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Hamilton Cast Tribute To The 40th Anniversary of A Chorus Line



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The cast of HAMILTON at The Public Theater pays tribute to A Chorus Line on the 40th anniversary of its first performance in the Newman Theater at The Public.

#Marvin Hamlisch (Composer) #musical theater #theater #tribute #A Chorus Line (Play)

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The Public Theater's logo reminds me of that one John Mulaney skit about the Happy Birthday sign.

by WaterlemonTheArtist 2 months ago

I know I'm late to this party, but based on the other comments made here, I felt compelled to say something.

The cast of Hamilton had just performed their show and taken their curtain call. THEN, we had this - a moment where the members of what was Hamilton's "chorus" were featured singers of the songs they selected from A Chorus Line. That was a tremendous effort, considering the strain of what doing their own show was all about.

But more to the point, the original cast of A Chorus Line were not there to perform. And I'm sure some of them haven't sung for a paying audience in years, with at least a few of them (with NO insult meant towards them at all) much stronger dancers than singers, even back in the day.

To criticize the Hamilton cast for "not being as good" as the ACL cast is saying they shouldn't have bothered paying tribute to ACL, and that's downright presumptuous.

by Dean Anderson 2 years ago

It was my first love in the theater. I worked at Hojo's in Times square and would go and see it standing room almost once a week. The first time I saw it, it was $5. the last time $20. It was kind of funny because members of the cast and the ushers started to recognize me. Donna McKechnie came back for a while and I found myself going almost every other day. These people sure got me past a lot of hard times, I feel like I know each and every one of them and the generations that followed at the Shubert. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for all the wonderful memories. And for the record, I've seen just about every person who ever performed in it at the Shubert and nothing ... NOTHING compares to the original cast.

by Macklin Crewe 3 years ago

I think giving the chorus members of Hamilton was a brilliant nod of appreciation to all those who are the backbone of any show, just as the plot of ACL. Also, several of the original cast members died of AIDS. No room for criticism here.

by Patti Erickson 3 months ago

We should applaud performers who pay tribute to previous performers- never criticize a tribute performance!

by Connie Crawford 2 months ago

Chorus Line easily one of the most brilliant shows EVER written.

by Wendy Waters 3 months ago

What it must have felt like for the original cast members to stand on that stage again!!ย  This will never happen again.ย 
I have to brag and say that I saw the show in August'75.

by funnyguy52 5 years ago

Shouts to Lin-Manuel Miranda for, on top of being a brilliant creator, performer, and director/producer, having an empathic, generous, and inspiring heart.

by Kate Harvie 2 months ago

Wow, this is one of the once in a lifetime moments you sometimes are lucky enough to experience on Broadway (off Broadway?). Thank goodness there is now YouTube.

by Ellen Shell 1 years ago

My G-d! Has it really been 40 years! I had tickets to see the production at the Public but that week it transferred to the Shubert and a colleague and I saw it there. It was an experience I shall never forget. The audience was totally spellbound by the end of the finale: complete silence for a few seconds, then went absolutely wild and burst out with the loudest applause I had ever heard or seen. I was in professional school at the time and we told everybody to get tickets now because when the reviews come out there will be no tickets to get. We were right!

by Stewart Gooderman 5 years ago

So moving, brought tears to my eyes. I love Broadway. Will I ever see another Broadway musical again?

by Nicki Vogele 2 months ago

"Go get in your line, go get in your line!" Hahaha.

by Cari Higdon 5 years ago

I'm little late to the party on this, too, but oh wow!! What a celebration. Chorus Line changed my life, too. I never made it into the show, but even auditioning for it in LA at the Pantages was thrilling. Waited three hours to go on stage, then stood in a line of 10, each one of us walked forward one by one, stated our name, did a time step and a double pirouette. Oh how I wished I had had the nerve to say, "would it be okay if I sang first?!!" Needless to say, by dance wasn't my strong suit. But just to be on that stage where the show would take place was so special. I still know every song and I still celebrate what a joy Chorus Line was and will always be. This clip was such a perfect tribute!! Thank you!!!

by Francie Kelley 3 months ago

This came across my youtube feed and so glad it did! Brought a smile to my face. I was obsessed with A Chorus Line back then and with Hamilton now. What a way to feel good during these lockdown days. Love how they let the chorus cast sing the tune!!!!

by Joan DeMonte 2 months ago

I saw A Chorus Line 26 times at the Shubert and had the privilege of seeing the closing performance on April 28 1990. This show not only reinvented musical theatre but changed my life! I had the opportunity to direct a local production and later played Zach in the show, and really saw then what was the most BRILLIANT piece of theatre ever written!!

by David Swicegood 3 months ago

I saw A Chorus Line the first time I was ever in New York. There was a line that made me burst into tears -- the boyfriend I was with knew me so well that he grabbed my hand half a second before I started to cry. Memorable all 'round....

by Kim Cooper 2 months ago

this is wonderful. it brings me tears of happiness. The younger tribute and celebrate the older. We are continuing and inheriting our previous generations' legacy and we deeply appreciate that. Don't we? Thank you for posting this. I believe these beauties are all around us!

by How Ngรขn love musicals 3 months ago

Thank you Marvin Hamlisch. What a gift his music is to the world! RIP

by Evan Crone 3 months ago

Thank you so much for posting this. I was in tears. THANK YOU!

by Cindy Jackson 5 years ago

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