A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line is one of the most successful Broadway musicals. It ran from 25 July 1975 to April 28, 1990 on Broadway and held with 6137 performances until then the record for the longest running musical. The first 101 performances were held off- Broadway held at The Public Theatre, then they moved due to the overwhelming success at the Shubert Theatre.

The idea for the musical had Michael Bennett, who also led choreography and directing. The music is by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, the, the book wrote James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante. The plot is based largely on the memoirs of the actors of the original lineup.


The musical describes the selection process (English Audition, Casting ) cast for a planned Broadway musical. In a merciless selection process the dancers, however, must not only put their skills to the test, but also reveal something of their personality. Finally, remain sixteen artists from which the director in turn selects eight Happy.

Musical numbers

  • "Opening: I Hope I Get It" / "Opening: I hope, I can do it "
  • " Who Am I Anyway? "
  • " I Can Do That " / " This is not difficult "
  • " Sing! " / "Sing! "
  • "Assembly, Part 1: Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love" / " mount: Hello Twelve "
  • "Assembly, Part 2: Mother " / " mount: Mother "
  • "Assembly, Part 3, Gimme the Ball" / " mount: Gimmer the ball "
  • " Nothing" / "Nothing "
  • "Let Me Dance for You"
  • "Dance: Ten; Looks: Three " / " Dance ten, three type: pointed and round "
  • "The Music and the Mirror" / "Music and a mirror "
  • "One" / "One"
  • " What I Did for Love" / "I never regret trying it "
  • " One ( Reprise) / Finale" / "Finale "


The musical has won nine Tony Awards, five Drama Desk Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Theatre, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, the London Evening Standard Award, and even a gold record by Columbia Records.


In 1985, the musical by Sir Richard Attenborough starring Michael Douglas was filmed in the role of Zack.