“A Chorus Line,” the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, is returning to the London Palladium in 2013 for the first time since 1976 for a 22-week run.
Broadway and West End veteran Bob Avian, who co-choreographed the original 1975 Broadway production, will direct the musical, which runs Feb. 2 to June 29, 2013. Avian also directed the show’s 2006 Broadway revival.
"A Chorus Line" won nine Tony Awards and the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The Palladium production is a tribute to the show’s composer Hamlisch, who died in August. Hamlisch and lyricist Edward Kleban 1976 shared the Tony Award for best Original Score.
The musical, with book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante, is based on the real-life experiences of dancers auditioning for the chorus in a Broadway show. The original production ran from 1976 to 1990, making it, at the time, the longest-running show on Broadway. Among the songs in the show are "What I Did for Love" and "One."
The London production of “A Chorus Line” is produced by Mark Goucher, Adam Kenwright, ACT Productions, Tim Lawson, Daniel Sparrow and Mike Walsh Productions, by special arrangement with John Breglio.