Craft Recordings / Concord Theatricals has released a cast album of Antonio Banderas, Teatro del Soho CaixaBank, and John Breglio’s critically acclaimed Spanish production A Chorus Line.
Antonio Banderas releases a cast album for A Chorus Line
The album, the first Spanish-language recording of the legendary musical, is now available in Spain on CD. It is also streaming, and on digital platforms worldwide. The album also includes a special bonus track in which Banderas and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti. She appeared alongside Banderas in the 2003 Broadway revival of Nine – in Spanish. He sang “What have I done for love”.
Banderas produced and co-directed with Baayork Lee and played Zach in A Chorus Line. It premiered at Teatro del Soho CaixaBank in Malaga, Spain in 2019, and is now touring at the Teatro Calderón in Madrid until April 17th, followed by a show in Barcelona from April 23rd to May 29th at Teatro Tívoli Theatre.
The album features performances by Banderas and cast members (in alphabetical order) Angie Alcázar, Kristina Alonso, Albert Bolea, Anna Coll, Daniel Délyon, Alberto Escobar, Roberto Facchin. Also, Diana Girbau, Cassandra Hlong, Aaron Cobos, Fran Moreno, Beatriz Mur, Ivo Pareja-Obregón, Pablo Puyol, Estibalitz Ruiz, Fran Del Pino, Lorena Santiago, Sarah Schielke, Miguel Ángel Belotto, Juan José Marco, Fernando Mariano, Graciela Monterde. And Lucrecia Petraglia, Zuhaitz San Buenaventura, Aida Sánchez, Lucía Castro, Marcela Nava, Pol Galcerá, Luis Ochoa, and Elena Rueda.
Conceived and choreographed by Michael Bennett. Chorus Line features music by Marvin Hamlisch. Also, lyrics by Edward Kleban, and a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante.
The show follows a group of 17 Broadway dancers auditioning in a chorus. The show developed in a series of recording workshops with Broadway dancers. The Spanish work was directed by Arturo Díez-Boscovich. With Spanish poetry by Roser Batalia and Spanish lyrics by Ignacio García May. Score by Jonathan Tunick, Bill Byers, and Hershy Kay.
Credits featured image: Petr Novák, Wikipedia
Credits: theatermania.com; playbill.com