The musical is based on the MGM film of the same name with music by Harry Warren and Al Dubin. It features the songs ‘Shuffle Off to Buffalo’, ‘Lullaby of Broadway’, ‘We’re in the Money’, and the title track ’42nd Street’. The story follows young Peggy Sawyer as she makes her way to the top of Broadway’s new show.
About the 42nd Street cast
Grammy Award-winning artist Sheena Easton stars as Dorothy Brock. As a recording artist, she has sold over 20 million records worldwide. Meanwhile, her musical production credits include Man of La Mancha (Broadway), Grease (Broadway), and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
Tom Lister, who plays Julian Marsh, studied at Birmingham School of Acting for three years. After graduating, he subsequently went on to appear in several TV series including ‘Heartbeat’, ‘Doctors’, and ‘The Bill’. However, he didn’t get his big break until he starred as Carl King on Emmerdale for eight years.
Clare Halse stars as the lead protagonist, Peggy Sawyer. Her other theatre credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie (Kilworth House Theatre), Singin’ in the Rain (Théâtre du Châtelet), and Gypsy (Savoy Theatre).
Jasna Ivir, who stars as Maggie Jones, recently starred in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane). She was also in Chicago (Cambridge and Garrick), The Light in the Piazza (Leicester Curve), and Mamma Mia! (Germany).
Meanwhile, Norman Bowman plays as Pat Denning. Prior to 42nd Street, he was in Murder Ballad (Arts Theatre), King Lear (Royal Exchange and Birmingham Rep), and Of Mice and Men (Birmingham Rep). He also appeared in TV shows Mr Eleven, Holby City, and Guys and Dolls.
Finally, joining them are Stuart Neal, Graeme Henderson, Christopher Howell, Bruce Montague, Mark McKerracher, and Emma Caffrey.