#ThrowBackThursday – A Chorus Line

#ThrowBackThursday – A Chorus Line

This week, we rewind the clock to June of 1975.

The original production of A Chorus Line opened at the Shubert Theatre on July 25th, 1975.

  • Throughout its record-breaking run, it featured stars like Donna McKechnie, Bebe Neuwirth, and Wayne Cilento.
  • The show ran for 6,137 performances, surpassing Grease on September 29th, 1983 to become the longest-running show in Broadway history.  It would be surpassed by Cats on June 9th, 1997.
  • It was nominated for twelve Tony Awards, winning nine, including Best Musical.  It also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was given a Special Award at the 1984 Tony Awards for becoming the longest-running Broadway show.

Below, check out footage from A Chorus Line‘s record-breaking 3,389th performance!