Curve Leicester will stage legendary Broadway musical A Chorus Line this Christmas, replacing The Wizard of Oz which is postponed to 2022.
Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster will direct the glitzy show which is often descibed as ‘the ultimate backstage musical’ and one that celebrates life in the theatre.
Set in New York City. 1975. On an empty Broadway stage, 18 performers are put through their paces in the final, gruelling audition for a new Broadway musical. Only eight will make the cut. The audition takes an unexpected turn as the director, invites the performers to open up about their lives and what brought them into theatre. What follows are searing stories of ambition, childhood, shattered dreams and what it means to follow your dreams onto the stage.
With a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban, A Chorus Line features iconic songs including ‘One’, ‘I Hope I Get It’, ‘Nothing’ and the hit ballad ‘What I Did For Love’.
Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said:
“We have wanted to present A Chorus Line at Curve for many years and emerging from the pandemic, this feels like the perfect moment to produce this mighty Broadway show, the ultimate backstage musical and celebration of theatre itself.”
They added “A Chorus Line is a love letter to theatre, celebrating the exceptional lives of the performers who make it all possible. It gives a voice to the blazing talents and extraordinary experiences of the people who devote their lives to the performing arts.”
Casting for the production is to be announced.
Curves production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz has now been postponed until Christmas 2022, with a UK tour pencilled in for 2023. All ticket-holders for The Wizard of Oz will be contacted by Curve’s Box Office team in the coming weeks and full refunds and exchanges will be available.
A Chorus Line is booking from 3 December 2021 until 31 December 2021 at Curve Leicester. Tickets are available here.