The Broadway Musical – A Chorus Line

By | Jan 4, 2008

The revival of the Broadway Musical, A Chorus Line, will have its 500 performance on January 4, 2007. The revival returned to Broadway on October 5, 2006. The production was able to recoup the 8 million dollar investment in 157 performance. During its first 5 months the show broke the house record at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre 7 times.

The current cast of the show features features Nick Adams (Larry), Michael Berresse (Zach), Natalie Cortez (Diana), Charlotte D’Amboise (Cassie), Jessica Lee Goldyn (Val), Deidre Goodwin (Sheila), Michael Gruber (Greg), Bryan Knowlton (Paul), James T. Lane (Richie), Melissa Lone (Maggie), J. Elaine Marcos (Connie), Paul McGill (Mark), Heather Parcells (Judy), Krysta Rodriguez (Bebe), Jason Patrick Sands (Don), Jeffrey Schecter (Mike), Will Taylor (Bobby), Katherine Tokarz (Kristine) and Kevin Worley (Al) in a cast of 31.

A Chorus Line first opened on Broadway on July 25, 1975. It had opened off-broadway on May 21, 1975, but was quickly moved when tickets quickly sold out. The original show ran for a then record 6,137 performances. It has since been surpassed by Cats and Phantom of the Opera.

The show’s book was written by James Kirkwood, Jr and Nicholas Dante with lyrics by Edward Kleban and music by Marvin Hamlish. Michael Bennett had the dual role of Director and Choreographer for its original production.

The original production had 12 Tony Award nominations, winning 9. It also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The revival was nominated for 2 Tony Awards, but did not win any.

A Chorus Line takes place during a chorus audition for a Broadway show with those auditing talking of their loves, ambitions, families and careers.

Official website: achorusline.com


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