Tonight 42nd Street (with a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin and music by Harry Warren) has its official opening at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Here is an exclusive gallery of images from Musical Theatre Review’s official photographer Roy Tan.
The production is directed by 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.
Sheena Easton – the Grammy award-winning artist who has sold more than 20 million records around the world – makes her West End debut in the production in the role of Dorothy Brock.
The role of Julian Marsh is performed by Tom Lister, who played Carl King in Emmerdale for eight 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, plays Peggy Sawyer.
The musical includes the songs ‘We’re in the Money’, ‘Lullaby of Broadway’, ‘Shuffle Off to Buffalo’, ‘Dames’, ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’, and ‘42nd Street’.
Other cast members are: Jasna Ivir, as Maggie Jones; Norman Bowman as Pat Denning; Stuart Neal as Billy Lawlor; Graeme Henderson as Andy Lee; Christopher Howell as Bert Barry; Bruce Montague as Abner Dillon; Mark McKerracher as Mac/Doc/Thug; and Emma Caffrey as Annie.
The ensemble comprises Clare Rickard, Victoria Hay, Leah Harris, Jasmine Kerr, Millie O’Connell, Katy Riches, Gabrielle Lewis Dodson, Daisy Steere, Karli Vale, Sophie Camble, Christina Shand, Courtney George, Zoe Rogers, Jessica Keable, Sara Bispham, Lisa Dent, Katharine Pearson, Kirsty Fuller, Rebecca Herszenhorn, Charlene Ford, Dylan Mason, Philip Bertioli, Luke George, Ronan Burns, Eddie Myles, Ryan Gover, Sam Murphy, Freddie Clements, Zac Watts, Greg Bernstein, Kristen Gaetz, Charlotte Anne Steen, Gabrielle Cocca, Kate Ivory Jordan, Josh Andrews and Martin McCarthy.
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.
Tickets for 42nd Street are available HERE.