New York University’s Program in Vocal Performance will present the musical A Chorus Line from October 29 to November 7 at NYU’s Frederick Loewe Theatre (35 West 4th Street). The show runs October 29-30 and November 4-6 at 8:00 PM and October 31 and November 7 at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $20 general admission and $10 with valid NYU ID. For reservations, call (212) 998-5281. The production is presented by The Steinhardt School of Education’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Profession’s Program in Vocal Performance.
A Chorus Line comes back to where it was first presented, Greenwich Village, only blocks from its debut at The Public Theatre thirty years ago. The show is directed and choreographed by Kari Nicolaisen, a Broadway Chorus Line alumna. Nicolaisen played the role of Val and has gone on to direct and choreograph the show multiple times. Musical direction is by Michael Ricciardone.
EDITOR’S NOTE Established in 1925, NYU’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions blends into New York City, the world’s performing arts capital, with baccalaureate through doctoral degree programs that encourage the pursuit of high artistic and academic goals. The department’s 300 renowned faculty guide its 1,200 students, who major in Music Technology, Music Performance (Vocal and Instrumental), Music Composition, Jazz, Music Business, Music Education, Dance Education, Educational Theatre, Music Therapy, Drama Therapy or Performing Arts Administration. Part of the Steinhardt School of Education, the department fosters a collaborative spirit across traditional disciplinary lines to offer a distinctive academic and performance-based education. Producing graduates prepared for successful careers in the music industry like no other place, the department’s distinguished alumni include jazz great Wayne Shorter, music theatre composer Cy Coleman, lyricist Betty Comden, film composer Elmer Bernstein, conductor and composer Tania Leon, music technologist Enoch Light, playwright, Oscar-winning film writer and director John Patrick Shanley as well as “Dean of Deans,” music educator Wilfred Bain.