VIDEO: 42ND STREET Celebrates Return of Bonnie Langford With Special Finale
Last night, 42nd Street marked the return of Bonnie Langford with a special Peggy Sawyer double finale. The finale was shared on Twitter, and you can check out the video below:
Bonnie Langford, the much-loved star of stage and screen, has joined the cast of 42nd Street, the spectacular homage to the world of musical theatre, as the production extends its residency at Theatre Royal Drury Lane for a final time, through to Saturday 5 January 2019.
Bonnie joined the show on Monday 3 September, straight from her headline-making role as Carmel Kazemi in BBC's Eastenders. Her previous starring credits in the West End include Gypsy, Chicago and the original London production of Cats.
Following the conclusion of 42nd Street's triumphant residency at Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Saturday 5 January 2019, the refurbishment of the theatre (announced earlier this year) will commence.
This new production of the show, the dazzling and romantic fable of Broadway, opened on Tuesday 4 April 2017 in the presence of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and to widespread acclaim across the media. It has since been seen by almost one million people and has won numerous awards. It recently celebrated its 500th performance.
The show includes an all-singing, high-kicking cast of over 50 and 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'.
The production is directed by the show's co-author Mark Bramble (whose other hit shows include 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.