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A chorus line : selected television coverage

Title
A chorus line : selected television coverage, April 18, 1976 to December 27, 1987 [videorecording]
Publication
New York, 1976-1987.

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Videodisc 2Moving imageBy appointment only NCOX 5326 Videodisc 2Check with Staff
Videodisc 1Moving imageBy appointment only NCOX 5326 Videodisc 1Check with Staff

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Additional Authors
  • Papp, Joseph
  • Bennett, Michael, 1943-1987
  • Cunningham, Dennis (Dennis M.)
  • Shalit, Gene, 1936-
  • WABC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.) producer.
  • British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service, producer.
  • WNBC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.), producer.
  • WCBS-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.) producer.
  • New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.
Description
2 videodiscs (DVD) (108 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Summary
Compilation of television coverage related to the Broadway musical A chorus line. Includes news coverage of the show's various milestones, including substantial coverage of its record-breaking 3389th performance on September 29, 1983. Also included are various television programs and commercials featuring A chorus line performances and personalities. Twenty-seven segments aired April 18, 1976 to December 27, 1987.
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
Alternative Title
  • Selected television coverage of A chorus line, cassette #1, record date: 7/22/87
  • Selected television coverage of A chorus line, cassette #2, record date: 7/22/87
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Television.
  • Interviews.
Note
  • Dubbed compilation of segments taped off air.
  • No credits on tape; title derived from labels on original source tape containers.
  • Broadcast information is lacking for many of the segments.
  • Videodisc one: 60 min. Videodisc two: 48 min.
  • These videos separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival collection, *T-Mss 1993-028.
  • Videodisc one, segment one: Unidentified television variety program. Mikhail Baryshnikov performs One/Finale with cast members from A chorus line.
  • Videodisc one, segment two: Unidentified television program. Members of A chorus line cast perform the numbers What I did for love and One/Finale.
  • Videodisc one, segment three: Unidentified television program. Female dancer performs excerpts from Cassie's solos from A chorus line.
  • Videodisc one, segment four: 10th annual Tony Awards, aired WABC-TV, 4/18/76. Excerpt from the 1976 Tony Awards featuring A chorus line cast performance of Opening: I hope I get it. For complete Tony Awards program, in which A chorus line won nine Tony's, see NCOX 5072.
  • Videodisc one, segments five to seven: New York State Department of Commerce, 1/13/84. Three versions of I love New York commercial featuring the cast of A chorus line. Produced by Wells, Rich, Greene Inc. Cataloged also in NCOX 5285.
  • Videodisc one, segments eight to nine: New York Telephone Commercial, c. 1983. Two versions of New York Telephone commercial featuring the Shuberts and the cast of A chorus line. Cataloged also in NCOX 5285.
  • Videodisc one, segment ten: Razzmatazz and realism, BBC-TV, 1983. Excerpts featuring A chorus line from BBC program about Broadway musicals. Includes interview with theatrical producer Joseph Papp.
  • Videodisc one, segment eleven: World of theater, Trans-Global Films ca. 1983. "High-kicking hoofers bring down the house." In-flight newsreel about the musical A chorus line.
  • Videodisc one, segment twelve: World of theater, Trans-Global Films ca. 1983. "Broadway dancers are show-stoppers." In-flight newsreel about A chorus line.
  • Videodisc one, segment thirteen: 20/20, aired WABC-TV, Channel 7, 12/27/87. Profile of an Atlanta high school music director in charge of a rigorous performing arts program. Features performance by students of One/Finale from A chorus line. Segment also cataloged in NCOX 5153.
  • Videodisc one, segment fourteen: Unedited daily footage from the 3389th gala performance on 9/29/83 of A chorus line, likely intended for use in a WABC-TV broadcast called Celebrity pursuit. Includes performance excerpts featuring the elimination and headshot scenes and the grand finale, as well as interviews with producer Joseph Papp and A chorus line creator Michael Bennett outside the Shubert Theater. Segment cuts off abruptly and is continued on videodisc two. This segment also cataloged in NCOX 5334.
  • Videodisc two, segment one: Celebrity pursuit, aired WABC-TV, Channel 7, ca. 9/29/83. Continuation of segment eleven, videodisc one, described above. Content overlaps slighty.
  • Videodisc two, segment two: Unidentified program. Performers dressed in tuxedos perform One/Finale from A chorus line.
  • Videodisc two, segment three: Live and in Person, aired WNBC-TV, Channel 4, 9/29/83. For the record-breaking 3389th performance of A chorus line, more than 300 cast members perform a spectacular finale inside the Shubert Theater.
  • Videodisc two, segment four: Today show, aired WNBC-TV, Channel 4, ca. 1980. Exact airdate unknown. Gene Shalit interviews A chorus line creator Michael Bennett on the occasion of the show's 2000th performance.
  • Videodisc two, segment five: Unidentified footage of a rehearsal for the 3389th performance of A chorus line. Michael Bennett and theatrical producer Joseph Papp are filmed in the rehearsal studio and Papp is interviewed briefly.
  • Videodisc two, segment six: Unidentified news segment, aired ca. 1/20/81. Producer Joseph Papp dedicated tonight's performance of A chorus line to the 52 newly returned American hostages. The hostages were released on January 20, 1981, after being held captive in the United States Embassy in Tehran for 444 days. The one-time finale featured an American flag as a backdrop.
  • Videodisc two, segment seven: 10 o'clock news, aired WNYW-TV, Channel 5, ca. 1983. Exact airdate unknown. Entertainment critic Stewart Kline revisits the hit Broadway musical A chorus line, now in its seventh year on Broadway.
  • Videodisc two, segment eight: Channel 2 news aired WCBS-TV, Channel 2, ca. 1983. Exact airdate unknown. Arts editor Dennis Cunningham covers the 3000th performance of A chorus line.
  • Videodisc two, segment nine: Channel 2 news at six, aired WCBS-TV, Channel 2, ca. 1983. A party on Broadway for A chorus line, now entering its 8th year.
  • Videodisc two, segment ten: Channel 2 news at six, aired WCBS-TV, Channel 2, 9/29/86. Channnel 2 news time capsule. "Three years ago today, a milestone year for the hit Musical A chorus line: After more than eight years on Broadway, A chorus surpassed Grease as the longest running show on Broadway."
  • Videodisc two, segment eleven: Channel 2 news at six, aired WCBS-TV, Channel 2, 9/29/83. "The Broadway extravanganza A chorus line dances its way into the record books as the longest running show on the Great White Way." Joseph Papp joins Dennis Cunningham in the studio to discuss his experience as producer of the Broadway hit on the eve of its record-breaking performance.
  • Videodisc two, segment twelve: Channel 2 news special report, aired WCBS-TV, Channel 2, 9/29/83. Dennis Cunningham looks at the longest running play on Broadway as preparations begin for its gala record-breaking 3389th performance. Creator Michael Bennett has totally restaged the show using a cast of almost 400 performers. Includes interviews with theatrical producer Joseph Papp and with various A chorus line personnel, including wardrobe mistress and costume designer Theoni Aldridge.
  • Videodisc two, segment thirteen: Channel 2 news, aired WCBS-TV, Channel 2, 9/30/83. The Broadway musical A chorus line celebrated its 3389th performance last night. Dennis Cunningham explains how the hit musical got to Broadway in the first place. He covers the rehearsals and events leading up to the record-breaking performance, and he describes the grand finale and its unusual restaging.
Call Number
NCOX 5326
OCLC
NYPG05-F11328
Title
A chorus line : selected television coverage, April 18, 1976 to December 27, 1987 [videorecording]
Imprint
New York, 1976-1987.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Added Author
Papp, Joseph, interviewee.
Bennett, Michael, 1943-1987, interviewee.
Cunningham, Dennis (Dennis M.), interviewer.
Shalit, Gene, 1936- interviewer.
WABC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.) producer.
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service, producer.
WNBC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.), producer.
WCBS-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.) producer.
New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.
Research Call Number
NCOX 5326
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