Show Business: It Started with Watergate

A show arrives on Broadway this week that demonstrates all over again that the most potent theater in America is still song and dance. Michael Bennett's A Chorus Line began as the smash of the off-Broadway season (TIME, June 2). It tells a somber story, lining up 27 dancers in competition for eight roles and making them play show and tell. As each character speaks, the ambitions and frustrations of a lowly chorus dancer become synonymous with everyone's battle for a place in the sun. Yet A Chorus Line is both insouciant and seductive, full of the exuberant energy that can...

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