42nd Street Tickets
A new revival of the classic Broadway musical 42nd Street will officially open in London's West End on 4th April 2017, following previews from 20th March. After originally opening on Broadway in 1980 produced by David Merrick and directed by Gower Champion, the musical won the Tony Award for Best Musical and ran for 3,486 performances to January 1989. A West End production opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 8 August 1984 starring Catherine Zeta Jones and went on to win the Olivier Award for Best Musical.
Featuring a score by Harry Warren and Al Dubin and book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, the musical is based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and the subsequent 1933 Hollywood film adaptation of the same name. A classic backstage musical, the show follows famed director Julian Marsh as he attempts to put on a brand new musical production during the height of the Great Depression. Peggy Sawyer, an unknown chorus girl, gets her big break and goes out on the stage a "youngster" and comes back a "star". With a classic score of musical theatre standards including "We're in the Money", "Lullaby of Broadway", "42nd Street" and "About a Quarter to Nine", this heart-warming musical provides exceptional tap routines and classic comedy.
This new production is directed by Mark Bramble, choreographed by Randy Skinner and will feature scenic design by Douglas W Schmidt and costume design by Roger Kirk.
As the curtain opens on America in 1932 at the heart of the Great Depression, chorines and gypsies get wind that acclaimed Broadway producer Julian Marsh is casting his new musical show. As an extensive tap audition begins, we're introduced to fresh-off-the-bus Peggy Sawyer, a talented and enthusiastic young star who manages to pass her audition and join the company.
Dorothy Brock, an over the hill star is set to be the leading lady in 'Pretty Lady', and her beau Abner Dillon has $100,000 to invest in the production, despite the fact that the Dorothy has fallen in love with one of her old stage partners Pat Denning. As the group head to Philadelphia for their out of town try-out, Dorothy breaks off her relationship with Dillon in a move that threatens the entire production. On opening night Peggy bumps into Dorothy during a routine, sending the star to the floor with a broken ankle forcing the curtain to come down. The question now is, who will take over the role and be the new star, as the show must go on...