One of the longest running musicals in Broadway history, 42nd Street is based on Busby Berkeley's 1933 movie that saved Warner Brothers studios from bankruptcy. Set during the Depression in New York, and considered the quintessential backstage musical, 42nd Street tells the story of a starry-eyed young actress named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home for a chance to audition for the new Julian Marsh musical about to open on Broadway. While she can't seem to stay in the good graces of the show's aging leading lady, Dorothy Brock, Peggy soon catches the eye of the well-known leading man Billy... and the famous director. On opening night, Ms. Brock breaks her ankle and panic spreads through the company as the show is doomed… until it is suggested that the recently fired Peggy take over the role. In only 36 hours, a star is born!