A Chorus Line

Musical - Original

Shubert Theatre

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  • Opening Date: July 25, 1975
  • Closing Date: April 28, 1990
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 6137

Music: Marvin Hamlisch

Lyrics: Edward Kleban

Book: James Kirkwood, Nicholas Dante

Synopsis

Broadway gypsies bare their souls and put their lives "on the line" as they audition for an unnamed Broadway musical. The 1975 show won the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Musical.

 

Opening Night Production Credits

  James Kirkwood Book
  Nicholas Dante Book
Marvin Hamlisch Marvin Hamlisch Music
  Edward Kleban Lyrics
Michael Bennett Michael Bennett Director
Michael Bennett Michael Bennett Choreographer
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1975 - 1976

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Donna McKechnie Winner
1976 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Kelly Bishop Winner
1976 Outstanding Choreography Bob Avian
Michael Bennett
Winner
1976 Outstanding Director of a Musical Michael Bennett Winner
1976 Outstanding Music and Lyrics Marvin Hamlisch
Edward Kleban
Winner
1976 Outstanding Musical   Winner
1984 Special Award The Shubert Organization Winner
1984 Special Award Joseph Papp Winner
1984 Special Award Michael Bennett Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Best Musical Marvin Hamlisch
Edward Kleban
James Kirkwood
Nicholas Dante
Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Special Award Michael Bennett Winner

Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Michael Bennett
James Kirkwood
Nicholas Dante
Marvin Hamlisch
Edward Kleban
Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Theatre World Special Award   Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Actress in a Musical Donna McKechnie Winner
1976 Book of a Musical James Kirkwood
Nicholas Dante
Winner
1976 Choreography Michael Bennett
Bob Avian
Winner
1976 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Theoni V. Aldredge Nominee
1976 Direction of a Musical Michael Bennett Winner
1976 Featured Actor in a Musical Sammy Williams Winner
1976 Featured Actor in a Musical Robert LuPone Nominee
1976 Featured Actress in a Musical Kelly Bishop Winner
1976 Featured Actress in a Musical Priscilla Lopez Nominee
1976 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Tharon Musser Winner
1976 Musical   Winner
1976 Original Score Marvin Hamlisch
Edward Kleban
Winner
1984 Special Award   Winner

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Apr. 29, 1990 48 $420,407
-
$14,000 $37.83
-
11113
1472
8
0
94.37% -0.13%
Apr. 22, 1990 47 $406,407
-
$7,142 $36.52
-
11128
1472
8
0
94.50% 1.04%
Apr. 15, 1990 46 $399,265
-
$122,524 $36.28
-
11006
1472
8
0
93.46% 24.13%
Apr. 8, 1990 45 $276,741
-
- $33.90
-
8164
1472
8
0
69.33% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,502,820
-
  $36.13 41411
47104
32
0
87.91 %  
Cumulative
  $51,922,943
-
  $29.54
$0.00
1751517
3002880
2040
0
58.33 %  
 
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