CAST INCLUDES TOM LISTER, CLARE HALSE, JASNA IVIR & NORMAN BOWMAN
PREVIEWS FROM MONDAY 20 MARCH 2017 AT THEATRE ROYAL, DRURY LANE
Sheena Easton – the Grammy Award winning artist who has sold over 20 million records around the world – is to make her West End debut in the forthcoming production of 42nd Street.
Easton, who remains the only artist in history to have top five records on five major Billboard charts, will perform the iconic role of ‘Dorothy Brock’ in this new production of 42nd Street, the dazzling and romantic homage to the world of musical theatre.
The role of ‘Julian Marsh’ will be performed by Tom Lister, who played ‘Carl King’ in Emmerdale for 8 years and has recently been starring as ‘Wild Bill Hickok’ in the UK Tour of Calamity Jane. Clare Halse, who most recently appeared in the acclaimed production of Gypsy as ‘Marjorie May’ at the Savoy Theatre, will play ‘Peggy Sawyer’.
42nd Street will play the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane from Monday 20 March 2017, with a press night on Tuesday 4 April 2017 at 7:00pm. The production will be directed by the show’s co-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 on Broadway and around the world.
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’.
Cast of over 50, ready to explode on to the West End’s biggest stage.
42nd Street is presented in London by Michael Linnit and Michael Grade together with The Global Group of Companies for Gate Ventures with Executive Producer Johnny Hon.
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.
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