"Every Little Step," Chorus Line Documentary, Screens in NYC March 27

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New Yorkers get an early peek at the new documentary film "Every Little Step," a backstage look at the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, March 27.

Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics, "Every Little Step" premieres as part of the 2009 New Directors New Films Festival at the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

"Every Little Step" screens on March 27 at 6:15 PM in FSLC's Walter Reade Theater and on March 29 at 4:30 PM at the MoMA. James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo direct and produce the 96-minute film that is executive produced by John Breglio.

The film is set to officially arrive in theatres April 17. "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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