42nd Street starring Ruthie Henshall – first look images released

The Broadway classic is currently on stage at Curve in Leicester

Ruthie Henshall and the 42nd Street company Johan Persson
Production images have been released for 42nd Street, now running at Curve, Leicester ahead of a summer season at Sadler’s Wells in London.

The cast is led by Ruthie Henshall as Dorothy Brock, Adam Garcia as Julian Marsh, Josefina Gabrielle as Maggie Jones, Les Dennis as Bert Barry, Nicole-Lily Baisden as Peggy Sawyer, Sam Lips as Billy Lawlor and Michael Praed as Pat Denning.

The company is completed by Erica-Jayne Alden, George Beet, Charlie Bishop, Kevin Brewis, Olly Christopher, Briana Craig, Jordan Crouch, Rhianna Dorris, Ashleigh Graham, Alyn Hawke, Aimee Hodnett, Connor Hughes, Deja Linton, Sarah-Marie Maxwell, Greta McKinnon, Ben Middleton, Benjamin Mundy, Anthony Ofoegbu and Jessica Wright.

42nd Street features music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, and book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, based on the novel by Bradford Ropes. It follows small-town girl Peggy Sawyer, who arrives in New York City with a dream to make it on Broadway.

The classic song-and-dance show includes numbers such as “We’re In The Money”, “Lullaby of Broadway”, “Shuffle Off To Buffalo” and “I Only Have Eyes For You”.

This new revival is directed by Jonathan Church (Singin’ in the Rain, The Drifters Girl) with choreography and design by Olivier Award winners Bill Deamer and Rob Jones, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Ian Dickinson and Gareth Tucker, video design by Jon Driscoll, musical supervision by Jennifer Whyte and orchestrations by Larry Blank.

The production plays its final performance at Curve, Leicester on 3 June 2023, before heading to Sadler’s Wells from 7 June to 2 July 2023.

Tickets for the London run are on sale below.