Bucks County Playhouse Presents 42nd Street

Sunday, Jul 29, 2018


June 29 - August 4, 2018
Tuesday to Sunday

The quintessential backstage musical comedy, “42nd Street” brings Broadway golden-age glamour, a large tap-happy cast and a score chock-filled with American songbook classics to Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) in an all-new production. Directed by Bucks County Playhouse Artistic Associate Hunter Foster and choreographed by Jeremy Dumont, the musical previews June 29 with an official opening night performance on Saturday, June 30 at 7:30 pm and performs through August 4. The 2018 Bucks County Playhouse Season is sponsored by Bank of America.

Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler recently announced details on the casting and creative team of “42nd Street,” which will be the largest musical produced at the venue since the Playhouse reopened in 2012.

“Classic musicals have long been an important tradition of the Playhouse. The record-breaking success of Hunter Foster’s and Jeremy Dumont’s production of “Guys and Dolls” last season paved the way for this exciting new production of  “42nd Street. Audiences embraced and loved that show as much as we did,” says Producer Stephen Kocis. 

Celebrate the magic of Broadway with one of show business’s most beloved fables. Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer straight off the bus from Allentown, PA, arrives in New York armed with her tap shoes and big dreams. Can she dance her way from chorus girl to star?

Tessa Grady (“Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella”) is Peggy Sawyer. Also starring is Linda Balgord (Broadway’s “Phantom of the Opera,” Drama Desk nominee for “The Pirate Queen”) as Dorothy Brock, Ruth Gottschall (BCP’s “Guys and Dolls,” Broadway’s “Mary Poppins”) as Maggie Jones, Matt Walton (ABC’s “One Life to Live,” Paper Mill Playhouse’s “Boeing-Boeing”) as Julian Marsh,  Blakely Slaybaugh (Broadway’s “Paramour,” BCP’s “Guys and Dolls”) as Billy Lawlor.

The cast also features Kilty Reidy, Cliff Bemis, Patrick Oliver Jones, Monette McKay, Matt Bauman, Andrew Hodge and Brianna Marie Latrash. Alyssa Gardner, Daisy Wright, Sean Bell, Darrell T. Joe, Kurtis Bradley Brown, Jonathan Bryant, Erica Ito, Joshua Keen, Nevada Koenig, Allison Wiatrowski round out the ensemble. Michael O’Hara and Kathryn Priest will serve as Swings. 

Anna Louizos is Scenic Designer. Lighting Designer is Kirk Baran-Bookman. Costume designer is Nicole Moody. Hair and Wig Designer is Jared Janas. Bart Fasbender is Sound Designer.  Casting is by Geoff Josselson, CSA. Will Shuler is Music Director. T. J. Kearney is Production Stage Manager.  Ben Freedman and Jennifer Barretto are Assistant Stage Managers.

The production will play the following schedule: Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 2:00 pm (plus an additional evening performance August 1 at 7:30 pm), Thursdays at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm, Fridays at 8:00 pm (except Friday, July 6 at 7:00 pm — New Hope Fireworks following the show), Saturdays at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm. There is an additional matinee on Friday, August 3 at 1:00 p.m. The opening night performance on Saturday, June 30 will be at 7:30 p.m. 

Single tickets to “42nd Street” are on sale now. Tickets range from $40 - $80. Special rates for groups of 10 or more. Season ticket packages are still available. For complete details, and to purchase tickets, please visit http://bcptheater.org/42nd-street/, call 215-862-2121, or visit the box office at 70 South Main Street, New Hope, PA.