Well, a few of my favorite divas. Gotta save some for future diaries!
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“At the Ballet,” A Chorus Line, Audra McDonald, Kelli O’Hara & Megan Hilty
“A Chorus Line” had the slimmest plot a musical had seen since “On the Town,” but it had a hell of a great idea: 25 dancers desperately auditioning for eight jobs on the chorus line of a new musical.
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“Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” Gypsy, Patti LuPone
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