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Broadway, the American musical

Author: Frank RichJerome RobbinsJulie AndrewsStephen SondheimHarold PrinceAll authors
Publisher: [Australia] : Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first comprehensive documentary series to chronicle the entire razzle-dazzle history of this unique American art form. Each episode chronicles a different era in American history, and features the Broadway shows and songs that defined the period. The series draws on a wealth of feature films, rare television moments, archive news footage, original cast recordings, still photos, diaries, journals,  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Rich; Jerome Robbins; Julie Andrews; Stephen Sondheim; Harold Prince; Michael Kantor
OCLC Number: 76888789
Notes: Encoded for use on Region 4 players only.
Colour recording system: PAL.
"104998-9"
DVD.
Performer(s): Host: Julie Andrews; interviews with: Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince, Frank Rich, Jerome Robbins, Marvin Hamlisch, Donna McKechnie, Jerry Orbach, Chita Rivera.
Description: 2 videodiscs (360 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Contents: Episode one: Give my regards to Broadway (1893-1927) --
Episode two: Syncopated city (1920-1933) --
Episode three: I got plenty of nuttin' (1929-1942) --
Episode four: Oh, what a beautiful mornin' (1943-1960) --
Episode five: Tradition (1957-1979) --
Episode six: Putting it together (1980-2004)
Responsibility: a film by Michael Kantor ; a co-production of Ghost Light Films, Thirteen/WNET New York, NHK and BBC in association with Carlton International ; written by JoAnn Young, Marc Fields, Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon ; directed by Michael Kantor.

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This is the first comprehensive documentary series to chronicle the entire razzle-dazzle history of this unique American art form. Each episode chronicles a different era in American history, and features the Broadway shows and songs that defined the period. The series draws on a wealth of feature films, rare television moments, archive news footage, original cast recordings, still photos, diaries, journals, intimate first person accounts, and on-camera interviews with many of the principals involved in creating the American musical.

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