage Manager: Janet Friedman, Zoya Kachadurian, Patty Lyons, Adam John Hunter and B.J. Forman; Stage Manager: Patty Lyons and Tripp Phillips; 3rd Assistant Stage Manager: Charlene Speyerer (Sep 19, 2003 – Sep 21, 2003); Trumpets: Don Downs; Associate Conductor: Matthew Sklar; Piano: Matthew Sklar; Conducted by Fred Lassen; Assistant Conductor: Matthew Sklar, and Mat Eisenstein; Management Associate: Sally Campbell Morse, Robert C. Strickstein, Robert Pullen, Staci Levine, and Myra Bowie; Trumpet 1: Anthony Gorruso; Woodwinds: Scott Shachter; Assistant Dance Captain: Sara Brians, and Cara Kjellman and Photographer: Joan Marcus
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The video is the opening sequence to the 2001 Tony Awards. Featuring the original cast of the Tony winning revival of 42nd Street. Choreography by Randy Skinner. Shot in multiple parts — 1st in the theatre following a performance, the exterior of the theatre down into the subway and train itself (until about 3am), and live at Radio City from the auditorium entrance.
“Blazing theatrical fireworks!”
-The New York Times
“The stuff that Broadway is made of! 42ND STREET zings and soars!”
-United Press International
“Broadway’s brassiest hit … “
“The big show that every season hopes to have … ”
“A winner! Simply miraculous! Rat-tat-tating pizzazz! A genuine two million dollar show-business bauble!”
-The Boston Globe
“A musical made in heaven!”
“Brilliant! It soars!”
“An earful, an eyeful and a heartful! Dazzling! A raging, exhilarating success!”
– Washington Post
“42ND STREET: A hit from tip to tap.”
-New York Post
“42ND STREET bigger, better than ever!”
-The [Hartford] Republican-American
“42ND STREET is a happy, rollicking, smash of a show!”
-Reno Gazette Journal
-The Buffalo News
“…a marvel to behold …”
“Every minute was entertaining…”
-El Paso Herald-Post
-The Sacramento Bee
“…as exciting as anything I’ve seen onstage.”
-Rapid City Journal
-El Paso Times
“…still a sassy winner…”
-The Billings Gazette
“42ND STREET dances its way into your heart…”