New York City Center's A Chorus Line Kicks Off November 14

Benefits and Galas   New York City Center's A Chorus Line Kicks Off November 14
The cast of all-star dancers includes Tony Yazbeck, Melanie Moore, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and Olivier winner Leigh Zimmerman.

The Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning A Chorus Line returns to the New York stage for a five-day engagement at City Center, beginning with a November 14 gala performance honoring board member Stacy Bash-Polley.

The special presentation is directed by the musical's original co-choreographer, Bob Avian, and choreographed by original cast member Baayork Lee. Patrick Vaccariello serves as music director.

The cast includes Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck as Zach, Robyn Hurder as Cassie, So You Think You Can Dance favorite Melanie Moore as Judy, current The Phantom of the Opera star Jay Armstrong Johnson as Bobby, Olivier winner Leigh Zimmerman as Sheila, Eddie Gutierrez as Paul, Sara Esty as Maggie, Jolina Javier as Connie, Tara Kostmayer as Diana, J. Elaine Marcos as Val, Ryan Steele as Larry, Naomi C. Walley as Bebe, Tommy Bracco as Mike, Kate Bailey as Kristine, Callan Bergmann as Frank, Natalie Bourgeois as Lois, Wesley Ian Cappiello as Roy, Max Clayton as Don, Aaron Patrick Craven as Butch, Emily Franch as Vicki, David Grindrod as Mark, Denis Lambert as Greg, Jenna Nicole Schoen as Tricia, Joseph J. Simeone as Al, Ahmad Simmons as Tom, and Anthony Wayne as Richie.

Performances will continue through November 18.

The musical, conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett, offers a glimpse into the exciting, tense, and heartbreaking process of auditioning for a Broadway show, informed by the accounts of the performers who first brought the show to life. After premiering at the Public Theater in 1975, the show celebrated a 15-year run at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre. Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban’s score features such showtune standards as “I Hope I Get It,” “At the Ballet,” “What I Did For Love,” and “One.”

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