Broadway classic A Chorus Line to be revived in the West End

A Chorus Line at the London Palladium

A new revival of classic Broadway musical A Chorus Line is to be given a multi-million pound production at the London Palladium.

It will be the first time since 1976 that the show has been revived in the West End.

A Chorus Line will start previews at the London Palladium on 2 February and open on 19 February 2013.

The musical is about dancers auditioning for a Broadway show, throwing a spotlight on the cutthroat world of showbusiness by delving into how it has shaped their lives and the sacrifices they’ve had to make. Classic songs from the show include One (Singular Sensation and Hope I Get It.

The original 1975 Broadway production won 9 Tony Awards and the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The West End revival will be directed and choreographed by Bob Avian, who co-choreographed the original production alongside Michael Bennett. Avian also directed the 2006 New York revival of the show.

The show’s music is by Marvin Hamlisch, who died last month, and the production is being seen as a tribute to his work. Lyrics are by Edward Kleban, with a book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante.

Casting is underway for the show.

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