Sheena Easton to make West End debut in 42nd Street musical

Sheena Easton to make West End debut in 42nd Street musical

Updated On: May 1, 2018
By LOVEtheatre Staff
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    Sheena Easton – the Grammy Award winning artist who has sold over 20 million records around the world – is to make her West End debut in the forthcoming production of 42nd Street. Easton will perform the iconic role of ‘Dorothy Brock’ in this new production of 42nd Street, the dazzling and romantic homage to the world of musical theatre.

    The role of ‘Julian Marsh’ will be performed by Tom Lister, who played ‘Carl King’ in Emmerdale for 8 years and has recently been starring as Wild Bill Hickok in the UK Tour of Calamity Jane. Clare Halse, who most recently appeared in the acclaimed production of Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre, will play ‘Peggy Sawyer’.

    Jasna Ivir will play ‘Maggie Jones’, Norman Bowman will play ‘Pat Denning’, Stuart Neal will play ‘Billy Lawlor’, Graeme Henderson will play ‘Andy Lee’, Christopher Howell will play ‘Bert Barry’, Bruce Montague will play ‘Abner Dillon’, Mark McKerracher will play ‘Mac/Doc/Thug’ and Emma Caffrey will play ‘Annie’.

    The ensemble comprise Clare Rickard, Victoria Hay, Leah Harris, Jasmine Kerr, Millie O’Connell, Katy Riches, Gabrielle Lewis Dodson, Daisy Steere, Karli Vale, Sophie Camble, Christina Shand, Courtney George, Zoe Rogers, Jessica Keable, Sara Bispham, Lisa Dent, Katharine Pearson, Kirsty Fuller, Rebecca Herszenhorn, Charlene Ford, Dylan Mason, Philip Bertioli, Luke George, Ronan Burns, Eddie Myles, Ryan Gover, Sam Murphy, Freddie Clements, Zac Watts, Greg Bernstein, Kristen Gaetz, Charlotte Anne Steen, Gabrielle Cocca, Kate Ivory Jordan, Josh Andrews, Martin McCarthy.

    Sheena Easton’s career has spanned four decades and includes Gold and Platinum albums in the United States, Europe and Asia. She has sold over 20 million records worldwide, received two Grammys, and remains the only artist in history to have top five records on five major Billboard charts. Her most famous songs include the James Bond theme “For Your Eyes Only”, “We’ve Got Tonight” (with Kenny Rogers), “U Got The Look” and “The Arms of Orion” (for which she famously collaborated with Prince). On Broadway Sheena starred in Man of La Mancha opposite the late Raul Julia’s Don Quixote. She also starred on Broadway in the hit musical Grease as Rizzo. Her screen acting credits includes Miami Vice, The Highlander and Outer Limits.

    42nd Street will be directed by the show’s co-author Mark Bramble (Barnum, Treasure Island, The Three Musketeers The Grand Tour) and director of many award-winning previous productions of 42nd Street on Broadway and around the world. The song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway, 42nd Street includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as ‘We’re In The Money’, ‘Lullaby of Broadway’, ‘Shuffle Off To Buffalo’, ‘Dames’, ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’, and ‘42nd Street’.

    42nd Street tickets are currently booking at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane from Monday 20 March to Saturday 14 October 2017.