The West End revival of A Chorus Line will play its last performance on August 31 following its six-month run at the London Palladium. Producers of the show are in the midst of finalizing plans for a European tour that will hit Germany, Holland, France and beyond, prior to a U.K. tour set to begin in autumn 2014.
Directed by Michael Bennett’s longtime collaborator Bob Avian (who also directed the 2006 Broadway revival), A Chorus Line earned high praise on the West End and earned an Olivier Award nomination for Best Musical Revival. Leigh Zimmerman scored a win for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical for her role as the fiery Sheila.
Chronicling the lives of dancers as they strive to land a role in the ensemble of an unnamed show, A Chorus Line opened on Broadway in 1975 and went on to become (at one time) the longest-running musical on Broadway with 6,173 performances. The show won nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A 1976 West End production ran for several years at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
The current cast of A Chorus Line includes Lucy Jane Adcock, Georgie Ashford, Ed Currie, Frances Dee, Segun Fawole, Harry Francis, Rebecca Giacopazzi, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Katy Hards, Simon Hardwick, Rebecca Herszenhorn, James T. Lane, Marc Leslie, Daisy Maywood, Alice Jane Murray, Genevieve Nicole, Ashley Nottingham, John Partridge, Alastair Postlethwaite, Andy Rees, Adam Salter, Alexzandra Sarmiento, Michael Steedon, Scarlett Strallen, Vicki Lee Taylor, Jon Tsouras, Gary Watson, Gary Wood and Leigh Zimmerman.