42nd Street

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This joyous revival of a classic Broadway musical has taken the Theatre Royal Drury Lane by storm! 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 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.

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About 42nd Street:

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...

Harry Warren and Al Dubin, with book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble
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Mark Bramble
Songs by:
Harry Warren and Al Dubin
Randy Skinner
Roger Kirk
Cast list:
Sheena Easton (Dorothy Brock), Tom Lister (Julian Marsh), Clare Halse (Peggy Sawyer), Jasna Ivir (Maggie Jones), Norman Bowman (Pat Denning), Stuart Neal (Billy Lawlor), Graeme Henderson (Andy Lee), Christopher Howell (Bert Barry), Bruce Montague (Abner Dillon), Mark McKerracher (Mac/Doc/Thug) and Emma Caffrey (Annie). Ensemble: Clare Rickard, Victoria Hay, Leah Harris, Jasmine Kerr, Millie O'Connell, Katy Riches, Gabrielle Lewis Dodson, Daisy Steere, Karli Vale, Sophie Camble, Christina Shand, Courtney George, Zoe Rogers, Jessica Keable, Sara Bispham, Lisa Dent, Katharine Pearson, Kirsty Fuller, Rebecca Herszenhorn, Charlene Ford, Dylan Mason, Philip Bertioli, Luke George, Ronan Burns, Eddie Myles, Ryan Gover, Sam Murphy, Freddie Clements, Zac Watts, Greg Bernstein, Kristen Gaetz, Charlotte Anne Steen, Gabrielle Cocca, Kate Ivory Jordan, Josh Andrews, Martin McCarthy.
42nd Street Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Monday, 20 March, 2017
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 4 April, 2017
Available from: 
Thursday, 14 December, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF
Nearest tube:
Covent Garden
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42nd Street Customer reviews

Our 42nd Street Review

There’s a moment of indescribable exhilaration at the very start of this careful yet constantly surprising revival of 42nd Street which begins, as every production of the musical does, with the curtain rising a mere two foot to display the tapping feet of a stunning 40-strong ensemble.

Latest 42nd Street News & Features

Clare Halse interview - 'I had to strip to my undies in front of the Duchess of Cambridge'
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

42nd Street took the West End by storm when it moved into the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, with a flurry of four and five-star reviews. Much of the praise was for Clare Halse, who plays Peggy Sawyer, a dance virtuoso waiting to be discovered,is forced to step in and save Julian Marsh’s Broadway show Pretty Lady.  We chatted to Halse about her previous experiences as an understudy opposite Imelda Staunton, how she is helping to inspire a generation of young dancers, and performing for Royalty on the show’s opening night. How much of 42nd Street did you know before you auditioned for the part?

42nd Street extends booking at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
42nd Street extends booking at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Thursday, June 1, 2017

The hit London revival of 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane has extended its booking period to 10 February 2018. The production began previews in London on Monday, 20 March, 2017 and opened to excellent reviews on Tuesday 4 April 2017, where it was described as "infectious musical theatre joy of the highest calibre" by London Theatre. It was previously booking to 14 October 2017.

History of 42nd Street
Come and Meet Those Dancing Feet - a History of 42nd Street
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the brand new production of 42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

42nd Street West End revival (Photo Brinkhoff and Moegenburg)
First Look at 42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London's West End
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Production images have been released of the West End revival of 42nd Street which is currently in previews at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane ahead of an official opening on 4 April 2017. Featuring music by Harry Warren and Al Dubin and book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble it is directed by Mark Bramble with choreography by Randy Skinner, scenic design by Douglas W Schmidt and costumes by Roger Kirk. Cast of 42nd Street (Photo: Brinkhoff & Moegenburg) Cast of 42nd Street (Photo: Brinkhoff & Moegenburg) Cast of 42nd Street (Photo: Brinkhoff & Moegenburg) Cast of 42nd Street

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