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Time Out says

The Broadway classic gets an intimate new production at Darlinghurst Theatre Company

There are few shows that have made as big an imprint on the landscape of musical theatre as Michael Bennett’s 1975 masterpiece about a group of hopeful dancers auditioning for a role on Broadway. He famously created the show by interviewing real-life dancers, who spilled some extraordinary stories which made it into the show. It went on to pick up a Pulitzer Prize and an astonishing ten Tony Awards, beating Chicago to the Best Musical gong.

Now the musical which spawned ‘What I Did For Love’ is getting a rethink thanks to choreographer Amy Campbell, who is finally making her directorial debut at Darlinghurst Theatre Company. She’s assembled a fabulous ensemble cast of triple threats led by Tim Draxl and Angelique Cassimatis, who'll perform this new production in the intimacy of Darlinghurst Theatre Company's Eternity Playhouse. 

Campbell says the space will make the 20 dancers feel like 100 as they perform her new choreography. "You’ll feel their sweat, pain and joy in every row," she says. "You’ll be up close and intimate with these characters who, by their very nature, expose all their vulnerabilities and talent for the chance to be seen and heard. The physical energy is going to be electric."

By: Ben Neutze

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