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|Genere/forma:||Documentaries and factual works
|Persona incaricata:||Marvin Hamlisch; Marvin Hamlisch; Marvin Hamlisch; Marvin Hamlisch; Jule Styne; Michael Bennett; Ed Kleban; Stephen Sondheim; Fred Ebb; John Kander; Oscar Hammerstein, II|
|Tipo documento:||Materiale visivo|
|Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori:||
Marvin Hamlisch; Michael Kantor; Mead Hunt
|Note:||Copy of transcript available.
This interview is one of a group of interviews with 90 individuals used in making the documentary Broadway, the American musical. The completed production is available on NCOX 2058.
Credits for completed production from pbs.org: A film by Michael Kantor ; produced by Jeff Dupre, Michael Kantor and Sally Rosenthal ; written by Marc Fields, Michael Kantor, Laurence Maslon, and JoAnne Young ; directed by Michael Kantor.
Time code on frame.
Contains various takes, at occasional brief intervals, audio continues without sound.
|Riconoscimenti:||Cameraman: Mead Hunt.|
|Interprete(i):||Interviewer: Michael Kantor. Interviewee: Marvin Hamlisch.|
|Note sull’evento:||Videotaped in New York, N.Y. on May 12, 2003.|
|Descrizione:||2 videocassettes (VHS) (49 min.) : sound, color SP ; 1/2 in.|
|Altri titoli:||Broadway, the American musical|
|Responsabilità:||[directed by Michael Kantor].|
Hamlisch examines his working process as the composer for A chorus line; rehearsing with Michael Bennett; what he views as the "genius" of the show, and how Bennett's direction gave the show shape during its workshop process; how he came to write the hit song "What I did for love" with lyrics by Edward Kleban; the two kinds of songs included in A chorus line, and more on how he worked with Kleban; his writing of the song "One," whose melody emulates Germanic music like that of Kurt Weill. Hamlisch also discusses his views on a variety of topics related to Broadway. These include his appreciation of a "classic, blue suit" type of music which endures on Broadway; the current kinds of shows being produced; the shows West Side story and My fair lady; how Broadway musicals adapted after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001; Broadway as "the" American art form; the dissemination of Broadway tunes via radio; the importance of retaining Broadway's musical heritage embodied in the work of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe, Cole Porter and Richard Rodgers, and the need for new, original shows on Broadway; the experience of seeing a new show and "falling in love with it," as he did with The fantasticks; musicals as a reflection of American "we can do it" optimism; composing for the movies in comparison with writing the music for a stage musical; the "mega-musicals" of Andrew Lloyd Weber; the songwriting of John Kander and Fred Ebb; the role of television and mass media in making the rest of the nation aware of Broadway and its performers; the contributions of composer Stephen Sondheim; lyricist Oscar Hammerstein, who wrote songs designed to integrate fully into the musical; the kinds of musicals he hopes to see on Broadway in the future. Interview concludes with audio only discussion for a few minutes on performer Robert Morris.
- Hamlisch, Marvin -- Interviews.
- Hamlisch, Marvin. -- Chorus line.
- Hamlisch, Marvin. -- Chorus line. -- What I did for love.
- Hamlisch, Marvin. -- Chorus line. -- One.
- Styne, Jule, -- 1905-1994. -- Funny girl.
- Bennett, Michael, -- 1943-1987.
- Kleban, Ed.
- Sondheim, Stephen.
- Ebb, Fred.
- Kander, John.
- Hammerstein, Oscar, -- II, -- 1895-1960.
- Theater -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Musical theater -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Musical theater -- Production and direction.
- Composers -- Interviews.
- Popular music -- Writing and publishing.
- Broadway (New York, N.Y.)