Tag Archives: Broadway

memories of the ’70s – A Chorus Line

In the middle of the 1970s, a play took the oldest story of Broadway and made it the show: A Chorus Line. With music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban, the musical focused on the 17 dancers chosen … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Pirates of Penzance

A historic play made the transition to the big screen but didn’t attract the same audience with the film version of The Pirates of Penzance. Written and created by noted Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert was first staged on December … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Cats

The early 1980s were all about felines, thanks to Andrew Lloyd Webber and T.S. Eliot with the debut of the musical play Cats on London’s West End. Based on the book Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Lloyd Webber and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Chicago

Inspired by a play of the 1920s based on crime reporting, in 1975 the musical play Chicago debuted on Broadway in New York City. Created by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, the musical play is a satire on … Continue reading

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