New Cast Members Set for 'Chorus Line;' Tour on the Way

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John Breglio has announced the newest members of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical A Chorus Line. The new stars begin performances Tuesday, July 24, 2007.  

Nick Adams (Chicago, The Pirate Queen) as Larry, Michael Gruber (Cats, "Stairway to Paradise" at Encores!) as Greg, Bryan Knowlton (tours of Oliver! and A Chorus Line) as Paul, Melissa Lone (Mary Poppins) as Maggie, J. Elaine Marcos (The Wedding Singer, Sweet Charity) as Connie, Krysta Rodriguez (Spring Awakening, Good Vibrations) as Bebe, Jason Patrick Sands (Legally Blonde, The Producers) as Don, Will Taylor (La Cage aux Folles, The Producers) as Bobby, Katherine Tokarz (Wicked) as Kristine and Kevin Worley (42nd Street) as Al join Michael Berresse (Zach),  Natalie Cortez (Diana), Charlotte D'Amboise (Cassie), Jessica Lee Goldyn (Val), Deidre Goodwin (Sheila), James T. Lane (Richie), Paul McGill (Mark), Heather Parcells (Judy) and Jeffrey Schecter (Mike) in a cast of 30 that includes Michelle Aravena, David Baum, Mike Cannon, E. Clayton Cornelious, Dena Digiacinto, Joey Dudding, Lyndy Franklin, Nadine Isenegger, Pamela Jordan, Jessica Lea Patty and Grant Turner.

A Chorus Line returned to Broadway opening Thursday, October 5, 2006, at the  Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th St).  A Chorus Line is directed by its original Tony Award winning co-choreographer Bob Avian, conceived and originally choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, with a book by  James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban, with the original choreography re-staged by Baayork LeeA Chorus Line is produced by John Breglio for Vienna Waits Productions.  Masterworks Broadway's 2006 Broadway cast recording of A Chorus Line is available in stores nationwide.

A Chorus Line will launch a National tour at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts - Buell Theatre May 6-17, 2008.  Following its premiere in Denver, the National tour will settle in for a seven-week engagement at The Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, May 21-July 6, 2008.  Plans are underway for the show to visit these cities in the 2008-2009 season: Philadelphia;  Portland, Oregon; Costa Mesa; Seattle; Toronto and Washington, DC.

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 15years, closing on April 28, 1990 after 6,137 performances.

A Chorus Line remains the longest running American musical in Broadway history.

For Tickets for A Chorus Line visit (212-239-6200) or visitthe Schoenfeld Theatre box office.  Performances are Tuesday at 7:00pm, Wedneday through Saturday evenings at 8:00pm, with matinee performances on  Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00pm and Sunday at 3:00pm.   Tickets range from $66.50 to $111.50.  Premium seating is available.

Photo of Krysta Rodriguez by Ben Strothmann

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