Nearly 35 years after its original debut on Broadway, A Chorus Line is once again touring the country after completing a Broadway revival in 2008. This new production of A Chorus Line will play The Centre In Vancouver for Performing Arts for a limited one week engagement November 3 – 8, 2009.
The longest running American musical in Broadway history, A Chorus Line is the story of 17 dancers vying for one of only eight parts in a new Broadway musical. As part of the audition, the director wants more than just their resume and one-by-one the dancers come forward and share the stories of their lives. And when they’re done, so is the audition. And the final chorus line of eight dancers is chosen.
A Chorus Line originally opened in 1975 and was an instant hit, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Score and Book, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. It ran for nearly 15 years, closing on April 28, 1990 after 6,137 performances.
With book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban, this new production will see the original choreography re-staged by Baayork Lee.
A Chorus Line
The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
3-8 November 2009
Tickets on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at http://www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling 604-280-4444. Group orders for 10 tickets or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457.