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#ThrowBackThursday - 42nd Street

#ThrowBackThursday - 42nd Street

AUG 28, 2014

Each Thursday, #ThrowbackThursday brings you another memorable moment from Broadway's past.?

This week, we rewind the clock to August of 1980.

  • 42nd Street opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on August 25th, 1980.
  • It would transfer to the Majestic Theatre in 1981 and then to the St. James Theatre in 1987.
  • The show ran for almost 3,500 performances before closing on January 8th, 1989.
  • At the 1981 Tony Awards, it was nominated for eight Tony Awards, winning two, including Best Musical.
  • 42nd Street starred Broadway star Jerry Orbach, whose previous credits included Guys and Dolls, Annie Get Your Gun, and Chicago.

Below, check out Jerry Orbach singing "Lullaby of Broadway" from 42nd Street!

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