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A Chorus Line (NY City Center)

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Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Great staging, Must see

About the show

City Center's 2018 Annual Gala Presentation is the classical musical "A Chorus Line," a passionate tribute to dance and musical theater—two art forms that they have been bringing to New York audiences for 75 years. More…

In 1975, the stories of seventeen Broadway dancers sprang to life when "A Chorus Line" opened Off-Broadway. Born of workshop sessions with actual Broadway dancers (eight of whom appeared in the original cast), the musical turned the spotlight on the anonymous, sparkling workhorses of the ensemble. The scrutiny of the audition room gives way to the intimacy of a confessional as—one by one—the usually overlooked cogs in the machine step forward to divulge why their lives are singular and sensational. This incisive portrait of the life of the Broadway dancer received twelve Tony Award nominations, winning nine—in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This Annual Gala Presentation is led by Bob Avian (original co-choreographer) and Baayork Lee (Connie, original cast).


Member Reviews (83)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Great staging, Must see
92
Avg Score

90
Great acting, Great singing, Great dancing, Timeless, Must see

See it if Top notch production. Great actors/singers/dancers. Themes that are as relevant today as they were over 40 years ago.

Don't see it if No reason not too. This Production is ready for Broadway.

90
Entertaining, Great dancing, Great singing, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if Great production of a classic that still feels current. Cast is excellent, music & dancing are wonderful. Loved every minute.

Don't see it if Can't think of a reason not to. An amazing production for people who have never seen it or for those who are revisiting.

71
Ambitious, Dated, Dizzying, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if If you want to see a big time musical. Great singing and dancing.

Don't see it if A musical that is dated, not quite as good as at the Shubert in the 70's. You want up to date costumes and numbers in a musical.

95
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Must see

See it if Maybe 7th version for us. Still spectacular esp. the dancing and the story despite 2 hours plus. How often: 100% agreement with Partner? .

Don't see it if alas. nothing negative Be prepared for more than 2 hours & no Intermission

96
One of the most thrilling musicals ever when it's right and this production gets it right

See it if extraordinary choreography, well danced; audience roared at iconic moments esp "one step" dance ensemble b4 mirrors at begin/end

Don't see it if 1975 dancers’ stories of abuse/alienation not as affecting today; still best evocation of heartbreak/thrill of Bdway dance audition

Also The NYTs reviews show as “dated.” I think otherwise as show’s signatur... Read more Read less

95
Entertaining, Great dancing, Must see, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you've ever felt like you haven't gone anywhere in your life or career--and you need validation that you're not alone. Plus, the dancing!

Don't see it if you need a traditional narrative structure. This show introduces many characters, but there's a simple, uncomplicated storyline.

95
Epic, Great dancing, Must see

See it if you don't want to miss this rare opportunity to see a groundbreaking musical about show business.

Don't see it if you can't get a ticket - otherwise absolutely no reason to miss this one.

90
Beautiful revival with top-flight cast

See it if Classic 70s musical give the Encores loving treatment. Great dancing and singing. Tony Yazbeck wins as Zach and Ryan Steele as his assistant

Don't see it if Also loved the terrific Jay Armstrong Johnson as Bobby, Anthony Wayne ("Sylvester" bio-musical) as Richie, and Tommy Bracco as Mike

89
Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Masterful

See it if You enjoy great musicals eith great choreography. This was a very good production.

Don't see it if Uou are not a fan of chorus line or if you are not into musicals or revivals.

95
Exquisite, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful, Delightful

See it if see comments

Don't see it if see comments

Also I realized when I took my seat that I had seen the revival in 2006. I ... Read more Read less

80
Iconic, but dare i say dated, Delightful

See it if A joyous, if rueful, story of Broadway gypsy’s hopes & dreams, as they climb or descend or hang onto their aspirations of fulfillment.

Don't see it if It’s the same show you saw 40 years ago, so nostalgic, some dialogue no longer shocks, some singing shrill but the audience was thrilled.

95
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you want to see what was in 1975 a revolutionary musical. I saw it then and this production is outstanding.

Don't see it if you like Disney musicals. This show has heart and a cast that truly shines.Not the scenery or special effects.

Also There are references in the script which are dated and some younger th... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Great music, Great choreography and dancing, Great staging

See it if you want to see a classic musical that is entertaining and sometimes very moving, great dancing even when they are supposed to be flawed

Don't see it if the original is a bit dated & some of the voices are weak ( & that affects their stories)

Also The staging, using mirrors in the back, was wonderful.... Read more Read less

78
Delightful, Entertaining, Pleasant

See it if You know and like this musical or if you have never seen it. A bit of history. Dancing good. Tony Yazbeck terrific. Good staging.

Don't see it if You bored with monologues. Each dancer tells life story. Some of the women a bit screechy in song.

Also An important turning point in Broadway. Read the playbill.

90
Talented dancers, Inspiring, Resonates with artists, Uneven singing, Simple staging and not-so-simple emotional human stories come to life

See it if you’ve never gotten to see A Chorus Line on stage before; want to see some spectacular dancing; don’t want to miss that final “One” reprise.

Don't see it if you need more story-substance to go along with your dancing; seeking catchy show-tunes; dislike some sexual frankness and coarse language.

Also Encores!'s A Chorus Line offers exceptional energy and athleticism: th... Read more Read less

88
Delightful, Great singing, Resonant, Profound, Entertaining

See it if You can't get enough of this show. It's a lot to put together for such a short run. Great dancing.

Don't see it if You haven't liked it before. All of the cues of the original cast album are burned into your brain and you'll notice every difference.

97
Exquisite, Great dancing, Wonderful score, Touching, Talented cast

See it if you've never seen A Chorus Line, you have seen A Chorus Line.The cast is so talented. There is magic in the final number (and mirrors, too).

Don't see it if you don't like musicals. That's the only reason I can think of. And, if you don't like musicals, you're missing some great shows.

Also I hadn't seen a production of ACL since early in its Broadway run -- a... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful

See it if and only if you are a TRUE FAN of musical theater!

Don't see it if classic musical theater doesn't get you right in the gut.

Also 43 years ago, the musical A Chorus Line was born and it's birth change... Read more Read less

90
Exciting, Still relevant, Wonderful performances

See it if You are a fan of A Chorus Line, or you've never seen A Chorus Line, or you haven't seen A Chorus Line in a while.

Don't see it if You don't like iconic musicals.

95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great singing, Great dancing, A classic

See it if You love the show; they don’make them like this anymore.

Don't see it if You’re not a musical person.

Also Given the short rehearsal period, this production is first rate.

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if A high energy revival of a classic musical. Great singing and dancing.The ensemble cast is excellent. It is definitely worth revisiting.

Don't see it if The story doesn't appeal to you.The subject matter may not be of interest to all.

98
Entertaining, Masterful, Relevant

See it if A Chorus Line ... an amazing throwback to the original.

Don't see it if Sold out

96
Delightful, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great staging, Great dancing

See it if Gorgeous restaging of iconic show with outstanding ensemble and those mirrors and the dancers!!! Reminds you why you loved the original

Don't see it if Only reason I can think of is you hated the original but you should give it a try again it’s that good and Yazbeck is outstanding.

93
Must see, Entertaining, Delightful, Great dancing

See it if you love the show & can get tickets for this joyous revival! The audience was ecstatic as were the performers!

Don't see it if You prefer not to see revivals.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great dancing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a Broadway classic. The cast was superb and the dancing was some of the best that I've ever seen. A theatergoers dream.

Don't see it if you are looking for your typical modern musical. Some of the music was a little odd and it is very long without an intermission.


November 15th, 2018
"In any reasonably faithful production, like the one that opened on Wednesday night...what’s thrilling about the show invariably remains so. But I wonder if the rest is beginning to get creaky...Assembling bodies into masses of light and dark, wiping the stage picture, irising in on an individual...
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November 17th, 2018
“The new production meticulously reproduces the look and feel of the original...’A Chorus Line’ inevitably becomes a period piece, rather than the contemporary behind-the-scenes theatrical reportage that it represented 40 years ago. Even so, the show remains an enormously powerful and affecting p...
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November 15th, 2018
"This cast of triple-threats turns 'A Chorus Line' into the vivacious experience we all want it to be...There are so many absolutely incredible dance sequences in 'A Chorus Line' that you can look past the few faults of this production. More important, for the various acting flaws, this cast perf...
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November 18th, 2018
“This is, in the best sense of the word, a museum-like production and the brilliance of the piece in its original form is something every theatre lover should witness. But even in a recreation, new performers bring in new dynamics, and in this production there's a thrilling dynamic provided by tw...
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