2-DVD Set: Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy
Performances by Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, Zero Mostel, Nathan Lane, Barbra Streisand, Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, and many more Engaging, humorous, and provocative, Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy examines the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. The film showcases the work of legends such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim. Interviews with songwriters and luminaries including Sheldon Harnick, Stephen Schwartz, Harold Prince, Arthur Laurents, Charles Strouse, and Mel Brooks provide insight, alongside standout performances and archival footage. Narrated by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Joel Grey, 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. 2 discs; approx. 84 min., plus 3 hours of bonus; 16:9 widescreen; color; 5.1 surround; documentary; not rated; SDH subtitles. CD: Broadway - Greatest Hits
1. Oh What a Beautiful Mornin' from Oklahoma! 2. New York, New York from On the Town 3. I Got the Sun in the Morning from Annie Get your Gun 4. If I Were a Rich Man from Fiddler on the Roof 5. Tonight from West Side Story 6. The Sound of Music 7. On the Street Where You Live from My Fair Lady (Voice) 8. Tomorrow from Annie 9. Seventy Six Trombones from The Music Man (Instrumental) 10. You're the Top from Anything Goes (Voice) 11. Put On a Happy Face from Bye Bye Birdie (Voice) 12. Open a New Window from Mame 13. Strike Up the Band from Strike Up the Band (Voice) 14. Hey, Big Spender from Sweet Charity 15. Just In Time from Bells are Ringing (Voice) 16. Together, Wherever We Go from Gypsy 17. Cabaret from Cabaret 18. The Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera (Instrumental) 19. Ol' Man River from Show Boat (Voice) 20. What I Did For Love 21. Send In the Clowns from A Little Night Music
Book: Broadways Musicals: Show By Show: This updated edition of one of the best-selling and comprehensive Broadway reference books, first published in 1985, has been expanded to include many of the most important and memorable productions of the American musical theater, including revivals. Chronologically arranged beginning with The Black Crook in 1866, the seventh edition adds new entries and photos on numerous musicals from recent years, including American Idiot, Billy Elliot: The Musical, Hair (revival), Memphis, Next to Normal, Rock of Ages, The Addams Family, West Side Story (revival), and Fela!