42nd STREET, the backstage musical comedy classic, is to play the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane from Monday 20 March 2017, and tickets are now on sale for this long-awaited return to the West End.
This new production of 42nd STREET – the dazzling and romantic homage to the world of musical theatre – arrives in London 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 great global acclaim for almost 40 years. Its phenomenal popularity serves as a legacy to Gower Champion, for whom 42nd STREET stands as the outstanding, timeless tribute to 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 42nd STREET around the world.
Casting has yet to be announced, however, this is sure to be another hit as previous productions of 42nd Street have won a series of major international awards, including:
- Original Broadway Production 1981: Tony Award Best Musical
- Original Broadway Production 1981: Tony Award Best Choreography
- Original London Production 1984: Laurence Olivier Award Best New Musical
- Original London Production 1984: Evening Standard Award Best Musical
- Broadway Revival 2001: Tony Award Best Revival of a Musical