Musicals starting with numbers

42nd Street Broadway Revival

42nd Street


42nd Street has a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin, and music by Harry Warren. The original production was one of the most popular musicals of the day, but it was the 1980 Broadway production, directed by Gower Champion that became a long-running hit. The musical is based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and the subsequent 1933 film adaptation, and focuses on the famous director Julian Marsh to produce a successful stage production during the height of the Great Depression in 1930s New York.  The show is popular with amateur and rep companies all over the world and More >

9 to 5 Original Broadway

9 to 5 the Musical


9 to 5: The Musical features music and lyrics by Country Music Legend Dolly Parton. The book is based on the film ‘Nine to Five’ and is adapted by Patricia Resnick. Parton starred in the 1980 movie, and was at the helm of bringing the show to the stage. She combined new material along with songs that she had previously written to flesh out a full two act book musical that involved a variety of colourful characters. Despite a fantastic cast, the show didn’t run for very long on Broadway, closing before it reached 150 performances. The show started a tour of the UK in 2012 and has set it sights More >

Spelling Bee Original Broadway

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is musical that features music and lyrics by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin. The show is a one act comedy that centres on an American spelling bee competition set in a fictional High School. The contest is attended by a number of quirky high school students (played by adults) and is managed by some larger than life adult personalities. The original Broadway production opened in 2005 and was directed by James Lapine. The show was hugely successful and was seen as a welcome break from the format of other musicals that season. A set section More >

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