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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 10, 2012 - 11:00 PM    "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin' (1943-1960)" The new partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II changes the face of Broadway, beginning with the record-breaking Oklahoma! in 1943, featuring a landmark ballet by Agnes de Mille. Carousel and South Pacific then set the standard for decades to come by pioneering a musical in which the story is all-important. For challenging the country to confront its deep-seated racial bigotry, South Pacific wins the Pulitzer Prize. Part 4 of 6 G
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Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 - 11:00 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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Saturday, Nov 24, 2012 - 11:30 PM "Putting It Together (1980 - Present)" (PLUS)
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