Seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line don their legwarmers and perfect their combinations for a chance at stardom. The audition takes a personal turn as they are asked to reveal their individual stories--ranging from funny to wrenching. The stories were based on interviews with real, seasoned dancers that Michael Bennett had compiled. In 1975, A Chorus Line won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It broke the mold of the traditional Broadway musical when it first ran in 1975, and at the time became the longest-running musical ever, only to be surpassed by CATS.