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A chorus line : related news coverage

Title
A chorus line : related news coverage, April 28 to May 7, 1990 [videorecording]
Publication
New York ; Boston, 1990.

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Additional Authors
  • Bennett, Michael, 1943-1987
  • Blair, Pamela
  • Cilento, Wayne
  • Clements, Randy
  • Fleming, Cynthia
  • Gamache, Laurie
  • Geraci, Drew
  • Hamlisch, Marvin.
  • Harum, Eivind
  • Kurowski, Ron
  • Lee, Baayork
  • Lindstrom, Pia
  • Lopez, Priscilla, 1948-
  • McKechnie, Donna
  • Noseworthy, Jack, 1969-
  • Papp, Joseph
  • Pedersen, Matthew
  • Pompei, Donna
  • Roberts, Tony, 1939-
  • Tune, Tommy
  • Walsh, Thommie
  • Williams, Sammy
  • New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.
Description
1 videodisc (DVD) (60 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Summary
Compilation of news coverage related to the Broadway musical A chorus line; particularly the final performance on April 28, 1990. Fifteen segments from New York City and Boston, aired April 28 to May 7, 1990.
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: Eyewitness news, aired Channel 7, April 28, 1990, 6:00 p.m. Report on the final performance of A chorus line. Interview footage of director/choreographer Michael Bennett. Brief performance footage, including original cast member Donna McKechnie (Cassie), and the record-breaking 3,389th performance.
  • Segment two: Channel two news Saturday, aired April 28, 1990, 7:00 p.m. Report on the final performance of A chorus line. Brief excerpts from interviews with original cast member Sammy Williams (Paul) and current cast member Donna Pompei (Hilary). Brief performance footage.
  • Segment three: Eyewitness news, aired Channel 7, April 28, 1990, 11:00 p.m. Report on the final performance of A chorus line. Brief footage of producer Joseph Papp onstage introducing the current and original cast members. Brief footage of the closing night party. Brief excerpts from interviews with Papp and current cast member Laurie Gamache (Cassie.) Brief performance footage.
  • Segment four: News four New York, aired Channel 4, April 28, 1990, 11:00 p.m. Feature on the final performance of A chorus line. Reporter Pia Lindstrom offers her interpretation on the impact and influence of A chorus line. Brief excerpts from interviews with original cast members Priscilla Lopez (Diana), Wayne Cilento (Mike), Sammy Williams, and Baayork Lee (Connie). Brief footage from the final performance; a large portion of the number I can do that plays during the credits.
  • Segment five: Channel two news Saturday, aired April 28, 1990, 11:30 p.m. Report on the final performance of A chorus line. Brief excerpts from interviews with original cast member Sammy Williams and current cast member Matthew Pedersen. Brief performance footage.
  • Segment six: This week, aired Channel 7, April 29, 1990, 11:30 a.m. Report on the final performance of A chorus line. Brief performance footage.
  • Segment seven: World news Sunday, aired Channel 7, April 29, 1990, 6:00 p.m. Report on the final performance of A chorus line. Brief footage of Joseph Papp and the current and original casts onstage after the performance. Brief excerpts from interviews with original cast members Donna McKechnie and Priscilla Lopez and current cast members Ron Kurowski (Bobby) and Cynthia Fleming (Kristine).
  • Segment eight: Showbiz today, aired CNN, April 30, 1990, 5:30 p.m. Report on the final performance of A chorus line and the subsequent donation of two costumes to the Smithsonian Institutution. Brief excerpts from interviews with original cast members Wayne Cilento, Thommie Walsh (Bobby), and Pamela Blair (Val); current cast member Eivind Harum (Zach); actor Tony Roberts; and choreographer Tommy Tune. Brief performance footage.
  • Segment nine: Channel eleven news at ten, aired May 1, 1990, 10:00 p.m. Report on the auction of A Chorus line memorabilia at the Shubert Theatre.
  • Segment ten: Live at five, aired Channel 4, May 2, 1990, 5:00 p.m. Report on the auction of A chorus line memorabilia at the Shubert Theatre. Footage of costumes and other items for sale. Interview with auctioneer and former cast member Randy Clements (Don).
  • Segment eleven: Eyewitness news, aired Channel 7, May 2, 1990, 5:30 p.m. Report on the auction of A chorus line memorabilia at the Shubert Theatre.
  • Segment twelve: Entertainment tonight, aired Channel 7, May 3, 1990, 7:30 p.m. Report on the auction of A chorus line memorabilia at the Shubert Theatre.
  • Segment thirteen: HBO entertainment news, aired HBO, April 30 - May 7, 1990, during program breaks. Report on the final performance of A chorus line. Brief excerpts from interviews with Joseph Papp and Donna McKechnie. Brief footage of Joseph Papp onstage at finale with current and original cast members, as well as footage of the closing night party. Brief performance footage, including Priscilla Lopez singing.
  • Segment fourteen: Evening magazine, aired Channel 4, Boston, Mass., March 1990. Report on the final performance of A chorus line. Brief excerpts from interviews with Joseph Papp, Laurie Gamache, Thommie Walsh, and current cast member Drew Geraci (Paul). Brief performance footage, including Laurie Gamache in The music and the mirror.
  • Segment fifteen: Media beat, aired CNBC, April 30, 1990. Report on the final performance of A chorus line. Brief excerpts from interviews with Ron Kurowshi, Joseph Papp, and current cast member Jack Noseworthy (Mark). Interviews with Thommie Walsh and Baayork Lee. Lee speaks of her relationship with Michael Bennett and her own creative contributions to A chorus line, as well as the book On the line: the creation of A chorus line, which she co-wrote with Walsh and Robert Viagas. Brief footage of original and current casts onstage after the performance. Brief footage of Bennett rehearsing dancers. Brief performance footage.
Call Number
NCOX 5198
OCLC
NYPT03-F45
Title
A chorus line : related news coverage, April 28 to May 7, 1990 [videorecording]
Imprint
New York ; Boston, 1990.
Series
Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Added Author
Bennett, Michael, 1943-1987, interviewee.
Blair, Pamela, interviewee.
Cilento, Wayne, interviewee.
Clements, Randy, interviewee.
Fleming, Cynthia, interviewee.
Gamache, Laurie, performer.
Gamache, Laurie, interviewee.
Geraci, Drew, interviewee.
Hamlisch, Marvin. Chorus line.
Harum, Eivind, interviewee.
Kurowski, Ron, interviewee.
Lee, Baayork, interviewee.
Lindstrom, Pia, reporter.
Lopez, Priscilla, 1948- performer.
Lopez, Priscilla, 1948- interviewee.
McKechnie, Donna, performer.
McKechnie, Donna, interviewee.
Noseworthy, Jack, 1969- performer.
Noseworthy, Jack, 1969- interviewee.
Papp, Joseph, interviewee.
Pedersen, Matthew, interviewee.
Pompei, Donna, interviewee.
Roberts, Tony, 1939- interviewee.
Tune, Tommy, interviewee.
Walsh, Thommie, interviewee.
Williams, Sammy, interviewee.
New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.
Research Call Number
NCOX 5198
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