Performance

VenueLandor Theatre
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From20th March 2013
Opened25th March 2013
To13th April 2013
WhenTue-Thu 19:30. Fri 19:00. Sat 15:00, 19:30. Sun 15:00. No perf. Mar 26
PricesFrom £20.00. To £20.00.
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A Class Act

A Class ActT1905285426
"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 Linda Kline
Book by Lonny Price


Archive :: production:T1905285426, musical:S2064623798, venue:V254

Production details

Company

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

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