A Chorus Line (NY City Center)
A Chorus Line (NY City Center)

A Chorus Line (NY City Center) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(92 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Great staging, Must see

About the Show

City Center's 2018 Annual Gala Presentation is the classical musical "A Chorus Line," a passionate tribute to dance and musical theater—two art forms that they have been bringing to New York audiences for 75 years.

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1085 Reviews | 265 Followers
Ambitious, Dated, Dizzying, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if If you want to see a big time musical. Great singing and dancing.

Don't see it if A musical that is dated, not quite as good as at the Shubert in the 70's. You want up to date costumes and numbers in a musical.

913 Reviews | 929 Followers
Great acting, Great singing, Great dancing, Timeless, Must see

See it if Top notch production. Great actors/singers/dancers. Themes that are as relevant today as they were over 40 years ago.

Don't see it if No reason not too. This Production is ready for Broadway.

888 Reviews | 1017 Followers
Entertaining, Great dancing, Great singing, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if Great production of a classic that still feels current. Cast is excellent, music & dancing are wonderful. Loved every minute.

Don't see it if Can't think of a reason not to. An amazing production for people who have never seen it or for those who are revisiting.

650 Reviews | 284 Followers
One of the most thrilling musicals ever when it's right and this production gets it right

See it if extraordinary choreography, well danced; audience roared at iconic moments esp "one step" dance ensemble b4 mirrors at begin/end

Don't see it if 1975 dancers’ stories of abuse/alienation not as affecting today; still best evocation of heartbreak/thrill of Bdway dance audition Read more

506 Reviews | 1000 Followers
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Must see

See it if Maybe 7th version for us. Still spectacular esp. the dancing and the story despite 2 hours plus. How often: 100% agreement with Partner? .

Don't see it if alas. nothing negative Be prepared for more than 2 hours & no Intermission

505 Reviews | 729 Followers
Entertaining, Great dancing, Must see, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you've ever felt like you haven't gone anywhere in your life or career--and you need validation that you're not alone. Plus, the dancing!

Don't see it if you need a traditional narrative structure. This show introduces many characters, but there's a simple, uncomplicated storyline.

468 Reviews | 121 Followers
Beautiful revival with top-flight cast

See it if Classic 70s musical give the Encores loving treatment. Great dancing and singing. Tony Yazbeck wins as Zach and Ryan Steele as his assistant

Don't see it if Also loved the terrific Jay Armstrong Johnson as Bobby, Anthony Wayne ("Sylvester" bio-musical) as Richie, and Tommy Bracco as Mike

446 Reviews | 67 Followers
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you want to see what was in 1975 a revolutionary musical. I saw it then and this production is outstanding.

Don't see it if you like Disney musicals. This show has heart and a cast that truly shines.Not the scenery or special effects. Read more

Critic Reviews (12)

The New York Times
November 15th, 2018

"In any reasonably faithful production, like the one that opened on Wednesday night...what’s thrilling about the show invariably remains so. But I wonder if the rest is beginning to get creaky...Assembling bodies into masses of light and dark, wiping the stage picture, irising in on an individual or panning the entire ensemble, Bennett creates a rhythm of revelation more akin to film than theater...But these stories are sounding a little trite in 2018. Even when sharply performed."
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Time Out New York
November 17th, 2018

“The new production meticulously reproduces the look and feel of the original...’A Chorus Line’ inevitably becomes a period piece, rather than the contemporary behind-the-scenes theatrical reportage that it represented 40 years ago. Even so, the show remains an enormously powerful and affecting piece of work...The sheer pleasure of performance is enriched by layers of understanding, make ‘A Chorus Line’ worth revisiting—now, and again, and again, and again.”
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November 15th, 2018

"This cast of triple-threats turns 'A Chorus Line' into the vivacious experience we all want it to be...There are so many absolutely incredible dance sequences in 'A Chorus Line' that you can look past the few faults of this production. More important, for the various acting flaws, this cast performs the choreography like nobody's business, proving that Bennett's work stands the test of time. We're lucky to have the opportunity to see this singular sensation once again, no matter what."
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November 18th, 2018

“This is, in the best sense of the word, a museum-like production and the brilliance of the piece in its original form is something every theatre lover should witness. But even in a recreation, new performers bring in new dynamics, and in this production there's a thrilling dynamic provided by two acting performances...A Zach and Cassie pairing where you really see what connects them and what drove them apart...There are other marvelous moments...as performed by this very talented company.”
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New York Stage Review
November 15th, 2018

"'A Chorus Line,' done right, is an altogether marvelous combination of words, music and movement. And at City Center it is done right...The songs snowball, demonstrating more impact as the evening proceeds...Two critical sequences...have always been somewhat dependent on the power of the performers on hand. In this case, Eddie Gutierrez as Paul and Hurder as Cassie are excellent, with both of these scenes enhanced by Yazbeck as one of the best Zachs we’ve seen."
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Theater Pizzazz
November 16th, 2018

"Well, here's what I have to say having witnessed City Center's gala production of this landmark musical: Viva La Revolucion! Not only does this singularly sensational material still thrill audiences - and tug at their heartstrings - but this faithful restaging by the keepers of the show's flame, original co-choreographer Bob Avian and original cast member Baayork Lee - proves to be as golden as the still-legendary Theoni V. Aldredge costumes the cast dons for the finale."
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Front Row Center
November 20th, 2018

“City Center has assembled a brilliant cast and creative team that have preserved the quintessence of the originals, and in doing so, giving them new life...The score is hit after hit...They are punctuated by some of the most iconic and complex dancing seen on a Broadway stage, which the talented cast of triple threats carry almost seamlessly...No number failed to stop the show and bring nostalgic audiences to abundant tears and laughter.”
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Front Mezz Junkies
November 16th, 2018

"Michael Bennett’s conceptual piece, drafted together by a group of frustrated dancers, led by Tony Stevens and Michon Peacock, is beautifully realized once again on the NYC stage, and it hasn’t lost any of its power or appeal. With a cast of spectacularly talented dancers and singers, 'A Chorus Line' resonates just as it did for me 28 years ago...The glorious wonder of the piece remains solid and everlasting."
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