Broadway's A Chorus Line Revival to Close Aug. 17 | Playbill

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News Broadway's A Chorus Line Revival to Close Aug. 17 The 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line will play its final performance at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Aug. 17.

James T. Lane leads the cast of A Chorus Line in the
James T. Lane leads the cast of A Chorus Line in the "Gimme the Ball" section of "Hello Twelve..." Photo by Paul Kolnik

The production – the first-ever Broadway return of the legendary Michael Bennett musical, with book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban – will have played 18 previews and 759 regular performances.

After opening Oct. 5, 2006, the revival went on to recoup its investment in 19 weeks.

In a statement, producer John Breglio said, "For the last two years, audiences have been able to rediscover A Chorus Line, but more important a whole new generation has been introduced to this great American musical. Bringing this show back to Broadway has been an extraordinary experience for all of us who worked to get it here."

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 touring company of A Chorus Line is currently playing Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre through July 6.

The original production of A Chorus Line opened at the Public Theater's Newman Theater on May 21, 1975, and transferred to Broadway's Shubert Theatre on July 25. The musical won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, along with nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. It ran for nearly 15 years, closing on April 28, 1990, after 6,137 performances.

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