Broadway’s hit musical 42nd Street dances into The Grand!
GALVESTON ISLAND, TEXAS - The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd Street comes to The Grand in a sparkling new production, Saturday, March 18, 2017 at
2:30 and 8 pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com.
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.” The Grand’s performances are sponsored in part by Bettis, EIM and Emerson Process Management.
With book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin, 42nd Street is based on Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie about a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and comes to New York to audition for a new Broadway musical. When the leading lady breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star.
The original production of 42nd Street opened on Broadway in 1980, produced 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® including Best Revival of a Musical. The Grand’s production of 42nd Street is directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award® winning Best Revival
For ticket prices and more information call The Grand’s box office at 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or visit The Grand’s web site at www.thegrand.com. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Grand 1894 Opera House is located at 2020 Postoffice Street in historic downtown Galveston's Cultural Arts District and is recognized as “The Official Opera House of the State of Texas.” All major credit cards accepted.