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Curtain Falls Again on ‘A Chorus Line’: Despite generally favorable reviews, the revamped version of “A Chorus Line” that opened at the Las Palmas Theatre in May will close July 8. Representatives of the production, which opened right after the closing of the show in New York on Broadway, said that fitting the musical into the 392-seat Hollywood theater was part of Michael Bennett’s vision of bringing the show back to a smaller venue. “But that proved to be the downfall because of the size and scale of the production,” said spokesperson Kim Garfield. It became too expensive to run a show with a 23-member cast, 10-piece orchestra and crew of 20. Garfield added that the royalties for the musical are among the highest in history, and that crowds had been decreasing since the first month. “We had hoped the show would run forever,” Garfield said.


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