About Us

42nd.club is a group of investors and other professionals having a blast investing in and co-producing Broadway plays and musicals. Members of 42nd.club research and find the shows they believe are most likely to succeed and then use their collective investing power to invest across a large number of these shows. If that sounds exciting and fun, contact us and we can tell you more about the club and how to join.

Investing in Broadway is high risk. So why do members of 42nd.club invest in Broadway? There is a saying that "you can't make a living on Broadway, but you can make a killing!" There are few investments out there that have the potential to return 10 or 20 times the investment. Take for example the investors in the Fantasticks who have earned a 24,000 percent return on their investment. Finding a winner like Wicked, Jersey Boys or Book of Mormon could not only mean a return of multiple times the investment as the show continues to play on Broadway, but also subsidiary rights, licensing, and rights to invest in the national tours and international productions, which can provide additional income for years and years after opening night. Finding a smash hit could make up for a handful of misses along the way.

Members of 42nd.club utilize a strategy to manage the high risk nature of investing in Broadway by (a) spreading risk across multiple shows, rather than a single large investment in one show, (b) using their collective experience and analysis to avoid bad investments (there are many obviously bad shows that can be avoided along the way), (c) leveraging the contacts and network of the club members to obtain access to invest in the most highly coveted shows, and (d) choosing shows that have very strong commercial potential or that have the potential to obtain strong commercial success through anticipated Tony nominations and wins.

Investments

Members of 42nd.club have invested in many Broadway plays and musicals, including the following:
Anastasia the Broadway Musical

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally and a lush, new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Tony Award®-winning director Darko Tresnjak directs.

Sunset Blvd. the Broadway Musical

Glenn Close returns to Broadway in the tour de force performance that earned her the Tony Award for Best Actress in Sunset Boulevard. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award®-winning masterwork comes to the Palace Theatre for 16 weeks only following a sold out run in London’s West End.

Dreamgirls the Broadway Musical

Thirty-five years after the groundbreaking original Broadway production, this UK and West End premiere of the sensational Olivier Award and Tony Award®-winning musical DREAMGIRLS is playing to sold out houses and standing ovations every night at the Savoy Theatre, London.

Waitress the Broadway Musical
4 Tony nominations, including Best Musical!

WAITRESS (based on the beloved film) features original music and lyrics by 5-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).

An American in Paris the Broadway Musical
Winner of 4 Tony Awards, with 12 nominations including Best Musical!

We followed this musical closely as it received rave reviews in its sold out engagement in Paris. Highly acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon directs, as the timeless Gershwin music is set to a new book from Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Craig Lucas.

Something Rotten the Broadway Musical starring Christian Borle and Brian d'Arcy James
Tony Award Winner, with 10 nominations including Best Musical!

Produced by the multi-Tony Award winning Kevin McCollum (Rent, Avenue Q, In the Heights), and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), this hilarious new comedy musical stars Brian D'Arcy James and Christian Borle.

The Audience the Broadway play starring Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II
Winner of 2 Tony Awards, with 3 nominations!

Helen Mirren returns to Broadway to reprise her Oscar winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in a new play by Peter Morgan, the writer of the Oscar-nominated film, the Queen. Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot), the play had a record breaking run in London.

Matilda the Broadway Musical
Winner of 4 Tony Awards, with 12 nominations including Best Musical!

Winner of 50 international awards, including the Tony Award, and one of the biggest hits on Broadway, it was called by Rolling Stone "hands down the BEST MUSICAL of the season."

Wicked the Broadway Musical
Winner of 3 Tony Awards, with 9 nominations including Best Musical!

Winner of over 50 major awards including a Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, it was declared "The Best Musical of the Decade" by Entertainment Weekly and "A Cultural Phenomenon" by Variety.

The Visit starring Chita Rivera
5 Tony nominations, including Best Musical!

This is Broadway history in the making. Led by the legendary Chita Rivera, this is Kander and Ebb's (Chicago, Cabaret) last musical, with book by three-time Tony Award winner Terrance McNally (Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman), and directed by two-time Tony Award winner John Doyle (Sweeney Todd).

Penn & Teller

Legendary stage and TV illusionists—and exposers of "bullshit"—Penn & Teller return to Broadway for an exclusive six-week engagement. Seen live by over 2 million people, Penn & Teller are arguably the world's most famous magicians.

Elephant Man the Broadway Play starring Bradley Cooper

Starring three-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper (American Sniper, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook), this new production of Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award winning classic is directed by six-time Tony nominee Scott Ellis.

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DISCLAIMER: According to the lawyers (bless their hearts), we have to make clear that nothing on this site is intended to be a general solicitation of funds. 42nd.club itself does not invest into musicals but is merely a club of Broadway investors, producers, fundraisers and friends. Any actual investing any club members choose to do with one another would be conducted between them and the production company or associated producers.