42nd Street
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42nd Street is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway, featuring the iconic songs 42nd Street, We're in the Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Dames and I Only Have Eyes For You. With the West End's biggest cast, this is a musical like no other, entertainment doesn't get bigger than this.

★★★★★
'The mother of all show-biz musicals'
Daily Telegraph

Young Peggy Sawyer is fresh off the bus from small-town America and just another face in the chorus line on Broadway's newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she's always dreamed of.

★★★★★
'A wow factor revival of one of the greatest musicals of all. You'll leave happy. Perfection.'
The Times

Bonnie Langford joins the cast to play legendary diva 'Dorothy Brock' alongside Tom Lister as 'Julian Marsh', Clare Halse as 'Peggy Sawyer' and Ashley Day as 'Billy Lawlor'. Mark Bramble, co-author of the book for the original Broadway and West End productions of 42nd Street and director of the 2001 Tony Award winning revival, directs.
★★★★★
"THE MOTHER OF ALL SHOWBIZ MUSICALS"
The Telegraph

★★★★★
"UTTERLY MOREISH EXTRAVAGANZA OF GLITZ"
The Times

"BLOW YOUR MIND WITH SPECTACLE"
The Metro

"THE CHORUS LINE IS ENORMOUS. SUCH AMBITION IS TOO RARE IN THE WEST END."
Daily Mail

"A MUSICAL THAT KEEPS ON GIVING WHEN OTHERS WOULD HAVE CALLED IT QUITS"
The Times

"SEQUINED-SPANGLED GLAMOUR"
Daily Mail

"IT ROARS WHERE OTHERS PURR"
The Stage

"A GOLDEN SPECTACLE OF SHOWBIZ GLAMOUR"
Time Out

"SHEENA EASTON BELTS OUT ANTHEMS IN FINE STYLE AND DOES A SPECTACULAR JOB OF PROVIDING A PIVOT AROUND WHICH THE SHOW TURNS."
Daily Mirror
BONNIE LANGFORD JOINS THE CAST OF 42ND STREET (18 JULY 2018)

Star of stage and screen Bonnie Langford is to join the cast of 42nd Street as the production extends its residency at Theatre Royal Drury Lane for a final time, through to Saturday 5 January 2019.

Langford will join the show on Monday 3 September, straight from her headline-making role as Carmel Kazemi in BBC's EastEnders. Her previous starring credits in the West End include Gypsy, Chicago and the original London production of Cats.

Following the conclusion of 42nd Street's residency at Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Saturday 5 January 2019, the refurbishment of the theatre (announced earlier this year) will commence.

This new production of the show opened in April 2017 and has since been seen by almost one million people and has won numerous awards. It recently celebrated its 500th performance.

Langford will star alongside Tom Lister who plays the role of Julian Marsh, Clare Halse, who plays Peggy Sawyer and Ashley Day as Billy Lawlor. The cast also includes: Jasna Ivir is Maggie Jones, Graeme Henderson is Andy Lee, Christopher Howell is Bert Barry, Bruce Montague is Abner Dillon, Mark McKerracher is Mac/Doc/Thug, Emma Caffrey is Anytime Annie and Matthew Goodgame is Pat Denning.



LULU RETURNS TO THE WEST END TO JOIN 42ND STREET (26 FEBRUARY 2018)

Lulu returns to the West End after 30 years to join the cast of 42nd Street, the dazzling and romantic homage to the world of musical theatre in the iconic role of Dorothy Brock in this five star production.

Lulu made her acting debut at the age of 16, starring with Sidney Poitier in the unforgettable To Sir With Love - and taking the title song to Number One in the US for five weeks. Since then she has never been away from the spotlight as an actress, singer, song-writer and businesswoman. She has worked with some of the greatest musical talents of our time - Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, The Beatles and David Bowie. Lulu's acting career has been no less stellar - her West End debut was in the Richard Eyre National Theatre production of Guys & Dolls; she starred in Peter Pan, played Tom Courtenay's wife in Whatever Happened to Harold Smith, performed successfully in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Song & Dance and gained rave reviews for stepping into Julie Walters' formidable shoes in the much-loved Adrian Mole tv series. She also recently showcased her comedic skills in the cult comedy film, Absolutely Fabulous.

Lulu's career highlights are too many to mention but include the unforgettable Shout, her Bowie collaboration The Man Who Sold the World, a Bond theme song and a Number One with Take That. She is a multi-award winning artist, including Ivor Novello and Grammy nominations for the world wide hit she penned for Tina Turner, I Don't Wanna Fight, and she is an OBE. Lulu continues to set new standards and challenges for herself - she has just completed a 44 date, sell-out tour of the UK and in 2017 toured Australia and the US with her band. Her most recent, self-penned album Making Life Rhyme, garnered the best reviews of her career.

Also joining the cast of 42nd Street is Ashley Day as Billy Lawlor. Ashley performed the role of Jerry Mulligan in the recent West End production of An American in Paris. Other theatrical credits include Kiss Me Kate (Opera North), Oklahoma! (National Tour), The Book of Mormon (West End), The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium(, High School Musical (National Tour), On the Town (English National Opera), Evita (West End), Mary Poppins (West End), Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker (Sadler's Wells) and Oliver! (West End).

The role of Julian Marsh will continue to be performed by Tom Lister, who played Carl King in Emmerdale for 8 years and had recently starred as Wild Bill Hickok in the UK Tour of Calamity Jane. Clare Halse, whose performances have been hailed as 'outstanding' will continue as Peggy Sawyer. She most recently appeared in the acclaimed production of Gypsy as Marjorie May at the Savoy Theatre.

The cast also includes Jasna Ivir as Maggie Jones, 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 Anytime Annie. Matthew Goodgame joins as Pat Denning.

The 45 piece ensemble comprises Clare Rickard, Ella Martine, Hannah Amin, Lucy Andic, Sara Bispham, Pamela Blair, Abi Curruthers, Danielle Cato, Lisa Dent, Natasha Ferguson, Madeleine Francis, Maria Garrett, Maddie Harper, Leah Harris, Rebecca Herszenhorn, Bethany Huckle, Sarah Kacey, Annie Kitchen, Jenny Legg, Hannah-Faith Marram, Billie Kay, Katy Riches, Zoe Rogers, Jessica Stent, Josephina Camble, Gabrielle Cocca, Emma Johnson, Jasmine Kerr, Lucy Renouf, Christina Shard, Freddie Clements, Martin McCarthy, Zac Watts, Steph Parry, Thomas Audibert, George Beet, Philip Bertioli, Joel Cooper, Matt Cox, Adam Denman, Luke George, Ryan Gover, Alyn Hawke, Tom Partridge, James-Royden Lyley and Liam Wrate.



SHEENA EASTON TO MAKE WEST END DEBUT IN 42ND STREET (8 NOVEMBER 2016)

Sheena Easton - the Grammy Award winning artist who has sold over 20 million records around the world - is to make her West End debut in the forthcoming production of 42nd Street. Easton, who remains the only artist in history to have top five records on five major Billboard charts, will perform the iconic role of Dorothy Brock in the new production of 42nd Street, the dazzling and romantic homage to the world of musical theatre.

The role of Julian Marsh will be performed by Tom Lister, who played Carl King in Emmerdale for 8 years and has recently been starring as Wild Bill Hickok in the UK Tour of Calamity Jane. Clare Halse, who most recently appeared in the acclaimed production of Gypsy as Marjorie May at the Savoy Theatre, will play Peggy Sawyer.

42nd Street will play the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane from Monday 20 March 2017. The production will be directed by the show's co-author Mark Bramble (whose other hit shows include Barnum, Treasure Island, The Three Musketeers The Grand Tour) and director of many award-winning previous productions of 42nd Street on Broadway and around the world.

The confirmed cast now include: Jasna Ivir, who will play 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 comprise 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 ARRIVES IN THE WEST END MARCH 2017 (8 AUGUST 2016)

42nd Street, the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, is to play the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane from Monday 20 March 2017. Tickets are now on sale.

This new production - a dazzling and romantic homage to the world of musical theatre - arrives in London with an all-singing, high-kicking cast of over 50 and some of the greatest songs in musical history, ready to explode on to the West End's biggest stage. The show is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as We're In The Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Dames and I Only Have Eyes For You.

42nd Street has played to great global acclaim for almost 40 years. Its phenomenal popularity serves as a legacy to Gower Champion, for whom 42nd Street stands as the outstanding, timeless tribute to the legendary director and choreographer of the original, Tony Award-winning production. The new West End production will be directed by the show's author Mark Bramble (whose other hit shows include Barnum, Treasure Island, The Three Musketeers, The Grand Tour), and director of many award-winning previous productions of this show around the world.

Mark Bramble said, "The original production had the look of a Warner Brothers black and white film. This time we're doing an MGM Technicolor version of 42nd Street with additional songs and dances. The theme of the show speaks louder today than ever before: follow your bliss and with talent and hard work dreams can come true. I'm delighted that Linnit/Grade are bringing our song and dance extravaganza to the magnificent Theatre Royal Drury Lane."

Previous productions of 42nd Street have won a series of major international awards, including: Original Broadway Production 1981: Tony Award Best Musical, Original Broadway Production 1981: Tony Award Best Choreography, Original London Production 1984: Laurence Olivier Award Best New Musical, Original London Production 1984: Evening Standard Award Best Musical, and Broadway Revival 2001: Tony Award Best Revival of a Musical.

Further information and casting is to be announced.











Information
Type of production: Musical

Opened: 20 March 2017

Booking until: 05 January 2019

Running time: 2 hours 40 mins

Prices: £27.00 - £171.00

Cast: Bonnie Langford
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