By Mark Shenton
06 Mar 2013
The show, first seen at Off-Broadway's Manhattan Theatre Club in 2000 before transferring to Broadway in 2001, was previously produced in London, also at the Landor, in 2004. Its return to London now coincides with a revival of Kleban's best-known show, A Chorus Line, at the London Palladium.
According to press materials, A Class Act provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how a musical is created and the forces behind its creation, retracing the high and low points of Kleban's amazing career and explores how an artist's personal life can inspire or interfere with professional pursuits. The show integrates songs from widely different Kleban projects into the narrative.
With music and lyrics by Kleban, and a book by Linda Kline and Lonny Price, the Landor's artistic director Robert McWhir will direct a cast that comprises John Barr (as Kleban), Sarah Borges, Erin Cornell, Barry Fantoni, Charles Hagerty, Gary Jordan, Laura McCulloch and Jane Quinn.
The production is designed by Martin Thomas, with choreography by Robbie O'Reilly, musical direction by James Cleeve, lighting by Richard Lambert and costumes by Samantha Kent.
It is produced by Theatrica Ltd. for the Landor Theatre.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7737 7276, or visit LandorTheatre.com for more details.