The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic “42nd STREET” will celebrate a one week engagement at the Times-Union Center’s Moran Theater with a sparkling new production, January 12-17, 2016. Tickets will be available starting Sunday, November 1, 2015. 42nd STREET will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award winning Best Revival.
“42nd STREET” is the song and dance fable of Broadway, with an American Dream story and some of the greatest songs ever written, including: “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and of course “42nd Street.”
With book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin, “42nd STREET” is based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie and tells the story of a starry-eyed 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 star breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star.
The original production of “42nd STREET” was produced on Broadway by David Merrick and featured direction and dances by Gower Champion. It played on Broadway for 3,486 performances, winning 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 including Best Revival of a Musical.
Director / Co-Author Mark Bramble began his theatrical career working for legendary producer David Merrick on many Broadway productions. He directed the 2001 Tony Award winning Best Revival of 42nd STREET on Broadway for which he received a Tony Award nomination, and has staged productions of the show in London, Sydney, Tokyo, Berlin, Amsterdam, Shanghai, and Vienna. Come and meet those dancing feet at “42nd Street”.
Tues., January 12, 2016 7:30 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 13 7:30 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 14 7:30 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 15 8 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 16 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 17 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Location: Times Union Center Performing Arts
300 West Water St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Tickets: will be on sale starting November 1, 2015 & start at $38.50 and may be purchased online at FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase the official presenter of the Jacksonville show, or by calling (904) 442-BWAY (2929) between 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday. Discounts are available for groups of 10+ by calling (904) 442-2947 or emailing email@example.com.