Gosh, I have loved the Broadway musical, A Chorus Line (first performed back in 1975), for as long as I can remember! I finally got to see it performed on stage a couple of years ago during its 2006 Broadway revival, and it still remains one of my favorite musicals of all-time, with seriously incredible music provided by Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban (may they both rest in peace). There was also a film adaptation back in 1985 starring Michael Douglas (he was so damn sexy back in the day), and although the stage version is far superior, the film is actually pretty decent. Just last week it was finally released on Blu-ray and I watched it this past weekend and A Chorus Line has never looked or sounded better. Fans of this Tony-winning musical will definitely need to add this to their collection.
Michael Douglas stars as a choreographer who subjects 16 dancers to a grueling audition in this Academy Awardr-Nominated* adaptation of the landmark Broadway musical. Featuring Marvin Hamlisch’s Oscarr-Nominated music and Jeffrey Hornaday’s (Flashdance) sizzling choreography, this thrilling portrayal of life behind the velvet curtain is truly “One Singular Sensation”! After narrowing down hundreds of Broadway hopefuls, Zach (Douglas) leads a select group of dancers on the tryout of their lives. In an audition twist, Zach asks each performer personal and intimate questions – with results that powerfully affect not only the young performers but the hardened stage veteran as well. (*1985: Original Song, Sound Editing)
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