Photo Coverage: A Chorus Line Opening Night Arrivals
The revival of A Chorus Line, the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic musical, opened at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W. 45th St.) on Thursday, October 5 after beginning previews on Monday, September 18. Among the starry opening night arrivals were original cast members Donna McKechnie, Priscilla Lopez, Kelly Bishop, Robert LuPone, Wayne Cilento, Pamela Blair, and more.Directed by its original Tony Award winning co-choreographer Bob Avian, A Chorus Line was conceived and originally choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, and 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. A Chorus Line is produced by John Breglio for Vienna Waits Productions.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, Lyndy Franklin, Nadine Isenegger, Pamela Jordan, Lorin Latarro, and Grant Turner. For more information on A Chorus Line and tickets, please visit www.achorusline.com.
Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.
Wayne Cilento and original cast members
Brian Stokes Mitchell and Allyson Tucker
Carlos Marin and wife Geraldine Lar Rosa