2007 Verve Awards

2006 Verve Awards

Best Arts and Culture Blog 2005 Queer Day Awards

Best Gay Blog Nominee 2004 Weblog Awards

Best Arts and Culture Blog Nominee

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.

Labels: , ,


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  

Post a Comment

<< Home