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A Chorus Line: 'The first reality show'

14 February 2013 Last updated at 02:29 GMT

As classic Broadway musical A Chorus Line has been revived in the West End, with a cast that includes ex-EastEnder John Partridge (Zach) and Scarlett Strallen (Cassie).

The musical took shape in the mid-1970s when its creator Michael Bennett tape-recorded dancers telling their life stories.

Co-Director and choreographer Baayork Lee, who was involved in the original Broadway production and has a character in the show based on her own life, said the musical was the first type of reality show.

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