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Southgate Community Players  Announces Cast for A CHORUS LINESouthgate Community Players Announces Cast for A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Southgate Community Players has just announced their very talented cast of 'A Chorus Line.' (more...)

WAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone to Headline Playwrights Horizons' 2017 GalaWAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone to Headline Playwrights Horizons' 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 8 at the event space 583 Park Avenue. Titled A CELEBRATION OF SONG, the evening will honor three of the company's exceptional alumni writers: Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights), Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife and Grey Gardens at Playwrights). (more...)

Len Cariou, Liz Callaway & More Featured on New Compilation Album 'These Are My Friends'Len Cariou, Liz Callaway & More Featured on New Compilation Album 'These Are My Friends'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Golden Stage Records has released 'These Are My Friends', a compilation of Broadway songs and reminiscences from some of the theater's greatest TONY award-winning artists. (more...)

Works & Process to Offer a Behind-the-Scenes Look at WAR PAINTWorks & Process to Offer a Behind-the-Scenes Look at WAR PAINT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

On Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim offers a behind-the-scenes look at WAR PAINT, the new musical by librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel, lyricist Michael Korie, and director Michael Greif in advance of the Broadway opening on April 6, 2017. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer SeasonKathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2017 Season, which opens on June 12 with Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

Kick Line! New Version of A CHORUS LINE to Dance Into High SchoolsKick Line! New Version of A CHORUS LINE to Dance Into High Schools
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Tams-Witmark has announced that the groundbreaking musical A Chorus Line is now available for licensing in a brand-new high school edition. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Fund Salon with Matthew Sklar and Chad BeguelinPhoto Coverage: Dramatists Guild Fund Salon with Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin
by Walter McBride - Dec 9, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund Salons offer you a behind-the-scenes peek into the creative process of the writers of the American Theater presenting award-winning dramatists as they share never-before-heard stories behind their most beloved works. In addition to sharing their inspiration, they also often invite the stars who brought their work to life onstage. The most recent subjects of this series were composer Matthew Sklar and lyricist/ book writer Chad Beguelin. (more...)

Centenary Stage's Young Performers Workshop to Present Winter Festival of ShowsCentenary Stage's Young Performers Workshop to Present Winter Festival of Shows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Centenary Stage Company's critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop returns this holiday season with a delightful selection of musical favorites for the annual Winter Festival of Shows. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Lyric Theatre's A CHORUS LINEPhoto Flash: First Look at the Lyric Theatre's A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Meet 17 dancers in an empty theatre, on a bare stage, where casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For these dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. This is A Chorus Line, the musical for anyone who has ever had a dream and put it all on the line to make that dream come true. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, it's one of the longest-running American Broadway musicals ever. Come experience this 'singular sensation' in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of A Chorus Line at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre through November 6. Tickets are on sale NOW at www.AtlantaLyric.com or by calling 404-377-9948! (more...)

Cast Complete for Broadway-Bound AMELIE, Starring Phillipa Soo, in L.A.Cast Complete for Broadway-Bound AMELIE, Starring Phillipa Soo, in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Casting has been set for Center Theatre Group's production of "Amelie, A New Musical" at the Ahmanson Theatre which begins previews December 4, 2016, opens December 16 and continues through January 15, 2017. (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre Brings A CHORUS LINE to the Stage This OctoberAtlanta Lyric Theatre Brings A CHORUS LINE to the Stage This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Meet 17 dancers in an empty theatre, on a bare stage, where casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For these dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. This is A Chorus Line, the musical for anyone who has ever had a dream and put it all on the line to make that dream come true. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, it's one of the longest-running American Broadway musicals ever. Come experience this "singular sensation" in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of A Chorus Line at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre from October 21 through November 6. Tickets are on sale NOW at www.AtlantaLyric.com or by calling 404-377-9948! (more...)

Atlantic Lyrics Theatre Presents A CHORUS LINEAtlantic Lyrics Theatre Presents A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

Meet 17 dancers in an empty theatre, on a bare stage, where casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For these dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. This is A Chorus Line, the musical for anyone who has ever had a dream and put it all on the line to make that dream come true. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, it's one of the longest-running American Broadway musicals ever. Come experience this "singular sensation" in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of A Chorus Line at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre from October 21 through November 6. Tickets are on sale NOW at www.AtlantaLyric.com or by calling 404-377-9948! (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre Brings A CHORUS LINE to the Stage This OctoberAtlanta Lyric Theatre Brings A CHORUS LINE to the Stage This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Meet 17 dancers in an empty theatre, on a bare stage, where casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For these dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. This is A Chorus Line, the musical for anyone who has ever had a dream and put it all on the line to make that dream come true. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, it's one of the longest-running American Broadway musicals ever. Come experience this "singular sensation" in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of A Chorus Line at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre from October 21 through November 6. Tickets are on sale NOW at www.AtlantaLyric.com or by calling 404-377-9948! (more...)

Adam Szymkowicz, Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen and Josefina Lopez Tapped for Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters ProgramAdam Szymkowicz, Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen and Josefina Lopez Tapped for Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announce three additional Traveling Masters events for the fall: Adam Szymkowicz (Clown Bar), Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen (Tuck Everlasting), and Josefina Lopez (Real Women Have Curves). (more...)

FROZEN Writer Robert Lopez's Reimagined '1001 NIGHTS' Begins Today Off-BroadwayFROZEN Writer Robert Lopez's Reimagined '1001 NIGHTS' Begins Today Off-Broadway
by BroadwayWorld JR - Sep 17, 2016

Atlantic for Kids' 2016-2017 Season will open today, September 17, with the family musical 1001 Nights: A Love Story AbouT Loving Stories, an adaptation of the 'Arabian Nights' fairy tales featuring music and lyrics by Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award winner Robert Lopez, a book by Adam Koplan and Robert Lopez, and direction by Koplan. (more...)

FROZEN Writer Robert Lopez's Reimagined '1001 NIGHTS' to Kick Off Atlantic for Kids 2016-17 SeasonFROZEN Writer Robert Lopez's Reimagined '1001 NIGHTS' to Kick Off Atlantic for Kids 2016-17 Season
by BroadwayWorld JR - Sep 13, 2016

Atlantic for Kids' 2016-2017 Season will open Saturday, September 17 with the family musical 1001 Nights: A Love Story About Loving Stories, an adaptation of the 'Arabian Nights' fairy tales featuring music and lyrics by Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award winner Robert Lopez, a book by Adam Koplan and Robert Lopez, and direction by Koplan. (more...)

Adam Szymkowicz, Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen and Josefina Lopez Tapped for Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters ProgramAdam Szymkowicz, Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen and Josefina Lopez Tapped for Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announce three additional Traveling Masters events for the fall: Adam Szymkowicz (Clown Bar), Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen (Tuck Everlasting), and Josefina Lopez (Real Women Have Curves). (more...)

Starry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's HistoryStarry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

War Paint has become the most successful musical in Goodman Theatre's history, extended (for a second and final time) through August 21. (more...)

Photo Flash: Original Stars of A CHORUS LINE Visit the Show at the Hollywood BowlPhoto Flash: Original Stars of A CHORUS LINE Visit the Show at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

On Friday, July 29, the cast of the 2016 Hollywood Bowl production of A CHORUS LINE met members of the original 1975 Broadway cast backstage. Below, check out a photo featuring cast members of the Hollywood Bowl production of A CHORUS LINE side by side with the original Broadway cast members who created their roles! (more...)

BWW Review: Lopez, Rodriguez, and Company Lead Sensational A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood BowlBWW Review: Lopez, Rodriguez, and Company Lead Sensational A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl
by Michael L. Quintos - Jul 30, 2016

Engaging, well-paced, aurally pleasing, and exceedingly entertaining from start to finish, the Hollywood Bowl's A CHORUS LINE is an exceptional presentation of this iconic show which celebrates those hard-working, ultra-talented, under-paid men and women who willingly choose a volatile career in which they sing and dance their hearts out in the background of a musical. It is set in the far out mid-70's, hence, the show is a retro-tastic trip down memory lane as it showcases a day of auditions for eight chorus member positions in a brand new musical opening on Broadway. For this Bowl version of A CHORUS LINE, producers enlisted TV host/actor Mario Lopez and then filling the rest of the large 17-member cast with a diverse group of proven triple-threat stage professionals. The resulting show is, hands down, one of the most well-performed musical productions that I have seen at the Bowl. From the execution of director/choreographer Baayork Lee's Michael Bennett-inspired choreography to the incredible singing performances of Kleban and Hamlisch's memorable classic songs, this is a production of A CHORUS LINE that can stand proudly side-by-side with any acclaimed full production of the musical, regional or otherwise. (more...)

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