Great Performances: Broadway Musicals - A Jewish Legacy DVD

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Narrated by Tony®-and Academy Award®-winner Joel Grey, this entertaining documentary mingles cultural history with illuminating perspectives on the origins and meanings of some of Broadway's most beloved songs, stories and shows. With performances by Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, Zero Mostel, Nathan Lane, Barbra Streisand, Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth and many more!
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Narrated by Tony®-and Academy Award®-winner Joel Grey, this entertaining documentary mingles cultural history with illuminating perspectives on the origins and meanings of some of Broadway's most beloved songs, stories and shows. With performances by Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, Zero Mostel, Nathan Lane, Barbra Streisand, Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth and many more!

Engaging, humorous and provocative, Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy examines the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. The film showcases the work of legends such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. Interviews with songwriters and luminaries including Sheldon Harnick, Stephen Schwartz, Harold Prince, Arthur Laurents, Charles Strouse and Mel Brooks provide insight, alongside standout performances and archival footage.

Producer: Bill O'Donnell, Albert M. Tapper, Michael Kantor, Jan Gura, Patty Baker, Sylvia Cahill
Executive Producer: Barbara Brilliant, David Horn
Production Company: B’Way Films LLC; Ghost Light Films; Albert M. Tapper; THIRTEEN
Production Year: 2013
Copyright Year: 2012
Rating: NR
Director: Michael Kantor
Narrator: Joel Gray
Actors: Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, Zero Mostel, Nathan Lane, Barbra Streisand, Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 85 minutes
Number of Episodes:1
Subtitle Languages: English
DVI: N



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