A Chorus Line to Play D.C.'s National Theatre in 2009

News   A Chorus Line to Play D.C.'s National Theatre in 2009 The national tour of A Chorus Line will make a stop in Washington, D.C., for a two-week run in March 2009.

A Chorus Line will play a two-week engagement at Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre March 10-22, 2009. Single tickets for the National run will go on sale in early 2009; however, group sales are currently available.

The Broadway revival of A Chorus Line embarked on a national tour at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts' Buell Theatre May 4. The Broadway production continues to play the Schoenfeld Theatre.

The touring company currently plays Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre through July 6. Additional dates for A Chorus Line include:

San Francisco, CA (July 8-27, at the Curran Theatre)
Portland, OR (July 29-Aug. 3, at the Keller Auditorium)
Seattle, WA (Aug. 5-10, at the Paramount Theatre)
San Diego, CA (Aug. 12-17, at the Civic Theatre)
Costa Mesa, CA (Aug. 19-31, a the Orange County PAC)
Tempe, AZ (Sept. 2-7, at ASU's Gammage Auditorium)
Greenville, SC (Oct. 7-12, at the Peace Center)
Boston, MA (Sept. 11-Oct. 1, at the Opera House)
Greenville, SC (Oct. 7-12, at the Peace Center)
Cleveland, OH (Oct. 14-26, at the Palace Theatre)
Toronto, ON (Oct. 28-Nov. 30, at the Canon Theatre)
Baltimore, MD (Dec. 2-14, at the Hippodrome Theatre)
Philadelphia, PA (Dec. 16-Jan. 4, 2009, at the Forrest Theatre)
Raleigh, NC (Jan. 6-11, 2009, at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium)
Detroit, MI (Jan. 13-Feb. 1, 2009, at the Fisher Theatre)
Tampa, FL (Feb. 3-8, 2009, at the Tampa Bay PAC)
Orlando, FL (Feb. 10-15, 2009, at the Carr PAC)
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Feb. 16-March 1, 2009, at the Broward Center)
Atlanta, GA (March 3-8, 2009, at the Fox Theatre)
Harford, CT (March 24-29, 2009, at the Bushnell Center)
Providence, RI (March 31-April 5, 2009, at the Providence PAC)
Pittsburgh, PA (April 7-12, 2009, at the Benedum Center)
Chicago, IL (April 14-May 3, 2009, at the Oriental Theatre)
Buffalo, NY (May 5-10, 2009, at Shea's PAC)
St. Louis, MO (May 12-24, 2009, at the Fox Theatre)
Cincinnati, OH (May 26-June 7, 2009, at the Aronoff Center)
Minneapolis, MN (June 16-21, 2009, at the Orpheum Theatre)
Milwaukee, WI (June 23-28, 2009, at the Marcus Center)

As with the Broadway revival, the national tour of A Chorus Line is restaged by Bob Avian and Baayork Lee, who re-created Michael Bennett's Tony Award-winning work from the original 1975 Broadway production. Former Legally Blonde cast member Nikki Snelson stars as Cassie with Michael Gruber, who was seen during the original run of A Chorus Line, as Zach.

The national tour also features Clyde Alves (Mike), Venny Carranza (Roy), John Carroll (Larry), Emily Fletcher (Sheila), Stephanie Gibson (Judy), Michael Gruber (Zach), Natalie Hall (Val), Derek Hanson (Don), Hollie Howard (Maggie), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Mark), Julie Kotarides (Vicki), Denis Lambert (Greg), Jessica Latshaw (Kristine), Ian Liberto (Bobby), Stephanie Martignetti (Tricia), Sterling Masters (Lois), Pilar Millhollen (Bebe), Colt Prattes (Al), Gabrielle Ruiz (Diana), Clifton Samuels (Tom), Kevin Santos (Paul), Brandon Tyler (Frank), Anthony Wayne (Richie), J.R. Whittington (Butch), and Jessica Wu (Connie).

A Chorus Line's swing performers are Colin Bradbury, Erica Mansfield, Rebecca Riker, and Alex Ringler.

A Chorus Line has a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by the late Edward Kleban.

The design team for the 2006 restaging reunited much of the original creative team, including Robin Wagner (sets), Theoni V. Aldredge (costumes), Natasha Katz and Tharon Musser (lighting) and Acme Sound Partners (sound). Musical direction and supervision is by Patrick Vaccariello, with updated orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Billy Byers and Hershey Kay and vocal arrangements are by Don Pippin.

The original production of A Chorus Line opened at the Public Theater's Newman Theater on May 21, 1975, and transferred to Broadway's Shubert Theatre on July 25. The musical won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, along with nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. It ran for nearly 15 years, closing on April 28, 1990, after 6,137 performances.

The Broadway revival and national tour are produced by John F. Breglio for Vienna Waits Productions.

For more information visit www.achorusline.com.

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