A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from December 04, 2022
Chorus Line

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Wiktionary: chorus line
Noun
chorus line
(plural chorus lines)
1. A line of performers in a revue or other show, dancing in unison.

(Oxford English Dictionary)
chorus line n. Theatre (originally U.S.) a group of (esp. female) dancers who perform synchronized routines, typically in a row, sometimes also singing; also in extended use.
1898 Evening Herald (Syracuse, N.Y.) 19 Mar. 9/1 That same pretty girl..stepped out of the chorus line one night to have a try at one of the principal parts.
1972 Times 9 Feb. 14/5 The chorus line did a French-style can can, flipping their skirts to expose their thighs and panties.

Wikipedia: A Chorus Line
A Chorus Line is a 1975 musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, and a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante.

Set on the bare stage of a Broadway theater, the musical is centered on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line. A Chorus Line provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer, as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film/Circus • Sunday, December 04, 2022 • Permalink