A Chorus Line

Ages: 12+
Opened: July 22, 1976
Closing: March 31, 1979

A Chorus Line - 1976 - West End History , Info & More

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Catherine Street London WC2B 5JB London

From a concept by Michael Bennett

A Chorus Line tells the story of a group of 17 performers vying for the chance to dance in a Broadway show. After all the sweat and tears, only eight will be chosen for this opportunity of a lifetime. Winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, A Chorus Line is a timeless show for anyone who has ever dared to dream.

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I Hope I Get It
I Can Do That
And . . .
At the Ballet
Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love
Dance: Ten; Looks: Three
The Music and the Mirror
The Tap Combination
What I Did for Love
Goodbye Twelve, Goodbye Thirteen, Hello Love
Inside the Music
Surprise, Surprise
Let Me Dance for You
Gimme the Ball
A Chorus Line has had 18 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1975, Off-Broadway which opened in 1975, Broadway which opened in 1975, Broadway which opened in 1975, which opened in 1976, US Tour which opened in 1976, West End which opened in 1976, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1991, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2006, US Tour which opened in 2008, US Tour which opened in 2010, West End which opened in 2013, Regional (US) which opened in 2014, Los Angeles which opened in 2016, St. Louis, MO (Regional) which opened in 2017 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2018.
A Chorus Line has been nominated for several awards, including the Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards. It has also been nominated for Musical of the Year at the Olivier Awards for Michael Bennett, James Kirkwood, Marvin Hamlisch, and Edward Kleban.
A Chorus Line has won several awards, including the Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards. It also won the Olivier Award for Musical of the Year, with separate awards given to Michael Bennett, James Kirkwood, Marvin Hamlish, and Edward Kleban. These awards recognize the outstanding achievements of the show and its creators in the world of musical theater.



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