The Theater League and the Kansas City Broadway Series welcome the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning production, A CHORUS LINE to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts May 29th – June 3rd.
Composed by the legendary Marvin Hamlisch, 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of A CHORUS LINE’s first Kansas City engagement. It was the featured musical on Theater League’s first season in 1978. “A CHORUS LINE was the HAMILTON of its day,” explained League founder and president Mark Edelman. “Just like HAMILTON, it was the biggest hit on Broadway—a game-changer that brought a vibrant new audience to the theater.”
“Theater League has had a long relationship with this show,” continued Edelman. “We produced several tours, including one that played the Seoul Arts Center in South Korea. We presented the show in the old Hoch Auditorium on the KU Campus and at universities and performing arts center around the country.”
From the press release: “In the classic story, 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 been working their whole lives for. The iconic score features classics such 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.”
A CHORUS LINE features Michael Bennett’s original work restaged by the legendary Baayork Lee. Lee, a director, actor, author and choreographer, she played Connie Wong in the original 1975 production of A CHORUS LINE, and has gone on to direct and choreograph more than 35 international productions of the show, including the most recent Hollywood Bowl version. She was also the recipient of the 2017 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for her contributions to theater education programs around the world.
A CHORUS LINE runs May 29th – June 3rd at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production is sold out, though a few seats will open up to each performance at BroadwayInKC.com, by calling 816.994.7222 or by visiting the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108 (Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.).