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

92%
(87 Reviews)
Positive
99%
Mixed
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Negative
1%
Members say
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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90
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.

90
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.

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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Theatermania
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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BroadwayWorld
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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Stage Left
November 15th, 2018

"Like visiting a museum of musical memory...This ‘A Chorus Line’ is the exact same version we have always seen: a copy of a copy of a copy. With knockout performances throughout, the cast is excellent, but even they cannot overcome the unmistakable whiff of paint by numbers that is happening on stage...Now the amber fossil of musicals, ‘A Chorus Line’ remains genius and powerful, but is long past due for some re-imagination. Maybe next time.”
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November 17th, 2018

“Times have changed since the mid-1970s, and what was revolutionarily frank at the time is now occasionally cringe-worthy. But it’s Michael Bennett’s masterful and laser-focused direction has kept the show relevant and requisite viewing for any aspiring musical theater artist...This is the fifth production of ‘A Chorus Line’ I’ve seen, and though it may not be at the top of my list, it’s quite a good one...The principals were particularly fine."
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N
November 16th, 2018

"'A Chorus Line' reaches me right in the aorta. It’s miraculous how a combination of the book and the songs gives each of 17 hopefuls at a Broadway audition a chance to shine...It’s funny, warm, and sweet, and even the dramatic turns aren’t edgy...All of these performers and their co-stars are brilliant, every last one. This show could transfer to Broadway tomorrow, exactly as it is, and it would play for years."
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F
November 17th, 2018

“This production – as almost all others of the show – doesn’t fall far from the tree with direction by Avian and choreography by Lee...In short, little has changed...The anonymity of the chorus line is great and most visible as the boys and girls of the chorus perform ‘One’ in full and identical costume, making it almost impossible to tell them apart and illustrating how they too have been consumed by show biz. Oh, and the audience? They all felt something.”
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