VIDEO: “42nd Street” dancers celebrate box office record at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope

New Hope Police Chief Michael Cummings (far left) and Mayor Larry Keller, along with New Hope Eagle Assistant Fire Marshal Kevin Doherty (far right), join “42nd Street” cast.

Cast members of “42nd Street” performed outside Bucks County Playhouse Thursday to celebrate record-breaking box office sales for their production.

Wearing their glittery green and gold costumes, cast members danced to the song “42nd Street,” and Tessa Grady, who plays the lead Peggy Sawyer, taught New Hope Mayor Larry Keller how to tap dance.

Keller was joined by New Hope Police Chief Michael Cummings and Assistant Fire Marshal Kevin Doherty.

“Peggy Sawyer is a singer and dancer from Allentown, Pennsylvania, who dreams of being in a Broadway show,” explained theater reviewer John Dwyer.” She has the audacity to try out for the new musical ‘Pretty Lady’ that stars legend Dorothy Brock and is directed by Julian Marsh. The next two hours are spent on her journey of what it takes to put on a show and how, due to unforeseen circumstances, opportunities can arise for stardom and maybe love.”

The musical features classic standards by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, including “You’re Getting to be a Habit with Me,” “Dames,” “We’re in the Money,” ”Shuffle off to Buffalo,” ”Lullaby of Broadway” and “42nd Street.”

The show runs through Aug. 4, and tickets are available online.

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