For the first time since originally opening in London in 1976 and winning the Olivier Award for Best Musical, a full London revival of the Broadway Production of A Chorus Line will be staged at the London Palladium from February 2nd 2013, with a press night on Tuesday February 19th. The season will be strictly limited, running through until June 29th.
The production will be directed by its original co-choreogrpher Bob Avian. Chorus Line has music by the late Marvin Hamlisch, book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante and lyrics by Edward Kleban. Its conception, original direction and choreography is by Michael Bennett.
Owner of the London Palladium Andrew Lloyd Webber said: “I am delighted to welcome A Chorus Line into the London Palladium. This classic Broadway production has not been seen in the West End for almost 35 years. Marvin Hamlisch was a great friend and supporter in my early career and I can think of no more fitting tribute to him than this major revival.”
A Chorus Line won nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama when it opened on Broadway in 1975 and went on to become the then longest-running musical on Broadway, reaching 6,137 performances. It transferred to the West End the following year, winning the Olivier Award for Best New Musical.
The show features many memorable songs such as One (Singular Sensation), Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Sing, Hello Love and Hope I Get It.
In 1985, it was made into a Hollywood film directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Michael Douglas as the demanding director putting his dancers - including one ex-lover - through their paces.
No cast has yet been announced for the show.