Thursday, March 10, 2011
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Gwinnett Daily Post
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The Company of “A Chorus Line” performs “I Hope I Get It.” The Broadway musical will be performed Thursday through March 20 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
“A Chorus Line” — one of the most beloved contemporary musicals to ever hit Broadway — is coming to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. The choreography has been restaged and the musical numbers re-energized, earning this production the distinction of being called “Michael Bennett’s Masterpiece” by respected critics. Bennett conceived and directed the original choreography of “A Chorus Line” more than three decades ago.
This new, refreshed production of the 1975 original features all-new scenery, lighting and sound. Orchestrations and vocal arrangements are new also, and the 2006 Broadway cast recording is available in stores nationwide.
Winner of nine Tony Awards, including “Best Musical” and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, “A Chorus Line” is the longest-running American Broadway musical ever. This production broke the Gerald Schoenfeld theater’s box office record seven times in the first five months running. The Broadway run ended after 18 preview and 759 regular performances.
If You Go
• What: “A Chorus Line”
• Where: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta
• When: Thursday-March 20
• More info: www.ticketmaster.com, or call 800-745-3000
“Even after 35 years and a revamping of the music, costumes and story line focus, it was easy to remember why I love this musical so much. It’s old-school, classic Broadway,” said Charlotte Jones, a Memphis native who recently relocated to Gwinnett County.
Jones, who saw the show in Jacksonville, Fla., earlier this year, said that the changes do not take away from the glamour and glitz of the original production.