Lee Roy Reams brings the dish about the original company of 42nd Street to Feinstein’s/54 Below. Lee Roy originated the role of Billy Lawlor in the Tony Award-winning musical and the tales that happened to this company started when Gower Champion, died before the curtain went up and the cast was told after the 12th curtain call, in front of the press. David Merrick married the young soubrette and the ingenue was having an affair with Gower.
Reams has ten Broadway credits that include; Sweet Charity, Applause, Lorelei, Hello, Dolly!, 42nd Street, La Cage aux Folles, Beauty and the Beast, and The Producers. Come get the theatrical dirt, from a fellow who had a front row seat.
Come here it all on October 6 – 7 at Feinstein’s/54 Below and get a preview here, as t2c talks with this legendary song and dance man.
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