A CHORUS LINE Ends Run Tonight, August 17
The current Broadway production of The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical A Chorus Line will play its final performance on Broadway Tonight, Sunday, August 17, 2008, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W 45th St).
Following a six-week run at San Francisco's Curran Theatre, A Chorus Line returned to Broadway for the first time since its original run previewing September 18, 2006. The new, critically acclaimed production of A Chorus Line opened October 5, 2006 and recouped the show's entire $8 million investment in 157 performances (19 weeks). The revival of A Chorus Line will have played 18 preview and 759 regular performances. The National tour of A Chorus Line just opened to critical acclaim at LA's Ahmanson Theatre, its second venue on a 29 city tour scheduled thorough June 2009. A Chorus Line is produced by John Breglio for Vienna Waits Productions.
"For the last two years, audiences have been able to rediscover A Chorus Line, but more important a whole new generation has been introduced to this great American musical," said producer John Breglio. "Bringing this show back to Broadway has been an extraordinary experience for all of us who worked to get it here."
A Chorus Line is directed by its original Tony Award winning co-choreographer Bob Avian, conceived and originally choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, with a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban, with the original choreography re-staged by Baayork Lee. Masterworks Broadway's 2006 Broadway cast recording of A Chorus Line is available in stores nationwide.
The new production features scenery by Robin Wagner, costumes by Theoni V.Aldredge, lighting by Tharon Musser adapted by Natasha Katz and sound by Acme Sound Partners. Musical direction and supervision is by Patrick Vaccariello, orchestrations are by Jonathan Tunick, Billy Byers and Hershey Kay and vocal arrangements are by Don Pippin.
For Tickets for A Chorus Line visit Telecharge.com (212-239-6200) or the Schoenfeld Theatre box office. Performances are Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm, with matinee performances Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Schedule beginning Monday, June 23, 2008: Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 6:30pm, with matinee performances Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 1:30pm. Tickets range from $66.50 to $111.50.