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The BBC production of Broadway: The American Musical

Posted by hyperpat on October 19, 2007

Watched this over the last several nights. Once again, the BBC proves that they produce excellent material. The analysis of what’s happened on Broadway over the last 100 years is both insightful and nostalgic. Ninety percent of the various productions they cover in detail, from Oklahoma to West Side Story, will bring back fond memories of what truly qualifies as real entertainment. These are true classics. And the few they cover that you might not remember were often groundbreaking works that had great influence on later works that you definitely will remember. The portraits of the various great composer/lyricist teams like Rogers and Hammerstein are fascinating. And I defy someone to watch this and not end up singing along with a least a few of the songs. A must watch.

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