‘A Chorus Line’ Opens the 2018 Westchester Broadway Theatre Season!Published: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 By: Evelyn J. Mocbeichel Source: News & Views/ News.townlink.com
There couldn’t be a more appropriate production to kick off the Westchester Broadway Theatre’s (WBT) 2018 season than the mega Broadway hit, A Chorus Line! One of the longest-running musicals ever, the iconic music gets your feet tapping instantly.
This WBT show opened on January 11th and will run through April 1st. As with all their shows, this one is filled with glitz, glamour, and soul as well as talented performers that fit their roles perfectly. While life on stage appears glamorous under the lights along with hearing thunderous applause, the road to this fame is an exhausting process. Based on the book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante, with music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban, A Chorus Line was destined to be a hit show.
The storyline is simple. It’s a celebration of those unsung heroes of the musical theatre—the chorus dancers—valiant, over-dedicated, underpaid and highly trained troopers who back up the stars and often make them look more talented. This is the real-life experience of Broadway dancers. Everything is on the line for 17 dancers as they audition for a highly sought-after place in the chorus of a Broadway musical. Through this exhausting process, their stories and vulnerabilities are laid on the line as they ultimately come together and become one singular sensation!
In a brilliant fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, the musical features one powerhouse number after another including What I Did for Love, One, and I Can Do That. Considered groundbreaking when it opened on Broadway in 1975, the musical went on to win nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical and the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Today, it remains as touching and powerful as when it debuted and is one of the longest-running musicals on Broadway.
Reservations Think of Valentine’s Day or any other upcoming event that you wish to celebrate or enjoy with an evening out with friends and co-workers. A Chorus Line promises the perfect night of dance, music and extraordinary entertainment and dining as is customary at the WBT.