42nd Street is one of those classic musicals about the talented unknown who goes out an becomes a star. The recipient of most of the major musical theatre awards, 42nd Street returns to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in March 2017.
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…
Featuring a cast of over 50, 42nd Street features songs such as We're In The Money, Lullaby Of Broadway, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Dames, I Only Have Eyes For You and 42nd Street.
This new production of 42nd Street will be directed by Mark Bramble, who has directed 42nd Street around the world and helmed other productions including Barnum.
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.”
The producers are also pleased to confirm that Douglas W Schmidt will return as Set Designer and Roger Kirk as Costume Designer, as they have been for previous productions of 42nd Street.
42nd Street will play at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane from 20 March 2017.