Game Changers: The Broadway Musicals That Shaped the Art Form

By Ben Rimalower
29 Mar 2014

A Chorus Line (1975)

Another development of the concept musical, A Chorus Line deconstructs the Broadway musical, removing virtually all scenery and costumes, and providing a look at the form inside-out. Created from a groundbreaking workshop incorporating dancers' actual experiences, A Chorus Line offers a glimpse at the audition process, exploring who performers are and why they perform. This bare-bones and highly theatrical exploration of the humanity (and inhumanity) of Broadway resonates for a much wider population than show people.