A Chorus Line Announces '07 Playing Schedule
The Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning smash musical A Chorus Line announced it will begin the New Year with a new playing schedule beginning
Monday, January 1, 2007.
A Chorus Line will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, with matinee performances on Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 pm and Sunday at 3:00 pm. Having returned to the heart of Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W 45th St) where it opened to critical acclaim Thursday, October 5, 2006, A Chorus Line is directed by its original Tony Award winning co-choreographer Bob Avian, and is produced by John Breglio for Vienna Waits Productions.
"In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. The one opportunity to do what they've always dreamed of," production notes state.
A Chorus Line, conceived and originally choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, features a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban. Baayork Lee re-stages the original choreography.
The company features Ken Alan (Bobby), Brad Anderson (Don), Michael Berresse (Zach), Natalie Cortez (Diana), Charlotte d'Amboise (Cassie), Mara Davi (Maggie), Jessica Lee Goldyn (Val), Deidre Goodwin (Sheila), Tyler Hanes (Larry), James T. Lane (Richie), Paul McGill (Mark), Heather Parcells (Judy), Michael Paternostro (Greg), Alisan Porter (Bebe), Jeffrey Schecter (Mike), Yuka Takara (Connie), Jason Tam (Paul), Chryssie Whitehead (Kristine) and Tony Yazbeck (Al) in a cast of 29 that includes Michelle Aravena, David Baum, Mike Cannon, E. Clayton Cornelious, Joey Dudding, Pamela Fabello, Lyndy Franklin, Nadine Isenegger, Lorin Latarro, and Grant Turner.
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.
The original production of A Chorus Line opened at the Public Theater's Newman Theatre on May 21, 1975 and transferred to Broadway's Shubert Theatre on July 25th, opening there on October 19th of that year. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Score and Book, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. It ran for nearly 15 years, closing on April 28, 1990 after 6,137 performances.
The show remains the longest running American musical in Broadway history.
The 2006 Broadway cast recording of A Chorus Line was released by Masterworks Broadway and is available in stores nationwide. For tickets for A Chorus Line, visit www.Telecharge.com or call 212-239-6200.Tickets range from $85.00 to $110.00. Premium seating is available. 20 tickets for every performance of A Chorus Line will be made available to the general public on the day of the performance for $20 at the Gerald Schoenfeld box office through a ticket lottery.
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