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42nd Street Looks Like A Hit For Three Spires

Hollywood’s most glamorous couple have denied that they will be in Coventry to watch an amateur theatre production.

42nd Street, Three Spires Musical SocietyCatherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas were rumoured to be planning a visit to the city to see 42nd Street at The College Theatre in the Butts this week.

But the recently wed stars will not be taking in the show and cited their hectic work schedule as the reason.

Graham Hill, chairman of the Three Spires Musical Society, the organisation putting on 42nd Street, says the Hollywood link has sent interest in the show soaring.

He said:

“I have never known the switchboard like it. You couldn’t get through at one point last week – it was so busy my answering machine broke down.

“There is an obvious link with Catherine Zeta-Jones and this show as she played the lead role of Peggy Sawyer on the West End stage as a 17-year-old.

“It would have been nice if they had come along but it still promises to be a great show – one member of the technical team told me it is the best production he has ever seen at the Butts.”

The musical, which tracks the life of Peggy Sawyer as she taps and sings her way to Broadway fame, kicks off on Tuesday night (22 May) and runs until Saturday (26 May).

And despite the interest caused by Zeta-Jones and Douglas, there are still seats left.

Mr Hill said:

“Tickets have been selling very well but there are some available for each performance – including the Saturday matinee.

“It is a very strong production which brings together some of the finest talent in the area and I expect it will be one of the box office hits of the season.”

Tickets are on sale now priced at £6.50 and £7.50.

For more information call the box office on 024 7622 0130.

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