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A chorus line : related news coverage, [videorecording]

Title
A chorus line : related news coverage, July 24, 1989 to February 22, 1990 [videorecording]
Publication
New York, 1989-1990.

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Description
1 videodisc (DVD) (52 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival.
Series Statement
Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Interviews.
  • Television.
Note
  • Dubbed compilation of segments taped off air.
  • No credits on tape; title supplied by cataloger.
  • This video separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival collection, *T-Mss 1993-028.
  • Segment one: A current affair, aired Channel 5, July 24, 1989, 7:30 p.m. Feature on the fourteenth anniversary of A chorus line and the publication of the book What they did for love: the untold story behind the making of A chorus line. Interviews with author Denny Martin Flinn, original cast members Baayork Lee (Connie), Donna McKechnie (Cassie), and Ron Kuhlman (Don). Discussion of the creative process of director/choreographer Michael Bennett. Brief performance footage.
  • Segment two: Eyewitness news, aired Channel 7, July 25, 1989, 5:00 p.m. Coverage of the fourteenth anniversary of A chorus line. Brief performance footage.
  • Segment three: Showbiz today, aired CNN, July 25, 1989, 8:00 p.m. Coverage of the fourteenth anniversary of A chorus line. Brief excerpts from interviews with producer Joseph Papp, composer Marvin Hamlisch, original cast member Wayne Cilento (Mike), and current cast members Laurie Gamache (Cassie) and Ron Kurowski (Bobby). Brief performance footage.
  • Segment four: Good day New York, aired Fox, Channel 4, WNYW, September 14, 1989, 8:00 a.m. Cast of A chorus line at the opening of the A & S store at Herald Square. Brief footage of cast member Arminae Azarian (Diana) singing What I did for love.
  • Segment five: CBS New Year's celebration, aired Channel 2, December 31, 1989, 11:30 p.m. Eight cast members of A chorus line sing a New Year's greeting to America to the tune of One in honor of the 6,000th performance of A chorus line, which occurred that evening. Filmed in Shubert Alley.
  • Segment six: Eyewitness news, aired Channel 7, February 21, 1990, 5:00 p.m. Coverage of the announcement that A chorus line will close March 31, 1990. Brief performance footage.
  • Segment seven: Eyewitness news, aired Channel 7, February 21, 1990, 5:30 p.m. Coverage of the announcement of the closing of A chorus line. Brief performance footage.
  • Segment eight: ABC world news, aired Channel 2, February 21, 1990, 6:00 p.m. Coverage of the announcement of the closing of A chorus line.
  • Segment nine: News at five, aired Channel 2, February 21, 1990, 5:00 p.m. Coverage of the press conference announcing the closing of A chorus line. Brief montage of performance footage. Brief footage of Michael Bennett rehearsing dancers. Footage of Joseph Papp and co-choreographer Bob Avian speaking at the press conference. Brief excerpts from interviews with usherette Betty Maxwell and wardrobe supervisor Alice Gilbert.
  • Segment ten: Live at five, aired Channel 4, February 21, 1990, 5:00 p.m. Coverage of the press conference announcing the closing of A chorus line. Footage of Joseph Papp speaking. Brief excerpts from interviews with original cast member Kelly Bishop (Sheila), current cast member Troy Garza (Jarad) and author Nicholas Dante.
  • Segment eleven: Entertainment tonight, aired Channel 7, February 21, 1990, 7:30 p.m. Coverage of the announcement of the closing of A chorus line.
  • Segment twelve: Ten o'clock news, aired Fox, WNYW, Channel 5, February 21, 1990, 10:00 p.m. Coverage of the press conference announcing the closing of A chorus line. Footage of Joseph Papp speaking. Brief excerpts from interviews with original cast members Kelly Bishop and Priscilla Lopez (Diana) and current cast members Cynthia Fleming (Kristine) and Laurie Gamache. Brief performance footage.
  • Segment thirteen: Channel nine news, aired February 21, 1990, 10:00 p.m. Coverage of the press conference announcing the closing of A chorus line. Footage of Joseph Papp and Priscilla Lopez speaking. Brief performance footage.
  • Segment fourteen: CBS this morning, aired Channel 2, February 22, 1990, 7:00 a.m. Interview with Joseph Papp regarding the scheduled closing of A chorus line and that night's reception for playwright Václav Havel. Papp displays a poster honoring Havel that was designed by artist Paul Davis.
  • Segment fifteen: The world today, aired CNN, February 21, 1990, 6:00 p.m. Coverage of the press conference announcing the closing of A chorus line. Footage of Joseph Papp speaking. Brief excerpts from interviews with Papp, original cast member Kelly Bishop, and current cast members Laurie Gamache and Troy Garza. Brief performance footage, including the number One (Reprise).
Call Number
NCOX 5194
Title
A chorus line : related news coverage, July 24, 1989 to February 22, 1990 [videorecording]
Imprint
New York, 1989-1990.
Series
Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Summary
Compilation of news coverage related to the Broadway musical A chorus line, with particular focus on its scheduled closing. Fifteen segments from New York City, aired between July 24, 1989 and February 22, 1990.
Added Author
Avian, Bob, speaker.
Azarian, Arminae, performer.
Bennett, Michael, 1943-1987.
Bishop, Kelly, interviewee.
Cilento, Wayne, interviewee.
Dante, Nicholas, interviewee.
Davis, Paul, 1938-
Fleming, Cynthia, interviewee.
Flinn, Denny Martin, interviewee.
Gamache, Laurie, interviewee.
Gamache, Laurie, performer.
Garza, Troy, interviewee.
Hamlisch, Marvin, interviewee.
Hamlisch, Marvin. Chorus line.
Havel, Václav.
Kuhlman, Ron, interviewee.
Kurowski, Ron, interviewee.
Lee, Baayork, interviewee.
Lopez, Priscilla, 1948- interviewee.
Lopez, Priscilla, 1948- speaker.
McKechnie, Donna, interviewee.
Papp, Joseph, interviewee.
Papp, Joseph, speaker.
New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.
Added Title
Gift of the Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival.
Research Call Number
NCOX 5194
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