In its day, "A Chorus Line" was a sensation. By now, a few musicals have eclipsed it in longevity, but it is still the longest-running American musical in the history of Broadway. It also made Michael Bennett a legend, saved Joseph Papp's theater and introduced a new way of developing musicals. Yes, there were also actors involved, and they were not left out of the musical's Tony sweep in 1976, but two of the three winners (Kelly Bishop and Sammy Williams) hardly figure on this CD, and while Donna McKechnie is a solid singer, her real strength has always been dancing. Even Priscilla Lopez, who sings two of the best numbers - "Nothing" and "What I did for Love" -, is not particularly outstanding. In a way, this show is so ensembly that the material outshines the actual performers. Yes, there are a few numbers that fall flat - "Sing!" is one - but then there are wonderful songs like "At the Ballet" to even the score. In the days of reality television, it is hard to understand how revolutionary the confessional format of "A Chorus Line" was in the 1970s. It might be somewhat dated in that respect but its message regarding devotion to art and the struggle to win the war against anonymity remains au courant.