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A Chorus Line   

 
Shubert Theatre , (7/25/1975 - 4/28/1990)
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Opening Date:Jul 25, 1975   
Closing Date:Apr 28, 1990 Total Performances:6137

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: An Audition. A Broadway Theatre.
Comments: "The characters portrayed in A CHORUS LINE are, for the most part, based upon the lives of Broadway dancers. This show is dedicated to anyone who has every danced in a chorus or marched in step...anywhere."


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Joseph Papp; Produced in association with Plum Productions, Inc.; Associate Producer: Bernard Gersten
Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante; Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Lyrics by Edward Kleban; Music orchestrated by Bill Byers, Hershy Kay and Jonathan Tunick; Musical Director: Donald Pippin; Vocal arrangements by Donald Pippin
Conceived by Michael Bennett; Choreographed by Michael Bennett; Directed by Michael Bennett; Co - Choreographer: Bob Avian
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by Abe Jacob; Associate to Miss Aldredge: Bill Kellard; Personal Asst. to Miss Aldredge: Paul Martino; Assistant to Miss Musser: Richard Winkler; Assistant to Mr. Jacob: David Congdon
General Manager for NYSF: Robert Kamlot; Company Manager: Patricia Carney; Assistant to the General Manager: Sally Campbell
Production Manager for NYSF: Andrew Mihok; Production Stage Manager: Jeff Hamlin; Stage Manager: Frank Hartenstein; Assistant Stage Mgr: Scott Allen; Technical Director for the NYSF: Mervyn Haines, Jr.
Musical Coordinator: Robert Thomas; Orchestra Personnel Manager: Herbert Harris; Associate Conductor: Jerry Goldberg; Music Copyist: Larry Abel; Bass Guitar: Roland Wilson; Upright Bass: Jaime Austria; Harp: Bernice Horowitz; Percussion: Benjamin Herman; Reeds: Joseph Maggio, Marvin Roth, Stanley Brauner and Norman Wells; Trumpet: Bob Millikan and Al Mattaliano; Trombone: Vincent Forchetti and Gordon Early Anderson; Keyboards: Fran Liebergall; Guitars: George Davis, Jr.; Bass Trombone: Blaise Turi; Drums: Allen Herman
General Press Representative for NYSF: Merle Debuskey; Casting Director for NYSF: Rosemarie Tichler; Press Representative: Bob Ullman; Asst. to the Choreographers: Baayork Lee; Press Assistant: Norman L. Berman; Dance Captain: Baayork Lee; Consultant to the Producer: Novella Nelson; Graphics Design: Susan Frank; Photographer: George E. Joseph; Advertising: Don Josephson and The Blaine Thompson Company
Cast
Scott Allen
Broadway Debut
Roy
Renee Baughman Kristine
Carole Bishop
Changed name to Kelly Bishop during run
Sheila
Pamela Blair Val
Wayne Cilento Mike
Chuck Cissel Butch
Clive Clerk
Broadway debut
Larry
Kay Cole Maggie
Ronald Dennis Richie
Donna Drake
Broadway debut
Tricia
Brandt Edwards
Broadway debut
Tom
Patricia Garland Judy
Carolyn Kirsch Lois
Ron Kuhlman Don
Nancy Lane
Broadway debut
Bebe
Baayork Lee Connie
Priscilla Lopez Diana
Robert LuPone Zach
Cameron Mason Mark
Donna McKechnie Cassie
Don Percassi Al
Michael Serrecchia Frank
Michel Stuart Greg
Thomas J. Walsh Bobby
Sammy Williams Paul
Crissy Wilzak Vicki
Understudies: Chuck Cissel (Paul, Richie), Clive Clerk (Zach), Donna Drake (Connie, Kristine, Maggie), Brandt Edwards (Don, Mark), Carolyn Kirsch (Cassie, Sheila), John Mineo (Al, Mike), Carole Schweid (Bebe, Diana), Michael Serrecchia (Bobby, Greg, Larry) and Crissy Wilzak (Judy, Val)
Tony Award®
nominee 1984 Special Award [recipient]
A Chorus Line (presented with a special Gold Tony Award in honor of becoming Broadway's longest-running musical)
winner 1976 Best Musical [winner]
Produced by Joseph Papp
winner 1976 Best Book of a Musical [winner]
Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante
winner 1976 Best Original Score [winner]
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Lyrics by Edward Kleban
winner 1976 Best Actress in a Musical [winner]
Donna McKechnie
winner 1976 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Sammy Williams
 1976 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Robert LuPone
winner 1976 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Carole Bishop
 1976 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Priscilla Lopez
 1976 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Theoni V. Aldredge
winner 1976 Best Lighting Design [winner]
Tharon Musser
winner 1976 Best Choreography [winner]
Michael Bennett
winner 1976 Best Choreography [winner]
Bob Avian
winner 1976 Best Direction of a Musical [winner]
Michael Bennett
Theatre World
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Scott Allen
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Renee Baughman
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Carole Bishop
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Pamela Blair
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Wayne Cilento
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Chuck Cissel
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Clive Clerk
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Kay Cole
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Ronald Dennis
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Donna Drake
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Brandt Edwards
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Patricia Garland
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Carolyn Kirsch
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Ron Kuhlman
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Nancy Lane
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Baayork Lee
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Priscilla Lopez
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Robert LuPone
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Cameron Mason
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Donna McKechnie
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Don Percassi
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Michael Serrecchia
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Michel Stuart
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Thomas J. Walsh
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Sammy Williams
nominee 1976 Special Award [recipient]
Crissy Wilzak
Pulitzer Prize
winner 1976 for Drama [winner]
Directed by Michael Bennett; Choreographed by Michael Bennett; Conceived by Michael Bennett; Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante; Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Drama Desk Award
winner 1976 Outstanding Musical/Book [winner]
Produced by Joseph Papp; Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante
winner 1976 Outstanding Music and Lyrics [winner]
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Lyrics by Edward Kleban
winner 1976 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner]
Carole Bishop
winner 1976 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner]
Donna McKechnie
winner 1976 Outstanding Choreography [winner]
Michael Bennett
winner 1976 Outstanding Choreography [winner]
Bob Avian
winner 1976 Outstanding Director of a Musical [winner]
Directed by Michael Bennett
music by Marvin Hamlisch; lyrics by Edward Kleban
I Hope I Get It Company
I Can Do That Mike
"And..." Bobby, Richie, Val and Judy
At the Ballet Sheila, Bebe and Maggie
Sing! Kristine and Al
Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love Company
Nothing Diana
Dance: Ten; Looks: Three Val
The Music and the Mirror Cassie
One Company
The Tap Combination Company
What I Did For Love Diana and Company
One (Reprise)Company