Sheena Easton Talks 42ND STREET with Neil Sean
Multi-talented entertainer Sheena Easton recently joined the upcoming revival of 42ND STREET set to open Tuesday, April 4th, at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Easton is playing the role of Dorothy Brock, the fading diva starring in Broadway's newest show thanks to support from a wealthy benefactor.
Easton recently sat down with Neil Sean to talk about her role, her career, and other fun stories. Check out the interview below!
42nd STREET, the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, is currently in previews. This new production of 42nd STREET - the dazzling and romantic homage to the world of musical theatre - arrives in London with an all-singing, high-kicking cast of more than 50 and some of the greatest songs in musical history, ready to explode on to the West End's biggest stage.
Sheena Easton burst onto the music scene in 1981 when her hit single "9 to 5" peaked at #3 on the U.K. charts and was certified Gold, before topping the charts in the United States. Her third studio album, entitled "You Could Have Been with Me," went on to achieve Gold designation while the title track reached as high as #6 on the charts. That same year, Easton won her first Grammy Award for Best New Artist. The following year, her performance of the theme song for the James Bond film of the same name - "For Your Eyes Only" - was nominated for an Academy Award.
Easton continued her success throughout the 1980's, recording the #1 hit "We've Got Tonight" with Kenny Rogers in 1983 and winning another Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American Performance in 1984. Easton continued to release hit songs as the years went on, including "The Lover in Me," "101," "What Comes Naturally" and more.
In addition to her success on the charts, Scottish-born Easton has toured all around the world, including Canada, China, Thailand, Singapore and Japan. Throughout her career, she has sold more than 20 million albums and singles worldwide.