West End's A CHORUS LINE Revival Gets Cast Recording; Set for Release Sept 16 with Bonus Tracks!
Dress Circle posted news today that the 2013 West End revival of A Chorus Line is getting an original cast recording! The album is set for release on September 16th, 2013. Tracklisting to follow.
This new 2013 London Cast Recording of A Chorus Line is expected to include the full London cast and bonus tracks by the late Marvin Hamlish which have not previously been released!
The 'Sizzling and extraordinary' (Independent) show that revolutionised Broadway, is now back in the West End for the first time since its award-winning London season premiered in 1976, featuring an all-star cast including John Partridge, Scarlett Strallen and Olivier Award winning Leigh Zimmerman.
The revival of A Chorus Line will close on Saturday, August 31, following a critically acclaimed six month run at the London Palladium. Leigh Zimmerman (Sheila) won Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical and the production was nominated for Best Musical Revival at this year's Laurence Olivier Awards.
The producers are currently finalising European touring plans for the production that will give audiences in Germany, Holland, France and beyond the chance to see the acclaimed London production, prior to a UK tour beginning in Autumn 2014.
This production was 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.
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.