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Tony Award-winning "42nd Street" comes to Miller

Jan. 1, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Winner of the 1980 Tony Award for Best New Musical and the 2001 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, "42nd Street" makes its Kalamazoo debut at Miller Auditorium with five shows Jan. 14-16.

Performances of "42nd Street" begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16.

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 remains the jewel in the crown of a renewed and invigorated "42nd Street" in New York City.

A true "Lullaby of Broadway," "42nd Street" features such standards as "We're in the Money," "Shuffle Off To Buffalo," "Lullaby of Broadway," "I Only Have Eyes For You," and the spectacular title number, "42nd Street," dazzlingly danced down a flight of steps. "42nd Street" has been described by critics as "Virtually nonstop pleasures," Linda Winer, Newsday; "Tap-dance heaven!" Michael Kichwara, The Associated Press; "Pure exhilaration," Clive Barnes, The New York Post; and "Lavish showmanship that shines from every last sequin," Charles Isherwood, Variety.

Tickets for "42nd Street" range from $23 to $47 and are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online at www.millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or the Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo.

"42nd Street" at Miller Auditorium is sponsored by WKMI AM 1360, Lake Michigan Mailers and WWMT Channel 3.

Media contact: Tracey Lawie, 269 387-2309, tracey.lawie@wmich.edu

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