Musicals starting with numbers


42nd Street


42nd Street features a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin and music by Harry Warren. Originally opening on Broadway with direction and choreography by award-winning Gower Champion, 42nd Street quickly became one of the most popular musicals and one of Broadway’s longest running shows. Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and the subsequent 1933 film adaptation, the musical follows famous director Julian Marsh as he attempts to produce a successful stage production during the height of the Great Depression in 1930’s New York. A popular musical for amateur and rep More >


9 to 5 the Musical


9 to 5: The Musical features music and lyrics by country music legend Dolly Parton. Based on the film ‘9 to 5’, the musical is adapted by Patricia Resnick, who also penned the screenplay. Parton starred in the 1980 movie and was at the helm of bringing the show to the stage, combining new material along with songs that she had previously written. Despite a fantastic cast, 9 to 5: The Musical ran for an exceptionally limited time on Broadway, closing before it reached 150 performances. A successful tour was launched in the UK in 2012, starring Ben Richards and Jackie Clune, with the production More >


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a musical that features music and lyrics by William Finn and an award-winning book by Rachel Sheinkin. A one act comedy that centres on an American spelling bee competition, the show is set in a fictional High School. The contest itself is attended by a number of quirky high school students, played by adults, and is managed by some larger than life adult personalities. Originally opening on Broadway in 2005, the musical was directed by James Lapine and was hugely successful, winning both Tony and Drama Desk Awards. A set section of the show is More >

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