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Broadway: The American Musical

BROADWAY: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL chronicles the history of this uniquely American art form. "Broadway," hosted by Academy Award- winning star of stage, film and television, Julie Andrews, tells two stories: the 100-year history of musical theater, and the story of its relationship to 20th-century American life, from the immigrant experience at the turn of the century to today's Broadway, where big budget new productions and revivals of classic favorites compete side by side for box office success. Peppered throughout are legendary moments in Broadway history and first-person accounts from dozens of theater luminaries -- among them late greats such as . . .

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Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 - 11:00 PM    "Tradition (1957-1979)" West Side Story brings untraditional subject matter to the musical stage, and ushers in a new breed of director/choreographer who insist on performers who can dance, sing and act. But by the time Jerome Robbins' last original musical, Fiddler on the Roof closes after a run of 3,242 performances in 1972, Broadway is changing again. Rock 'n' Roll, civil rights and Vietnam bring new talents and new directions with innovative productions like Hair. Part 5 of 6 G
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Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 - 11:00 PM "Tradition (1957-1979)" (PLUS)
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Saturday, Nov 24, 2012 - 7:00 PM "Putting It Together (1980 - Present)" (PLUS)
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Saturday, Nov 24, 2012 - 11:30 PM "Putting It Together (1980 - Present)" (PLUS)
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