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Musical (1975)

Musique: Marvin Hamlisch
Paroles: Edward Kleban
Livret: James Kirkwood • Nicholas Dante

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 an 10 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 18 previews - 759 représentations
Première Preview : lundi 18 septembre 2006
Première : jeudi 05 octobre 2006
Dernière : dimanche 17 août 2008
Mise en scène : Bob Avian
Chorégraphie : Baayork Lee
Presse : BEN BRANTLEY of the NEW YORK TIMES says “Since “A Chorus Line” left Broadway only 16 years ago, to have it return more or less exactly as it was makes it feel like a vintage car that has been taken out of the garage, polished up and sent on the road once again. Now isn’t one of the points of “A Chorus Line” that musicals are not machines?” and "You can still sense the urgency that once propelled “A Chorus Line” in some of the ensemble pieces. But in providing us with an archivally and anatomically correct reproduction of a landmark show, its creators neglected to restore its central nervous system and, most important, its throbbing heart." / JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ of the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says "The musical doesn't pack the one-two wallop of innovation and discovery it once did. How could it? But for its 2 hours and 10 minutes, it is still addictively entertaining." & "As long as "A Chorus Line" is kicking on Broadway, audiences have somewhere exciting to go." / CLIVE BARNES of THE NEW YORK POST says "A good reproduction of a great original. But if you've seen it before, you needn't run to see it again." / MICHAEL SOMMERS of STAR-LEDGER says "But plenty of younger people probably have never witnessed "A Chorus Line." They're fortunate -- and so are the rest of us -- that the production is a faithful and altogether loving re-creation of the late Michael Bennett's masterpiece. Welcome back, you beautiful thing." / LINDA WINER of NEWSDAY says "The treatment of every step-kick as holy scripture brings the faint whiff of mothballs to memory lane." / ROBERT FELDBERG of the RECORD says "The creators of the revival don't want you to forget the original; they'd like you to relive it...The result of all this, thankfully, is not a museum piece, but a vibrant re-creation. Whatever ghosts it bears, and whatever its flaws, it's a high-spirited, entertaining show that honors its predecessor." / JACQUES LE SOURD of JOURNAL NEWS says "Unfortunately, what's missing is charisma. There isn't a drop of it on the stage." / DAVID ROONEY of VARIETY says "While everybody works hard, no one quite dazzles. That seems dictated not by any lack of talent but by the fundamental limitations of the production's approach. Fitting into the established contours of existing performances rarely generates the same sparks as creating them from scratch. The actors onstage feel like topnotch replacements rather than originators. It's the sense of duplication -- albeit lovingly executed -- that keeps the revival from soaring."