Nikki Snelson, Michael Gruber, and company
in rehearsal for A Chorus Line
(© Paul Kolnik)
Nikki Snelson, Michael Gruber, and company
in rehearsal for A Chorus Line
(© Paul Kolnik)
Full casting has been announced for the new national tour of A Chorus Line, which will kick off at The Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts, May 6-18.

Conceived and originally choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, the musical features a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban. This revival is directed by its original Tony Award winning co-choreographer Bob Avian with original cast member Baayork Lee re-staging the original choreography.

The cast will include Clyde Alves (Mike), Venny Carranza (Roy), John Carroll (Larry), Emily Fletcher (Sheila), Stephanie Gibson (Judy), Michael Gruber (Zach), Natalie Hall (Val), Derek Hanson (Don), Hollie Howard (Maggie), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Mark), Julie Kotarides (Vicki), Denis Lambert (Greg), Jessica Latshaw (Kristine), Ian Liberto (Bobby), Stephanie Martignetti (Tricia), Sterling Masters (Lois), Pilar Millhollen (Bebe), Colt Prattes (Al), Gabrielle Ruiz (Diana), Clifton Samuels (Tom), Kevin Santos (Paul), Nikki Snelson (Cassie), Anthony Wayne (Richie), J.R. Whittington (Butch), andJessica Wu (Connie). Swing performers will be Colin Bradbury, Erica Mansfield, Rebecca Riker, Alex Ringler, and Brandon Tyler.

The creative team will include Robin Wagner (scenery), Theoni V. Aldredge (costumes), Tharon Musser (lighting -- adapted by Natasha Katz), Acme Sound Partners (sound), Patrick Vaccariello (musical supervision), John O'Neill (musical direction), Jonathan Tunick, Billy Byers and Hershy Kay (orchestrations), and Don Pippin (vocal arrangements).

Tour stops will include The Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles (May 20-July 6), San Francisco's Curran Theatre (July 8-27), Keller Auditorium in Portland (July 29-August 3), Paramount Theatre in Seattle (August 5-10), San Diego Civic Theatre (August 12-17), Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa (August 19-31), ASU Gammage in Tempe, AZ (September 2-7), The Peace Center in Greenville, SC (October 7-12), Palace Theatre in Cleveland (October 14-26), Canon Theatre in Toronto (October 28- November 30), Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore (December 2-14), and Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia (December 16-January 4).

In 2009, the tour will play Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center (February 3-8), Carr Performing Arts Centre in Orlando (February 10-15), Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale (February 16-March 1), The Fox Theatre in Atlanta (March 3-8), The Bushnell Center in Hartford (March 24-29), Providence Performing Arts Center (March 31-April 5), Benedum Center in Pittsburgh (April 7-12), Oriental Theatre in Chicago (April 14-May 3), Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo (May 5-10), The Fox Theatre in St. Louis (May 12-24), and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in Milwaukee (June 23-28).

For more information, visit www.AChorusLine.com.