42nd Street visits Moscow: Broadway's Best Shine on 42nd Street
By Raymond Stults for The Moscow Times
Already the toast of Broadway, Meredith Patterson (front) is likely to become the toast of Komsomolsky Prospekt for her performance as a small-town girl who becomes a star in "42nd Street."
There's no need to fly to New York for the taste of a Broadway musical, when the real thing can be found right here in our own backyard.
The 1980s hit "42nd Street" has found its way to Moscow in a joyful, rousing and thoroughly idiomatic English-language version straight from the Great White Way.
The "42nd Street" that premiered here last Saturday at MDM (the Moskovsky Dvorets Molodyozhi, or Palace of Youth) is not, as some might expect, the work of a second-class road company making its weary way from city to city. Instead, it's a production especially assembled for Moscow, with principals and production team -- including two stars and the director/choreographer of the show's recent award-winning New York revival -- chorus line, conductor and key orchestra members all drawn from the elite of North American musical theater. click for more