Great Performances: Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy
Airs Monday, June 10, 2013 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published December 21, 2012 at 11:10 a.m., updated June 6, 2013 at 11:08 a.m.
Why has the Broadway musical proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? From Broadway’s golden age, names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind.
In "Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy," filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses on this central question left largely unaddressed in his Emmy-winning BROADWAY: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL series, combining interviews with performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for a century.
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