Inside The Most Famous Of Chorus Lines

“Life as a Rockette appears to be a subculture of contented women where sisterhood reigns supreme, despite the gruelling 84-performance run (there are 13 shows a week). … Rockette management courts the all-rounders — intelligent women with strong personal identities and highly developed outside interests.” Management also encourages them to eat: “Each Rockette gets a Radio City Music Hall lunch pail to pack food for the theatre. One can’t be anorexic and be a Rockette, and during the physical intensity of three months of rehearsals and shows, they consume huge amounts of everything from fruit to chocolate and from hamburgers to pizza.”