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GREAT PERFORMANCES: “BROADWAY MUSICALS: A JEWISH LEGACY”
January 1, 2013  | By David Bianculli  | 6 comments

PBS, 9:30 p.m. ET

 
Michael Kantor, who looked lovingly and intelligently at New York stage history in Broadway: The American Musical, returns with another smart, talent-filled treatise, this time focusing on Jewish performers, composers, book writers and influences on the Broadway musical. Joel Grey hosts, and the vintage performance clips you’ll see include Zero Mostel in Fiddler on the Roof, Nathan Lane in The Producers, Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl, and, yes, David Hyde-Pierce in Spamalot, singing the pertinent lyrics, “To hit the top on Broadway and not lose… There simply must be, simply must be Jews.” Interview subjects include Stephen Sondheim, Mel Brooks, Stephen Schwartz, Arthur Laurents, Sheldon Harnick, John Kander and Harold Prince. Check local listings.
 
 
 
 
 
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6 Comments
 
 
Karen Wantuck
Is the DVD available yet?
Aug 18, 2013   |  Reply
 
 
Steve
I called up the number that PBS showed for obtaining a DVD, 1-800-336-1917, but I was told that they will not have additional supplies of this DVD for about a month. Does anyone know how I can obtain a copy sooner?
Jan 29, 2013   |  Reply
 
 
EG
We checked, and "Broadway Musicals A Jewish Legacy" is not yet available at the PBS website shop...just yet. We'll keep checking and let you know when the DVD is on sale. –EG
Jan 11, 2013   |  Reply
 
Eric Gould
Good news, "Great Performances" fans -- We heard back from PBS, and there is a DVD number to order at 800-336-1917. We believe they’re shipping towards the end of January and will not be in stores till April/May. If we hear of any updates, we will post here. –EG
Jan 11, 2013
 
 
 
Karen Kahn Weinberg
How can I purchase the DVD for "Broadway Musicals A Jewish Legacy"?

Thank you, Karen
Jan 11, 2013   |  Reply
 
 
Gary Schwartz
I am also wondering where I can purchase the DVD. Hopefully someone from PBS can post a link. Thank you.
Jan 6, 2013   |  Reply
 
 
nancy maxwell
does anyone know where I can get the DVD - not showing on PBS store
Jan 5, 2013   |  Reply
 
 
 
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