A CHORUS LINE Mounts First London Revival Since Original Production, Feb 2013
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.
For the first time since its first London season, which opened in 1976 and won the Olivier Award for Best Musical, a full London revival of the Broadway Production will be staged at the London Palladium from February 2nd 2013, with a press night on Tuesday February 19th. The season will be strictly limited, running through until June 29th.
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 this 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 includeOrdinary People and Sophie’s Choice.
Tickets for this production go on sale on September 7th at 9am. Full booking information is below.
This production of A Chorus Line will be produced by Mark Goucher, Adam Kenwright, ACT Productions, Tim Lawson, Daniel Sparrow & Mike Walsh Productions by special arrangement with John Breglio and A Chorus Line Broadway.