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A Chorus Line Blu-Ray Review

“What made you start dancing?”

Director Richard Attenborough took on a great challenge in his 1985 adaptation of the hit Broadway musical A Chorus Line, now having its day on Blu-Ray from 20th Century Fox. While this adaptation of the film certainly has its problems, there is still a great deal to recommend with it.

The central question of A Chorus Line leads its cast into personal and professional revelations about show business, about life in New York, and about both the simplest and most complex problems of surviving on your own terms. The film begins with the selection of sixteen dancers – eight men and eight women – to be whittled down to a final eight that will join a major Broadway production as the chorus line. We’re introduced to our main characters in an extended opening sequence as each dancer mentally prays to be one of the chosen few. The
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Warners Celebrates "Cabaret"'S 40th Anniversary With Cast Reunion At Press New York Press Junket

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(L to R) Louise Quick, Marisa Berenson, Robert Osborne, Joel Grey, Nicole Fosse and Michael York. (Photo copyright Cinema Retro. All rights reserved.)

Warner Home Video has pulled out all the stops to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bob Fosse's film adaptation of Cabaret. Cinema Retro Editor-in-Chief Lee Pfeiffer was invited to a press junket held yesterday at the Trump Towers hotel at Central Park and Columbus Circle in New York. Among the dignitaries present were cast members Joel Grey (an Oscar winner for his performance in the film), Michael York, Marisa Berenson and Louise Quick, who was a dancer in the Kit-Kat Club sequences, Nicole Fosse, daughter of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon and Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne.

Joel Grey discusses his memories of the film. (Photo copyright Cinema Retro. All rights reserved.)

Marisa Berenson (Photo copyright Cinema Retro. All rights reserved.)

The event afforded journalists
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Photo Flash: Phillip Boykin, Wayne Alan Wilcox, and More at Broadway At The Met Room

The Group Theatre Too Gtt, in association with Paul Michaels The Network, NYC, presented a star-studded benefit performance, Broadway at the Met Room, at New Yorks premier cabaret venue, The Metropolitan Room, December 2nd at 7pm. The performance is raising funds for GTTs Broadway Performance Project and will unveil the Nicole Fosse Scholarship. Created by Kimberly Vaughn, The Broadway Performance Project is dedicated to discovering and nurturing new talent. This mini-conservatory trains the student to achieve Broadway caliber performance which is further shaped by industry professionals in prep for a two-evening performance at a top NY cabaret venue. Early this Fall Gtt board member, Nicole Fosse agreed to create a scholarship in her name giving more opportunities for performers to take part in the 2013 season of Broadway Performance Project.
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Broadway's Richard Kline Hosts Broadway At The Met Room Benefit, 12/2

The Group Theatre Too Gtt, in association with Paul Michaels The Network, NYC, presents a star-studded benefit performance, Broadway at the Met Room, at New Yorks premier cabaret venue, The Metropolitan Room, on Sunday, December 2nd at 7pm. The performance is raising funds for GTTs Broadway Performance Project and will unveil the Nicole Fosse Scholarship. Created by Kimberly Vaughn, The Broadway Performance Project is dedicated to discovering and nurturing new talent. This mini-conservatory trains the student to achieve Broadway caliber performance which is further shaped by industry professionals in prep for a two-evening performance at a top NY cabaret venue. Early this Fall Gtt board member, Nicole Fosse agreed to create a scholarship in her name giving more opportunities for performers to take part in the 2013 season of Broadway Performance Project.
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'Chicago' Creatives Sue Miramax Over Profits

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'Chicago' Creatives Sue Miramax Over Profits
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The creatives behind the original Broadway musical "Chicago" are accusing Miramax of some accounting theatrics in connection with the hit 2002 film.

Nicole Fosse, heir to director/choreographer/co-writer Bob Fosse, along with composer John Kander and the estate of late lyricist Fred Ebb, on Wednesday sued Miramax and Walt Disney Pictures, claiming they've been shortchanged by more than $12 million from "the old razzle-dazzle" approach to accounting for profits from the Best Picture winner.

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'Chicago' creative team sues Miramax for profits

'Chicago' creative team sues Miramax for profits
The creatives behind the original Broadway musical "Chicago" are accusing Miramax of some accounting theatrics in connection with the hit 2002 film.

Nicole Fosse, heir to director/choreographer/co-writer Bob Fosse, along with composer John Kander and the estate of late lyricist Fred Ebb, today sued Miramax and Walt Disney Pictures., claiming they've been shortchanged by more than $12 million from "the old razzle dazzle" approach to accounting for profits from the best picture Oscar winner.
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