A Chorus Line musical to play Curve Leicester this Christmas

A new production of A Chorus Line will play Curve Leicester this Christmas.

Curve is set to bring one singular sensation to Leicester this festive period with a new Made at Curve production of the legendary Broadway musical.

A Chorus Line will run between Friday, 3 December to Friday, 31 December 2021.

The iconic show will be directed by Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, whose recent productions include Sunset Boulevard – at Home, West Side Story and White Christmas.

The cast and production team will be revealed in due course.

The show will replace Curve’s previously announced Christmas production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz which has been postponed until Christmas 2022.

Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said: “We have wanted to present A Chorus Line at Curve for many years and emerging from the pandemic, this feels like the perfect moment to produce this mighty Broadway show, the ultimate backstage musical and celebration of theatre itself.

“A Chorus Line is a love letter to theatre, celebrating the exceptional lives of the performers who make it all possible. It gives a voice to the blazing talents and extraordinary experiences of the people who devote their lives to the performing arts.

“Through the music of Marvin Hamlisch, A Chorus Line reaches that ecstatic place only musicals can hit and we cannot wait for it to explode onstage in Leicester.”

With a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban, A Chorus Line features iconic songs including ‘One’, ‘I Hope I Get It’, ‘Nothing’ and the hit ballad ‘What I Did For Love’.

A Chorus Line revolutionised the Broadway stage, with creator Michael Bennett using real-life testimonies from late night recording sessions with chorus dancers, to amplify and celebrate the lives of theatre’s unsung heroes.

Tickets for A Chorus Line at Curve will be on sale online from www.curveonline.co.uk to Curve Friends from Monday, 29 March, Supporters from Tuesday, 30 March, to Members and Groups from Thursday, 1 April and on general sale from Thursday, 8 April, all at 12PM.

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