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Sheena Easton leads the cast of 42nd Street.
Producers of the upcoming London revival of 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane have announced that Grammy Award-winning Sheena Easton will make her West End debut in the production which runs from 20 March 2017, with an official opening on 4 April 2017.
Easton will take on the role of Dorothy Brock alongside a 50 strong cast that also includes Tom Lister as Julian Marsh, Clare Halse as Peggy Sawyer, Jasna Ivir as Maggie Jones, Norman Bowman as Pat Denning, Stuart Neal as Billy Lawlor, Graeme Henderson as Andy Lee, Christopher Howell as Bert Barry, Bruce Montague as Abner Dillon, Mark McKerracher as Mac/Doc/Thug and Emma Caffrey as Annie.
The ensemble will include 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, and Martin McCarthy.
The production will be directed by the show’s co-author Mark Bramble who directed the most recent Broadway revival of 42nd Street as well as numerous productions around the world.
42nd Street is decribed as a fable of Broadway and features a score by Harry Warren and Al Dubin and book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble. Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and the subsequent 1933 Hollywood film adaptation of the same name, this classic backstage musical 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".
Easton is a Grammy Award winning artist who has sold over 20 million records around the world. She remains the only artist in history to have top five records on five major Billboard charts.
The musical features the hit songs "We’re In The Money", "Lullaby of Broadway", "Shuffle Off To Buffalo", "Dames", "I Only Have Eyes For You", and "42nd Street".
Tickets for the production are now on sale.