New Cast Announced for 42nd Street



Lulu returns to the West End after 30 years to join the cast of 42nd Street, the dazzling and romantic homage to the world of musical theatre in the iconic role of ‘Dorothy Brock’ in this five star production.

Lulu

Lulu is a multi-award winning singer and songwriter who has worked with some of the greatest musical talents of our time – Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, The Beatles and David Bowie, and is no stranger to acting. She made her acting debut at the age of 16, starring with Sidney Poitier in the unforgettable To Sir With Love – taking the title song to Number One in the US for five weeks. Her West End debut was in the Richard Eyre National Theatre production of Guys & Dolls; she starred in Peter Pan, played Tom Courtenay’s wife in Whatever Happened to Harold Smith, performed successfully in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Song & Dance and gained rave reviews for stepping into Julie Walters’ formidable shoes in the much-loved Adrian Mole TV series.

Lulu

She was nominated for a Grammy Award for writing Tina Turner‘s worldwide smash ‘I Don’t Wanna Fight’, soon to be heard in Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, opening at the Aldwych Theatre next month.

Ashley Day

Also joining the cast of 42nd Street is Ashley Day as ‘Billy Lawlor’. Ashley performed the role of ‘Jerry Mulligan’ in the recent West End production of An American in Paris. Other theatrical credits include Kiss Me Kate (Opera North), Oklahoma! (National Tour), The Book of Mormon (West End), The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium), High School Musical (National Tour), On the Town (English National Opera), Evita (West End), Mary Poppins (West End), Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker (Sadler’s Wells) and Oliver! (West End).

Also joining the cast of 42nd Street is Ashley Day as ‘Billy Lawlor’. Ashley performed the role of ‘Jerry Mulligan’ in the recent West End production of An American in Paris. Other theatrical credits include Kiss Me Kate (Opera North), Oklahoma! (National Tour), The Book of Mormon (West End), The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium), High School Musical (National Tour), On the Town (English National Opera), Evita (West End), Mary Poppins (West End), Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker (Sadler’s Wells) and Oliver! (West End)

Tom Lister and Clare Halse continue in their roles as Julian Marsh and Peggy Sawyer respectively.

The new cast members begin performances on 19th March* at Theatre Royal Drury Lane42nd Street is currently booking until 20th October, with further casting to be announced.

*Please note that Lulu will be performing for a limited 16-week run.

 

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