Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

Image Ent.   (2012) / Region 1
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Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

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.

Details

  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Mar 04 2013
  • Production Year 2012
  • Empire SKU 1646700
  • UPC Code 054961898497
  • Studio  Image Ent.
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

Features

Bonus Disc With Additional Interview Clips And Performances
16 Page Viewer's Guide Featuring Reflections On Jewish Broadway, With An Introduction By Executive Producer Barbara Brilliant
Biography of Narrator Joel Gray

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.78:1 Color (Anamorphic)

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