Full Casting Confirmed For West End A CHORUS LINE!
Michael Bennett's production of A Chorus Line won nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama when it opened on Broadway in 1975 and went on to become the then longest running musical on Broadway achieving an astonishing 6137 performances. It features some of musical theatre's best loved songs: One (Singular Sensation),What I Did For Love, I Can Do That, Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love and Hope I Get It.
The production will be directed by Broadway and West End veteran director and choreographer Bob Avian. Avian was Michael Bennett's long term collaborator and his co-choreographer on the original production. Avian was also responsible for directing the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line.
Andrew Lloyd Webber said: "I am delighted to welcome A Chorus Line into The London Palladium. This classic Broadway production has not been seen in the West End for almost 35 years. Marvin Hamlisch was a great friend and supporter in my early career and I can think of no more fitting tribute to him than this major revival."
This long anticipated revival will become a tribute to the show's composer Marvin Hamlisch who tragically died in early August last year. Hamlisch's contribution to the stage and screen is widely recognised as being seminal. Perhaps his best known songs include The Way We Were and Nobody Does It Better and along with his musical theatre work his scores for films include Ordinary People and Sophie's Choice.