Gregg Burge (November 14, 1957 - July 4, 1998) was a tap dancer and choreographer.
Burge graduated from New York's prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts in 1976. His credits ranged from television's The Electric Company to the stage and film version of A Chorus Line (1985), for which he served as assistant to choreographer Jeffrey Hornaday and performed the role of Richie, as he had on Broadway.
A tap dancer from the age of 7, Burge won a scholarship to study at the Juilliard School when he was 17.
Burge was nominated for two Tony Awards, two Drama Desk Awards, won the Fred Astaire Award twice, and also received honors for his Broadway performances in Song and Dance and Oh, Kay!. He also performed as the Scarecrow for four years in the Broadway production of The Wiz and appeared in the long-running Sophisticated Ladies.
Burge was also active in the music video industry, choreographing Michael Jackson's Bad music video (directed by Martin Scorsese) with ...
A Chorus Line is a 1985 musical film, based on the Broadway musical of the same title. The film starred Michael Douglas, Audrey Landers and Alyson Reed. It was directed by Richard Attenborough and written by Arnold Schulman.
Following the smash success of the Broadway production, Hollywood producers expressed interest in a motion picture version of the musical. Many directors turned down the project, insisting that A Chorus Line was too beloved, and would not translate well onto the screen. Even the musical's famed director, Michael Bennett, declined to participate when his proposal to present the film as an audition to cast the movie version of the stage play, instead of a literal translation of the play, was rejected. When Attenborough accepted the project, there was some apprehension as to the treatment the British director would give the musical's quintessentially American story (BFI).
The movie was criticized vehemently by both rabid fans of the show and reviewers . The..., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088915