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Turner Steps In As Zach During Lopez ACL Leave 5/13-6/1


Grant Turner to play the role of Zack in Broadway's A Chorus Line from May 13 through June 1 while Mario Lopez is on leave.

Grant Turner usually plays the role of cut dancer Frank, and understudies Zack, Larry, Don and Greg.

His press notes state,"Grant left home in New CastleAustralia at sixteen to tour all over the world with the award winning dance show Tap Dogs. After four years he ended up in the United Stated with a work visa but was not allowed to join Equity as they require a green card as well. Over the next six years Grant worked endlessly to acquire a green card to fulfill his dream to work on Broadway.During this time he had to audition for Broadway productions to build a case for his green card. He was able to join AGVA and do The Radio City Christmas Spectacular here in NYC, as well as other non equity work.

His first audition once he obtained his green card was for an open call for Non Equity performers for A Chorus Line. That was on a Friday, Monday he was at the final call back, and on Tuesday was hired as a cover for Zack, Larry, Don, and Greg."

Mario Lopez is playing Zach, the demanding director who is casting the chorus roles for a new Broadway musical, in A Chorus Line at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W 45th St), through Sunday, September 7, 2008.

He will be on hiatus from the show from Sunday, May 11, 2008 through Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008.

A Chorus Line features Nick Adams (Larry), Tommy Berklund (Greg), Natalie Cortez (Diana), Charlotte d'Amboise (Cassie), Dena Digiacinto (Bebe), Jessica Lee Goldyn (Val), Deidre Goodwin (Sheila), Bryan Knowlton (Paul), James T. Lane (Richie), Melissa Lone (Maggie), Mario Lopez (Zach), J. Elaine Marcos (Connie), Paul McGill (Mark), Heather Parcells (Judy), Jason Patrick Sands (Don), Jeffrey Schecter (Mike), Will Taylor (Bobby), Katherine Tokarz (Kristine) and Kevin Worley (Al) in a cast of 3o that includes Todd Anderson, Michelle Aravena, Mike Cannon, E. Clayton Cornelious, Joey Dudding, Jenifer Foote, Lyndy Franklin, Nadine Isenegger, Jessica Lea Patty, Grant Turner and Deone Zanotto.

For Tickets for A Chorus Line visit (212-239-6200) or the Schoenfeld Theatre box office.  Performances are Tuesday at 7:00pm, Wednesday 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.  Please note: Mario Lopez will be on hiatus from A Chorus Line from Sunday, May 11, through Tuesday, June 3, 2008

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