Audiences will feel right at home in the West End from 2017 as an iconic musical makes a welcome return to the capital. 42nd Street, a production set in Broadway and celebrating all things musical theatre, is making its way to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, where it will undoubtedly cause quite a stir.
After all, we’re talking about a show that features well known songs like We’re In The Money and also landed a Laurence Olivier Award in 1984 for Best New Musical. Add to that the numerous Tony Awards it earned and its reputation for creating a toe-tapping good time and you have the ingredients for West End success in 2017.
The musical story centres on the character of Peggy Sawyer who is about to be granted the opportunity of a lifetime. She is in New York City having put her small town life behind her and has landed a job in the chorus line of a major Broadway show. But whilst she feels insignificant amongst the myriad of performers she is about to be propelled into the spotlight as the leading lady sustains an injury and producers look to her to fill the role instead.
As well as the mentioned We’re In The Money, the musical also features top numbers like Dames, I Only Have Eyes For You, Keep Young And Beautiful and many more memorable songs.
Whilst all of this should be enough to entice audiences to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, it just keeps getting better with the news that Mark Bramble is set to direct. Audiences familiar with 42nd Street will recognise him as one of the writers of the show alongside Michael Stewart, so he definitely has the vision to do this justice.
As well as 42nd Street, Bramble has had success with other shows during his career, with Barnum standing out as he earned a Tony Award nomination for that in 1980. His other credits include The Grand Tour and Fat Pig, whilst his previous directing experience comes from a 2001 Broadway production of 42nd Street.
Audiences can witness 42nd Street as it replaces the outgoing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane from Tuesday 4th April 2017 (previews from Monday 20th March 2017).
Did You Know?
• The show’s full writing team includes Michael Stewart (penning the book with Mark Bramble), Al Dubin (lyricist) and Harry Warren (composer).
• Its original Broadway run in the 1980s earned numerous Tony Award nominations and won in the category of Best Choreography. Bramble and Stewart were nominated for Best Book of a Musical as well.
• Its Broadway revival in 2001 also earned numerous Tony Award nominations.
• Other musical numbers include Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Lullaby Of Broadway and Keep Young And Beautiful, amongst others.
|Booking From:||Wednesday, 29th March 2017|
|Booking Until:||Wednesday, 6th September 2017|
|Wed:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
|Sat:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
|Thursday, 30 Mar, 2017||Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London||42nd Street|
|Friday, 31 Mar, 2017||Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London||42nd Street|
|Saturday, 01 Apr, 2017||Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London||42nd Street|
|Monday, 03 Apr, 2017||Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London||42nd Street|
|Wednesday, 05 Apr, 2017||Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London||42nd Street|
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