Photo Flash: Original Stars of A CHORUS LINE Visit the Show at the Hollywood Bowl
On Friday, July 29, the cast of the 2016 Hollywood Bowl production of A CHORUS LINE met members of the original 1975 Broadway cast backstage. Below, check out a photo featuring cast members of the Hollywood Bowl production of A CHORUS LINE side by side with the original Broadway cast members who created their roles!
The Hollywood Bowl's production of A Chorus Line, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical, had choreography adapted and re-staged from the Michael Bennett original by director and choreographer Baayork Lee, who appeared as Connie Wong in the original Broadway production and choreographed the Broadway revival in 2006. A Chorus Line was conducted by Patrick Vaccariello. Bob Avian, the co-choreographer of the original 1975 Broadway production and director of the 2006 Broadway revival, served as Production Supervisor.
A Chorus Line is the groundbreaking show about life as a dancer auditioning for a Broadway musical; with its unforgettable score and riveting real-life story, it's the Hollywood Bowl's annual, fully staged production. From "I Hope I Get It" to "The Music and the Mirror" and "One," united by the iconic choreography of visionary Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line's music and message remain fresh and true, capturing the excitement and drama that all performers face, having chosen a life on the stage - in one thrilling sensation of a musical! Conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line has a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and was originally co-choreographed by Bob Avian.
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Photo Credit: Craig T. Mathew - Mathew Imaging
Front row: (L-R): Original 1975 cast member Nancy Lane (standing) and Hollywood Bowl cast member Kelsey Walston (In red) as Bebe Benzenheimer, original cast member Baayork Lee and Hollywood Bowl cast member J. Elaine Marcos as Connie Wong, original cast member Patricia Garland (in white) and Hollywood Bowl cast member Tiana Okoye (in purple) as Judy Turner, Hollywood Bowl cast member Cornelius Jones Jr. (in black) and original cast member Ronald Dennis as Richie Walters (in white); Back row: (L-R): Hollywood Bowl cast member Mara Davi (in pink) and original cast member Kay Cole (in purple) as Maggie Winslow, Original cast member Ron Kuhlman and Hollywood Bowl cast member Michael Starr (black and white stripes) as Don Kerr, Original cast member Sammy Williams (white jacket) and Hollywood Bowl cast member Jason Tam (green) as Paul San Marco.