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A Chorus Line is one of the most beloved classic Broadway musicals and one of the crowning achievements of composer Marvin Hamlisch (They're Playing Our Song). When it premiered on July 25, 1975, it met huge critical and popular success, winning 9 Tony Awards as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The original Broadway production ran for 6,137 performances and held the title of longest running Broadway musical until 1997, when its record was broken by Cats.
Shortly after its debut, there were productions mounted all over the world, including a successful one in London's West End. A 1985 film adaptation starring Michael Douglas as Zach received mixed reviews from critics. The show has been revived both on Broadway and on the West End and remains a popular choice for regional and school theatres. Get your A Chorus Line tickets today to see this gem of musical theatre.Plot Synopsis:
On the stage, an audition for an upcoming Broadway show is commencing. The director, Zach, and his choreographer, Larry, put the hopeful dancers through their paces to find the best talent possible. After the first cut, only 17 dancers remain, and Zach tells them he is going to narrow it down to 4 boys and 4 girls. He asks the auditionees to tell him about themselves.
Mike is the youngest of 12 children and broke into dance when he attended his sister's dance class in her place. Bobby jokes to try to brush off his unhappy childhood. Sheila angers Zach when she makes him believe she isn't taking the audition seriously, but then reveals that the ballet was the only place she could escape the pain of her childhood. Kristine laments her lack of singing ability and Mark launches a discussion of adolescence when he talks about his discovery of the female anatomy.
Greg talks about accepting his homosexuality, Diana recalls her terrible high school drama class, Don recounts his job at a nightclub, Richie reveals that he almost became a kindergarten teacher, and Connie talks about the struggles of being 4'11". Val asserts that talent isn't everything and reveals that she only started booking jobs when she got plastic surgery.
After Zach tries to convince Cassie, a dancer and former lover, that she is too good for the chorus, he comforts Paul, who comes to grips with his coming out. When Paul is injured, the dancers realize their careers could end in an instant. Order your tickets to A Chorus Line and discover the outcome of the audition and the continuations of these diverse and dramatic stories.Advisory: Appropriate for teens and older (sexuality, language) Awards: 1976 Tony Awards: 12 nominations, 9 wins 1976 Drama Desk Awards: 8 nominations, 8 wins 1976 Laurence Olivier Awards: 1 nominations, 1 win 2007 Tony Awards: 2 nominations 2013 Laurence Olivier Awards: 2 nominations, 1 win Creative Team: Music Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics Edward Kleban Book James Kirkwood, Nicholas Dante A Chorus Line News: February 19, 2013 The West End revival of A Chorus Line opens at the London Palladium Theatre!