42nd.club is a Tony Award-winning 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 Hamilton, 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 investments that can be avoided along the way through collective analysis), (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.
The actors, the singers, the writers, the directors, they all make Broadway's magic happen. But they can't do it without . . . money.
Being part of the art. Riding the highs of the hits, taking the knocks of the flops. Sticking with the sleeper successes. Being the one who makes it possible.
If this inspires you, if it sounds like you (and if you're an accredited investor), reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
42nd.club has co-produced the following plays and musicals on Broadway, as well as a number of productions on the West End and in national tours:
14 Tony nominations, including Best Musical!
11 Tony nominations, including Best Musical!
8 Tony nominations, including Best Musical!
1 Tony nomination!
3 Tony nominations!
Tony Winner for Best Revival of a Musical, with 8 nominations!
With a score that bursts with life from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award®-winning songwriters of Anastasia and Ragtime, Once On This Island is a timeless testament to theater’s unlimited possibilities.
2 Tony nominations!
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.
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.
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).
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.