Rehearsal images have been released for Nikolai Foster‘s upcoming production of the musical, which begins performances next month.
Beginning performances at Leiester’s Curve Theatre on the 3rd December, this new revival of the musical directed by Nikolai Foster will star Adam Cooper as Zach and Carly Mercedes Dyer as Cassie.
The cast is also set to include: Ronan Burns as Bobby Mills, Beth Hinton-Lever as Bebe Benzenheimer, Katie Lee as Kristine Ulrich and Redmand Rance as Mike Costa. Meanwhile, they will also be joined by Emily Barnett-Salter as Sheila Bryant, Bradley Delarosbel as Gregory Gardner, Lizzy-Rose Esin-Kelly as Diana Morales, André Fabien Francis as Richie Walters, Ainsley Hall Ricketts as Paul San Marco, Joshua Lay as Al Deluca, Kanako Nakano as Judy Turner, Hicaro Nicolai as Swing, Jamie O’Leary as Mark Anthony, Tom Partridge as Don Kerr, Rachel Jayne Picar as Connie Wong, Chloe Saunders as Val Clarke, Charlotte Scott as Maggie Winslow, Hollie Smith-Nelson as Swing, Marina Tavolieri as Swing and Taylor Walker as Larry.
New York City. 1975. On an empty Broadway stage, 18 performers are put through their paces in the final, gruelling audition for a new Broadway musical. Only eight will make the cut. The audition takes an unexpected turn as the director, Zach, invites the performers to open up about their lives and what brought them into theatre. What follows are searing stories of ambition, childhood, shattered dreams and what it means to follow your dreams onto the stage. The emotional stakes are heightened when Zach’s ex-lover Cassie, fresh from an attempt to make it in Hollywood, wants to audition for the chorus line.
Featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban, the musical features classic songs such as One, I Hope I Get It, Nothing and the hit ballad What I Did For Love. A Chorus Line also features a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante and was originally conceived and directed by Michael Bennett.
This production features choreography by Ellen Kane, set designs by Grace Smart, musical supervision from David Shrubsole, costume design by Edd Lindley, lighting by Howard Hudson, sound design by Tom Marshall and musical direction by Tamara Saringer. The show is cast by Curve Associate Kay Magson CDG.
A Chorus Line will play at the Curve from the 3rd to the 31st December.