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A Chorus Line explores the many, and the one

The ensemble dancers in a big Broadway musical are meant to function like one seamless, glittering organism, with no one dancer drawing attention from the others or from (perish the thought) the stars.
E pluribus, unum
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 15, 2012

A star search is reborn

A Chorus Line is quite a heartfelt love song to musicals and the hoofers in them.
  A classic Chorus Line at Theatre by the Sea
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 11, 2010
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Uniquely human

When A Chorus Line won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1976, America was experiencing what was then the worst economic downturn since the Depression, vibrant women's-lib and gay-rights movements, and such trends in popular psychology as the encounter
The social underpinnings of A Chorus Line
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 05, 2009

Review: Every Little Step

Dancing with the Stars may be all the rage, but what of those who dance their little hearts out in obscurity?
Dancers willing to do anything for their dream
By TOM MEEK  |  May 01, 2009

The show's the thing

Admittedly, other musicals had to come before it for A Chorus Line to make any sense. But apart from that, the essence of musical theater is all there in this frisky colt of a theatrical warhorse.
A Chorus Line lifts spirits at PPAC
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 01, 2009

Still doing it

In the finale of A Chorus Line , 16 dancers do a precision routine against a mirrored backdrop that makes them seem like a cast of thousands.
A Chorus Line at the Opera House
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  September 16, 2008


Fall on the boards

There are tours to the former Czechoslovakia, Romania, Italy, Iraq, the Aran Islands, and even the Underworld on area stages this fall.
From A Chorus Line to Tennessee Williams and the Grinch
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 08, 2008