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A CHORUS LINE IS BACK ON BROADWAY

 

Staff Report

NEW YORK, 10 October 2006—The new revival of A Chorus Line, Broadway's record-breaking musical, opened last week (5 October) at the Schoenfeld Theater in New York. In previews since 18 September, A Chorus Line is more a tale about landing a job than the shameless lust for fame that is so prevalent today. The Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical features a Broadway chorus dancer audition where a director demands 17 professional dancers to publicly share their most intimate memories and inner demons. At the end of the show, eight dancers are left standing on the stage. The ending brings back all the dancers in a glitzy song and dance number performed by the entire cast.  Directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett with lyrics by Ed Kleban and music by  Marvin Hamlisch, famous songs include At the Ballet, The Music and the Mirror, One and What I Did for Love .


Cast of A Chorus Line

The new production stars Ken Alan (Bobby), Brad Anderson (Don), Michael Berresse (Zach), Natalie Cortez (Diana), Charlotte d'Amboise (Cassie), Mara Davi (Maggie), Jessica Lee Goldyn (Val), Deidre Goodwin (Sheila), Tyler Hanes (Larry), James T. Lane (Richie), Paul McGill (Mark), Heather Parcells (Judy), Michael Paternostro (Greg), Alisan Porter (Bebe), Jeffrey Schecter (Mike), Yuka Takara (Connie), Jason Tam (Paul), Chryssie Whitehead (Kristine), and Tony Yazbeck (Al).

In view of the heavy buzz and mostly enthusiastic reviews, visitors to the Big Apple should be aware that ticket sales are brisk for this revival.

Gerald Schoenfeld Theater
236 West 45th Street (Between Broadway and 8th Avenue)
New York, NY 10036
Tel. and tickets: (1) 212 239 62 00

A Chorus Line Web Site

Book Tip:

On the Line - The Creation of A Chorus Line
by Robert Viagas, Baayork Lee, Thommie Walsh
Limelight Editions, August 2006
Paperback 376 pages
ISBN: 0879103361
$20.00

On the Line relates the stories of the 19 original cast members.  Robert Viagas, founder of Playbill-On-Line together with Baayork Lee, who is now choreographing the revival, and Thommie Walsh, detail how each cast member became a part of the show, shaped it through a workshop process, and what its success has meant for their lives and careers. For avid A Chorus Line fans.



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