The American Musical

DVD - 2004
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This documentary series details the razzle-dazzle history of a unique American art form. Each episode chronicles a different era and features the Broadway shows and songs that defined the period. The series draws on feature films, rare television moments, archival news footage, original cast recordings, still photos, diaries, journals, first person accounts, and on-camera interviews with many of the principals involved in creating the American musical.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c2004
ISBN: 9781415702369
Branch Call Number: 782.1409747 B7809 2004 DVD
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (ca. 120 min. each) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in


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OranguTang Oct 04, 2016

I was expecting more of an overview of Broadway but it seemed to get more into hidden gems . Since the first three episodes (more or less) focus on the time before the Golden Age of Broadway, you end up with a lot of background info, which is fine but not what I was expecting. I think at least the first two episodes could have been combined into one. A great documentary but I personally found it a little disappointing.


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