San Francisco Playhouse announced that the hit Broadway show A Chorus Line will conclude its 20th anniversary season.
In the iconic musical “twenty-four hopeful dancers undertake a grueling audition for eight coveted spots in the back-up chorus of an unnamed Broadway show.”
A Chorus Line will be directed by Bill English with music direction by Dave Dobrusky and choreography by Nicole Helfer.
Per the announcement, more details about the history of A Chorus Line:
“A Chorus Line was created from the real-life stories of working Broadway dancers, including eight who appeared in the original cast. Their deeply personal tales, shared in workshop sessions hosted by dancers Michon Peacock and Tony Stevens, caught the attention of director/choreographer Michael Bennett who had also been considering a show centered on the singular life of chorus dancers.
The show has also been credited with literally saving Broadway, which was struggling with attendance at an all-time low of 6.6 million before the show premiered. A Chorus Line helped bring in 8.8 million playgoers the following year, became the centerpiece of a New York City tourist promotion, led to the revitalization of Times Square, and went on to run for an unprecedented 15 years.”
Source: San Francisco Playhouse announcement
A Chorus Line runs at the San Francisco Playhouse from June 22 – September 9, 2023.
A CHORUS LINE
San Francisco Playhouse (450 Post Street, San Francisco)
San Francisco Playhouse concludes its 20th Anniversary Season with the hit Broadway musical A Chorus Line. In this groundbreaking work, twenty-four hopeful dancers undertake a grueling audition for eight coveted spots in the back-up chorus of an unnamed Broadway show. Exploring the inner lives and bittersweet ambitions of performers, A Chorus Line captures the spirit, tension, and hope of a high stakes audition. This one singular sensation became an instant smash hit, with The New York Times proclaiming, “It is an occasion of joy, an affirmation of Broadway and a smoke‐signal to the world that the musical can touch unexpected depths in the human heart.” It won nine Tony Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, four Drama Desk awards, and three Obie Awards.
Previews: Thursday, June 22 – Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Opening: Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Closes: Saturday, September 9, 2023
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 7pm
Saturdays: 3pm & 8pm
Sundays: 2pm & 7pm
Tickets range from $15-$100 and are available at sfplayhouse.org.
San Francisco Playhouse as founded in 2003 by Bill English and Susi Damilano and is located in the heart of the Union Square Theater District.