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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 ’70s – The Atari 2600

In 1977, the coveted toy for Santa to bring was The Atari 2600. Early on in the personal gaming universe, it was The Atari 2600 that every kid pleaded Santa and their parents to bring them for Christmas 1977. Debuting … 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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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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memories of the ’70s – The Sunshine Boys

The reunion of two aging comedians makes for big screen laughs in the 1975 comedy The Sunshine Boys. Based on the Neil Simon play (who adapted his words for the film), the film was supposed to star Red Skelton and … Continue reading

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