Producers have announced today that Grammy-award winner Sheena Easton is to make her West End debut as Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 2017. 42nd Street Tickets are now on sale.
Sheena Easton has sold over 20 million records around the world and remains the only artist in history to have top five records on five major Billboard charts.
Joining Easton will be Tom Lister as Julian Marsh/ Lister played Carl King in Emmerdale for eight years and most recently starred as Wild Bill Hickok in the Calamity Jane UK Tour. Thre role of Peggy Sawyer will be played by Clare Halse, who most recently appeared in the role of Marjorie May in Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre.
42nd Street arrives in London with an all-singing, high-kicking cast of over 50, ready to explode on to the West End’s biggest stage. The confirmed cast are:
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 will be directed by the shows co-author Mark Bramble. 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’.
42nd Street starts previewing at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on March 20, 2017.