Chorus Line comes to Curve at Christmas
26 March 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme
Leicester’s Curve is to stage a new production of the Broadway musical A Chorus Line at Christmas 2021, replacing The Wizard of Oz which has been postponed for 12 months.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz will be put back because of plans for a national tour in 2023 after its run at Curve.
A Chorus Line will be directed by Curve’s artistic director Nikolai Foster. Full casting and the production team will be revealed later.
Foster and Curve’s chief executive Chris Stafford said, "we’ve 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.
“A Chorus Line gives a voice to the blazing talents and extraordinary experiences of the people who devote their lives to the performing arts. Through the music of Marvin Hamlisch, A Chorus Line reaches that ecstatic place only musicals can hit and we can’t wait for it to explode onstage in Leicester.”
With a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban, A Chorus Line features creator Michael Bennett using real-life testimonies from late-night recording sessions with chorus dancers to amplify and celebrate the lives of theatre's unsung heroes.
A Chorus Line will run at Curve from Friday 3 until Friday 31 December.