David Ian for Crossroads Live UK and Jonathan Church Theatre Productions will present a new Curve and Sadler’s Wells production of the smash hit musical, 42nd STREET, which will run at Curve, Leicester from Wednesday 17 May to Saturday 3 June 2023, followed by a season at Sadler’s Wells in London from Wednesday 7 June 2023 to Sunday 2 July 2023, prior to a UK tour (dates to be announced).
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.
Casting and full creative team will be announced in due course.
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 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.