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Broadway : the American musical

Author: Michael KantorMarc FieldsLaurence MaslonJoAnn YoungJeff DupreAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Virginia] : Distributed by PBS Distribution ; Hollywood, Calif. : Educational Broadcasting Corporation, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen versionView all editions and formats
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This documentary series details the razzle-dazzle history of a unique American art form. Each episode chronicles a different era and features the Broadway shows and songs that defined the period. The series draws on feature films, rare television moments, archival news footage, original cast recordings, still photos, diaries, journals, first person accounts, and on-camera interviews with many of the principals  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Kantor; Marc Fields; Laurence Maslon; JoAnn Young; Jeff Dupre; Sally Rosenthal; Julie Andrews; Ghost Light Films.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai.; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Carlton International Media Limited.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); PBS Home Video.; Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm); Educational Broadcasting Corporation.; PBS Distribution (Firm)
ISBN: 1415702365 9781415702369
OCLC Number: 771947399
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Videodisc version of the 2004 PBS television program.
Special features: Scene selections, additional performances, interviews, photo credits and featurette: Wicked: the road to Broadway (disc 3).
Credits: Editor, Kris Liem, Adam Zucker (ep. 4-5), Nancy Novak (ep. 6) ; cinematography, Buddy Squires, Mead Hunt.
Performer(s): Host: Julie Andrews.
Description: 3 videodiscs (approximately 120 min. each) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: disc 1. Episode one, Give my regards to Broadway (1893-1927) / written by Marc Fields and Michael Kantor & Laurence Maslon ; Episode two, Syncopated city (1919-1933) / written by Marc Fields --
disc 2. Episode three, I got plenty o' nuttin' (1930-1942) / [written by Michael Kantor] ; Episode four, Oh, what a beautiful mornin' (1943-1960) / written by JoAnn Young --
disc 3. Episode five, Tradition (1957-1979) / written by JoAnn Young ; Episode six, Putting it together (1980-2004) / written by Michael Kantor & Laurence Maslon.
Other Titles: Wicked: the road to Broadway.
American musical
Broadway, the American musical
B'way
Broadway, the American musical (Television program)
Responsibility: a film by Michael Kantor ; written by Marc Fields and Michael Kantor & Laurence Maslon ; directed by Michael Kantor ; produced by Jeff Dupre, Michael Kantor, Sally Rosenthal ; PBS ; a co-production of Ghost Light Films and Thirteen/WNET New York, NHK, and BBC in association with Carlton International.
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This documentary series details the razzle-dazzle history of a unique American art form. Each episode chronicles a different era and features the Broadway shows and songs that defined the period. The series draws on feature films, rare television moments, archival news footage, original cast recordings, still photos, diaries, journals, first person accounts, and on-camera interviews with many of the principals involved in creating the American musical.

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