Clare Halse & company in 42nd Street, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London 2017

Smash-hit musical ‘42nd Street’ to stream on YouTube this weekend

The 2017 London production of 42nd Street will be streamed on YouTube this weekend as part of The Shows Must Go On! series.

The 60-strong cast is led by Emmerdale’s Tom Lister (Julian Marsh), Clare Halse (Peggy Sawyer), Philip Bertioli (Billy Lawlor) and Bonnie Langford (Dorothy Brock).

Premiering on Broadway in 1980, the depression era set backstage musical tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer who leaves her small-town American home for the bright lights of Broadway. When the leading lady breaks her ankle, she takes over and becomes a star.

A spectacular homage to the world of musical theatre the show features an all-singing, high-kicking cast of 60 and some of the greatest songs ever written, such as ‘We’re In The Money’, ‘Lullaby of Broadway’, ‘Shuffle Off To Buffalo’, ‘Dames’, ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’, and ‘42nd Street’.

The piece has a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music from Harry Warren and lyrics from Al Dubin and is an adaptation of the 1932 novel and the 1933 film.

The 2017 West End revival of 42nd Street opened in March 2017 at Theatre Royal Drury Lane before closing in January 2019.

The production is directed by Mark Bramble with design by Douglas W Schmidt, choreography by Randy Skinner, musical direction by Jae Alexander, lighting by Peter Mumford, sound by Gareth Owen and costume by Roger Kirk.

The filmed performance of 42nd Street is available to watch on You Tube via The Shows Must Go On! channel from Friday 4 December at 7.30pm GMT. It will be available for 48 hours.

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