The iconic Broadway musical A Chorus Line will receive its first West End revival, according to Variety. The Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical will play the London Palladium February 2, 2013 through June 29. The revival will be directed by the show’s original co-choreographer Bob Avian. No casting has been announced.
A Chorus Line originally opened at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre on July 25, 1975. Featuring a score by the late Marvin Hamlisch and a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, the musical tells the story of 17 dancers auditioning for a Broadway chorus line. Starring Kelly Bishop, Priscilla Lopez, Donna McKechnie, Robert LuPone and Sammy Williams, the production earned the Pulitzer Prize and nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The production ran for 6,137 performances before closing on April 28, 1990. A revival opened at Broadway's Schoenfeld Theatre in October of 2006.
The first West End production of the musical opened at London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 1976. The London production won the Olivier Award for Best Musical of the Year, the first year the awards were presented, and ran for three years.