42nd Street comes to the Curve

Written by on April 20, 2023

(L-R) Adam Garcia, Ruthie Henshall, Les Dennis, Nicole-Lily Baisden and Nikolai Foster – photography by Kieran Vyas

42nd Street comes to the Curve


The stars of the brand-new Curve and Sadler’s Wells co-production of 42nd Street have taken a break from rehearsals to visit Leicester, as they prepare to open the iconic song-and-dance spectacular in the city next month.

West End royalty and Olivier Award-winner Ruthie Henshall (Dorothy Brock), Olivier Award-nominee and film star Adam Garcia (Julian Marsh), stage and screen personality Les Dennis (Bert Barry), and rising star Nicole-Lily Baisden (Peggy Sawyer) will star in 42nd Street at Curve, running Wednesday 17 May to Saturday 3 June.

The cast is completed by Sam Lips as Billy Lawlor and Michael Praed as Pat Denning, with Erica-Jayne Alden, George Beet, Charlie Bishop, Kevin Brewis, Olly Christopher, Briana Craig, Jordan Crouch, Rhianna Dorris, Josefina Gabrielle, Ashleigh Graham, Alyn Hawke, Aimee Hodnett, Connor Hughes, Deja Linton, Sarah-Marie Maxwell, Greta McKinnon, Ben Middleton, Benjamin Mundy, Anthony Ofoegbu, and Jessica Wright.

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, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Ian Dickinson and Gareth Tucker, video design by Jon Driscoll, musical supervision by Jennifer Whyte and orchestrations by Larry Blank.

The production opens at Curve on Wednesday 17 May 2023, followed by a season at Sadler’s Wells, London from Wednesday 7 June 2023 before embarking on a UK tour.

The musical features a hit parade of toe-tapping 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 breath-taking tap dance routines, backstage 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 City dreaming of her name in lights. She quickly catches the eye of a big-time director and lands a spot in the chorus line of Broadway’s newest 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 musicals and the irrepressible spirit of Broadway that’s guaranteed to lift anyone’s spirits.

42nd Street has music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, and book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, based on the novel by Bradford Ropes. Original direction and dances were by Gower Champion. The show was originally produced on Broadway by David Merrick.

The use of all songs is by arrangement with Warner Bros. and EMI Publishing Ltd.

Tickets for 42nd Street at Curve are on sale now. To find out more and book, visit the official site here. 

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