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Broadway: The American Musical (2004) – Episode 6 “Putting It Together (1980-2004) – reviewed by George

Hosted by Julie Andrews, Written by Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon, Directed by Michael Kantor. Topics: “The Producers” (2001): Mel Brooks brought his 1968 film to Broadway. Which gives the creative team on this program an opportunity to examine producers … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical – Episode 4: “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ (1943-1960)” – reviewed by George

Hosted by Julie Andrews, Director Michael Kantor, Written by JoAnn Young. Topics: Oklahoma! – was the show that made story the most important element in a musical. No longer would Broadway productions automatically be called “Musical Comedies”. But isn’t that … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical (2004) – Episode 3: “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’ (1930-1942)” – reviewed by George

Here we are again with Episode 3 of 6, and I was planning on doing another summary of the history recounted in the show. But my fear is that if I tell too much about each milestone of the years … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical (2004) – Episode 1: “Give My Regards to Broadway (1893-1927)” – reviewed by George

This is a six-episode series hosted by Julie Andrews, which was broadcast on PBS. Most stories are told about people, and this series tells its tale of Broadway history by concentrating on the most influential people of the time, who … Continue reading

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