Chorus Line Begins New Schedule; Isenegger Is Cassie Friday and Sunday Eves
By Adam Hetrick
The Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, which will ends its run at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Aug. 17, began a new performance schedule June 23.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical now offers performances Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 6:30 PM with matinee performances Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 1:30 PM.
Charlotte d'Amboise, who was Tony-nominated for her work as Cassie, is also playing a new schedule. D'Amboise now performs the demanding role of Cassie for all performances except Friday and Sunday evenings. The Friday and Sunday-night performances will feature Nadine Isenegger as the down-on-her-luck Cassie. Isenegger has stoodby for d'Amboise since performances of the Broadway revival began in October 2006. Her Broadway appearances also include Cats, Follies and 42nd Street.
The Broadway cast of A Chorus Line currently features Nick Adams (Larry), Tommy Berklund (Greg), Natalie Cortez (Diana), Charlotte d'Amboise (Cassie), Dena Digiacinto (Bebe), Jessica Lee Goldyn (Val), Deidre Goodwin (Sheila), Bryan Knowlton (Paul), James T. Lane (Richie), Melissa Lone (Maggie), J. Elaine Marcos (Connie), Paul McGill (Mark), Heather Parcells (Judy), Jason Patrick Sands (Don), Jeffrey Schecter (Mike), Will Taylor (Bobby), Katherine Tokarz (Kristine), Mike Cannon (Al) and Mario Lopez (Zach).
Completing the cast are Todd Anderson, Michelle Aravena, Kurt Domoney, E. Clayton Cornelious, Joey Dudding, Jenifer Foote, Lyndy Franklin, Kimberly Dawn Neumann, Grant Turner and Deone Zanotto.
Michael Bennett's 1975 production was restaged by Bob Avian and Baayork Lee, opening at the Schoenfeld Oct. 5, 2006, following a six-week run at San Francisco's Curran Theatre.
Produced by John Breglio, who also serves as the legal representation for the estate of the late Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line has a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by the late Edward Kleban.
The design team for the 2006 restaging reunited much of the original creative team, including Robin Wagner (sets), Theoni V. Aldredge (costumes), Natasha Katz and Tharon Musser (lighting) and Acme Sound Partners (sound). Musical direction and supervision is by Patrick Vaccariello, with updated orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Billy Byers and Hershey Kay and vocal arrangements are by Don Pippin.
The national tour of A Chorus Line currently plays Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre through July 6.
For tickets visit www.telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200. For more information visit www.achorusline.com. The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is located in Manhattan at 236 West 45th Street.
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