Chorus Line set for West End return

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber. Credit: PA

Award-winning musical A Chorus Line is to be revived in London's West End for the first time in almost three and a half decades.

Andrew Lloyd Webber - whose theatre, the London Palladium, will host the show in February - said it would be a fitting tribute to late composer Marvin Hamlisch, who wrote the music.

The original production won nine Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize when it opened on Broadway in 1975. It opened in London the following year.

Bob Avian, the director of the new London version - which opens at the Palladium on February 2 - was behind a 2006 revival on Broadway.

Hamlisch, who died in August, also scored films such as Ordinary People and Sophie's Choice and composed songs such as The Way We Were and Nobody Does It Better.

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.