Donna McKechnie, Christine Pedi, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Eddie Guiterrez Set for A Chorus Line Celebration

News   Donna McKechnie, Christine Pedi, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Eddie Guiterrez Set for A Chorus Line Celebration The Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater Weekend will celebrate the upcoming 40th anniversary of the creation of A Chorus Line Oct. 12 at The Madison Fire Island Pines.

Jessica Lee Goldyn
Jessica Lee Goldyn

An afternoon of performances and interviews hosted by Christine Pedi will feature Tony winner Donna McKechnie, who created the role of Cassie in the original Broadway staging of the award-winning musical. McKechnie will also sign copies of her memoir, "Time Steps: My Musical Comedy Life" (Simon & Shuster).

Also scheduled to appear are Jessica Lee Goldyn (Val in the recent A Chorus Line Broadway revival), Eddie Guiterrez (Paul in the recent A Chorus Line national tour) and Shane Frampton; composer Matthew Ward will accompany the artists.

The afternoon will begin with a cocktail reception at 2 PM followed by the 3 PM performance.

A Chorus Line, conceived and originally choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, features a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, and music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban. The original production was conceived beginning in January 1974, opened at The Public Theater’s Newman Theatre May 21, 1975, and transferred to Broadway’s Shubert Theatre July 25, opening there Oct. 19, 1975. A Chorus Line won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, nine Tony Awards (including Best Musical, Score and Book) and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. The original production ran for nearly 15 years, closing on April 28, 1990, after 6,137 performances.

The Madison Fire Island Pines is located at 22 Atlantic Walk. Admission is free.

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