Big League Productions and Original A Chorus Line Star Baayork Lee Staged New National Tour. (Ran January — June, 2018)
FOR THE RECORD! THANK YOU TO:
SOMERVILLE, NJ. Edward Nash Theatre
PALM DESERT, CA. McCallum Theatre
JACKSON, MS. Thalia Hall
SHREVEPORT, LA. The Strand Theatre
SOUTH BEND, IN. The Morris Center
BINGHAMTON, NY. The Forum
JOHNSTOWN, PA. Pasquerilla Perf. Arts Ctr.
DETROIT, MI. The Fox Theatre
TOLEDO, OH. The Valentine Theatre
SCRANTON, PA. Scranton Cultural Center
ELMIRA, NY. Clemens Center
ERIE, PA. Warner Theatre
EASTON, PA. State Theatre
MORRISTOWN, NJ. Mayo Perf. Arts Center
ALBUQUERQUE, NM. Popejoy Hall
GREELEY, CO. Union Colony Civic Center
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. Pikes Peak Center
PHOENIX, AZ. Orpheum Theatre
SANTA BARBARA, CA. Granada Theatre
THOUSAND OAKS, CA. Civic Arts Plaza
RIVERSIDE, CA. Fox Theatre
BELLINGHAM, WA. Mt. Baker Theatre
EUGENE, OR. Hult Center, Silva Concert Hall
BOISE, ID. Morrison Center
FT. PIERCE, FL. Sunrise Theatre
THE VILLAGES, FL. Sharon L. Morse Perf. Arts Ctr.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL. The Kravis Center
CLEARWATER, FL. Ruth Eckerd Hall
GAINESVILLE, FL. Phillips Performing Arts Center
SARASOTA, FL. Van Wezel Performing Arts Center
PANAMA CITY, FL. Marina Civic Center
KANSAS CITY, MO. Kauffman Center
FOR THE RECORD:
A CHORUS LINE SYNOPSIS: Broadway gypsies bare their souls and put their lives “on the line” as they audition for an unnamed Broadway musical. The 1975 show won the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Musical. Original Direction and Choreography: Michael Bennett
Music: Marvin Hamlisch
Book: James Kirkwood, Nicholas Dante
Lyrics: Edward Kleban
Big League Productions, Inc. will presented a national tour of the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning A Chorus Line, featuring Michael Bennett’s original direction and choreography.
Baayork Lee, who played Connie Wong in the original 1975 production of A Chorus Line and has gone on to direct and choreograph more than 35 productions of the show, helmed the tour. Lee was the recipient of the 2017 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for her contributions to theatre education programs around the world.
Peter Pileski serves as associate director. Big League Productions.
The national tour played 33 cities. Next stop: TOKYO!
The cast will feature Nicholas Berke (Greg), Ronnie S. Bowman, Jr. (Butch), Noah Bridgestock (Zach), Melissa Cabey (Val), Wesley Ian Cappiello (Roy), Ashley Chiu (Lois), Samantha Cho Grossman (Connie), Leighann Bibb Colin (Tricia), Kahlia Davis (Sheila), Darius R. Delk (Richie), Giovanni DiGabriele (Al), Orianna Hilliard (Diana), Erica Jane Hughes (Kristine), Peter Hughes (Mark), Lauren Garriott (Judy), Ryan Koerber (Bobby), Matthew Aaron Liotine (Frank), Pierre Marais (Paul), Kim McClay (Maggie), Makayla McIntosh (Vicki), Laura Pierpont (Bebe), Andrew Ruggieri (Mike), Madison Tinder (Cassie), Trevor Michael Schmidt (Tom), Taylor Wright (Don), and Josh Zacher (Larry), plus swings Andrew Winans and Francine Enspiritu.
Conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Bennett, A Chorus Line has a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Edward Kleban.
One Singular Sensation!
From the pen of legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch comes the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning singular sensation, A CHORUS LINE!
The plot: Casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete, and for 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime and what they’ve worked their whole lives for. A CHORUS LINE brilliantly evokes both the glamour and grind of showbiz, and is the musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line. The iconic score features such classics as “What I Did for Love,” “One,” “I Hope I Get It” and more! With its celebration and true-to-life depiction of performers and their struggle to achieve greatness on the Broadway stage, A CHORUS LINE has earned unanimous praise as one of the true masterpieces of live theater.
THANK YOU TO THE CITIES AND VENUES! A CHORUS LINE NATIONAL TOUR:
Jan 20, 2018. SOMERVILLE, NJ. Edward Nash Theatre (Thank you Sommerville, NJ!)
Jan 26 — 28, 2018. PALM DESERT, CA. McCallum Theatre (Thank you Palm Desert, CA!)
Feb 5, 2018. JACKSON, MS. Thalia Hall (Thank you Jackson, MS!)
Feb 6, 2018. SHREVEPORT, LA. The Strand Theatre (Thank you Shreveport, LA!)
Feb 9 — 11, 2018. SOUTH BEND, IN. The Morris Center (Thank you South Bend, IN! )
Feb 13 — 14, 2018. BINGHAMTON, NY. The Forum (Thank you Binghamton, NY!)
Feb 15, 2018. JOHNSTOWN, PA. Pasquerilla Perf. Arts Ctr. (Thank you Johnstown, PA!)
Feb 17, 2018. DETROIT, MI. The Fox Theatre ) (Thank you Detroit, MI!)
Feb 18, 2018. TOLEDO, OH. The Valentine Theatre (Thank you Toledo, OH!)
Feb 23 — 25, 2018. SCRANTON, PA. Scranton Cultural Center (Thank you Scranton, PA! )
Feb 27 & 28, 2018. ELMIRA, NY. Clemens Center (Thank you Elmira, NY!)
Mar 1, 2018. ERIE, PA. Warner Theatre (Thank you Erie, PA!)
Mar 2, 2018. EASTON, PA. State Theatre (Thank you Easton, PA!)
Mar 3 & 4, 2018. MORRISTOWN, NJ. Mayo Perf. Arts Center (Thank you Morristown, NJ! )
Mar 8 — 11, 2018. ALBUQUERQUE, NM. Popejoy Hall (Thank you Albuquerque, NM!)
Mar 12, 2018. GREELEY, CO. Union Colony Civic Center (Thank You Greeley, CO!)
Mar 13 — 14, 2018. COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. Pikes Peak Center (Thank you Colorado Springs, CO!)
Mar 16 — 18, 2018. PHOENIX, AZ. Orpheum Theatre (Thank you Phoenix, AZ! )
Mar 20 & 21, 2018. SANTA BARBARA, CA. Granada Theatre (Thank you Santa Barbara, CA!)
Mar 22 — 25, 2018. THOUSAND OAKS, CA. Civic Arts Plaza (Thank you Thousand Oaks, CA!)
Mar 26 & 27, 2018. RIVERSIDE, CA. Fox Theatre (Thank you Riverside, CA!)
Mar 29, 2018. BELLINGHAM, WA. Mt. Baker Theatre (Thank you Bellingham, WA!)
Mar 30 & 31, 2018. EUGENE, OR. Hult Center, Silva Concert Hall (Thank you Eugene, OR! )
Apr 3 — 5, 2018. BOISE, ID. Morrison Center (Thank you Boise, ID!)
Apr 17, 2018. FT. PIERCE, FL. Sunrise Theatre (Thank you Ft Pierce, FL!)
Apr 18 — 19, 2018. THE VILLAGES, FL. Sharon L. Morse Perf. Arts Ctr. (Thank you The Villages, FL!)
Apr 20, 2018. WEST PALM BEACH, FL. The Kravis Center (Thank you West Palm Beach, FL!)
Apr 21, 2018. CLEARWATER, FL. Ruth Eckerd Hall Thank you Clearwater, FL!)
Apr 22, 2018. GAINESVILLE, FL. Phillips Performing Arts Center (Thank you Gainesville, FL!)
Apr 24, 2018. SARASOTA, FL. Van Wezel Performing Arts Center (Thank you Sarasota, FL!)
Apr 27, 2018. PANAMA CITY, FL. Marina Civic Center (Thank you Panama City, FL!)
Apr 28, 2018. JACKSONVILLE, FL. Times Union Perf. Arts. Center (Thank you, Jacksonville, FL!)
May 29 — June 3, 2018. KANSAS CITY, MO. Kauffman Center (Thank you Kansas City, MO!)