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Trivia / A Chorus Line

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  • Enforced Method Acting: In the trial run, the eight dancers chosen for the chorus line changed from one performance to the next, so the anguish on the faces of the dancers who were not chosen was genuine. Eventually, the script settled into choosing the same eight dancers for each performance (Mike, Cassie, Bobby, Judy, Richie, Val, Mark, Diana).
  • Reality Subtext: "The Wizard on Park and 73rd" was indeed a world famous plastic surgeon, Dr. Howard Bellin, and yes, the musical gave him a Colbert Bump. The musical itself was based on an acting class, with the actors turned into dancers for the production.


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