42nd Street tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer, who arrives in New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania, armed with her tap shoes and big dreams of being a Broadway star. Peggy’s talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh, who gives her a spot in the chorus of Pretty
Lady, his newest show. Pretty Lady stars Dorothy Brock, the classic Broadway diva, and Billy Lawlor, the male lead. When Dorothy is injured during the show’s previews, Pretty Lady looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can CLIMB to the top— someone like Peggy Sawyer!