Tony nominee Norm Lewis and Tony winner Faith Prince will star in the upcoming Lyric Opera of Chicago production of 42nd Street as Broadway director Julian Marsh and stage diva Dorothy Brock, respectively. The Harry Warren and Al Dubin musical will run at the Windy City venue May 29–June 21, 2020, as part of the Lyric’s current season.
The Stephen Mear-directed production transfers from Paris’ Théâtre du Chátelet to the U.S., with additional casting to be announced at a later date. 42nd Street will be conducted by Gareth Valentine with set and costume designs by Peter McKintosh, lighting design by Chris Davey, and sound design by Mark Grey.
Lewis, Tony-nominated for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, made Broadway history as the first African-American to play the title role in Phantom of the Opera with other credits including Once On This Island, Sweeney Todd Off-Broadway, and a current residency at 54 Below with his holiday show, Naughty and Nice. Guys and Dolls Tony winner Prince most recently starred on Broadway in Disaster! the musical and as Miss Hannigan in the Broadway revival of Annie. She earned Tony nominations for her performances in A Catered Affair, Bells Are Ringing, and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway.
Lewis and Prince have been special guest performers on Playbill Travel’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are now on sale for Broadway in the Great Northwest, Playbill Travel’s first domestic cruise featuring Prince, Kate Baldwin, Tedd Firth, Aaron Lazar, and Beth Leavel (April 26–May 4, 2020), and for Broadway on the Mediterranean (August 31–September 7, 2020), featuring Audra McDonald, Will Swenson, Gavin Creel, Caissie Levy and Lindsay Mendez, and for Broadway on the Nile (December 27, 2020–January 7, 2021) and Broadway on the Caribbean (February 15–22, 2021), with performers soon to be announced. To book a suite or stateroom, call Playbill Travel at 866-455-6789 or visit PlaybillTravel.com.