West End stars Dave Willetts and Marti Webb headline 42nd Street national tour at New Wimbledon Theatre
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West End stars Dave Willetts (Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Cats, Ragtime, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) and Marti Webb (Blood Brothers, Tell Me On a Sunday, Evita, Cats) will join forces to headline the legendary Broadway musical 42nd Street as it heads to New Wimbledon Theatre from Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 September.
From the producers of hugely successful touring hits including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, 42nd Street is the timeless, inspiring tale of small town Peggy Sawyer’s rise from chorus line to Broadway star.
Winner of the 1980 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 2001 Tony Award for Best Revival, 42nd Street is a true classic. The tour is directed by the show’s author and Broadway director Mark Bramble, and features the stunning sets and costumes from the Broadway revival.
The memorable score of hit songs includes Lullaby of Broadway, We're in the Money, and one of the great showstoppers, 42nd Street, danced down a flight of steps that light up as bright as the faces of the cast. Audiences are taken to musical comedy heaven with breathtaking routines and glorious choreography. 42nd Street remains the greatest tap dancing musical of all time.
Dave Willetts (Julian Marsh) has headlined countless musicals in the West End and on tour. He has played leads in shows such as Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables. He headlined Seven Brides for Seven Brothers both on tour and in the West End as well the tour of South Pacific. He recently starred in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard in the West End.
Marti Webb (Dorothy Brock) is one of Britain’s most popular leading ladies, whose extensive West End credits include lead roles in shows such as Blood Brothers, Tell Me on a Sunday, Song & Dance, Evita, Cats and Thoroughly Modern Millie, to name only a few. She recently headlined the UK tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! across the country.
Produced by Martin Dodd for UK Productions, 42nd Street has music and lyrics by Harry Warren and Al Dubin and book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, who also directs. Choreography is by Graeme Henderson and Musical Supervision by Gareth Williams. Set design is by Douglas W Schmidt, with costumes by Roger Kirk, lighting design by David Howe and sound design by Ross Portway and Jon Higson.