Broadway Musicals

Broadway Musicals

A Jewish Legacy

DVD - 2012
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Examines the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. 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.
Publisher: [S.l.] : B'WAY Films LLC : Athena, [2012]
ISBN: 9781598289848
1598289845
Branch Call Number: 782.1409 BROADWAY
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (84 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 16 page guide.

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Me_Tarzan
Mar 01, 2018

(*Lyrics excerpt*) - "They say the lights are always bright on Broadway!"

Through stills, archival footage, and interviews with both celebrities and historians - This "Broadway" documentary takes a close-up look at the long history of the Broadway musical as it existed in NYC from the 1930s, through to the 1950s.

Going all the way back to the roots of this "Jewish" legacy - The popular musical compositions of such famed songwriters as Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Cole Porter, and Stephen Sondheim are discussed in some depth.

All-in-all - This 2-disc documentary has its interesting moments, along with its not-so-interesting moments, too.

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ThomasJWhiting
Jan 23, 2018

VERY GOOD 2012 informative DVD about origin/development of Broadway musicals, etc.

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ReidCooper
Nov 25, 2014

Definitely worth watching if you enjoy Broadway or the history of music. Some great interviews in the special features.

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