Gene Weygandt, Suzzanne Douglas Shuffle Off to Drury Lane Theatre’s “42nd Street”

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with 42nd Street, with music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, and original Broadway direction and dances by Gower Champion. 42nd Street is based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and was originally produced on Broadway by David Merrick.  This production is directed by Michael Heitzman with choreography by Jared Grimes. 42nd Street runs October 26, 2017 – January 7, 2018 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.  

Tap through this year’s holiday season with 42nd Street, the 1980 Tony Award winner for Best Musical. In this Broadway favorite, aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer lands a bigger break in New York City than expected. When the leading lady injures her ankle, Peggy gets the chance of a lifetime to rise from showgirl to star of a glitzy new Broadway musical. 42nd Street features show-stopping tap numbers and unforgettable hits such as “We’re in the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” and “Shuffle Off to Buffalo.” Warm your Chicago winter with this love letter to the Great White Way.

The cast of 42nd Street includes: Suzzanne Douglas (Dorothy Brock)Gene Weygandt (Julian Marsh)Kimberly Immanuel (Peggy Sawyer)Phillip Attmore (Billy Lawler)Justin Brill (Bert Barry)Donica Lynn (Maggie Jones)Brandon Springman (Pat)Cedric Young (Abner Dillon)Erica Evans (Andy Lee), Sierra Schnack (Annie), and Bret Tuomi (Mac/Thug/Doctor). Additional casting includes: Time Brickey,Lamont Brown, Tristan Bruns, Joe CapstickJoel Chambers, Andrea Collier, Gabriela DelanoAnnie Jo ErmelRachel Marie LaPorte, Mandy ModicThomas OritizAllie PizzoMarisa Riegle, Anthony Sullivan Jr., and Davon Suttles.

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In addition to Director Michael Heitzman and Choreographer Jared Grimes, the creative team includes Roberta Duchak (music direction), Collette Pollard (scenic design), Emilio Sosa (costume design), Mike Baldassari (lighting design), Ray Nardelli (sound design), Claire Moores (wig and hair design), and Everett Bradley (music arrangements).  The Production Stage Manager is Lucia Lombardi.

Season and Subscription Information

Drury Lane Theatre’s 2017/2018 season also includes the powerhouse musical tribute to the 1980s Rock of Ages (August 24 – October 15) and will close its 17/18 season with the iconic Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (January 18 – March 25)Drury Lane Theatre is located at 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

Subscriptions for the 2017/2018 Season are priced from $149 to $181. Subscribers receive special offers on dining, flexible ticket exchanges, early notification and priority seating for added events. For more information, visit DruryLaneTheatre.com.

The performance schedule for all productions is as follows: Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m., Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.Student group tickets start as low as $30 and Senior Citizens start at $40 for matinees. Dinner and show packages are also available. For individual ticket on-sale dates and ticket reservations, call the Drury Lane Theatre box office at 630.530.0111, Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or visit DruryLaneTheatre.com.

About Drury Lane Theatre

Under the leadership of President Kyle DeSantis and Artistic Director William Osetek, Drury Lane Theatre is a major force in the Chicagoland theatre scene, presenting world-class productions in collaboration with some of the nation’s leading actors, artists, writers and directors. Over the past 30 years, Drury Lane has staged more than 2,000 productions and has been nominated for more than 360 Joseph Jefferson Awards. Drury Lane is committed to breathing new life into beloved classics and introducing audiences to exciting new works.

Throughout its 30-year history, Drury Lane has employed more than 7,500 actors and 10,000 musicians, designers and crew members to entertain upwards of nine million audience members. Originally founded by Anthony DeSantis, Drury Lane Theatre remains a family-run organization known for producing breathtaking Broadway classics, top-rated musicals, bold new works, hilarious comedies and unforgettable concert events.