42nd Street

42nd Street Tickets

Theatre Royal Drury Lane
West End

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.

42nd Street Synopsis: 

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
Douglas W Schmidt
Randy Skinner
Roger Kirk
42nd Street Schedule
Previews from: 
Monday, 20 March, 2017
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 4 April, 2017
Available from: 
Monday, 20 March, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 22 July, 2017
Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF
Nearest tube:
Covent Garden

Latest 42nd Street News & Features

42nd Street in London's West End
Friday, August 5, 2016
42nd Street musical begins previews at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane in March 2017

It has been announced that a brand new production of classic musical 42nd Street will be heading to London's West End, beginning previews at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 20th March and officially opening on 4th April 2017. 

Friday, August 5, 2016
Come and Meet Those Dancing Feet - a History of 42nd Street

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

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