PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Musical
The original Broadway production opened at the Shubert Theater in New York City on July 25, 1975, won the 1976 Tony Awards for the Best Musical, Book and Score, and ran for 6,137 performances, setting a record. That record was broken by "Cats", which ran for 7,485 performances.
My mother was kind of middle-aged and frumpy.
Diana: Whose isn't?
Sheila: At fourteen she was middle-aged and frumpy.
Zach, interviewing dancers in the theater, says he intends to structure the show around the personalities and back stories of whoever makes the cut. This indicates that he doesn't even have a script but merely an idea for a show that will presumably take months to develop. As a result, there is no reason for them to be in an expensive Broadway theater. In reality, they would have been in a far more economical rehearsal hall, because at this early point, no producer would finance costs of working bugs out of such a sketchy project in a high-rent Broadway theater.
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