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A Chorus Line

About A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line is a musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante. Centred on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line, the musical is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. A Chorus Line provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.

Following several workshops and award winning Off-Broadway production at the Public Theater, A Chorus Line opened at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway July 25, 1975, directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett. An unprecedented box office and critical hit, the musical received twelve Tony Award nominations and won nine, in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The original Broadway production ran for 6,137 performances, becoming the longest-running production in Broadway history until surpassed by Cats in 1997, and the longest-running Broadway musical originally produced in the US, until surpassed in 2011 by Chicago. It began a lengthy run in the West End in 1976 and was revived on Broadway in 2006, and in the West End in 2013.


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Select Credits

  • , Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

    2007 Tony Award Best Revival of a Musical [nominee]
    2007 Tony Award Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]

  • , Shubert Theatre

    1984 Tony Award Special Award
    1976 Tony Award Best Musical
    1976 Tony Award Best Book of a Musical
    1976 Tony Award Best Actress in a Musical Donna McKechnie
    1976 Tony Award Best Featured Actor in a Musical Sammy Williams
    1976 Tony Award Best Featured Actress in a Musical Kelly Bishop
    1976 Tony Award Best Lighting Design Tharon Musser
    1976 Tony Award Best Choreography Michael Bennett & Bob Avian
    1976 Tony Award Best Direction of a Musical Michael Bennett
    1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
    1976 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical/Book

  • , The Public Theater

    1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
    1976 Obie Award Special Citations
    1975 Drama Critics' Circle Award Best Musical
    1975 Henry Hewes Design Award Scenic Design