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memories of the ’80s – A Chorus Line

Debuting in the 1970s as a stage production, the next decade brought the story of Broadway dancers to the big screen in A Chorus Line. With a screenplay by Arnold Schulman, which was based on the play and a book … Continue reading

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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 ’70s – At Long Last Love

A¬†creative combination of 1930s songs and 1970s film produced one of the biggest bombs of 1975: At Long Last Love.¬† Produced, directed and written by Peter Bogdonavitch, the film’s title comes from a Cole Porter song and was an attempt … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Xanadu

A romantic musical fantasy that was a combination of beach life, music, Greek mythology and roller skating, the film Xanadu was a sparkling fantasy that flopped at the box office. Directed by Robert Greenwald, the film starred Olivia Newton-John, Michael … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Grease

A successful theatre musical went from stage to big screen in the late ’70s, creating a whole new audience obsessed with the songs and characters of Grease. Created by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey in 1971 in Chicago, the play … 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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