"The Lullaby of Broadway" by Broadway cast of 42nd Street (VIDEO)
Watch the video for "The Lullaby of Broadway" by the Broadway cast of 42nd Street, No. 94 on our list of the 100 best NYC songs.
Wed Mar 7 2012
94. Jerry Orbach and the Original Broadway Cast (42nd Street), "The Lullaby of Broadway" (1980)
The ultimate Broadway self-love song is a nod to the late-night sounds of the city that never sleeps—"the rumble of the subway train" and "the rattle of the taxis" going strong into the wee hours. "The Lullaby of Broadway" actually debuted in the movie Gold Diggers of 1935 (for which it won an Oscar for songwriters Harry Warren and Al Dubin). It was only years later, in the musical 42nd Street, that the song came to rousing life onstage.