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BroadwayHD Has Done It Again With the Spectacular 42nd Street

BroadwayHD Has Done It Again With the Spectacular 42nd Street

“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. 

Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane Photo by Walter McBride

This version of the show looks almost like you are really in the audience as those tapping feet appear underneath the curtain.

Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Photo by Walter McBride

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!

Todd Ellison, Amy Dolan Fletcher, Sara Brians, Alison Levenberg, Kelly Sheehan, Andrew Black and Patty Lyons Photo by Walter McBride

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. 

Tom Kinney, Hal Berman, Sara Wiesenfeld, Bonnie Comley, Stewart F. Lane and Gio Messale Photo by Walter McBride

For this show Mark Bramble recruited an unprecedented number of ensemble members (43) to occupy London’s biggest stage. The fabulous  Randy Skinner choreographs.

attends the BroadwayHD’s “42nd Street” Screening at the AMC Empire 25 Theatres on April 16, 2019 in New York City Photo by Walter McBride

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.”

Joe DiPietro attends the BroadwayHD’s “42nd Street” Screening at the AMC Empire 25 Theatres Photo by Walter McBride

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.

(1st row) John Scacchetti, Kelly Sheehan, Kirstn Fuller and Brad Aspel (2nd row) Jeff Newell, Barbara Kolsun, Adam Kidd, Todd Ellison, Margaret Newell, Patty Lyons, Amy Dolan Fletcher, Bonnie Comley, Stewart F. Lane, Kelli Barclay and Andrew Blacl (3rd row) Randy Skinner, Paul Masse, Sara Briams, Alison Levenberg and Austin Shaw attend the BroadwayHD’s “42nd Street” Screening at the AMC Empire 25 Theatres on April 16, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Walter McBride

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. 

There has been no better time to join BroadwayHD

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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