The filmed live performance of 42nd Street from London's West End will join BroadwayHD's streaming catalog May 15. The filming captures the recent revival directed by the musical's late co-book writer Mark Bramble. The performance was edited in collaboration with Bramble before his death in February, making it one of his last projects.
This streaming release follows a special one-night-only screening in movie theatres May 1.
42nd Street opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane April 4, 2017, featuring a cast of more than 50—the largest in the West End. Bramble directed the new revival, which featured choreography by Randy Skinner. With a score that includes such tunes as "We’re in the Money," "Lullaby of Broadway", and "Shuffle Off to Buffalo," 42nd Street tells the story of famed theater director Julian Marsh as he tries to mount Pretty Lady, a musical extravaganza at the height of the Great Depression.
Performances wrapped up in London January 5. Ross MacGibbon, in collaboration with Bramble, directed the filmed version for BroadwayHD. The production was captured in 4K by eight cameras over three performances.
“42nd Street was a groundbreaking production that made Broadway accessible and appealing to the masses, making it especially fitting for capture by BroadwayHD, where our mission is to make live theatre accessible and affordable to fans across the globe,” says BroadwayHD Co-Founder Stewart F. Lane. “With close detail paid to every element of this iconic show in filming and editing, viewers will feel that they are sitting in the hottest seat in the house.”
BroadwayHD, whose on-demand line-up includes over 200 theatre productions and exclusive live stream content, was founded in 2015 by producers Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley. For more information, visit BroadwayHD.com.