LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — Veteran Scottish singer Lulu is to return to the West End stage for the first time in 33 years to appear in the musical “42nd Street.”
She will take on the role of Dorothy Brock in the piece, which is currently running at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Ashley Day is also to take on the role of Billy Lawlor, while Tom Lister and Clare Halse continue as Julian Marsh and Peggy Sawyer.
“I’m still ticking, so why not?” the 69-year-old star says. “One of the things I am blessed with – there’s no doubt about it – is to be still here.”
The singer, whose first hit was “Shout” in 1964, last appeared in the West End playing Miss Adelaide in “Guys And Dolls.”
“42nd Street” is the revival production of the show which follows the lives of performers as they struggle to make their names on Broadway. The piece has a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music from Harry Warren and lyrics from Al Dubin, and is an adaptation of the 1932 novel, and the 1933 film.
The new cast previews from 19 March.