It’s been announced that the current West End production of 42ND STREET is to be recorded live and released digitally by BroadwayHD.
This revival of 42ND STREET, which will finish its London run at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in January, has ran in the West End since March 2017. The production has garnered much acclaim from audiences and critics alike, earning a Olivier Award nomination for Best Musical Revival earlier this year. This version, directed by the shows co-creator Mark Bramble, originally appeared on Broadway in 2001.
42ND STREET boasts the largest cast in the West End with an ensemble of over 50 cast members. The production is led by: Tom Lister as Julian Marsh, Bonnie Langford as Dorothy Brock, Clare Halse as Peggy Sawyer, and Ashley Day as Billy Lawlor, along with Jasna Ivir as Maggie Jones, Christopher Howell as Bert Barry, Matthew Goodgame as Pat Denning, Graeme Henderson as Andy Lee, Bruce Montague as Abner Dillon, Mark McKerracher as Mac/Doc/Thug, Emma Caffrey as Annie, Clare Rickard as Phyllis, Ella Martine as Lorraine, and Paul Knight as Oscar.
Based on the 1933 Hollywood film, 42ND STREET follows the efforts of famed Broadway director Julian Marsh, who attempts to mount a successful new musical in the height of the Great Depression. It features famous numbers such as ‘We’re in the Money’ and ‘Lullaby of Broadway’.
BroadwayHD was launched as an online steaming service in 2015, dedicated to filming and releasing content specifically focused on stage. It’s current line up boasts over 200 theatre productions.
A release date for 42ND STREET is still to be announced. 42ND STREET is booking at Theatre Royal Drury Lane until 5th January 2019.