Jake Gyllenhaal, Sutton Foster, and More at Opening of A Chorus Line
Baayork Lee and Bob Avian restage Michael Bennett's original production of the beloved musical at New York City Center.
New York City Center's celebrated its 75th anniversary with a gala presentation of A Chorus Line on Wednesday, November 14. The production runs through November 18.
Guests included City Center veterans Jake Gyllenhaal, Sutton Foster, and more. Check out TheaterMania's photos from the evening below.
A Chorus Line stars Jay Armstrong Johnson (Bobby), Kate Bailey (Kristine), Callan Bergmann (Frank), Natalie Bourgeois (Lois), Tommy Bracco (Mike), Wesley Ian Cappiello (Roy), Max Clayton (Don), Aaron Patrick Craven (Butch), Sara Esty (Maggie), Emily Franch (Vicki), David Grindrod (Mark), Eddie Gutierrez (Paul), Robyn Hurder (Cassie), Jolina Javier (Connie), Tara Kostmayer (Diana), Denis Lambert (Greg), J. Elaine Marcos (Val), Melanie Moore (Judy), Jenna Nicole Schoen (Tricia), Joseph J. Simeone (Al), Ahmad Simmons (Tom), Ryan Steele (Larry), Naomi C. Walley (Bebe), Anthony Wayne (Richie), Tony Yazbeck (Zach), and Leigh Zimmerman (Sheila).
Conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line features a score by Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban, with a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante. Original cast member Baayork Lee returns to the musical to choreograph, with original co-choreographer Bob Avian serving as director. Patrick Vaccariello serves as musical director.
A Chorus Line opened at the Public Theater in 1975, before transferring to Broadway, where it won nine Tony Awards, received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and ran for 6,137 performances.