Although A Chorus Line closed on Broadway in 2008, you can get a dose of this singular sensation at the movies. Sony Pictures has produced a documentary, in theaters now, about the groundbreaking musical. If you dream of moving to NYC and making it on (or off) the Great White Way, Every Little Step is a must-see. In the film, you’ll learn how the musical—both the 1975 original and the 2006 revival—came to be.
Here are a few fun facts from the movie:
- 3,000 people auditioned for the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line—including ANDY BLANKENBUEHLER.
- Tyce Diorio tried out for the part of Mike in the revival, making it to the final round of callbacks. Jeffrey Schecter was cast instead.
- Jessica Lee Goldyn wasn’t even up for the part of Val when she auditioned. The directors were planning to cast her in the ensemble. But her super-strong dancing, impeccable technique and shining personality won over the judges. When the curtain went up on opening night, the part of Val belonged to her! —Alison Feller