RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 79394776 LA English T1 Michael Bennett obituaries television coverage from New York City and the nation, A1 Papp, Joseph., Bennett, Michael,, Jacobs, Bernard., Hamlisch, Marvin., Lindstrom, Pia., Smith, Liz., Loudon, Dorothy., PP New York YR 1987 AB Discussion of the life, career and legacy of director and choreographer Michael Bennett, who died of complications from AIDS at the age of 44. A major figure in the performing arts, Bennett was best known for creating the long-running hit musical A chorus line, and for bringing the box office success Dreamgirls to Broadway. A memorial service for Bennett is planned for the Shubert Theater. Meanwhile, Bennett's colleagues gathered at the stage door of the Shubert Theater to mourn their loss and Broadway lights were dimmed for one minute in Bennett's honor. Includes commentary by television journalists Liz Smith and Pia Lindstrom, and interview excerpts with Bennett and his various associates, including composer Marvin Hamlish, theater executive Bernard Jacobs, producer Joseph Papp, actress Dorothy Loudon and cast members from his various productions. The reports on Bennett are presented in conjunction with coverage of the rising toll of deaths from AIDS, a disease which claimed the lives of many in the artistic community.