Friday, January 25

Chorus Line to Tour after West End

The West End revival of A Chorus Line is due to open next month at the London Palladium which is its first time in London since 1976.

The director Bob Avian has now announced  plans to tour the musical following its London run which is currently booking until January 2014.

He told The Stage newspaper that a tour has been “built in” with the show’s producers, who include Mark Goucher and Adam Kenwright saying “What’s built in already is a tour following the West End run. No matter how long it runs here we will get a tour out of it. The producers are known for touring and that was part of the deal. We did not know how long we could run in London because of the theatre’s availability and because the size of the theatre eats up your advance so quickly, so the tour was very important to us. That is why we went with these producers, who are known for their tour expertise.”

Avian added  it would be the Palladium show that tours, rather than a separate production alongside it.  “It would be this physical production – the sets, the costume, the lighting – so we don’t have to build it all again.”

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