’42nd STREET’ (Julian Marsh): “All right, everybody gather around and listen to me”

JULIAN: All right, everybody gather around and listen to me. Today we start work on a new show. You’re going to rehearse four weeks, then try out in Atlantic City. You’re going to work twelve hours a day, seven days a week. You’re going to dance ‘til your feet fall off and you aren’t able to stand up, but five weeks from now, “Pretty Lady” ‘s going to be the best damn show this town’s ever seen! You’re on your way to glory and thirty-two bucks a week so anybody who doesn’t think he can take it better quit right now! Nobody? Good. Take a half-hour to get measured for wigs and costumes and then let’s get to work.

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