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Broadway, the American musical. / Episode 5, Tradition (1957-1979)

Author: Michael KantorJeff DupreSally RosenthalMarc FieldsLaurence MaslonAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment [distributor, 2004]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The fifth segment in a 6 part series on the history of Broadway musical theater. Part 5: In the late 50s and early 60s, Broadway continued producing enduring hits, including the groundbreaking West Side story choreographed by Jerome Robbins with music by Leonard Bernstein. But in the era of rock & roll and tumultuous social change, Broadway reinvented itself and established new traditions. The conceptual theater of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Jerome Robbins; Leonard Bernstein; John Kander; Fred Ebb; Harold Prince; Stephen Sondheim; Bob Fosse; Michael Bennett; Michael Bennett; Leonard Bernstein; Fred Ebb; Bob Fosse; John Kander; Harold Prince; Jerome Robbins; Stephen Sondheim
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Kantor; Jeff Dupre; Sally Rosenthal; Marc Fields; Laurence Maslon; JoAnn Young; Julie Andrews; Ghost Light Films.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai.; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Carlton International Media Limited.; Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1415702365 9781415702369
OCLC Number: 56907953
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Special features (on 3 discs): Additional performances ; over 3 hours of additional interviews with Broadway composers, directors and stars ; special featurette: Wicked: the road to Broadway.
Performer(s): Host: Julie Andrews.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Tradition (1957-1979)
Responsibility: a co-production of Ghost Light Films, Thirteen/WNET New York, NHK and BBC in association with Carlton International ; produced by Jeff Dupre, Michael Kantor and Sally Rosenthal ; written by Marc Fields, Michael Kantor, Laurence Maslon & JoAnn Young ; directed by Michael Kantor.

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The fifth segment in a 6 part series on the history of Broadway musical theater. Part 5: In the late 50s and early 60s, Broadway continued producing enduring hits, including the groundbreaking West Side story choreographed by Jerome Robbins with music by Leonard Bernstein. But in the era of rock & roll and tumultuous social change, Broadway reinvented itself and established new traditions. The conceptual theater of John Kander & Fred Ebb's Cabaret, as directed by Hal Prince, was followed by the rock musical Hair and the urban angst of Stephen Sondheim's Company. Bob Fosse showcased sexy cynicism in Chicago, and Michael Bennett created the blockbuster A chorus line. With Prince and Sondheim's production of Sweeney Todd, the musical reached unexpected heights in style and material.

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