Based on the classic American dream, 42nd Street follows young hopeful Peggy Sawyer, a small-town dancer who travels to New York with the hopes of becoming an actress. When she lands a role in the chorus line of a new Broadway production, she dreams of playing a bigger part in the show. With a stroke of luck, the snappy, infamous leading actress gets injured, giving Peggy the opportunity to prove herself as a star of the stage. Featuring well-known songs such as “We’re in the Money”, “Lullaby of Broadway”, “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” and the toe-tapping “42nd Street”, this musical is sure to have audiences dancing in their seats!
One of Broadway’s biggest and longest-running shows, 42nd Street originally opened at the Winter Garden Theatre, impressing audiences and critics alike. Revived in 2001 by Mark Bramble on Broadway, and once again in 2015 for a US tour, 42nd Street finally returns to the West End to replace the hugely successful Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Adapted into a well-known 1933 Hollywood film starring Ruby Keeler and Ginger Rogers, the musical is based on the novel by Bradford Ropes.
Casting includes Sheena Easton, who is best-known for her songs "9 to 5" and "We've Got Tonight", as Dorothy Brock, alongside Clare Halse as Peggy Sawyer and Tom Lister as Julian Marsh. Further casting includes Jasna Ivir, Stuart Neal, Norman Bowman, Graeme Henderson, Christopher Howell, Mark McKerracher, Emma Caffrey and Bruce Montague.
Featuring direction from Bramble, 42nd Street includes a book co-authored by Bramble and Michael Stewart, with music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dublin as well as new choreography by Randy Skinner. A wonderful rags-to-riches story, this brand new, bigger than ever revival of the beloved musical is sure to be a huge success.