a very successful US musical play (1975) and film (1985) about dancers trying to get a part in a Broadway show. The play won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award. The music was written by Marvin Hamlisch and the words by Edward Kleban. The show ran for 6 137 performances on Broadway between 1975 and 1990, at that time more than any other show in history. A film with the same name was made in 1985.