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Photo Flash: A Tappin' First Look at 42ND STREET at Drury Lane Theatre

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with 42nd Street, with music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, and original Broadway direction and dances by Gower Champion. 42nd Street is based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and was originally produced on Broadway by David Merrick.

This production is directed by Michael Heitzman with choreography by Jared Grimes. 42nd Street runs now through January 7, 2018 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for this Sunday, November 5, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Tap through this year's holiday season with 42nd Street, the 1980 Tony Award winner for Best Musical. In this Broadway favorite, aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer lands a bigger break in New York City than expected. When the leading lady injures her ankle, Peggy gets the chance of a lifetime to rise from showgirl to star of a glitzy new Broadway musical. 42nd Street features show-stopping tap numbers and unforgettable hits such as "We're in the Money," "Lullaby of Broadway," and "Shuffle Off to Buffalo." Warm your Chicago winter with this love letter to the Great White Way.

The cast of 42nd Street includes: Suzzanne Douglas (Dorothy Brock), Gene Weygandt (Julian Marsh), Kimberly Immanuel (Peggy Sawyer), Phillip Attmore (Billy Lawler), Justin Brill (Bert Barry), Donica Lynn (Maggie Jones), Brandon Springman (Pat), Cedric Young (Abner Dillon), Erica Evans (Andy Lee), Sierra Schnack (Annie), and Bret Tuomi (Mac/Thug/Doctor). Additional casting includes: Time Brickey, Lamont Brown, Tristan Bruns, Joe Capstick, Joel Chambers, Andrea Collier, Gabriela Delano, Annie Jo Ermel, Rachel Marie LaPorte, Mandy Modic, Thomas Ortiz, Allie Pizzo, Marisa Riegle, Anthony Sullivan Jr., and Davon Suttles.

In addition to Director Michael Heitzman and Choreographer Jared Grimes, the creative team includes Roberta Duchak (music direction), Collette Pollard (scenic design), Emilio Sosa (costume design), Mike Baldassari (lighting design), Ray Nardelli (sound design), Claire Moores (wig and hair design), and Everett Bradley (music arrangements). The Production Stage Manager is Lucia Lombardi.

42nd Street is suitable for all audiences but most enjoyable for ages 5 and up. For tickets and more information, visit DruryLaneTheatre.com.

Photo Credit: Brett Beiner

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Photo Flash: A Tappin' First Look at 42ND STREET at Drury Lane Theatre
SuzzAnne Douglass and Gene Weygandt

Photo Flash: A Tappin' First Look at 42ND STREET at Drury Lane Theatre
Gene Weygandt and Kimberly Immanuel (background)

Photo Flash: A Tappin' First Look at 42ND STREET at Drury Lane Theatre
Kimberly Immanuel (center) and the cast of 42ND STREET at Drury Lane Theatre

Photo Flash: A Tappin' First Look at 42ND STREET at Drury Lane Theatre
Kimberly Immanuel, Phillip Attmore and the cast of 42ND STREET at Drury Lane Theatre

Photo Flash: A Tappin' First Look at 42ND STREET at Drury Lane Theatre
Mandy Modic, Sierra Schnack, Kimberly Immanuel, Donica Lynn and Annie Jo Ermel

Photo Flash: A Tappin' First Look at 42ND STREET at Drury Lane Theatre
Phillip Attmore (center) and the cast of 42ND STREET at Drury Lane Theatre

Photo Flash: A Tappin' First Look at 42ND STREET at Drury Lane Theatre
SuzzAnne Douglass

Photo Flash: A Tappin' First Look at 42ND STREET at Drury Lane Theatre
The cast of 42ND STREET at Drury Lane Theatre




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