A Chorus Line is going back on the road again. The 1975 musical that became the longest-running show in Broadway history will launch a 50-city North American tour Sept. 24, produced by PACE Theatrical Group.
The tour opens in Minneapolis and includes stops in St. Louis, Washington DC, Boston, Cincinnati, Denver and Seattle, among many other cities.
Baayork Lee, a member of the show's original cast and the dance captain on the original production -- and co-author of On the Line, a book about the experience -- will stage the revival.
The tour features Jilly Slyter as Cassie, John Salvatore as Bobby, Mark Martino as Zach, Cindy Marchionda as Diana and Randy Donaldson as Richie.
A Chorus Line tells the story of a group of dancers who bare their souls as they audition for an unnamed Broadway musical. The show won both the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award. Music is by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Ed Kleban and book by Nicholas Dante and James Kirkwood. The score includes "What I Did for Love," "At the Ballet" and "Dance 10, Looks 3." Among its many awards, the show won both the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award as Best Musical.
Here is a partial list of stops:
Sept. 24-29 at State Theatre, Minneapolis.
Oct. 1-6 at Fox Theatre in St. Louis
Oct. 8-13 at Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore
Oct. 15-20 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, KY
Oct. 22-27 at Merriam Theatre in Philadelphia
Oct. 29-Nov. 3 at Warner Theatre in Washington DC
Nov. 5-10 at Wang Center in Boston
Nov. 12-17 at Blumenthal Center in Charlotte, NC
Nov. 19-21 at Barbara Mann PAC in Ft. Myers, FL
Nov. 22-24 at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL
Nov. 26-Dec. 1 at Bob Carr PAC in Orlando, FL
Dec. 3-8 at the Palace Theatre in Columbus, OH
Dec. 10-15 at the Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee
Dec. 17-22 at Murat Theatre in Indianapolis, IN
Dec. 24-Jan. 5 at the Opera House in Detroit.
The rest can be found in Playbill On-Line's >National Tours listings.
-- By Robert Viagas