The groundbreaking show about life as a dancer auditioning for a Broadway musical, with its unforgettable score and riveting real-life story, is our annual, fully staged production.
FOR THE RECORD:
Still a singular sensation: ‘A Chorus Line’ at the Hollywood Bowl
A Chorus Line” is an ideal musical for the Hollywood Bowl, and this weekend’s presentation faithfully staged by Baayork Lee didn’t disappoint.
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Photo Credit: Craig T. Mathew/Mathew Imaging / From 29 — 31 July, 2016 The Hollywood Bowl presented: A CHORUS LINE:
FOR THE RECORD. SHOW DATES: Friday July 29, 2016 at 8:00pm Saturday July 30, 2016 at 8:00pmSunday July 31, 2016 at 7:30pm
From “I Hope I Get It” to “The Music and the Mirror” and “One,” united by the iconic choreography of visionary Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line’s music and message remain fresh and true, capturing the excitement and drama that all performers face, having chosen a life on the stage – in one thrilling sensation of a musical!
Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
The production was directed by Baayork Lee, one of Michael Bennett’s closest collaborators over the years, who has staged productions all over the world of A Chorus Line and is currently in Austria staging a new company (In German) of the show.
Patrick Vaccariello, who served as musical supervisor, director and conductor for the 2006 Broadway revival will serve as music director.
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Brief Background of the musical A Chorus Line:
A CHORUS LINE, the iconic show about a chorus audition for a Broadway musical features music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante. Following several workshops and an Off-Broadway production, A CHORUS LINE opened at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway July 25, 1975, directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett. An unprecedented box office and critical hit, the musical received twelve Tony Award nominations and won nine, in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The original Broadway production ran for 6,137 performances, becoming the longest-running production in Broadway history until surpassed by CATS in 1997, and the longest-running Broadway musical originally produced in the US, until surpassed in 2011 by Chicago. It remains the sixth longest-running Broadway show ever.
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A CHORUS LINE’s success has spawned many successful productions worldwide. It began a lengthy run in the West End in 1976 and was revived on Broadway in 2006, and in the West End in 2013.