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A chorus line : news coverage of the final performance, April 27 to May 2, 1990

Author: Joseph PappLaurie GamachePriscilla LopezDonna McKechnieBaayork LeeAll authors
Publisher: New York, 1990.
Series: Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Videocassette   Archival Material : English
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Compilation of news coverage related primarily to the final performance of the Broadway musical A chorus line on April 28, 1990. Twenty-six segments from New York City aired April 27 to May 7, 1990.
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Genre/Form: Television
Interviews
Named Person: Joseph Papp; Marvin Hamlisch; Michael Bennett
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Papp; Laurie Gamache; Priscilla Lopez; Donna McKechnie; Baayork Lee; Sammy Williams; Thommie Walsh; Wayne Cilento; Randy Clements; Pia Lindstrom; Cynthia Tornquist; New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.; WCBS-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.); WNBC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.); WWOR-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.); WABC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Financial News Network.; Cable News Network.
OCLC Number: 78683040
Notes: This video separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival collection, *T-Mss 1993-028.
Dubbed compilation of segments taped off air.
No credits on tape; title supplied by cataloger.
Segments overlap with those cataloged in NCOX 5198.
Segment one: Business tonight, aired FNN, 4/27/05. Coverage of the closing of the Broadway musical A chorus line. Brief interview excerpts with producer Joseph Papp, Shubert Theater executive Bernard Jacobs and cast member Laurie Gamache.
Segment two: NBC news at sunrise, aired WNBC-TV, Channel 4, 4/27/90. A chorus line will close tomorrow after 6,137 performances. Includes footage of the show's creator Michael Bennett, who died in 1987; brief interviews with original cast members Priscilla Lopez and Donna McKechnie.
Segment three: This morning's business news, aired FNN, 4/27/90. "The final curtain goes down Saturday for a singular sensation for business along the Great White Way."
Segment four: Newsday, aired CNN, 4/27/90. Tomorrow night the final curtain will fall on Broadway's longest running show.
Segment five: Moneyline, aired CNN, 4/27/90. "Tomorrow is the end of the line for A chorus line, Broadway's longest running musical."
Segment six: Channel 5 news, aired WNYW-TV. Date is unknown. The federal government is offering producer Joseph Papp $50,000 to help run the New York Shakespeare Festival's Festival Latino, but he won't take any money until they stop their crackdown on obscenity in the arts.
Segment seven: Newswatch, aired CNN, 4/28/90. Cynthia Tornquist reports on the final performance of A chorus line. Includes interviews with Joseph Papp and Broadway cast members Thommie Walsh, Donna McKechnie and Laurie Gamache. The show's creator, Michael Bennett died of AIDS in 1987.
Segment eight: News4 New York, aired WNBC-TV, Channel 4, 4/28/90. Special report on the final performance of A chorus line. Includes interviews with original cast members Thommie Walsh and Donna McKechnie.
Segment nine: Prime news, aired CNN, 4/28/90. Cynthia Tornquist reports on the final performance of A chorus line.
Segment ten: Channel 5 news, aired WNYW-TV, 4/28/90. "The dancers on Broadway's A chorus line kick up their heels for the last time." Includes interviews with producer Joseph Papp and fans.
Segment eleven: USA tonight, aired 4/28/90. It's the end of the line for Broadway's longest running show A chorus line. The marquee will go dark after 6,137 performances. The musical was based on 40 hours of taped conversation with dancers. Includes interviews with orignal cast members, including Baayork Lee.
Segment twelve: News4 New York, aired WNBC-TV, Channel 4, 4/28/90. Pia Lindstrom takes a final look at the legendary Broadway show A chorus line and the final performance, which may be the most important performance of all. Brief interview excerpts with original cast members Priscilla Lopez, Waye Cilento, Sammy Williams, and Baayork Lee.
Segment thirteen: Channel 9 news, aired WWOR-TV, 4/28/90. Tonight's final performance of A chorus line stirred up emotions for fans and performers alike. Tonight show was a fundraiser for the New York Shakespeare Festival. It featured two curtain calls: one with the original cast and one with current cast. The show which opened on Broadway on July 25, 1975 made millions for its producers, in part because the dancers, on whose stories the musical is based, sold away their rights for $1. Includes interview with original cast member Donna McKechnie.
Segment fourteen: Channel 2 news, aired WCBS-TV, 4/29/90. Tonight the Shubert theater is dark but memories remain.
Segment fifteen: Fox news Sunday, WNYW-TV, Channel 5, aired 4/29/90. Broadway said goodbye to its longest running show ever this weekend--A chorus line. The show's creator Michael Bennett died of AIDS in 1987.
Segment sixteen: NBC nightly news, aired WNBC-TV, Channel 4, 4/29/90. Closing credits featuring the final performance of A chorus line.
Segment seventeen: World news this morning, aired WABC-TV, Channel 7, 4/30/90. The curtain closed on Broadway's longest running show over this past weekend. It played to a sold-out house whose proceeds went to the New York Shakespeare Festival.
Segment eighteen: Nine Broadcast Plaza, aired WWOR-TV, Channel 9, 4/30/90. A chorus line said goodbye to Broadway where it was a singular sensation for 15 years.
Segment nineteen: Channel 2 news at six, aired WCBS-TV, 4/30/90. Producer Joseph Papp has announced that he will donate the original A chorus line costumes to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.
Segment twenty: Eyewitness news, aired WABC-TV, 4/30/90. Broadway's longest running show closed this weekend after 6,137 performances. Today workmen began taking down the marquee on the Shubert Theater. In its fifteen-year run the show grossed over $150 million and won nine Tony Awards.
Segment twenty-one: Entertainment tonight, aired 4/30/90. A chorus line closed this weekend. In all 510 actors starred in the show and over 6.5 million theatergoers attended it.
Segment twenty-two: International business report, Fox sky news, ca. 4/30/90. Report on the closing of the legendary Broadway musical A chorus line with focus on its economics.
Segment twenty-three: Eyewitness news brief, aired WABC-TV, Channel 7, 5/20/90. Report on the auction of A chorus line memorabilia at the Shubert Theater.
Segment twenty-four: USA tonight, aired 5/2/90. Theater buffs buy up memorabilia from A chorus line auction and tag sale at the Shubert Theater. Includes interviews with attendees, excerpt from the autction and interview with original cast member Donna McKechnie. Procedes from the auction will go to the New York Shakespeare Festival.
Segment twenty-five: Live at five, aired WNBC-TV, Channel 4, 5/2/90. Pia Lindstrom with a live report from the Shubert Theater which is holding a tag sale and auction of A chorus line memorabilia. Includes interview with auctioneer, former cast member Randy Clements.
Segment twenty-six: 10 o'clock news, aired WNYW-TV, Channel 5, date unknown. Stewart Kline discusses the current Tony Awards nominations and briefly laments the closing of A chorus line.
Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Title: Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Other Titles: Radio-TV reports, Final curtain for A chorus line, 4/26/90 to 5/7/90

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Compilation of news coverage related primarily to the final performance of the Broadway musical A chorus line on April 28, 1990. Twenty-six segments from New York City aired April 27 to May 7, 1990.

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