Award-winning show heads for Congress

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42ND STREET, the timeless and inspiring tale of small town Peggy Sawyer’s rise from chorus girl to Broadway star, is on at the Congress Theatre next week (September 4-8).

Winner of the 1980 Tony Award for Best New Musical and the 2001 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical and the 2001 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, the score includes Lullaby of Broadway, We’re in the Money, Shuffle off to Buffalo, Keep Young and Beautiful, I Only Have Eyes for You and – of course – the eponymous number.

Dave Willetts, whose West End roles include Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Cats and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, is joined by Marti Webb, the star of Blood Brothers, Tell Me On A Sunday, Evita, Cats and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Evening performances are at 7.30pm, with Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Tickets cost from £16-£29.50, call 412000.