’42nd STREET’ (Julian Marsh): “Sawyer, think of Broadway”

42ND STREET by Michael Stewart & Mark Bramble

From: Musical

Type: Dramatic

Character: Julian Marsh, a very famous and powerful Broadway director.

Gender: Male

Age Range: 30's | 40's | 50's

Summary: Julian Marsh, in his own way, pleads to Peggy Sawyer not to leave the show and move back to Allentown.

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JULIAN: What was that word you just said? Allentown? I’m offering you the chance to star in the biggest musical Broadway’s seen in twenty years and you say Allentown? Now listen, Sawyer, and listen good. Even if you don’t give a damn about me, think of all those kids you’ll be throwing out of work if you don’t do this! Think of the songs that will wither and die if you don’t get up there and sing them! Think of the scenery that will be seen, the costumes never worn, the orchestrations never heard! Think of “Pretty Lady” and the thrill and pleasure it could give to millions! Think of musical comedy, the most glorious words in the English language! Sawyer, think of Broadway, d—!

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