A Chorus Line FAQ

All That's Left to Know About Broadway's Singular Sensation
Author: Tom Rowan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1495046036
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 512
View: 5625

A Study Guide for Michael Bennett's "A Chorus Line"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410392554
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 21
View: 2797
A Study Guide for Michael Bennett's "Chorus Line, A", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama for Students for all of your research needs.

On the Line

The Creation of A Chorus Line
Author: Robert Viagas,Baayork Lee,Thommie Walsh
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879103361
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 376
View: 4906
(Limelight). A Chorus Line , the biggest Broadway hit of its generation, is returning to Times Square in a major fall 2006 revival. The show is based on a remarkable series of taped discussions made in the mid 1970s with some of the top "gypsies" (veteran Broadway dancers), many of whom went on to play characters based on themselves in the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musical. In many ways, On the Line: The Creation of "A Chorus Line" is a continuation of the show itself. In this collective oral history, the 19 original cast members tell how they got involved with the project, how they labored through the months of workshops that shaped it, and what its success has meant for their lives and careers. They paint intimate and frank portraits of co-creators Michael Bennett, Joseph Papp, Ed Kleban and each other. Originally published in 1990, the book has been updated to continue telling their stories over the past 16 years. Wayne Cilento ("I Can Do That") has become a Tony-winning choreographer of shows like Wicked and Aida ; Kelly Bishop ("Can the adults smoke?") has become a TV star; Trish Garland has become a California fitness guru, and so forth.

A Chorus Line

Author: James Kirkwood,Michael Bennett,Nicholas Dante
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781557833648
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 145
View: 4202
(Applause Libretto Library). It is hard to believe that over 25 years have passed since A Chorus Line first electrified a New York audience. The memories of the show's birth in 1975, not to mention those of its 15-year-life and poignant death, remain incandescent and not just because nothing so exciting has happened to the American musical since. For a generation of theater people and theatergoers, A Chorus Line was and is the touchstone that defines the glittering promise, more often realized in lengend than in reality, of the Broadway way. This impressive book contains the complete book and lyrics of one of the longest running shows in Broadway history with a preface by Samuel Freedman, an introduction by Frank Rich and lots of photos from the stage production.

Actors and Onlookers

Theater and Twentieth-century Scientific Views of Nature
Author: Natalie Crohn Schmitt
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810108363
Category: Drama
Page: 163
View: 3715
Looks at the scientific basis for theories of drama, and explains how Cage's ideas have affected modern theater.

A Chorus Line

Author: Marvin Hamlisch
Publisher: N.A
Category: Musical revues, comedies, etc
Page: 220
View: 8172

The best musicals from Show boat to A chorus line

Broadway, off Broadway, London
Author: Arthur Jackson
Publisher: Crown Pub
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 208
View: 3408
Plot summaries of principal productions accompany over one hundred fifty photographs that capture the glitter and glamour of Show Boat, South Pacific, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, A Chorus Line, Carmelina, and other hit musicals

The Cambridge Companion to the Musical

Author: Nicholas Everett
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521796392
Category: Music
Page: 310
View: 4224
The Cambridge Companion to the Musical provides an accessible introduction to one of the liveliest and most popular forms of musical performance. Written by a team of specialists in the field of musical theatre especially for students and theatregoers, it offers a guide to the history and development of the musical in England and America (including coverage of New York s Broadway and London s West End traditions). Starting with the early history of the musical, the volume comes right up to date and examines the latest works and innovations, and includes information on the singers, audience and critical reception, and traditions. There is fresh coverage of the American musical theatre in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the British musical theatre in the middle of the twentieth century, and the rock musical. The Companion contains an extensive bibliography and photos from key productions.

Maxfield Parrish

Early & New Poems
Author: Eileen Myles
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 9780876859742
Category: Poetry
Page: 229
View: 1318
Features American painter and illustrator Maxfield Frederick Parrish (1870-1966), provided by Carol L. Gerten. Includes images and descriptions of some of his works and provides access to a biographical sketch.

Hollywood Musicals Year by Year

Author: Stanley Green
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780634007651
Category: Music
Page: 392
View: 9067
A chronologically arranged reference book on the Hollywood musical, with each entry including pertinent facts about a film and a brief essay about the plot and production. Includes hundreds of black & white stills.

Notebook - A Chorus Line

Author: Mika Eriksson
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781077034945
Page: 120
View: 4147
120 Pages for you and your ideas. This Notepad is a nice gift for Christmas, Birthday or Easter. Keep track of your thoughts and write or sketch on dotted grid pages.

Changed for Good

A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical
Author: Stacy Wolf
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199831238
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
View: 458
From Adelaide in "Guys and Dolls" to Nina in "In the Heights" and Elphaba in "Wicked," female characters in Broadway musicals have belted and crooned their way into the American psyche. In this lively book, Stacy Wolf illuminates the women of American musical theatre - performers, creators, and characters -- from the start of the cold war to the present day, creating a new, feminist history of the genre. Moving from decade to decade, Wolf first highlights the assumptions that circulated about gender and sexuality at the time. She then looks at the leading musicals to stress the key aspects of the plays as they relate to women, and often finds overlooked moments of empowerment for female audience members. The musicals discussed here are among the most beloved in the canon--"West Side Story," "Cabaret," "A Chorus Line," "Phantom of the Opera," and many others--with special emphasis on the blockbuster "Wicked." Along the way, Wolf demonstrates how the musical since the mid-1940s has actually been dominated by women--women onstage, women in the wings, and women offstage as spectators and fans.

José, Can You See?

Latinos on and Off Broadway
Author: Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299162047
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 275
View: 6893
"In-depth study of Latino representations and images in theater deconstructs ethnic, racial, gender, and sexual stereotypes ingrained in dominant American ideologies. Also recognizes Latino contributions to the stage"--Handbook of Latin American Studies,v. 58.

Anything Goes

A History of American Musical Theatre
Author: Ethan Mordden
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199892830
Category: History
Page: 346
View: 6197
Offers a history of American musical theater from the 1920s through to the 1970s, and includes such famous works as "Oklahoma!," "The Red Mill," and "Porgy and Bess."

Broadway Babies Say Goodnight

Musicals Then and Now
Author: Mark Steyn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136685081
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 352
View: 4311
The glorious tradition of the Broadway musical from Irving Berlin to Jerome Kern and Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. And then . . . Cats and Les Miz. Mark Steyn's Broadway Babies Say Goodnight is a sharp-eyed view of the whole span of Broadway musical history, seven decades of brilliant achievements the best of which are among the finest works American artists have made. Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Carousel, Gypsy, and more. In an energetic blend of musical history, analysis, and backstage chat, Mark Steyn shows us the genius behind the 'simple' musical, and asks hard questions about the British invasion of Broadway and the future of the form. In this delicious book he gives us geniuses and monsters, hits and atomic bombs, and the wonderful stories that prove show business is a business which -- as the song goes --there's no business like.

Wish Fulfillment

A Tale of Dreams
Author: James Press
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1608440826
Category: Fiction
Page: 276
View: 6999
Ten high school classmates attend a twenty year reunion where they are entertained by an African woman who has supernatural powers. The woman gives each member of the clique the opportunity to dream and to adopt the persona of the person they would like to try being for a while, and perhaps forever. Ten years later. The clique repeats the game of wish fulfillment. After they wake up, we see how having their wishes fulfilled affects the dreamers' real lives.