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A chorus line : edited news coverage of the closing for cast screening, [videorecording]

Title
A chorus line : edited news coverage of the closing for cast screening, April 27 to May 2, 1990 [videorecording]
Publication
New York, 1990.

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Videocassette 1Moving imageBy appointment only NCOX 5101 A.O. Videocassette 1Offsite
Videocassette 2Moving imageBy appointment only NCOX 5101 A.O. Videocassette 2Offsite

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Description
2 videocassettes (U-matic) (86 min.) : sd., col.; 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
Alternative Title
Edit of A chorus line closing TV coverage for cast screening, reel 1 (1 of 2) [etc.]
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Interviews.
  • Television.
Note
  • These videos separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival collection, *T-Mss 1993-028.
  • Dubbed compilation of segments taped off air; tapes not viewed in their entirety.
  • No credits on tape; title derived from label on container.
  • Segments overlap with those cataloged in NCOX 5198 and NCOX 5325.
  • Videocassette one: 58 min. Videocassette two: 28 min.
Access (note)
  • Preservation pending. Appointment and tape transfer required before viewing.
Biography (note)
  • The musical A chorus line was the creation of director-choreographer Michael Bennett. The show opened at the Shubert Theatre on July 25, 1975 and closed on April 28, 1990, after 6,137 performances. For a time it held the record as the longest-running musical in history. A chorus line began as a workshop "share" session. A group of dancers met after rehearsals for other shows to talk about their personal and professional lives. The sessions were tape recorded, transcribed, and a musical libretto was pieced together. Playwright/novelist James Kirkwood and former dancer Nicholas Dante assembled the book. Marvin Hamlisch composed the music and Edward Kleban wrote the lyrics. Joseph Papp, through his New York Shakespeare Festival, became the show's producer. He provided the essential funding, rehearsal/workshop space, and time for the show to take shape. As producer Joseph Papp received more than $38 million of the profits of A chorus line.
Call Number
NCOX 5101
Title
A chorus line : edited news coverage of the closing for cast screening, April 27 to May 2, 1990 [videorecording]
Imprint
New York, 1990.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Access
Preservation pending. Appointment and tape transfer required before viewing.
Summary
Edited compilation of news coverage related to the closing of the Broadway musical A chorus line. Segments reported by Dennis Cunningham, Joel Siegel, Stewart Klein and Pia Lindstrom feature brief interview excerpts with producer Joseph Papp and original and current cast members, including Donna McKechnie, Priscilla Lopez, Laurie Gamache, Thommie Walsh, Baayork Lee, Michel Stuart. Segments include footage of the final performance, and discussion of the show's creation and its creator Michael Bennett. Also included is coverage of the auction of A chorus line memorabilia at the Shubert Theater.
Biography
The musical A chorus line was the creation of director-choreographer Michael Bennett. The show opened at the Shubert Theatre on July 25, 1975 and closed on April 28, 1990, after 6,137 performances. For a time it held the record as the longest-running musical in history. A chorus line began as a workshop "share" session. A group of dancers met after rehearsals for other shows to talk about their personal and professional lives. The sessions were tape recorded, transcribed, and a musical libretto was pieced together. Playwright/novelist James Kirkwood and former dancer Nicholas Dante assembled the book. Marvin Hamlisch composed the music and Edward Kleban wrote the lyrics. Joseph Papp, through his New York Shakespeare Festival, became the show's producer. He provided the essential funding, rehearsal/workshop space, and time for the show to take shape. As producer Joseph Papp received more than $38 million of the profits of A chorus line.
Added Author
Papp, Joseph, interviewee.
Gamache, Laurie, interviewee.
Lopez, Priscilla, 1948- interviewee.
McKechnie, Donna, interviewee.
Lee, Baayork, interviewee.
Walsh, Thommie, interviewee.
Stuart, Michel, interviewee.
Lindstrom, Pia, interviewer.
Lindstrom, Pia, reporter.
Tornquist, Cynthia, interviewer.
Klein, Stewart, 1933-1999, reporter.
Siegel, Joel, 1943-2007, reporter.
New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.
WNBC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.), producer.
WCBS-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.) producer.
WABC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.) producer.
Financial News Network, producer.
Added Title
Title on original tape containers: Edit of A chorus line closing TV coverage for cast screening, reel 1 (1 of 2) [etc.]
Gift of the Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival.
Research Call Number
NCOX 5101
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