The smash Broadway musical “A Chorus Line” opened in 1975.
It was a monster hit – the longest-running Broadway production in history in its day. It had now-famous songs: “What I Did for Love” and “At the Ballet." A famously unusual story - of seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for the show.
For the 2006 revival, 3000 dancers showed up to audition. Their struggles are the subject of a new documentary.
This Hour, On Point: “A Chorus Line” and “Every Little Step.”
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James Stern, co-director and co-producer of the new documentary, “Every Little Step.” He has produced over 50 Broadway shows and feature films. On and off-Broadway, he’s produced 16 shows, including “The Producers,” “Hairspray,” and “Stomp.” Most recently, he produced Will Ferrell’s “You’re Welcome, America.”
Adam Del Deo, co-director and co-producer of the new documentary, “Every Little Step.” He has collaborated with James Stern on two other feature documentaries, “So Goes the Nation” and “The Year of the Yao.”
Baayork Lee, actress, director, and choreographer. She created the role of Connie in the original production of “A Chorus Line.” She choreographed the 2006 revival of “A Chorus Line” depicted in “Every Little Step.” She's co-author of the book, “On the Line: The Creation of a Chorus Line.”
This program aired on May 13, 2009.