David Ian for Crossroads Live UK and Jonathan Church Theater Productions present the Curve and Sadler’s Wells production of the musical 42nd STREETopening at Curve, Leicester on Wednesday May 17, 2023, where it will play until Saturday June 3, 2023, followed by a season at Sadler’s Wells from Wednesday June 7, 2023 to Sunday July 2, 2023 before a UK tour with dates tour to be announced soon.
This new production will be directed by Jonathan Church (Singin’ in the Rain, The Drifters Girl) with choreography and design by Olivier Award winners Bill Deamer and Rob Jones. The cast and full creative team will be announced in due course.
This iconic song and dance show features a hit parade of catchy songs, including the title number, “We’re In The Money”, “Lullaby of Broadway”, “Shuffle Off To Buffalo” and “I Only Have Eyes For you”. 42nd STREET is a timeless and inspiring showbiz fairy tale that combines jaw-dropping tap routines, behind-the-scenes intrigue, classic romance and delightful comedy to dazzling effect.
Fresh off the bus from small town America, young and beautiful Peggy Sawyer arrives in New York dreaming of her name in the lights. She quickly catches the eye of a major director and lands a spot in the chorus line of the new Broadway show…and when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy gets her shot at stardom.
42nd STREET is a larger-than-life, massively entertaining celebration of Broadway musicals and the irrepressible spirit that’s guaranteed to lift everyone’s spirits.
42nd STREET has music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin and a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, based on the novel by Bradford Ropes. The original direction and dances were by Gower Champion. The show was originally produced on Broadway by David Merrick.
All song usage is by agreement with Warner Bros. and EMI Publishing Ltd.