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August 28, 2003|Don Shirley

42nd Street: This is the touring ensemble from the 2001 Broadway production that won a Tony Award for best musical revival -- the 1980 show's first Broadway reprise -- and the company has a Broadway sheen. Expect no revelations, however, from this behind-the-scenes look at the making of a Depression-era Broadway revue. "42nd Street" has been produced frequently in the Southland. While this touring production has a bigger cast, a few different songs and a glossier look than some of the other revivals, it's not on a significantly higher level than the better local efforts. The beating heart of the show is, as always, the crackling tap ensemble.

-- Don Shirley

Ends Sunday at the Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. (213) 628-2772.

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