Following a successful season at Curve Leicester, this new production of A Chorus Line will open at Curve before playing Sadlers Wells and touring.
A Chorus Line Tour & West End
Sadler’s Wells and Jonathan Church Theatre Productions are delighted to announce that Curve’s smash hit production of the Broadway musical A Chorus Line will return in 2024, playing at Curve from 28 June to 13 July 2024, with a Summer run at Sadler’s Wells from 31 July to 25 August and a UK Tour.
The UK tour will visit The Lowry in Salford 23 to 27 July, Norwich Theatre Royal 27 to 31 August, The Marlowe in Canterbury 2 to 7 September, Birmingham Hippodrome 10 to 14 September, New Theatre, Cardiff, 16 to 21 September, Edinburgh Festival Theatre 24 to 28 September and Wycombe Swan 30 September – 5 October.
This production was originally staged at Curve, Leicester in Christmas 2021, and is directed by Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster (West Side Story, Billy Elliot the Musical, Curve) and choreographed by Ellen Kane (Matilda the Musical, Netflix, Legally Blonde, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre). A Chorus Line features set design by Grace Smart (Hamlet, The Globe), costume design by Edd Lindley (Billy Elliot the Musical, Curve), lighting design by Howard Hudson (& Juliet, Broadway, West End, Australia) and sound design by Tom Marshall (Grease, Dominion Theatre). The show’s orchestra will be supported by music licensing company, PPL.
Reprising their roles from the 2021 run will be Adam Cooper as Zach and Carly Mercedes Dyer as Cassie. Full casting will be announced soon.
Adam Cooper is best known for creating the lead role of the Swan/Stranger in Matthew Bourne’s production of Swan Lake – a role he also performed in the 2000 film Billy Elliot. His recent credits also include Singin’ in the Rain and The Red Shoes. Carly Mercedes Dyer is currently playing the lead role of Faye Treadwell in the UK and Ireland tour of The Drifters Girl, her previous credits include Anything Goes at The Barbican and on tour (for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award), as well as the productions of The Color Purple – at Home and West Side Story, both for Curve.
Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said, “Working on A Chorus Line in 2021 at Curve was one of those once-in-a-lifetime moments, and to have another opportunity to re-visit our acclaimed production and share it with a wider audience is something we could never have dreamed of. All great shows need exceptional new artists to reinterpret them for the generation to enjoy and in Ellen Kane’s world-class choreography, Michael Bennett’s extraordinary piece is invigorated through Ellen’s sensational work. Being able to share this production with audiences in Leicester once more, ahead of visiting the home of dance Sadler’s Wells and then on tour across the UK, reuniting Carly Mercedes Dyer as Cassie and Adam Cooper as Zach is the icing on the cake.”
Seventeen stories. Eight chances. One singular sensation New York City. 1975. On an empty Broadway stage, seventeen performers are put through their paces in the final, gruelling audition for a new Broadway musical. Only eight will make the cut. A Chorus Line is a musical masterpiece that revolutionised Broadway, with creator Michael Bennett using real-life testimonies from late-night recording sessions with dancers. Celebrate the lives of theatre’s unsung heroes, as they tell searing stories of ambition, shattered hopes, and what it really costs to follow your dreams. Directed by Nikolai Foster, 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. Join us next summer for sensational choreography, heart-wrenching personal stories and musical theatre’s most unforgettable finale.
A CHORUS LINE CREATIVE CREDITS
Conceived & Originally Directed & Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Co-choreographed by Bob Avian
Original Broadway Production produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival. Joseph Papp, Producer, in association with Plum Productions, Inc
A Chorus Line is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC.
A Chorus Line Tour Dates
28 June – 13 July 2024
The Lowry Salford
23 – 27 July 2024
Sadler’s Wells London
31 July – 25 August 2024
Norwich Theatre Royal
27 – 31 August 2024
The Marlowe Canterbury
2 – 7 September 2024
10 – 14 September 2024
New Theatre Cardiff
16 – 21 September 2024
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
24 – 28 September 2024
30 September – 5 October 2024