London’s A Chorus Line closes in August

Photo by Roy Tan

A Chorus Line at the London Palladium closes on 31st August. Picture: Roy Tan

Producers have today announced that the revival of A Chorus Line at the London Palladium will close on Saturday, 31st August.

Plans are currently being finalised for a European tour which will give audiences in Germany, Holland, France and beyond the chance to see the London production, prior to a UK tour beginning in autumn 2014.

Producer Mark Goucher said: “We are extremely proud of this production of A Chorus Line and would like to thank the cast and creative team for their exceptional work. It has been a huge privilege bringing this extraordinary show back to life on the London stage. We will be very sad to see it close.”

The London production opened on 5th February this year. Leigh Zimmerman (who plays the role of Sheila and was interviewed in the first issue of Musical Theatre Review) won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical and the show was also nominated for Best Musical Revival.

A Chorus Line is directed by director/choreographer Bob Avian. The Broadway and West End veteran was Michael Bennett’s long term collaborator and his co-choreographer on the original production. Avian was also responsible for directing the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line.

Michael Bennett’s original production of 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, achieving an astonishing 6,137 performances. The score featured such well-known songs as ‘One’ (Singular Sensation), ‘What I Did For Love’, ‘I Can Do That’, ‘Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love’ and ‘Hope I Get It’.

Booking for A Chorus Line continues until 31st August.


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