I Can Do That: A Chorus Line Recoups, Plans to Tour

News   I Can Do That: A Chorus Line Recoups, Plans to Tour The Broadway revival of A Chorus Line has recouped its initial investment of $8 million 19 weeks after opening night.

Charlotte d'Amboise in A Chorus Line.
Charlotte d'Amboise in A Chorus Line. Photo by Paul Kolnik

In addition, the revival's producer, John Breglio, plans to take the show on tour beginning in April 2008, Variety reports.

The show grossed $700,069 and filled 83.1 percent of the seats during the recent week of Feb. 12-18. Highs of $951,513 and 101.3 percent came in the week of Dec. 25-31.

A Chorus Line, which begin previews Sept. 18, 2006, and opened October 5 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, recouped after 157 performances and 18 previews.

The revival is directed by 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.

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 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.