42ND STREET – The Musical (Filmed Live, London’s West End)
Director: Directed for the Screen by Ross MacGibbon Original Direction & Dances by Gower Champion Directed by Mark Bramble
2018, UK, 2 hours, 35 minutes (includes 1 intermission), PG
Screenwriter: Book by Michael Stewart & Mark Bramble Music & Lyrics by Harry Warren & Al Dubin
Cast: Dorothy Brock, Julian Marsh, Peggy Sawyer, Billy Lawlor, and the ensemble of 42nd Street.
Captured live from the London stage and directed by the original author of the show, Mark Bramble, 42ND STREET is one of Broadway’s most classic and beloved tales. This eye-watering extravaganza is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards including “Lullaby of Broadway”, “We’re in the Money”, “42nd Street” and more, plus show-stopping ensemble production numbers.
The beloved musical, set in 1933, tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway. Her talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh and she gets a spot in the chorus. Dorothy Brock, diva and star of the show, takes a dislike to the new girl. When Dorothy is injured, the show looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found — someone like Peggy Sawyer!
5 Stars “A wow factor revival of one of the greatest musicals of all time” — The Times (London)
5 Stars “The mother of all show-biz musicals” — Daily Telegraph