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Donahue.

Title
Donahue. The closing of A chorus line [videorecording] / produced for WNBC-TV ; Patricia McMillen, executive producer ; Lorri Antosz Benson, senior producer ; Bryan Russo, director ; Jose Pretow, Marlaine Walsh Selip and Lilian Smith, producers.
Publication
New York, c1990.

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Additional Authors
  • Donahue, Phil
  • Stuart, Michel
  • LuPone, Robert, 1946-2022
  • Percassi, Don
  • Kuhlman, Ron
  • Wilson, Clive
  • Blair, Pamela
  • Garland, Patricia (Dancer)
  • Cole, Kay
  • Cilento, Wayne
  • Bishop, Kelly
  • Lane, Nancy
  • Mason, Cameron
  • Dennis, Ronald
  • McKechnie, Donna
  • Walsh, Thommie
  • Williams, Sammy
  • Lopez, Priscilla, 1948-
  • Lee, Baayork
  • McMillen, Patricia
  • Benson, Lorri Antosz
  • Russo, Bryan
  • Pretlow, Jose
  • Selip, Marlaine Walsh
  • Smith, Lillian
  • WNBC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.), producer.
  • New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.
Description
1 videodisc (DVD) (60 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Summary
Donahue episode devoted to the Broadway musical A chorus line, featuring original cast members. At the time of broadcast the producers of A chorus line had recently announced that the show was soon to close. Program includes the performance of several songs from the musical, as well as substantial discussion with the cast who speak of their experiences in the show, and their feelings as young dancers who contributed their life stories to the production. They also discuss their experiences working with the show's creator and director, Michael Bennett.
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
Uniform Title
Donahue (Television program)
Alternative Title
The Donahue show, aired NBC Ch. 4, 3/26/90, #032390 A chorus line, dubbed from 3/4 master lent from NBC
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Interviews.
  • Television.
Note
  • These videos separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival collection, *T-Mss 1993-028.
  • Credits on tape.
  • Dub of master from NBC; tape contains commercials and blank spaces intended for commercials.
  • Show no: 03239.
  • Songs (performer / song title): Priscilla Lopez and cast / What I did for love -- Pamela Bair / Dance: ten, looks: three -- Cast / One/finale -- Kay Cole / At the ballet -- Cast / What I did for love.
Event (note)
  • Recorded March 21, 1990; first broadcast on WNBC-TV, Channel 4, New York, N.Y. on March 26, 1990.
Biography (note)
  • The Broadway musical A chorus line was created by director-choreographer Michael Bennett. The show opened at the Shubert Theatre on July 25, 1975 and closed there 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 5069
OCLC
NYPG05-F11524
Title
Donahue. The closing of A chorus line [videorecording] / produced for WNBC-TV ; Patricia McMillen, executive producer ; Lorri Antosz Benson, senior producer ; Bryan Russo, director ; Jose Pretow, Marlaine Walsh Selip and Lilian Smith, producers.
Imprint
New York, c1990.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Performer
Host: Phil Donahue.
Guests (original A chorus line cast members): Michel Stuart, Robert LuPone, Don Percassi, Ron Kuhlman, Clive Wilson, Sammy Williams, Baayork Lee, Pamela Blair, Patricia "Trish" Garland, Kay Cole, Wayne Cilento, Kelly Bishop, Nancy Lane, Cameron "Richard" Mason, Ronald Dennis, Donna McKechnie, Thommie Walsh.
Event
Recorded March 21, 1990; first broadcast on WNBC-TV, Channel 4, New York, N.Y. on March 26, 1990.
Biography
The Broadway musical A chorus line was created by director-choreographer Michael Bennett. The show opened at the Shubert Theatre on July 25, 1975 and closed there 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
Donahue, Phil, host.
Stuart, Michel, performer.
Stuart, Michel, interviewee.
LuPone, Robert, 1946-2022, performer.
LuPone, Robert, 1946-2022, interviewee.
Percassi, Don, performer.
Percassi, Don, interviewee.
Kuhlman, Ron, performer.
Kuhlman, Ron, interviewee.
Wilson, Clive, performer.
Wilson, Clive, interviewee.
Blair, Pamela, performer.
Blair, Pamela, interviewee.
Garland, Patricia (Dancer), performer.
Garland, Patricia (Dancer), interviewee.
Cole, Kay, performer.
Cole, Kay, interviewee.
Cilento, Wayne, performer.
Cilento, Wayne, interviewee.
Bishop, Kelly, performer.
Bishop, Kelly, interviewee.
Lane, Nancy, performer.
Lane, Nancy, interviewee.
Mason, Cameron, performer.
Mason, Cameron, interviewee.
Dennis, Ronald, performer.
Dennis, Ronald, interviewee.
McKechnie, Donna, performer.
McKechnie, Donna, interviewee.
Walsh, Thommie, performer.
Walsh, Thommie, interviewee.
Williams, Sammy, performer.
Williams, Sammy, interviewee.
Lopez, Priscilla, 1948- interviewee.
Lee, Baayork, interviewee.
McMillen, Patricia, producer.
Benson, Lorri Antosz, producer.
Russo, Bryan, producer.
Pretlow, Jose, director.
Selip, Marlaine Walsh, producer.
Smith, Lillian, producer.
WNBC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.), producer.
New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.
Added Title
Donahue (Television program)
Research Call Number
NCOX 5069
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