Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
Author: Tom Rowan
The ultimate treasure trove of information, A Chorus Line FAQ presents history and fun facts, including: the unique workshop process through which the show was developed and written, the stories of its creators, the record-breaking Broadway run and numerous touring productions, and the captivating movie version. The book also features all-new chapters on the Broadway revival, the two London productions, and notable regional productions around the country. In addition to a chapter on A Chorus Line cultural history – with a guide to all the pop cultural references in the show – the book includes extensive photos as well as biographical information on the casts of the major productions. There are also chapters on recordings, previous books on the topic, and the landmark show's influence on subsequent Broadway musicals and films.
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“There has been a tradition through the years of writing musicals about putting on musicals. Think of Summer Stock or Kiss Me, Kate or White Christmas. Perhaps the most well-known of this genre as well as arguably the best is A Chorus Line. The story of how the show came about as well as the history of it through its Broadway run and beyond is a fascinating one. With chapters like ”They're All Special“: The Ladies Who Played Cassie and Bob Goulet Out and Steve McQueen In! A Chorus Line Cultural History, fans of Broadway in general and this show in particular will find an absolute treasure trove of information about this popular show. Author Tom Rowan certainly has the right credentials to write this book. He has been a playwright, director, literary manager, casting director, and producer. Two things are clear: Rowan has done his homework and this compendium is something of a work of love. There is an extensive bibliography including websites and articles, cast lists for the original Broadway show and five other productions, a excellent timeline, and a great many photographs throughout the book to enhance the wonderfully-written and very complete history.” – manhattanbookreview.com
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