A Chorus Line
A Tribute to Michael Bennett's Singular Sensation


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A Chorus Line opened on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre on July 25, 1975.  For some time, it held the record as the longest-running musical in history, then closed on April 28, 1990 after 6,137 performances.

The musical was concieved and directed by Michael Bennett who is considered one of Broadway's most important choreographers. He was born in Buffalo on April 8, 1943.  With A Chorus Line, Bennett  incorporated what he called "cinematic staging."  There were jump-cuts, dissolves, close-ups, montages, and the use of mirrors.

James Kirkwood and dancer Nicholas Dante assembled the book. Marvin Hamlisch composed the music and Edward Kleban wrote the lyrics.