proctors-theatre.JPGThe new production of the Pulitzer and Tony Award®-winning musical, December 14 -16

The sensation continues!

Schenectady, N.Y. - A CHORUS LINE, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning musical for everyone who's ever had a dream and put it all on the line is back on tour with an all-new production. A CHORUS LINE plays at Proctors in Schenectady from December 14 through December 16.

The original production of A CHORUS LINE opened at the Public Theater's Newman Theatre on May 21, 1975 and transferred to Broadway's Shubert Theatre on July 25th, opening there on October 19th of that year.  It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Score and Book, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award.  It ran for nearly 15 years, closing on April 28, 1990 after 6,137 performances.  On September 29, 1983, A CHORUS LINE became the longest-running American musical in Broadway history and held this title for 28 years from 1983 to 2011 (when it was surpassed by Chicago).

In 2006, A CHORUS LINE reclaimed its place in the heart of Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre where it opened to rave reviews on October 5, 2006.  Elysa Gardner of USA Today called it "Exhilarating and endearing, it still has a freshness and fervency too seldom seen in contemporary musicals," while The New York Daily News exclaimed "There's nothing better! The show thrills from the opening number to the glittering finale," and Jeffrey Lyons of WNBC TV hailed it "An American Masterpiece. " This all-new production will be directed and restaged by Baayork Lee, and will play at Proctors from Friday, December 14 through Sunday, December 16. Baayork Lee has performed in a dozen Broadway shows and created the role of Connie in A Chorus Line. As Michael Bennett's assistant choreographer on A Chorus Line, she has directed many national and international companies. Her directing credits include The King and I and Bombay Dreams (National tours), R&H's Cinderella (NYC Opera), Barnum (Australia), Carmen Jones (Kennedy Center), Porgy and Bess and Jesus Christ Superstar (European tours),Gypsy and A New Brain. She has choreographed shows including Mack and Mabel (Shaw Festival); Cocoanuts, Camelot, Damn Yankees, Helen Hayes nomination for Animal Crackers and South Pacific (all at Arena Stage); and Goya, Sly and The Merry Widow (Kennedy Center). She received the 2003 Asian Woman Warrior Award for Lifetime Achievement from Columbia College, as well as the Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association Achievement in Arts Award. Through her new company, National Asian Artists Project (NAAP/naaproject.org), she directed productions of Oklahoma! and Carousel using all Asian artists. The NAAP mission is to promote Asian performers in theatre across the country. A CHORUS LINE at Proctors is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties. A CHORUS LINE at Proctors is sponsored by Bank of America; sub-sponsor for A CHORUS LINE at Proctors is CDPHP.  

Tickets to A CHORUS LINE at Proctors are $20, $35, $50, $55 & $65 and are on sale at Proctors Box Office, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305, online at proctors.org or by phone (518) 346-6204. Group orders for 20 tickets or more may be placed by calling 518-382-3884, x139.

 

Mature Content. Running time: 118 minutes with no intermission. YMCA Parents Time Out available

 

ABOUT PROCTORS Proctors in Downtown Schenectady, NY, offers more than 1,700 events a year to close to 600,000 visitors and residents of New York State's Capital Region.  As a charitable, cultural and educational non-profit organization, Proctors depends on membership, donations and grants to bring exciting shows and excellent educational and community events to the Capital Region. Income from ticket sales pays for only 67 percent of the cost of running Proctors. ### Contact: Thom O'Connor 518-382-3884 X166 toconnor@proctors.org