A Chorus Line Tour to Kick Off in Denver in May 2008

News   A Chorus Line Tour to Kick Off in Denver in May 2008 The Broadway revival of A Chorus Line will begin its national tour with a May 6-17, 2008, run at Denver's Buell Theatre.

The company of A Chorus Line.
The company of A Chorus Line. Photo by Paul Kolnik

The production will then jump to the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles from May 21-July 6, 2008.

Other cities under consideration include Philadelphia, Seattle, Toronto, Washington, DC and Portland, OR.

The Broadway revival's creative team will reprise its duties for the tour. The director is Bob Avian, who co-choreographed the original production with its director, the late Michael Bennett. For the revival, Baayork Lee re-staged the original choreography.

The design team includes Robin Wagner (sets), Theoni V. Aldredge (costumes), Natasha Katz and Tharon Musser (lighting) and Acme Sound Partners (sound).

The Broadway revival of A Chorus Line began previews Sept. 18, 2006, and opened October 5 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The production recently recouped its initial investment of $8 million 19 weeks after opening night, after 157 performances and 18 previews.

A Chorus Line has a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by the late Edward Kleban, who later became the subject of the Broadway show A Class Act.

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.

For tickets to the Broadway show visit www.telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200. For more information visit www.achorusline.com. The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is at 236 West 45th Street.

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