`Chorus Line’ documentary high kicks to glory

Jun 04

Finally caught up with the outstanding documentary Every Little Step about casting the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line. Though some Chorus Line purists balked at the revival, I was pretty fond of it, mostly because I got to cover its out-of-town tryout at the Curran Theatre here in San Francisco as part of the SHN/Best of Broadway series in the early fall of...

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Review: `A Chorus Line’

Jul 10

Opened July 9, Curran Theatre The national tour of A Chorus Line features a cast that can dance, but the singing and acting is, to say the least, spotty. Photos by Paul Kolnik      On second thought, maybe `Chorus Line’ is past its prime«« I didn’t experience one singular sensation at A Chorus Line now onstage at San Francisco’s Curran...

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`Chorus Line’ seeks next singular sensation

Jun 28

Before we get started, here’s a taste of A Chorus Line with current cast member Mario Lopez and the cast on “Dancing with the Stars” If you think you’re “uncommonly rare, very unique, peripatetic, poetic and chic” then this contest may be for you. In preparation for the arrival of the A Chorus Line national tour at San...

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Ramping up to the Tony Awards

Jun 11

This Sunday, the Tony Awards will be handed out. Here’s what you need to know (and get busy organizing your Tony party — we’ve got to get those dismal ratings out of the basement so CBS will continue broadcasting the darn things). For the first time, there will be pre-ceremony Tony Concert chock full of juicy musical numbers from all the nominated...

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`Chorus Line’ closing, `Spring’ awakening

Jun 04

News of Broadway just because: The revival of A Chorus Line will close Aug. 17 after 759 performances. The production, which had its premiere in San Francisco before heading to Broadway, recouped its costs in only 19 weeks. Fans shouldn’t mourn. The touring production lives on and will play July 8-27 at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre as part of the...

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One singular sensation one more time

Apr 18

Bay Area audiences were the first to see the most recent revival of A Chorus Line before it headed to New York (where it’s still running at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre). Now, as the Broadway production moves beyond its 500th performance (celebrated last January), it’s time for the Line to hit the road. The national tour will return to the Curran...

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