GREAT PERFORMANCES: Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy
Airs Fri., March 21, 2014 at 9 p.m. & Sun., March 23 at 12 p.m. on KPBS TV
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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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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