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West End revival for musical A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line was one of Broadway's longest running musicals

The musical A Chorus Line is to be revived in the West End for the first time since 1976.

The show first opened on Broadway in 1975, landing in the West End a year later.

The musical centres on a group of dancers auditioning for a part in a show, delving into their lives and decisions to try and make it in such a cutthroat business.

The revival will be staged at the London Palladium from February.

The show features memorable songs One (Singular Sensation), Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love and Hope I Get It.

The West End version will be choreographed by Bob Avian, who was a co-choreographer on the original Broadway show alongside Michael Bennett.

The music was written was Marvin Hamlisch, who died in August, with the lyrics by Edward Kleban.

Although it has not been in the West End for many years, there have been touring versions in regional theatres.

Andrew Lloyd Webber, owner of the Palladium, said: "I am delighted to welcome A Chorus Line. This classic Broadway production has not been seen in the West End for almost 35 years.

"Marvin Hamlisch was a great friend and supporter in my early career and I can think of no more fitting tribute to him than this major revival."

No cast has yet been announced for the show, which will have a limited run until June 2013.

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