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42nd Street – Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Book: Michael Stewart, Mark Bramble Director: Mark Bramble Lyrics: Al Dubin Music: Harry Warren Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty If you close your eyes and think of what a 1930s Broadway musical looks, feels and sounds like, then congratulations - you’re looking at 42nd Street. Created in 1980 as a call-back to the era, the show combines mind-bending tap dance routines, rolling ...

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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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42nd Street – New Theatre, Cardiff

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Al Dubin Choreographer: Graeme Henderson Director: Mark Bramble Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:3.5] 42nd Street originally premiered at the Kennedy Centre, DC in 1980, opening on Broadway one month later, where it ran for more than 3000 performances. The show opened in London’s West End in 1984 and helped to launch the career of Catherine Zeta-Jones when ...

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42nd Street – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Al Dubin Director: Mark Bramble Choreographer: Graeme Henderson Reviewer: Laura Stimpson [Rating:4.5] Come and meet those dancing feet – with a bang and a lot of tap, 42nd Street, one of Broadway’s longest running shows, arrived in Bradford tonight. Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes we follow famed Broadway musical director, Julian Marsh (Dave Willetts), ...

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42nd Street – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Book: Mark Bramble &Michael Stewart Music &Lyrics: Harry Warren &Al Dubin Choreographer: Graeme Henderson Director: Mark Bramble Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett [Rating:1] High expectations for a fast-paced, punchy show, with an interesting storyline, endearing characters and mind-blowing, sharp, impressive dance routines, are quickly torn to shreds, and you are left severely disappointed with a large dose of ennui. After an ...

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42nd Street – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Book: Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Al Dubin Director: Mark Bramble Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:4.5] The overture ends, the audience finally falls completely silent and the curtain rises to a stage full to bursting with young, energetic tappers at the 42nd Street Theatre being put through their paces as they audition for the new musical, Pretty ...

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