A Chorus Line Documentary "Every Little Step" to Hit Screens in April
By Adam Hetrick
The documentary film "Every Little Step," a backstage look at the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, will debut in theatres April 17.
Sony Pictures Classics will distribute the 96-minute film, which is directed and produced by James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo, with John Breglio serving as executive producer. "Every Little Step" premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2008.
"Every Little Step" traces the casting of the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line and explores the late Michael Bennett's creation of the original production. The documentary includes testimonials from A Chorus Line's initial workshop tapes, which feature the voices of the original 1975 cast members.
The film notes similarities between the time periods in which the original and revival productions of A Chorus Line debuted and how the social temperature affected the way audiences have responded to the work.
Revival cast members, including Tony nominee Charlotte d'Amboise, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Yuka Takara, Jason Tam and Chryssie Whitehead, appear in the documentary, as well as Tony Award-winning original A Chorus Line cast member Donna McKechnie and Baayork Lee, who staged the 2006 revival.
In addition to highlights of "I Can Do That" and "At the Ballet," "Every Little Step" features A Chorus Line's Tony-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch, who discusses the history of the musical and how "Dance: Ten; Looks: Three" almost didn't make the cut in 1975.
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