Without Missing a Step


Sometimes existential philosophy circulates in university classrooms and libraries, or hangs out on the foreign-language shelves of used bookstores. And then, sometimes, it lands on Broadway, dressed in a gold vest and leggings and a gold top hat-as in the current brash, diverting revival of the legendary musical A Chorus Line.

A glitzy stage extravaganza might not seem a likely vehicle for ideas about individual freedom in a...

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About the Author

Celia Wren is Commonweal’s media and stage critic.