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AMERICAN MASTERS: LEGENDS OF BROADWAY

A 3 DVD box that includes "LEONARD BERNSTEIN: REACHING FOR THE NOTE, RICHARD RODGERS: THE SWEETEST SOUNDS and YOURS FOR A SONG: THE WOMEN OF TIN PAN ALLEY. The works of Leonard Bernstein, Richard Rodgers and the women of Tin Pan Alley are thoroughly discussed and dissected in this release.


ANYTHING GOES

Cole Porter musical in abbreviated form presented as 1954 NBC Colgate Comedy Hour show. Starrring Frank Sinatra, Ethel Merman, Bert Lahr and Sheree North. Dean Martin hosts. Five of the original show's songs plus several other Porter numbers. 60 minutes


JULIE ANDREWS: ONE STEP INTO SPRING

DVD release of the 1978 musical variety television special. Musical "salute to Spring." Host Julie Andrews with Leslie Uggams, Leo Sayer and Jim Henson's Muppets. 60 minutes.


HAROLD ARLEN - AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE

The Bell Telephone Hour, December 5, 1965, hosted by Dinah Shore, pays a warm tribute to the work of composer Harold Arlen, with stars including Dinah Shore, Gordon MacRae, Gretchen Wyler, Leslie Uggams and Duke Ellington.


HAROLD ARLEN: SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW

This film chronicles the life of American songwriter Harold Arlen. Through interviews with several artists Arlen's career is revisited. Featuring Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Johnny Mercer, Bing Crosby and Judy Garland.


BABES IN TOYLAND

1955 and 1954 live television versions of Victor Herbert operetta. Libretto by Glen MacDonough. Dennis Day, Barbara Cook (1955), Jo Sullivan (1954) Wally Cox, Jack E. Leonard, Edward Brian (1954), Dickie Belton (1955) and Dave Garroway; the Bil and Cora Baird Marionettes. Produced and directed by Max Liebman. Black & white.


BABES IN TOYLAND

Live 1954 television special adaptation of Victor Herbert's operetta, starring Wally Cox, Dave Garroway, Ellen Barrie, Dennis Day, Barbara Cook, Jack E. Leonard, Karin Wolfe and Sam Levine.


MICHAEL BALL: A LIFE ON STAGE

Features 25 of Michael's greatest live tracks, all personally introduced by Michael and four exclusive behind the scenes conversations shot throughout the year at Hampton Court Palace Festival-Concert Day, Michael as Stage Producer, his TV show "The Michael Ball Show," his Radio 2 show "Sunday Brunch." Region 2. 130 minutes. Includes "The Winner Takes It All," "High Flying Adored," "I Know Where I've Been" and many more.


LEONARD BERNSTEIN'S NEW YORK

With songs from ON THE TOWN, WONDERFUL TOWN and WEST SIDE STORY this was filmed in the locations celebrated by Bernstein's songs. The cast includes Dawn Upshaw, Mandy Patinkin, Donna Murphy, Audra McDonald, Judy Blazer and Richard Muenz.


BLOOMER GIRL

1956 Producers' Showcase television broadcast of the musical with music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and book by Sig Herzig and Fred Saidy. Starring Barbara Cook and Keith Andes.


BROADWAY & HOLLYWOOD SONGWRITERS - BURTON LANE / MITCHELL PARISH

Previously released on VHS as "A Visit with...", this DVD give us a closer look to the creative life of those musical authors. Interviews, songs and more.


BROADWAY & HOLLYWOOD SONGWRITERS - E. Y. "YIP" HARBURG / SHELDON HARNICK

Previously released on VHS as "A Visit with...", this DVD give us a closer look to the creative life of those musical authors. Interviews, songs and more.


BROADWAY & HOLLYWOOD SONGWRITERS - KANDER & EBB / ALAN JAY LERNER

Previoulsy released on VHS as "A Visit with...", this DVD give us a closer look to the creative life of those musical authors. Interviews, songs and more.


BROADWAY LOST TREASURES

DVD release of the PBS program saluting the Tony Awards. Starring Zero Mostel, Patti Lupone, Julie Andrews, Joel Grey, Carol Channing, Tommy Tune, Gwen Verdon, Chita Rivera and many more. It includes five additional numbers not shown on the television broadcast.


BROADWAY LOST TREASURES II

A new collection of rare musical performances taken from the Tony Awards broadcasts. Starring, among others, Angela Lansbury, Chita Rivera, Michael Jeter, Patti Lupone, Robert Morse and Jerry Orbach. Numbers from, among others, SWEET CHARITY, CHICAGO, GRAND HOTEL, MAME, GUYS AND DOLLS and ANYTHING GOES. The DVD includes bonus material from ME AND MY GIRL, NINE, COCO and FIORELLO.


BROADWAY LOST TREASURES III

A new collection of rare musical performances taken from the Tony Awards broadcasts. Starring, among others, Julie Andrews, Robert Goulet, Angela Lansbury, Jerry Orbach, Ethel Merman, Chita Rivera and Kristin Chenoweth. Numbers from, among others, FOSSE, INTO THE WOODS, KISS ME KATE, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, RAGTIME, WEST SIDE STORY and CRAZY FOR YOU.


BROADWAY: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL

Julie Andrews hosts this six-part, six-hour PBS documentary that chronicles the 100 year old genre and its relationship with 20th century American life. Each of the 6 episodes take a look at a different era: “Give My Regards to Broadway” (1893-1927); “Syncopated City” (1919-1933); “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’ “ (1930-1942); “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ “ (1943-1960); “Tradition” (1957-1979); “Putting It Together” (1980-Present).


BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE

An ambitious and comprehensive film about America's most celebrated indigenous art form. Award-winning filmmaker Rick McKay filmed over 100 of the greatest stars ever to work on Broadway or in Hollywood, including Carol Burnett, Carol Channing, Robert Goulet, Angela Lansbury, Shirley MacLaine, Jerry Orbach, Chita Rivera, Stephen Sondheim, Elaine Stritch and Gwen Verdon.


BROADWAY'S BEST AT POPS

DVD edition of "Broadway's Best At Pops" showcasing memorable moments enhanced with candid interviews with renowned conductors and Broadway personalities drawn from some 35 years of public television musical history. "Broadway's Best At Pops" features such luminaries as Ethel Merman, Ray Bolger, Kristin Chenoweth, Pearl Baily, Bonnie and John Raitt, Bernadette Peters, Tommy Tune, Carol Channing, Gregory Hines, and dozens of others. Includes an additional twenty-five minutes of interviews with John Williams, Michael Feinstein, Barbara Cook and others.


A CAROL BURNETT CHRISTMAS

Four timeless Christmas spectaculars including the comic genius of Bob Newhart and Jonathan Winters plus, Julie Andrews singing her classic, My Favorite Things, plus Gwen Verdon, ChitaRivera, the rapier political wit of Art Buchwald and much much more! This set includes the long lost Christmas special from The Entertainers!


THE CAR MAN

Matthew Bourne dance version of CARMEN using the passionate music of Georges Bizet. The cast includes Alan Vincet, Saranne Curtin, Will Kemp, Etta Murfitt, Scott Ambler and Vicky Evans.


A CELEBRATION OF CLASSIC MGM FILM MUSICALS

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, a Prom celebrating 75 years of classic MGM film musicals. John Wilson and his hand-picked orchestra celebrate the golden age of Hollywood musicals including songs from “The Wizard of Oz”, “Meet Me in St Louis”, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”, “High Society”, “Gigi” and “Singin` in the Rain”. Featuring Curtis Stigers, Kim Criswell, Seth MacFarlane, Sir Thomas Allen and Sarah Fox.


CAROL CHANNING - LARGER THAN LIFE

Documentary of the Broadway legend. With Lily Tomlin, Chita Rivera, Barbara Walters, Tyne Daly, Tippi Hedren, Loni Anderson and Debbie Reynolds, Phyllis Diller, Tommy Tune, Bob Mackie and Bruce Vilanch. Directed by Dori Berinstein


CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG: THE MAKING OF

A behind the scenes look at the creation of the stage production of the Richard M. & Robert B. Sherman musical. Besides interviews with, among others, Michael Ball, Emma Williams, Gillian Lynn and Nichola MacAuliff, it includes five full production numbers ("Hushabye Mountain", "Me Ol Bamboo", "Bombie Samba", "Doll on a Music Box/Truly Scrumptious", and the "Finale").


COMPANY

A close look at the recording sessions of COMPANY's Broadway cast album. Featuring, among others, Elaine Stritch, Dean Jones, Barbara Barrie, Charles Kimbrough, Donna McKechnie and Stephen Sondheim.

 


A CONNECTICUT YANKEE

1955 live telecast of the Rodgers & Hart musical presented as part of the series Max Liebman "Spectaculars." Starring Eddie Albert (Martin), Janet Blair (Sandy), Gale Sherwood (Morgan Le Fay), John Conte (Sir Kay), Beverlee Dennis (Switchboard Operator), dancers Bambi Linn and Rod Alexander, and Boris Karloff as King Arthur.


BARBARA COOK: BELL TELEPHONE HOUR APPEARENCES 1960-1965

Rare TV performances by Broadway's Barbara Cook, also with Robert Goulet, The Buffalo Bills and The Bell Telephone Hour Chorus. Among others, Cook's sings "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right of My Head", "They're Either Too Young or Too Old", "Indian Love Call" and a fews songs from THE MUSIC MAN.


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