New Revival of A Chorus Line to Be Recorded by Masterworks Broadway

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The new Broadway-bound production of A Chorus Line will be recorded by Masterworks Broadway on Aug. 14 at Skywalker Sound Studio in Marin County, CA.

The recording will include the bonus track, "The Overture That Never Was," specially arranged for this album and performed on two pianos by Marvin Hamlisch. In addition, "And," a previously unrecorded musical number, will be available as an exclusive iTunes download.

David Caddick, Marvin Hamlisch and Jonathan Tunick will produce the album.

The recording will hit stores Oct. 3.

A Chorus Line will begin previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Sept. 18 and will open on Oct. 5.

The revival opened its pre-Broadway San Francisco tryout on Aug. 2, following previews from July 23. The California engagement will run until Sept. 2. John Breglio produces. The cast is headed by frequent Chicago star Charlotte d'Amboise and The Light in the Piazza's Michael Berresse. D'Amboise plays Cassie, the down-on-her-luck dancer created in the original production by Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie. Berresse plays Cassie's former lover Zach, who is now the director of the show for which Cassie has come to audition.

The revival of A Chorus Line is directed by Bob Avian, the co-choreographer of the original production, which was helmed by the late Michael Bennett. The design team includes Robin Wagner (sets), Theoni V. Aldredge (costumes), Natasha Katz and Tharon Musser (lighting) and Acme Sound Partners (sound).

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 show A Class Act.

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