Friday, May 26, 2017, 7:00 pm
For this edition of our monthly film series held at the museum we are showing the 2008 feature-length documentary, Every Little Step. The film chronicles the casting process of the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line with re-created choreography by original director, Michael Bennett‘s long-time associate Baayork Lee. In the course of the film, the saga of the original production is also re-told through the use of old film clips and revealing interviews from the original collaborators, including Lee, Bob Avian(who was the show’s original co-choreographer with Bennett and the director of the revival), composer Marvin Hamlisch and the original’s leading lady, Donna McKechnie.
Michael Bennett died from AIDS-related lymphoma at the age of 44. He left a portion of his estate to fund research to fight the pandemic. His memorial service took place at the Shubert Theatre in New York City (the home at that time of A Chorus Line) on September 29, 1987 – four years to the day that A Chorus Line had become the longest running show in Broadway history. For that record-breaking performance in 1983, Bennett assembled over 300 current and former cast members and created an unforgettable evening of theatre, where the actors from various companies of the show tag-teamed the entire performance. The evening concluded in an incredible finale, with hundreds of Chorus Line alums filling the Shubert Theatre for “One” amazing singular sensation. To view it, click here.
(This description largely taken from online sources Wikipedia and YouTube.)
When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 7:30pm at the museum
Health GAP will host a presentation on AIDS in Africa at the World AIDS Museum. The issue of HIV/AIDS in Africa is significant and challenging, and so is getting the funding needed to fight it. This discussion fits with our mission to educate, enlighten and empower in order to eradicate HIV and the stigma associated with it. We must face AIDS in Africa. Please come, learn an share. (This page may be update as details are finalized.)
From SFGN: “At SFAN, Hilary McQuie of Health GAP discussed the funding gap in global AIDS work. Health GAP works to end the 7 billion dollar gap between funding and need. About 80 percent of all people with HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa. Globally, about 51 percent of all people with HIV still lack access to treatment.”
Stay tuned for details on our July 25th event: The Role Drug and Alcohol Addiction Play with HIV