Robyn Hurder, Tony Yazbeck, Leigh Zimmerman & more to star in A Chorus Line at New York City Center
A Chorus Line is set to play New York City Center from November 14 to 18, 2018.
Complete casting has now been announced for New York City Center's upcoming revival of the much-loved musical A Chorus Line, which will play the Mainstage with a Gala Presentation on November 14, 2018, and six additional performances from November 15 to 18.
The cast includes (in alphabetical order) Jay Armstrong Johnson (as Bobby), Kate Bailey (as Kristine), Callan Bergmann (as Frank), Natalie Bourgeois (as Lois), Tommy Bracco (as Mike), Wesley Ian Cappiello (as Roy), Max Clayton (as Don), Aaron Patrick Craven (as Butch), Sara Esty (as Maggie), Emily Franch (as Vicki), David Grindrod (as Mark), Eddie Gutierrez (as Paul), Robyn Hurder (as Cassie), Jolina Javier (as Connie), Tara Kostmayer (as Diana), Denis Lambert (as Greg), J. Elaine Marcos (as Val), Melanie Moore (as Judy), Jenna Nicole Schoen (as Tricia), Joseph J. Simeone (as Al), Ahmad Simmons (as Tom), Ryan Steele (as Larry), Naomi C. Walley (as Bebe), Anthony Wayne (as Richie), Tony Yazbeck (as Zach), and Leigh Zimmerman (as Sheila).
Conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line features a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, with music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban. The score features such musical theatre standards as "One," "At the Ballet," and "What I Did for Love".
Synopsis: "In 1975, the stories of seventeen Broadway dancers were brought to life when A Chorus Line opened Off-Broadway. The musical was born of workshop sessions with actual Broadway dancers (eight of whom appeared in the original cast) who laid bare their personal stories and the challenges they faced in pursuit of their dreams."
This special revival production is directed by Bob Avian (who co-choreographed the original production) and choreographed by Baayork Lee (who played Connie in the original production). Patrick Vaccariello also serves as Music Director.
In 1976, A Chorus Line won a staggering total of ten Tony Awards (including "Best Musical"), as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
(Photos courtesy of Joe Guttridge)