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42nd Street – Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London

Book: Mark Bramble and Michael Stewart Music/Lyrics: Harry Warren and Al Dubin Director: Mark Bramble Reviewer: Grace Patrick  42nd Street is arguably best known for its spectacular visuals including its all company dance numbers, and it’s very easy to see why, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane contains the biggest of all the West End stages, and it couldn’t have gone ...

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42nd Street – Liverpool Empire, Liverpool

Writers: Michael Stewart &Mark Bramble Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Al Dubin Director: Mark Bramble Musical Supervisor: Gareth Williams Reviewer: Tim Stone [rating:4] Based on a 1933 film but only brought to the stage in 1980, 42nd Street takes us back to an America and a theatre that is no longer there. The musical traces the exploits of Peggy Sawyer (Jessica ...

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42nd Street – The Mayflower, Southampton

Author of the original novel: Bradford Ropes Director and co-authors: Mark Bramble and Michael Stewart Lyricist: Al Dubin Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating: 5] Set in 1933 just as the Great Depression was beginning to turn the corner, thanks to President Franklin D Roosevelt’s New Deal, this show is not so much a musical performance as an explosion of instrumental music, ...

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