Congratulations to Leigh Zimmerman who won Best Performance In A Supporting Role In A Musical, at the 2013 Olivier Awards with Mastercard last night. Receiving acclaim for her ‘tremendous’ (Sunday Express) performance as the hilarious Sheila.
We are delighted to announce that A Chorus Line has been nominated for the Best Musical Revival along with Leigh Zimmerman who has been nominated for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical. The 2013 Olivier Awards ceremony will take place on 28 April at London’s Royal Opera House and you can catch all the fantastic highlights on ITV at 10pm or listen to the BBC Radio 2 live coverage. We are excited to see what the night holds for us and can’t wait to share with you all our stories!
A Chorus Line had a fantastic opening night last night. Returning to London for the first time since it premiered in 1976. A Chorus Line is now set to wow London’s West End once again. Starring John Partridge as Zach and Scarlett Strallen as Cassie, the “seductive, exhilarating & majestic” (Evening Standard) show opened with an “outstanding, terrific & brilliant” (Daily Telegraph) performance.
Go behind the scenes with the London cast of A Chorus Line as they prepare for their opening night at the London Palladium.
The buzz continues to grow around A Chorus Line and this morning we were delighted to appear on BBC Breakfast. Director and Choreographer Bob Avian and leading man John Partridge joined the BBC sofa to talk about ‘the line’ and why they waited for the right combination before bringing A Chorus Line back to London’s West End.
See the clip here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes
A Chorus Line has launched an exclusive Facebook competition. For your chance to win a whole host of fabulous prizes, such as a pair of tickets to the show, dinner a London Restaurant and a personalised MAC make-up session simply vote for your favourite song.
The competition ends Monday 18th February and we are giving away a pair of tickets a day until then! Follow us on Facebook and enter here
Tonight’s the first preview of A Chorus Line, returning for the first time since its award-winning London season which premiered in 1976. Leading a cast and company of over 50, John Partridge stars as Zach, West End leading lady Scarlett Strallen as Cassie and stage and screen actress Leigh Zimmerman as Sheila. The original Broadway creators join forces to bring this legendary musical to the world-famous London Palladium.
On October 1 last year 2000 hopefuls aged between 18 and 35 stood outside the legendary London Palladium in the pouring rain, all having one dream, to be selected for a role in A Chorus Line, the award-winning Broadway musical that will take to the stage this month.
Full casting has now been announced for A Chorus Line, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (Diana), John Partridge (Zach), Scarlett Strallen (Cassie) and Leigh Zimmerman (Sheila) will be joined by Lucy Adcock (Judy), Georgie Ashford (Trisha), Ed Currie (Bobby), Frances Dee (Kristine), Segun Fawole (Butch), Harry Francis (Mark), Simon Hardwick (Al), Rebecca Herszenhon (Val), James T Lane (Richie), Marc Leslie (Roy), Vicki Lee Taylor (Maggie), Daisy Maywood (Bebe), Alice Jane Murray (Lois), Alastair Postlethwaite (Larry), Andy Rees (Greg), Adam Salter (Mike), Alexzandra Sarmiento (Connie), Michael Steedon (Tom), Gary Watson (Don) and Gary Wood (Paul). Further casting includes Rebecca Giocopazzi, Genevieve Nicole and Ashley Nottingham.
We are delighted to announce the principal casting for the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line. John Partridge will play Zach, Scarlett Strallen will play Cassie, Leigh Zimmerman will play Sheila and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt with play Diana.
John Partridge, best known for his role as Christian Clarke in EastEnders. John has appeared in numerous musical theatre productions.
Scarlett Strallen is currently starring as Kathy in the West End production of Singin’ in the Rain, for which she received an Olivier Award nomination.
Leigh Zimmerman has appeared twice in the West End production of Chicago playing Velma Kelly and in 2005 she was Olivier nominated for her role as Ulla in The Producers at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Victoria Hamilton-Barritt was most recently seen playing Gypsy Rose Lee in Leicester Curve’s production of Gypsy. She also played the lead role of Alex in Flashdance in the West End.
Following the announcement of a limited season through to July 2013, booking has now been extended to January 2014.
Click here to read Baz Bamigboye’s announcement in The Daily Mail.