Photo Coverage: A Chorus Line Opening Night Party

By: Oct. 06, 2006
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The revival of A Chorus Linethe 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.  The cast and creative team celebrated opening night at the Gilt at the Palace Hotel.

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.

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Georgette Mosbacher

Sara Gettelfinger

Fran Weissler and Barry Weissler

Bob Avian (Director and Original Choreographer)

Nan Knighton and John Breglio (Producer)

Peter Pileski (Assistant Director) and Bob Avian

Kelly Bishop (original cast member, Sheila)

Celeste Holm and Frank Basile

Terre Blair Hamlisch and Marvin Hamlisch (Music)

Michael Berresse (Zach) and Charlotte D'Amboise (Cassie)

Tony Yazbeck (Al) and Chryssie Whitehead (Kristine)

Jason Tam (Paul) and Mara Davi (Maggie)

Natalie Cortez (Diana), Ken Alan (Bobby) and Jessica Lee Goldyn (Val)

Natalie Cortez,  Paul McGill (Mark) and Mara Davi

Alisan Porter (Bebe), Charlotte D'Amboise, and Jeffrey Schecter (Mike)

Michael Berresse, Natalie Cortez, Charlotte D'Amboise, Deidre Goodwin (Sheila) and Tyler Hanes (Larry)

Alisan Porter and Tyler Hanes (Larry)

Jason Tam, Michael Paternostro (Greg) and Ken Alan

Mara Davi, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Yuka Takara (Connie), Charlotte D'Amboise and Natalie Cortez

Charlotte D'Amboise

Alisan Porter with her mom Laura Porter (original cast member Bebe)

Brad Anderson (Don) and Alisan Porter

Heather Parcells (Judy) and James T. Lane (Richie)

Chryssie Whitehead and Kathleen Marshall

Melissa Schecter and Jeffrey Schecter

Kathleen Marshall and Deidre Goodwin

Michael Berresse and Tyler Hanes

Michael Berresse, Joan Rivers and Jeffrey Schecter

James T. Lane, Michael Berresse, Joan Rivers, Tyler Hanes, Jeffrey Schecter and Michael Paternostro

Heather Parcells and Joan Rivers

A Chorus Line group shot