A Chorus Line to open at the Schoenfeld Theatre

A new production of A Chorus Line opens at the Schoenfeld Theatre on the 5 Oct 2006, following previews from the 18 Sep 2006.

The musical opens on Broadway following a six week pre-Broadway run at San Francisco's Curran Theatre from the 23 Jul - 2 Sep 2006.

A Chorus Line, conceived and originally choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, features a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban.

The musical is produced by John Breglio and directed by its original Tony Award winning co-choreographer Bob Avian.

A Chorus Line: Dancers audition for a Broadway musical, during the audition we learn of the dreams and disappointments of the would be auditioners. Eventually eight are choosen and the show closes with a glitzy song and dance routine.

The original production of A Chorus Line opened at the New York Shakespeare Festival's Newman Theatre on the 21 May 1975 and transferred to Broadway's Shubert Theatre on the 25 Jul 1975, opening there on the 19 Oct of that year. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, nine Tony Awards and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. It ran for nearly 15 years, closing on the 28 Apr 1990 after 6,137 performances.

Tickets for the musical go on sale to the general public on the 18 Jun 2006.

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