The Stratford Festival’s “A Chorus Line” video is out and it’s fantastic!
“A Chorus Line” opens Tuesday, May 31st but it’s already generating a buzz around town.
The show is directed and choreographed by Donna Feore.
Click the links here and you’ll find that Feore’s work has received consistently positive critical reviews. This is true of last season’s “The Sound of Music,” the 2014 production of “Crazy for You” and 2013’s “Fiddler on the Roof.”
Infused with muscular exertion, her choreography is often enthralling and emotionally charged.
“A Chorus Line” opened on Broadway in 1975.
It was a box office and critical hit, receiving twelve Tony Award nominations and winning nine, in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Michael Musto, a former columnist for The Village Voice, once wrote:
“In ’75, the year both “A Chorus Line” and “Chicago” hit Broadway, my head spun around and I became the ultimate theater queen for life.”
The original Broadway production ran for 6,137 performances, becoming the longest-running production in Broadway history, until “Cats” surpassed it in 1997, and the longest-running Broadway musical originally produced in the US, until 2011 when it was surpassed by “Chicago.”
In 1976 “A Chorus Line” won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Edward Albee’s “Seascape” won it in 1975. In 1977 Michael Cristofer’s “The Shadow Box” received the Pulitzer.
All Stratford photography by David Hou
Here’s the Video
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