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A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line

by Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Kelban, James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante

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A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line




One of the longest running shows of all times, this musical was formed from several taped workshop sessions with Broadway dancers.


Story:

The dancers auditioning for the chorus line of a new Broadway show are asked to tell the director about themselves in order to land a part.


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Composer

Composer
Marvin Hamlisch

Lyricist

Lyricist
Edward Kleban

Librettist

Librettist
James Kirkwood

Librettist

Librettist
Nicholas Dante



  • Premiere
  • 2006
  • 1985 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Shubert Theatre
Opening Night
Jul 25, 1975
Total Performances
6,137
Original Cast
Scott Allen, Renee Baughman, Carole Bishop, Pamela Blair, Wayne Cilento, Chuck Cissel, Clive Clerk, Kay Cole, Ronald Dennis, Donna Drake, Brandt Edwards, Patricia Garland, Carolyn Kirsch, Ron Kuhlman, Nancy Lane, Baayork Lee, Priscilla Lopez, Robert LuPone, Cameron Mason, Donna McKechnie, Don Percassi, Michael Serrecchia, Michel Stuart, Thomas J. Walsh, Sammy Williams, Crissy Wilzak
Director
Michael Bennett
Choreographer
Michael Bennett
Musical Director
Donald Pippin
Orchestrations
Bill Byers, Hershy Kay and Jonathan Tunick
Scenic Design
Robin Wagner
Costume Design
Theoni V. Aldredge
Lighting Design
Tharon Musser

2006 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
Opening Night
Oct 5, 2006
Total Performances
759
Original Cast
Ken Alan, Brad Anderson, Michelle Aravena, David Baum, Michael Berresse, Mike Cannon, E. Clayton Cornelious, Natalie Cortez, Charlotte d'Amboise, Mara Davi, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Deidre Goodwin, Tyler Hanes, Nadine Isenegger, James T. Lane, Lorin Latarro, Paul McGill, Heather Parcells, Michael Paternostro, Alisan Porter, Jeffrey Howard Schecter, Yuka Takara Connie, Jason Tam, Grant Turner, Chryssie Whitehead, Tony Yazbeck
Director
Bob Avian
Choreographer
Baayork Lee
Musical Director
Patrick Vaccariello
Orchestrations
Jonathan Tunick, Bill Byers and Hershy Kay
Scenic Design
Robin Wagner
Costume Design
Theoni V. Aldredge
Lighting Design
Tharon Musser

1985 Film Version

Movie Name
A Chorus Line
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Richard Attenborough
Screenplay
Arnold Schulman
Starring
Michael Blevins, Yamil Borges, Jan Gan Boyd, Sharon Brown, Gregg Burge, Michael Douglas, Cameron English, Tony Fields, Nicole Fosse, Vicki Frederick, Michelle Johnston, Janet Jones, Pam Klinger, Audrey Landers, Terrence Mann, Charles McGowan, Alyson Reed, Justin Ross, Blane Savage, Matt West, Pat McNamara







CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
Broadway Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

DVD
Every Little Step: The Journey of a Chorus Line


Books

Book
THE LONGEST LINE: Broadway's Most Singular Sensation: A Chorus Line by Gary Stevens and Alan George


Other

Merchandise




1984 Tony Award Nominations

Special Award
Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Actress in a Musical - Donna McKechnie
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Sammy Williams
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Carole Bishop
Best Lighting Design
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Robert LuPone
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Priscilla Lopez
Best Costume Design

1976 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Musical/Book
Outstanding Music and Lyrics
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Carole Bishop
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Donna McKechnie
Outstanding Choreography
Award Outstanding Director of a Musical

1976 Pulitzer Prize Nominations

Pulitzer Prize for Drama

1976 Theatre World Award Nominations

Special Award for Ensemble Performance

2007 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Charlotte d'Amboise

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