The Longest Line Broadway's Most Singular Sensation A


The Longest Line Broadway's Most Singular Sensation A Chorus Line For the first time in musical theatre history the intensity of the drama the story and its characters overshadowed the music of a Broadway musical The ten million people who have cheered this landmark musical may now relive the glory of A Chorus Line from behind the scenes as told by one hundred twenty five artists and professionals who made it happen cast and management; costume lighting and sound designers; musicians carpenters box office and crew; advertising execs and press agents This book is a tell all dealing with one of the most successful Broadway phenomenons ever A Chorus Line started out with a bunch of theater dancers and actors getting together under the guidance of Michael Bennett in the Spring of 1974 They told the stories of their lives the frustrations and triumphs the auditions the dreams the joys and embarrassments while a tape recorder collected the information From this a workshop was developed as music lyrics and choreography were added In early 1975 the musical opened at The New York Shakespeare Festival at the Public Theater in downtown Manhattan The results were astounding The show moved to Broadway where it ran until 1990 amassing a record at that time of 6137 performances Anything you ever wanted to know about A Chorus Line can be found here and if you love the show you will feel the same way about the book An amazing look at one of Broadway's legendary shows die hard Chorus Line fans will savor the memories shared by cast and crew members alike while Broadway fans will come to appreciate the work that went into such a blockbuster I know I have a new amount of respect for ACL now

  • Hardcover
  • 258 pages
  • The Longest Line Broadway's Most Singular Sensation A Chorus Line
  • Gary Stevens
  • English
  • 26 June 2016
  • 9781557832214

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