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Broadway: The American Musical Rebroadcast

October 5, 2012 | By Public Programs Staff

BROADWAY: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL series

Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM ET on PBS

Program Episode 1: Give My Regards to Broadway (1893-1927)

Original Broadcast: 10/19/2004

Trace Broadway’s early days, from the Ziegfeld Follies to the far-sighted masterpiece Show Boat.

 

Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM ET on PBS

Program Episode 2: Syncopated City (1919-1933)

Original Broadcast: 10/19/2004

Examine the riotous mix of classes and cultures on dramatic display on Broadway.

 

Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM ET on PBS

Program Episode 3: I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’ (1929-1942)

Original Broadcast: 10/20/2004

Note the dichotomy in the musical theater in the wake of the Great Depression.

 

Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM ET on PBS

Program Episode 4: Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ (1943-1960)

Original Broadcast: 10/20/2004

Trace a golden age on Broadway, sparked by the works of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

 

Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM ET on PBS

Program Episode 5: Tradition (1957-1979)

Original Broadcast: 10/21/2004

Rock’n’roll, civil rights, Vietnam and unconventional subject matter result in changes in musical theater.

 

Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM ET on PBS

Program Episode6:  Putting It Together (1980-Present)

Original Broadcast: 10/21/2004

See how the “fabulous invalid” survives into the 21st century — and thrives.

 

 

 

 

Broadway: The American Musical received a grant from NEH.