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Michael Kantor - PBS Distribution

Now you can present the landmark PBS television series in your music classroom! In six hour-long episodes, on 3 DVDs or 3 VHS videos, "Broadway: The American Musical" brings alive the epic story of musical theater and its great significance in 20th-century American culture. Produced by Michael Kantor and hosted by Julie Andrews, the series features a who's who of Broadway luminaries, including Mel Brooks, Carol Channing, Betty Comden, Joel Grey, Kitty Carlisle Hart, John Lahr, Arthur Laurents, Harold Prince, Stephen Sondheim, Tommy Tune, Ben Vereen and George C. Wolfe. Includes: I. Give My Regards to Broadway (1893-1927); II. Syncopated City (1919-1933);III. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' (1929-1942); IV.Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' (1943-1960); V. Tradition (1957-1979); VI. Putting It Together (1980-Present). The audio companion to the series, the 5-CD deluxe boxed set (with 60-page booklet) is the comprehensive collection of Broadway music from the last 85 years! It includes over 100 songs from Broadway's greatest musicals of all time, representing the best work of creators such as George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Weill, Berthold Brecht, Stephen Sondheim, John Kander, Fred Ebb, Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Marvin Hamlisch, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Henry Mancini, Billy Joel, and many others. The informative liner notes and track-by-track annotations help to make this a necessary addition to every music curriculum and every music library! Also available, a 480-page hardcover book which is both a complement to the PBS series and a stand-alone volume for the general reader. The first comprehensive history of the American musical, from the turn of the 20th century through the turn of the 21st, this book belongs in every music library - and it's also an excellent gift for any musician!