Definition of 42nd Street from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


42nd Street

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a Hollywood musical film (1933) directed by Lloyd Bacon, with dances designed by Busby Berkeley. A stage version opened on Broadway in 1980. The film is about a Broadway producer whose musical star breaks an ankle. He has to use an unknown actor, but she is a great success. The title refers to a street in Manhattan, New York City, in the heart of the city's theatre district.