Great Performances

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

Season 40 Episode 6 | 1h 23m 5s | Video has closed captioning.

Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim... Why has the Broadway musical proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? The documentary combines interviews with performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for a century.

Aired: 01/01/13

Expired: 08/31/19

Rating: NR

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Major series funding for GREAT PERFORMANCES is provided by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Jody …

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