Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

Directed by Michael Kantor

Engaging, humorous, and provocative, Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy examines the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. The film showcases the work of legends like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, and Oscar Hammerstein II. Interviews with songwriters and luminaries including Sheldon Harnick, Stephen Schwartz, Harold Prince, and Mel Brooks provide insight, alongside standout performances and archival footage. Narrated by Tony and Academy Award winner Joel Grey, this entertaining documentary mingles cultural history with illuminating perspectives on the origins and meanings of some of Broadway's most beloved songs, stories, and shows.

Engaging, humorous, and provocative, Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy examines the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical.

Cast: Joel Grey, Sheldon Harnick, Stephen Schwartz, Harold Prince, Arthur Laurents, Charles Strouse, Mel Brooks, Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, Zero Mostel, Nathan Lane, Barbra Streisand, Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth

Member Reviews

Absolutely Fantastic! Well produced and very informative. I really enjoyed learning the history of the (mostly)men and women who wrote the music and lyrics to the soundtrack of my childhood! I grew up watching musicals with my parents and grandparents and this brought back some wonderful memories! It is definitely worth your time!

SarahEM
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20 days ago