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  • CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR A CHORUS LINE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
  • Jun. 2, 2016
  • CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR
    A CHORUS LINE
    AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL

    Announcing
    SABRINA BRYAN as Valerie Clark
    ROBERT FAIRCHILD as Mike Costa
    SPENCER LIFF as Larry
    ROSS LYNCH as Mark Anthony

    MARA DAVI as Maggie Winslow
    DENIS LAMBERT as Gregory Gardner
    J. ELAINE MARCOS as Connie Wong
    JASON TAM as Paul San Marco
    LEIGH ZIMMERMAN as Sheila Bryant

    Directed and Choreographed by BAAYORK LEE
    Adapted and re-staged from the original choreography by MICHAEL BENNETT
    Conducted by PATRICK VACCARIELLO

    Three performances only - July 29, 30, and 31, 2016
    Single tickets now available

    June 2, 2016, Los Angeles - Casting for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of A Chorus Line, which won the Tony® Award for Best Musical, has been announced: Sabrina Bryan as Valerie Clark, Robert Fairchild as Mike Costa, Spencer Liff as Larry, Ross Lynch as Mark Anthony, in addition to Mara Davi as Maggie Winslow, Denis Lambert as Gregory Gardner, J. Elaine Marcos as Connie Wong, Jason Tam as Paul San Marco, and Leigh Zimmerman as Sheila Bryant. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

    A Chorus Line will be directed and choreographed by Baayork Lee, who appeared as Connie Wong in the original Broadway production and choreographed the Broadway revival in 2006. A Chorus Line will be conducted by Patrick Vaccariello and have choreography adapted and re-staged by Baayork Lee, from the original by Michael Bennett.

    A Chorus Line will have three performances at the Hollywood Bowl this summer - Friday, July 29, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 30, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 31, at 7:30 PM.

    Sabrina Bryan appeared as Dorinda Thomas in Disney's The Cheetah Girls series. She has also appeared on CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful as well as ABC's Dancing With the Stars.

    Robert Fairchild recently starred as Jerry Mulligan in the original Broadway production of An American in Paris, for which he won the Drama Desk® Award and was nominated for a Tony® Award.  He is a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet.

    Spencer Liff recently choreographed the Tony® Award nominated Broadway revival of Deaf West's Spring Awakening. Liff also did the musical staging for the Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch with Neil Patrick Harris. He is currently choreographing the upcoming Broadway revival of Falsettos, directed by James Lapine. He is a two-time Emmy nominee for his work on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance.

    Ross Lynch starred as 'Austin Moon' in the Disney Channel hit series Austin & Ally for 4 seasons. This role earned him 4 Kids Choice Awards for 'Favorite TV Actor' (2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016), 2 Teen Choice Awards for 'Choice TV Actor: Comedy' (2014 & 2015) and the Number 1 spot on iTunes for the Austin & Ally soundtrack. In 2013, Lynch starred as 'Brady' in Disney Channel's blockbuster Teen Beach Movie as well as the Teen Beach Movie sequel. This summer, Ross will star in Voltage Picture's Status Update. Along with his successful acting career, Lynch is the lead singer of the Hollywood Record's recording group R5 that continues to sell out shows around the world.

    Mara Davi played Maggie in the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line. She's also appeared in Broadway in Dames at Sea, Irving Berlin's White Christmas and The Drowsy Chaperone. Her TV credits include NBC's Smash and CBS' Blue Bloods.

    Denis Lambert appeared as a replacement in the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line and recently appeared in Doctor Zhivago on Broadway in 2015.

    J. Elaine Marcos has appeared on Broadway as Lily St. Regis in Annie, Cynthia in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, as well as in Broadway productions of The Wedding Singer, Sweet Charity, Flower Drum Song and the 2006 revival of A Chorus Line.

    Jason Tam played Paul in the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line. His incredible audition was a highlight of the 2008 documentary, Every Little Step. He has also appeared on Broadway as David in If/Then and Xander in Lysistrata Jones.

    Leigh Zimmerman won the Oliver Award in 2013 for her portrayal of Sheila in the West End revival of A Chorus Line. Shehas appeared on Broadway in The Will Rogers Follies, Crazy For You, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Chicago. Her film credits include Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Proof, and United 93

    Baayork Lee appeared as Connie Wong in the original Broadway production of A Chorus Line. Her other Broadway performing credits include the original Broadway production of A King and I, Flower Drum Song, A Joyful Noise, Golden Boy, and Promises Promises, among others. She choreographed the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, from the original choreography by Michael Bennett.

    Conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line has a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban.

    A Chorus Line is the groundbreaking show about life as a dancer auditioning for a Broadway musical; with its unforgettable score and riveting real-life story, it's the Hollywood Bowl's annual, fully staged production. From "I Hope I Get It" to "The Music and the Mirror" and "One," united by the iconic choreography of visionary Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line's music and message remain fresh and true, capturing the excitement and drama that all performers face, having chosen a life on the stage - in one thrilling sensation of a musical!

    A Chorus Line will be presented without intermission. 

    Subscriptions and single tickets for performances during the Hollywood Bowl 2016 summer season are available at www.HollywoodBowl.com, or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000, and in person at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office.

    For further details or questions, call 323.850.2000 from 10am - 6pm daily, or visit www.LAPhil.com.

    The recent history of Broadway musicals at the Hollywood Bowl is nothing short of spectacular, including Spamalot starring Craig Robinson, Christian Slater, Jesse Tyler Ferguson Warwick Davis and Eric Idle, Hair starring Kristen Bell, Hunter Parrish, Beverly D'Angelo, Benjamin Walker and Amber Riley, directed by Adam Shankman; Chicago starring Ashlee Simpson, Drew Carey, Lucy Lawless and Stephen Moyer, directed by Brooke Shields; The Producers starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Richard Kind, Rebecca Romijn and Dane Cook, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman; Hairspray starring Harvey Fierstein, Drew Carey, John Stamos and Nick Jonas, directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell; and Rent starring Vanessa Hudgens, Nicole Scherzinger and Wayne Brady, directed by Neil Patrick Harris.

    One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz offerings. The venue offers something for everyone, from its sizzling summer evening concerts to the daytime arts festival for children, "SummerSounds: World Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl." In February 2016, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the twelfth year in a row at the 27th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer. www.HollywoodBowl.com

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