Broadway - The American Musical
  • Alternative view 1 of Broadway - The American Musical
  • Alternative view 2 of Broadway - The American Musical

Broadway - The American Musical

3.0 2

Cast: Doris Eaton, Jerome Chodorov, Joel Grey, Julie Andrews

     
 
Michael Kantor's documentary Broadway: The American Musical details the history of this venerable art form. The program consists of six chapters, each covering about 20 years of time. Archival footage and interviews are used to show how musicals have maintained their popularity. Many famous productions are touched upon including Oklahoma, Wicked,

Overview

Michael Kantor's documentary Broadway: The American Musical details the history of this venerable art form. The program consists of six chapters, each covering about 20 years of time. Archival footage and interviews are used to show how musicals have maintained their popularity. Many famous productions are touched upon including Oklahoma, Wicked, and West Side Story. The individual chapters are titled "Give My Regards to Broadway, "Syncopated City, "I Got Plenty o' Nuttin', "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin', "Tradition, and "Putting It Together."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2004
UPC:
0841887051507
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Time:
6:00:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Additional performances; Over three hours of additional interviews with Broadway composers, directors, and stars; Special featurette -- "Wicked: The Road to Broadway"

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Doris Eaton Interviewee
Jerome Chodorov Interviewee
Joel Grey Interviewee
Julie Andrews Interviewee,Narrator
Mel Brooks Interviewee
Stephen Mo Hanan Interviewee
Betty Comden Interviewee
Carol Channing Interviewee
Kristin Chenoweth Interviewee
Marvin Hamlisch Interviewee
Stephen Sondheim Interviewee
Agnes de Mille Interviewee
Eubie Blake Actor
Fanny Brice Actor
Jerry Orbach Interviewee
Michael Eisner Interviewee
Stanley Donen Interviewee
Adolph Green Interviewee
Harvey Fierstein Interviewee
Todd Duncan Interviewee
Julie Taymor Interviewee
Kitty Carlisle Hart Interviewee
Michael Kidd Interviewee
Nathan Lane Interviewee

Technical Credits
Michael Kantor Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Kris Liem Editor
Nancy Novack Editor
Adam Zucker Editor
David Horn Executive Producer
Jac Venza Executive Producer
Teese Gohl Musical Direction/Supervision
Jeff Dupre Producer
Sally Rosenthal Producer
Marc Fields Screenwriter
Laurence Maslon Screenwriter
JoAnn Young Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
2. Introduction [4:33]
3. Florenz Ziegfeld [9:34]
4. George M. Cohan [7:42]
5. Bert Williams [6:07]
6. Irving Berlin [5:35]
7. Fanny Brice [4:06]
8. WWI [2:49]
9. Doris Eaton Travis [1:58]
10. Actors Equity Strike [3:12]
11. Show Boat [9:44]
1. Introduction [2:29]
2. Prohibition [3:42]
3. Marilyn Miller [4:48]
4. Musical Comedies [2:39]
5. Al Jolson [4:32]
6. Shuffle Along [7:32]
7. The Charleston [1:37]
8. The Gershwins [3:19]
9. "Swanee" [2:38]
10. "Fascinating Rhythm" [1:54]
11. Broadway Lingo [3:35]
12. Rodgers & Hart [5:01]
13. Good News [2:25]
14. The Jazz Singer [2:05]
15. The Stock Market Crash [2:27]
16. Hollywood [3:37]
Side #2 -- Disc 2
1. Introduction [:46]
2. "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" [4:39]
3. Ethel Merman [3:48]
4. Of Thee I Sing [4:00]
5. Ethel Waters [7:08]
6. Cole Porter [3:57]
7. Anything Goes [1:32]
8. "Night and Day" [1:58]
9. Porgy and Bess [9:23]
10. The Cradle Will Rock [5:44]
11. Pal Joey [6:39]
12. This Is the Army [4:51]
1. Introduction [:44]
2. WWII/Oklahoma! [10:03]
3. On the Town [6:10]
4. Carousel [5:14]
5. Annie Get Your Gun [4:42]
6. Kiss Me, Kate [2:44]
7. South Pacific [5:37]
8. Guys and Dolls [4:50]
9. Broadway on TV [3:02]
10. My Fair Lady [3:42]
11. The Sound of Music [3:27]
Side #3 -- Disc 3
1. Introduction [:45]
2. West Side Story [7:31]
3. 1964 [2:07]
4. Fiddler on the Roof [3:56]
5. Cabaret [5:26]
6. Hair [5:03]
7. Company [5:55]
8. A Chorus Line [7:33]
9. Bob Fosse [3:31]
10. Chicago [3:29]
11. Stephen Sondheim [1:37]
12. Sweeney Todd [6:01]
13. I Love NY [1:27]
1. Introduction [:44]
2. The Producers [5:16]
3. 42nd Street [5:03]
4. Cats [4:12]
5. The British Invasion [3:31]
6. Sunday in the Park With George [6:08]
7. La Cage Aux Folles [3:56]
8. AIDS [2:04]
9. Disney [4:06]
10. The Lion King [2:52]
11. Rent [5:28]
12. 9/11/01 [3:04]
13. Wicked [6:48]
14. Al Hirschfeld [1:42]

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Broadway - The American Musical 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JME0920 More than 1 year ago
This is a great DVD for people who enjoy Broadway or history of American culture. I watched it all in one sitting and couldn't get enough. I definitely wanted to go see a Broadway show once I finished watching the DVDs. This is a great gift.
kjohnston More than 1 year ago
I wish I could've returned this item. It was a huge waste of money. I thought it would show various dances from Broadway shows. It is not! It has lots of interviews with people who put on the productions and a few minutes of the routines. Not what I was looking for.