42nd Street, the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, is to move into the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane next March.
This new production of 42nd Street, the dazzling and romantic homage to the world of musical theatre, arrives in the West End 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.
42nd Street 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’, ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’, and ‘42nd Street’.
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…
42nd Street has played to global acclaim for almost 40 years. Its phenomenal popularity serves as a legacy to Gower Champion, 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 the musical 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.”
42nd Street runs at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane from March 20.