PHOTO CALL: A Chorus Line Kicks Off National Tour in Denver

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The first national tour of the current A Chorus Line Broadway revival officially opens at the Denver Center for Performing Arts' Buell Theatre May 9.

Nikki Snelson and Michael Gruber
Nikki Snelson and Michael Gruber Photo by Paul Kolnik

A replica of the production playing Broadway's Schoenfeld Theatre, the tour is restaged by Bob Avian and Baayork Lee, who re-created Michael Bennett's Tony Award-winning work from the original 1975 Broadway production.

Nikki Snelson of Legally Blonde takes on the central role of Cassie. The director Zach is played by Michael Gruber, a Chorus Line veteran who appeared as Mike in the final cast of the show's original record-breaking run at the Shubert Theatre and who recently finished a stint as Greg in the revival.

Also featured on the line are Clyde Alves (Mike), Venny Carranza (Roy), John Carroll (Larry), Emily Fletcher (Sheila), Stephanie Gibson (Judy), Michael Gruber (Zach), Natalie Hall (Val), Derek Hanson (Don), Hollie Howard (Maggie), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Mark), Julie Kotarides (Vicki), Denis Lambert (Greg), Jessica Latshaw (Kristine), Ian Liberto (Bobby), Stephanie Martignetti (Tricia), Sterling Masters (Lois), Pilar Millhollen (Bebe), Colt Prattes (Al), Gabrielle Ruiz (Diana), Clifton Samuels (Tom), Kevin Santos (Paul), Brandon Tyler (Frank), Anthony Wayne (Richie), J.R. Whittington (Butch) and Jessica Wu (Connie).

The swing performers are Colin Bradbury, Erica Mansfield, Rebecca Riker, and Alex Ringler.

Click here for a full list of tour stops.  Here is a look at the company, which plays Denver through May 18 before moving on to Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre:


The opening number

From left: Derek Hanson, Hollie Howard, Clyde Alves, Jessica Wu, Denis Lambert, Nikki Snelson, Emily Fletcher and Ian Liberto

From left: Pilar Millhollen, Stephanie Gibson, Anthony Wayne, Colt Prattes, Jessica Latshaw, Natalie Hall, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Kevin Santos and Gabrielle Ruiz

Anthony Wayne (front) and company

Nikki Snelson dances "The Music and the Mirror"


The final kick line

Photos by Paul Kolnik

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