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Format: DVD
Sku: 201992830
UPC: 841887051507
UPC 14: 00841887051507
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Broadway: The American Musical is the first documentary film to showcase the entire razzle-dazzle story of this uniquely American art form. Each episode explores a different era in American musical theatre, spotlighting the Broadway shows and songs that defined that period. Featuring on-camera interviews with many of the principles involved in the development of the medium, the series draws on a wealth of rare performance footage and newly-restored film clips. Hosted by Julie Andrews, the six-part series offers the best seat in the house to the greatest Broadway shows of all time.

Includes all six episodes: Give My Regards to Broadway, Syncopated City, I Got Plenty O' Nuttin', Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin', Tradition, and Putting It Together.

Editor's Note
Award-winning star of stage and screen Julie Andrews hosts the PBS mini-series BROADWAY: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL. The six-part documentary traces the 100-year history of the Great White Way through archival clips and revealing interviews with those who shaped Broadway's musical tradition: the writers, directors, stars, and choreographers. Featuring appearances by legends Mel Brooks, Carol Channing, Stephen Sondheim, Ben Vereen, and many others, the series offers an historical and entertaining look at a truly American art form.


Video Features DVD

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: PBS
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/9/2009
Video Play Time Running Time: 360 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 600
Video UPC UPC: 00841887051507
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 3

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Barbra Streisand - Featuring
Video Cast Info Buddy Squires - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info David Horn - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Elvis Presley - Featuring
Video Cast Info Fred Astaire - Featuring
Video Cast Info Gene Kelly - Featuring
Video Cast Info Ginger Rogers - Featuring
Video Cast Info James Cagney - Featuring
Video Cast Info Jane Krakowski - Voice Of
Video Cast Info Jeffrey Dupre - Producer
Video Cast Info Jeffrey Wright - Voice Of
Video Cast Info Julie Andrews - Narrated By
Video Cast Info Kris Liem, et. al. - Editor
Video Cast Info Marc Fields, et. al. - Writer
Video Cast Info Matthew Broderick - Featuring
Video Cast Info Mead Hunt - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Mel Brooks - Featuring
Video Cast Info Michael Kantor - Director
Video Cast Info Nathan Lane - Featuring


Winner (2005)
   Video Award Name Emmy, David Horn, et. al., Outstanding Nonfiction Series
   Video Award Name Emmy, Eddie Campbell, et. al., Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)

Nominee (2005)
   Video Award Name Emmy, Matthias Gohl, Outstanding Music Direction
   Video Award Name Emmy, Deborah Wallach, Branka Mrkic, Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)
   Video Award Name Emmy, JoAnn Young, Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"[G]reat performers all, and reminders of how Broadway reflected America's early-20th-century melting pot and influenced society's views on hot-button issues..." 10/29/2004 p.57

DVD Verdict 9 of 10
After their groundbreaking miniseries Jazz, PBS was looking for another documentary topic that would capture a slice of American imagination and history. Logically, they settled on the "The Great White Way" of Broadway. For over one hundred years, New York City's Broadway has been the epicenter of dramatic and musical theatre in America. Its history reflects America's shifts in politics and culture in every era, and its tale is a rich story that very specifically addresses the American dream...Broadway - The American Musical is a stunning tribute to the old song-and-dance routine that has become so distinctly part of the American landscape...Stirring and vast, it's another great miniseries from PBS. Wonderful stuff for anyone with a dream and a killer kick turn. Broadway - The American Musical is free to go as one of the great examples of what DVD can achieve with a solid documentary. - Brett Cullum

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