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Sunday, February 08, 2009

 

Showtune Sunday: "A Chorus Line"



How about an early Valentine's Day present? The original company of A Chorus Line, from 1976, performing the breaktaking opening sequence on the Tony Awards. Three things immediately strike me watching it:

1) God, Donna McKechnie and Priscilla Lopez were young;
2) God, Michael Bennett was the best director of musicals of all time;
3) God, this is sooooo much better than the limpid 2007 revival.

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1 Comments:

Blogger StinkyLulu said...

oh my goodness
oh my goodness

just leaves me breathless



this scene is so genius the way it totally radicalizes musical theatre characterization -- really, an Oklahoma sorta shift -- sad that we still don't acknowledge (or even understand) the intrinsic intelligence of this show as a formal experiment


thanks for brightening my afternoon

2/8/09, 6:32 PM  

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