Steph Parry To Play Dorothy Brock In 42nd Street

Steph Parry takes ocver the lead role of Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street

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 … Read more

My 2017 Theatre Highlights – Douglas Mayo

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We asked our review team to nominate their 2017 theatre highlights. Douglas Mayo nominated his favourites. 42nd Street (Theatre Royal Drury Lane) Never did I ever think I would see a production of 42nd Street on stage on the scale that is currently on stage at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The cast including Tom Lister, Jasna Ivir, Clare Halse, Stuart Neal and the sublime Sheena Easton would have been more than enough but add Douglas W Schmidt’s incredible set that fully utilised the enormous stage of the Theatre Royal and Roger Kirk’s fabulous costumes and you were all set for an experience unlike any other. I quite honestly had tears of joy streaming down my face throughout. Book tickets for 42nd Street. Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre) Hyped to oblivion, it was great to see a show that lived up to the hype. I’ve been listening to the cast album … Read more

SPECIAL PREVIEW OFFER – 42nd Street

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Come and meet those dancing feet at a special preview price for BritishTheatre.com readers! We are able to offer a range of special prices on previews to 42nd Street, the biggest, brassiest show in London’s West End now previewing at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Check out photos from this incredible new production. Sheena Easton headlines this lavish new revival of the Broadway classic directed by the shows co-creator Mark Bramble. 42nd Street features the West End’s largest musical cast and biggest orchestra. A song and dance musical sensation, 42nd Street is the American dream fable of Broadway, the understudy thrust into the limelight during the sudden indisposition of the leading lady. Young Peggy Sawyer is just another face in the chorus – but her wildest dreams could be a reality far more quickly than she ever imagined. Stars are made overnight on Broadway… Special preview prices for 20 March … Read more

FIRST LOOK: 42nd Street, Theatre Royal Drury Lane

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We are pleased to bring you these great photographs by Brinkhoff and Moegenburg of the new production of 42nd Street which is now previewing at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Mark Bramble’s new production of 42nd Street stars Sheena Easton with an all singing, high-kicking cast of over 50 and is the biggest show running in the West End. BOOK NOW FOR 42ND STREET

Shows We’re Looking Forward To in 2017

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Looking forward, 2017 will offer West End Theatre-goers some exciting new shows with great revivals, star-led shows and big Broadway hits. These are some of the productions that are heading this way in 2017. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS – DOMINION THEATRE This award-winning Broadway musical featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin and based on the classic MGM musical. 42ND STREET – THEATRE ROYAL DRURY LANE The ultimate Broadway musical that’s all about Broadway. Based on the iconic film, this is a lavish, revival of the international award-winning musical starring Sheena Easton. Book Tickets STEPPING OUT – VAUDEVILLE THEATRE A revival of the award-winning play about a group of women who get together to learn how to tap dance. With a cast including Tamsin Outhwaite, Angela Griffith, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Nicola Stephenson. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS – LONDON PALLADIUM A major new musical version based on Kenneth Grahame’s … Read more

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