The CD contains more than an hour's worth of material; it features all of the show's lyrics plus more dialogue and orchestral music than previous recordings, and it restores the musical numbers to the order in which they occur in the show. In addition, bonus karaoke tracks of "What I Did for Love" and "One (reprise) / Finale" will be available as exclusive iTunes downloads, and the previously unrecorded number "And" will be available as an exclusive rhapsody download.
A Chorus Line was originally conceived, directed, and choreographed by the late Michael Bennett. Based on the life stories of a number of Broadway dancers, the show has a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch (who has provided new orchestrations for the revival), and lyrics by Edward Kleban.
The revival is directed by Bob Avian. Baayork Lee, a member of the show's original cast, has recreated the original choreography of Bennett and Avian. The production has sets by Robin Wagner and costumes by Theoni V. Aldredge (both of whom designed the original production), lighting by Natasha Katz and Tharon Musser, and sound design by Acme Sound Partners. Musical direction and supervision is by Patrick Vaccariello; orchestrations are by Jonathan Tunick, Billy Byers, and Hershey Kay; vocal arrangements are by Don Pippin.
Featured in the cast are Ken Alan (Bobby), Brad Anderson (Don), Michael Berresse (Zach), Natalie Cortez (Diana), Charlotte d'Amboise (Cassie), Mara Davi (Maggie), Jessica Lee Goldyn (Val), Deidre Goodwin (Sheila), Tyler Hanes (Larry), James T. Lane (Richie), Paul McGill (Mark), Heather Parcells (Judy), Michael Paternostro (Greg), Alisan Porter (Bebe), Jeffrey Schecter (Mike), Yuka Takara (Connie), Jason Tam (Paul), Chryssie Whitehead (Kristine), and Tony Yazbeck (Al).
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