Show Business: THE MOST OF 1983

Longest Goodbye: The 2½-hour final episode of M*A*S*H, telecast by CBS last February to unprecedented ratings, and followed by the Fastest Return: AfterMASH, unveiled just seven months later.

Most Enchanted Evening: Sept. 29, when A Chorus Line became the longest-running show on Broadway and Director Michael Bennett restaged his musical as a dazzling class reunion of 330 dancing alumni. Is A Chorus Line the best-ever Broadway musical? No. But that night it was.

Least Enchanted Ten Weeks: The Broadway revival of Private Lives, in which Resistible Force Richard Burton met Immovable Object Elizabeth...

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