Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Catherine Street, London
Previewed: 20 March 2017
Opened: 4 April 2017
Booking to: 14 October 2017
Buy tickets: 0844 847 1722 or1: Buy tickets online
Nearest Tube: Covent Garden
Monday at 7.30pm
Tuesday at 7.30pm
Wednesday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Thursday at 7.30pm
Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday no shows
Runs ? hours and ? minutes
£? to £?
Premium Seating also available
(plus booking fees if applicable)
The award-winning tap-dance musical 42nd Street in London
The timeless, inspiring tale of small town Peggy Sawyer's rise from chorus line to Broadway star. Now you can relive the excitement of the classic backstage musical live on stage - featuring the songs We're in the Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Keep Young and Beautiful, I Only Have Eyes For You and, of course, the spectacular title number.
The sensational original 1984 staging played for 3,550 performances, running first here at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, before returning again at the Dominion Theatre. This brand new production is directed by the musical's book writer Mark Bramble and features choreography by Randy Skinner, sets by Douglas W Schmidt and costumes by Roger Kirk. Music with book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin, and music by Harry Warren.
42nd Street in London at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane previewed from 20 March 2017 and opened on 4 April 2017
42nd Street - 1984 to 1991
David Merrick's production of the award-winning tap-dance musical 42nd Street in London
Directed by Lucia Victor with choreography by Karin Baker and Randy Skinner, sets by Robin Wagner, costumes by Theoni V. Aldredge and lighting by Tharon Musser. Produced by David Merrick. Original Broadway production directed and choreographed by Gower Champion. Including the return engagement, this production played for a total of 3,550 performances.
"For a taste of old-style Broadway finesse, look no further than 42nd Street. You won't find a show in London with more razzle dazzle than this one. The opening of the musical sums it all up. The curtain slowly rises to reveal 40 pairs of feet tapping away like they were trying to break the souud barrier. And from that moment on the glamour never lets up. As one hit melody follows another, the dance routines just get more and more amazing. The story-line hasn't changed since the original thirties movie in which the chorus girl goes on in Philadelphia as an understudy and takes a curtain call in Broadway as a star... It may be unfashionable to say it, but once again it takes an American musical to bring a touch of class to the West End. The Daily Express
"This is a musical comedy that sizzles from the moment the curtain goes up to reveal the vast stage filled with gyrating tap-dancing boys and girls. I can't recall any other musical that gets off to such a resounding start. But if you think that can't be topped, hang on to your seats, there is better to come. One number featuring the dollar-bedecked chorus line dancing up a storm in We're In The Money is alone worth the price of your ticket... It's the precision dancing, the costumes and lovely old melodies that make the show such a fizzer. The British dancers perform with the exuberance we expect only from the Americans. 42nd Street is paved with gold." The Daily Mirror
42nd Street in London at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane previewed from 26 July 1984, opened on 8 August 1984 and closed on 7 January 1989, returned to London at the Dominion Theatre opened on 27 February 1991 and closed on 20 April 1991