A Class Act archive"God, I m a dancer; a dancer dances" sings Cassie in A Chorus Line. Edward Kleban, the man who wrote that lyric was a composer. He was happiest writing theatre music, and produced songs that were gracefully eloquent, intimately expressive, and charmingly attractive. Until his untimely death in 1987 from cancer - the death that robbed him of the chance to keep plugging - Kleban continued to write songs for the stage, but none of his musicals was ever produced. It didn t matter. He was a composer; a composer composes! A moving and emotionally charged tribute to a man who had an enormous impact on musical theatre, the show is effectively a gift to its composer. When A Class Act opened on Broadway, it posthumously satisfied Kleban s dream of becoming a Broadway composer. A simple and artful book tells his life story using the songs he wrote for other projects. The show is structured around the gathering of his friends for a memorial service after his death at the age of 48, late in the run of A Chorus Line, using the


Music: Edward Kleban
Lyrics: Edward Kleban
Book by(s): Linda Kline, Lonny Price
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Archive listings for A Class Act

Work type: Musical.


Producer Theatrica Ltd. Director Robert McWhir. Design Martin Thomas. Lighting Richard Lambert. Choreographer Robbie O'Reilly. Performer John Barr. Performer Sarah Borges. Performer Erin Cornell. Performer Barry Fantoni. Performer Charles Hagerty. Performer Gary Jordan. Performer Laura McCulloch. Performer Jane Quinn.
20 Mar 13 to 13 Apr 13Landor Theatre, Inner London :: V254
listing details L1613333909


Producer Landor Theatre. Director Robert McWhir. Director David Randall (music). Choreographer Cathie Carday. Performer Vanessa Cross. Performer Barry Fantoni. Performer Anthony Houghton. Performer Naomi Lewis. Performer Zoe Smith. Performer John Stacey. Performer Sarah Waddell. Performer Morgan Williams.
6 Sep 04 to 2 Oct 04Landor Theatre, Inner London :: V254
listing details L148154793

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4 Jul 14 to 7 Jul 14Secombe Theatre, Sutton :: V708
listing details L1411644742

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