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Title Broadway musicals [videorecording] : a Jewish legacy / An Albert M. Tapper production ; produced, written and directed by Michael Kantor ; co-producer Patty Baker, Jan Gura, Sylvia Cahill ; a production of Albert M. Tapper, B'WAY Films LLC, Ghost Light Films, and THIRTEEN for WNET.

Publication Info. [Silver Spring, MD] : Acorn Media Group, [2012]


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Description 2 videodiscs (approximately 84 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (14 pages : illustrations ; 15 cm)
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Laser optical NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital.
Language In English; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Performer Narrator, Joel Grey ; featuring David Hyde Pierce, Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, Zero Mostel, Nathan Lane, Barbra Streisand, Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth. Joel Grey, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Al Jolson, Fanny Brice, Dick Van Dyke.
Credits Musical supervisor, Andy Einhorn ; editor, Kris Liem ; cinematographer, Mead Hunt and others ; conceived and developed by Barbara Brilliant.
Note Premiered nationally on PBS "Great Performances", January 1, 2013.
Viewer's guide (14 pages) inserted in container includes an introduction by Barbara Brilliant, "Musings on Musicals" by Michael Kantor, and other contributions by Sheldon Harnick, Maury Yeston, Mary Ellin Barrett, John Lahr, Michael Tilson Thomas, Betty Comden, Stephen Whitfield, Jamie Bernstein, Charles Strouse, Mary Rodgers Guettel, Andrew Lippa, John Kander, Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary Examines the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. This entertaining documentary mingles cultural history with illuminating perspectives on the origins and meanings of some of Broadway's most beloved songs, stories and shows.
Note Bonus disc features extended interviews and performances, and biography of narrator, Joel Grey.
Contents Disc 1. (84 minutes) -- disc 2. Bonus features (176 minutes).
Subject Broadway (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
Theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Jews in the motion picture industry -- United States -- History.
Jewish composers -- United States.
Jewish lyricists -- United States.
Jews -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Civilization -- Jewish influences.
Musicals -- Excerpts.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Tapper, Albert M., film producer.
Kantor, Michael, 1961- film director, film producer, screenwriter.
Brilliant, Barbara, film producer.
Liem, Kris., editor of moving image work.
Hunt, Mead, director of photography.
Einhorn, Andy, musical supervisor.
Grey, Joel, 1932- narrator.
Pierce, David Hyde, performer.
Broderick, Matthew, 1962- performer.
O'Hara, Kelli, performer.
Mostel, Zero, 1915-1977, performer.
Lane, Nathan, 1956- performer.
Streisand, Barbra, performer.
Menzel, Idina, performer.
Chenoweth, Kristin, performer.
B'WAY Films, production company.
Ghost Light Films, production company.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), production company.
Acorn Media (Firm), film distributor.
ISBN 9781598289848
Standard No. 054961898497
Music No. AMP-8984 Athena

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