42nd Street comes to Coronado Jan. 21

42nd Street, winner of the 1980 Tony Award for “Best New Musical” and the 2001 Tony Award for “Best Musical Revival,” comes to the Coronado Theatre at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21. Tickets for the performance, ranging in price from $30 to $50, are on sale and can be purchased at the MetroCentre box office, online at CentreEvents.com or by calling (815) 968-5222.

42nd Street opened in Tokyo, Japan, in the summer of 2004 for a five-week engagement, and began touring North America extensively since opening in Huntsville, Ala., Oct. 15, 2004.

A Broadway legend, 42nd Street defined musical comedy, with its star-is-born story, spectacular design, score of hit standards, the largest show chorus and the most admired ensemble tap dancing ever to tour North America.

The original Broadway production of 42nd Street ran for more than eight years and is one of the 10 longest-running shows in Broadway history. The Broadway revival opened May 2, 2001, at the Ford Theatre and remained the jewel in the crown of a renewed and invigorated 42nd Street in New York City until New Year’s 2005.

A true “Lullaby of Broadway,” 42nd Street features such Broadway standards as “We’re in the Money,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and, of course, the spectacular title number, “42nd Street,” dazzlingly danced down a flight of steps.

Described by critics as “Virtually nonstop pleasures,” Linda Winer, Newsday; “Tapdance heaven!”, Michael Kichwarea, Associated Press; “Pure exhilaration,” Clive Barnes, The New York Post; “Lavish showmanship that shines from every last sequin,” Charles Isherwood, Variety; and “Pure Razzmatazz!”, Clifford A. Ridley, The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Special discounts are available for “Broadway at the Coronado” season subscribers by calling (815) 968-5222. Groups of 20 or more can purchase discounted tickets by calling (815) 968-5600 or at www.CentreEvents.com/GroupSales.

For more info, contact Brooks Jordan, director of marketing & sales (bjordan@centreevents.com) or Blaze Farrar, group sales & marketing manager (bfarrar@centreevents.com) at CentreEvents at (815) 968-5600.

From the Jan. 18-24, 2006, issue

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