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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, Oct 20, 2012 - 11:00 PM    "Syncopated City (1919-1933)" Prohibition and the Jazz Age bring change and a mix of classes and cultures. In the spotlight are Eubie Blake, Al Jolson, The Marx Brothers, the Gershwins and Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. With the stock market crash, the Great Depression and the new "talking picture' coming from Hollywood, cause a massive talent exodus to Hollywood. Part 2 of 6 G
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Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 - 7:00 PM "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin' (1943-1960)" (PLUS)
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Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 - 7:00 PM "Tradition (1957-1979)" (PLUS)
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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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