Full casting has been announced for the upcoming London revival of A Chorus Line. The first West End revival, which stars previously announced headliners Scarlett Strallen as Cassie and John Partridge as Zach, will play the London Palladium beginning February 5. Opening night is set for February 19.
Joining Strallen and Partride on the line are Leigh Zimmerman as Sheila, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as Diana, Gary Wood as Paul, Rebecca Herszenhon as Val, Vicki Lee Taylor as Maggie, Ed Currie as Bobby, James T. Lane as Richie, Daisy Maywood as Bebe, Simon Hardwick as Al, Frances Dee as Kristine, Adam Salter as Mike, Gary Watson as Don, Lucy Adcock as Judy, Harry Francis as Mark, Andy Rees as Greg and Alexzandra Sarmiento as Connie. The production will also feature Alastair Postlethwaite as Larry, Georgie Ashford as Trisha, Segun Fawole as Butch, Marc Leslie as Roy, Alice Jane Murray as Lois, Michael Steedon as Tom, Rebecca Giocopazzi, Genevieve Nicole and Ashley Nottingham.
A Chorus Line features a score by Marvin Hamlisch, a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante and lyrics by Edward Kleban. The West End production is directed by Bob Avian, who notably co-choreographed A Chorus Line’s original Broadway production and directed the 2006 Tony-nominated Broadway revival. A Chorus Line originally debuted on the West End at London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 1976 and picked up the Olivier Award for Best Musical, the first year the awards were presented. This revival is intended to be a tribute to Hamlisch, who passed away in August.