The West End’s most famous understudy Steph Parry is to take on the role of Dorothy Brock in the current West End revival of 42nd Street.
Steph shot to fame last week when she stepped up from understudy in 42nd Street to run down the road to play Donna in Mamma Mia when their leading lady was injured.
As 42nd Street celebrates the 500th performance of its run, producers have announced that Steph will follow Lulu into the role of legendary dive Dorothy Brock on 9th July 2018.
Steph’s casting in the star role is a rare case of life imitating art – 42nd Street tells the story of a young actress being given her shot at stardom after the leading lady is injured, and charts the understudy’s rise from showgirl to star.
42nd Street remains the biggest show in town with a cast of over 50 performing in this Broadway fable with a score including ‘We’re In The Money’, ‘Lullaby of Broadway’, ‘Shuffle Off To Buffalo’, ‘Dames’, ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’, and ‘42nd Street’.