Broadway - The American Musical
The October 2004 PBS hit Broadway - The American Musical chronicles the Broadway musical throughout the 20th century in six episodes, documenting the evolution of this uniquely American art form. Narrated by Tony Award-winning legend Julie Andrews, the series draws on a wealth of archival news footage, lost-and-found television moments, original cast recordings, still photos, feature films, diaries, journals, intimate first-person accounts, and on-camera interviews with many of the principals involved in creating the American musical. You'll see the early days of the Ziegfeld Follies; the optimistic escapism of the Depression-era musicals; the heyday of Lerner & Loewe and Rodgers & Hammerstein; the Andrew Lloyd Webber '80s; and recent phenomena such as The Lion King and The Producers. Broadway - The American Musical is a must for fans of the Great White Way.