First West End reviews
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"THE MOTHER OF ALL SHOWBIZ MUSICALS"
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"UTTERLY MOREISH EXTRAVAGANZA OF GLITZ"
New York City, 1933, and Peggy Sawyer, just off the bus from out–of–town hicksville, manages to miss the auditions for the dazzling new Broadway show but, escaping the wandering hands of the juvenile lead, finds comfort and advice over lunch with the chorus girls Lorraine, Phyllis, Gladys and Anytime Annie. Peggy's impromptu dance routine is spotted by the casting director, who decides to take a chance on her after all...
Grammy Award–winning Sheena Easton stars as Dorothy Brock in West End debut
There is something about the age of big bands and Busby Berkeley, of top hat and high–kicking chorus lines, that just doesn't age or lose its lustre, and this electric–fresh production of 42nd Street is set to light up London on its return to Theatre Royal Drury Lane in April 2017, after first opening there in 1984 (and launching the career of one Catherine Zeta–Jones).
All the stops are pulled out for this tale of Broadway's Golden Age, directed and co–written by veteran Mark Bramble with a cast of over 50 and featuring the songs We're In The Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Dames, I Only Have Eyes For You and 42nd Street.
AGE RECOMMENDATION 5+ This show is recommended for an audience of all ages. As an advisory to adults who may bring young people, the show is suitable for ages 5 and up. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Babes–in–arms are not admitted to the auditorium. All children must be old enough to occupy their own seats.