Original A Chorus Line Cast Members Plan NYC Reunion

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Priscilla Lopez and Baayork Lee among scheduled attendees.
A scene from the original Broadway production of A Chorus Line.
A scene from the original Broadway production of A Chorus Line. Martha Swope / The New York Public Library

Members of the original cast and creative team of the 1975 Broadway musical A Chorus Line will hold a reunion, open to the public, at the New York Public Library branch at Lincoln Center.

The reunion will be held 6 PM March 23 at the Bruno Walter Auditorium in the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at 111 Amsterdam Avenue.

Among those scheduled to attend and take questions from the audience: Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez and Baayork Lee, plus the original music director Don Pippin. Lee, who is organizing the event with the Library‘s Evan Leslie, told Playbill that the talk will focus on the contributions of the show’s songwriting team, the late Marvin Hamlisch and Ed Kleban. The talk will be illustrated with artifacts of the show drawn from the Library’s archives.

The last New York reunion of original ACL cast members occurred in April 2015, when they were invited to attend a special tribute performance of Hamilton at the Public Theater/Newman stage where both shows originated. At left: the original cast members of A Chorus Line join the Hamilton cast at the 5:33 mark.

Click here or here to order tickets for the reunion, which are free and required for entry.

Several of the original cast members have passed away, including Michel Stuart and Thommie Walsh.

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