The new production will open at the Curve Theatre in Leicester on the 17th May 2023.
David Ian for Crossroads Live UK and Jonathan Church Theatre Productions will present a brand new production of 42nd Street, created by the Curve and Sadler’s Wells which will open next year. It will open at the Curve Theatre in Leicester on Wednesday 17th May 2023, where it will play until Saturday 3rd June 2023, followed by a season at Sadler’s Wells from Wednesday 7th June 2023 to Sunday 2nd July 2023 ahead of a UK tour.
The musical features music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, and book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, based on the novel by Bradford Ropes. Original direction and dances were by Gower Champion. It includes the classic songs “We’re In The Money”, “Lullaby of Broadway”, “Shuffle Off To Buffalo” and “I Only Have Eyes For You”.
Fresh off the bus from small-town America, young and beautiful Peggy Sawyer arrives in New York City dreaming of her name in lights. She quickly catches the eye of a big-time director and lands a spot in the chorus line of Broadway’s newest show…and when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy gets her shot at stardom.
While casting has yet to be announced for the production, this new production will be directed by Jonathan Church with choreography and design by Olivier Award winners Bill Deamer and Rob Jones.