“Hear the beat of dancing feet”
Yesterday T2C covered an exclusive invite to a special screening of 42nd Street on 42nd Street! In May, BroadwayHD will be debuting this beloved show on their streaming service, but before that 42nd Street, comes to the big screen May 1st in the largest production of the show. This one-night only event is done with Fathom Events screening in movie theaters nationwide on Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m.
This version of the show looks almost like you are really in the audience as those tapping feet appear underneath the curtain.
The musical 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. She gets a spot in the chorus of Pretty Lady. Dorothy Brock, the classic Broadway diva and star of the show, takes a dislike to the new girl. When Dorothy is injured, Pretty Lady looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found — someone like Peggy Sawyer!
Filmed at London’s Theatre Royal the production is directed by the original author of the show, Mark Bramble who passed away earlier this year.
For this show Mark Bramble recruited an unprecedented number of ensemble members (43) to occupy London’s biggest stage. The fabulous Randy Skinner choreographs.
This show boasts phenomenal tap and a score that includes “We’re in the Money,””Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo” and “I Only Have Eyes For You.”
Clare Halse as Peggy Sawyer, has such speed and is one sensational tap dancer. She and the show are wondrous to behold. Halse is delightfully wide-eyed as the ingenue chorine.
It was great to discover Bonnie Langford as the diva Dorothy Brock who steals some of the show with her great set of pipes.
Tom Lister as Julian Marsh, looks like a 1940’s heartthrob but his rich voice and his winning charm jump off the stage.
The show is scrumptious in its sound and costume, but it is the entire final numbers that is worth the price of admission alone. 42nd Street is joyous nostalgia that is exactly what we need right now.
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