Michael Bennett may have made the dance steps for “A Chorus Line” indelible nearly a half-century ago, but Signature Theatre had no intention of retracing them for its new revival. Choreographer Denis Jones and director Matthew Gardiner wanted to work out new steps of their own.
Now, by special permission of Bennett’s estate, the Arlington, Va., theater has set aside Bennett’s notebooks. In a rehearsal hall above its stages, Jones and Gardiner have prepared a “Chorus Line” destined to look like no other in the musical’s storied history. (Preview performances started Tuesday, and the official opening night is Nov. 5.)
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