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THE DANGEROUS CHRISTMAS OF RED RIDING HOOD

1965 television special also known as OH WOLF, POOR WOLF! starring Liza Minnelli, Cyril Ritchard, Vic Damone, Eric Burdon and the Animals. Songs by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill. Directed by Sid Smith.

 


DEAREST ENEMY

1955 live TV production of the Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart musical based on the book by Herbert Fields. Produced and directed by Max Liebman. Starring Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling, Cornelia Otis Skinner and Cyril Ritchard.


THE DESERT SONG

Live 1955 telecast of the Romberg operetta conducted by Charles Sanford. Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, and Frank Mandel. Starring Nelson Eddy, Gale Sherwood, Otto Kruger, John Conte and Salvatore Baccaloni.


ED SULLIVAN: THE BEST OF BROADWAY MUSICALS

A selection of musical numbers done at the Ed Sullivan television show. The cast includes Julie Andrews, Pearl Bailey, Ethel Merman, Florence Henderson, Richard Kiley, Carol Channing, Larry Kert and Carol Lawrence.

 


EVENING PRIMROSE

1966 TV production of a musical by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Paul Bogart and starring Anthony Perkins, Charmian Carr, Dorothy Stickney, Larry Gates.


EVERY LITTLE STEP

2008 documentary about casting the revival of A CHORUS LINE. Includes scenes from the show and interviews with Bob Avian, Charlotte d'Amboise, Jacques d'Amboise, Natascia Diaz, Marvin Hamlisch, Baayork Lee, Donna McKechnie, Alison Porter, Rachelle Rak, Nikki Snelson, Chryssie Whitehead.


JUDY GARLAND - JUDY DUETS

Compilation of numbers with guest stars from Garland's TV series (nothing that wasn't on Pioneer's DVDs) and her TV special with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. The guests include Liza Minnelli, Mel Torme, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lena Horne and Ethel Merman.


MITZI GAYNOR RAZZLE DAZZLE: THE SPECIAL YEARS

Documentary about Mitzi Gaynor's television specials, which aired from 1968-1978 and have been unseen for three decades. The DVD also includes new interviews with Mitzi Gaynor, costume designer Bob Mackie, Kristin Chenoweth, Tony Charmoli, Alton Ruff and Randy Doney, Carl Reiner, Rex Reed and Kelli O'Hara.


DOLORES GRAY: BELL TELEPHONE HOUR APPEARENCES 1959-1966

Rare TV performances by Broadway and Hollywood's Dolores Gray, also with Marc Breaux, Art Lund, Jack Cassidy, Donald O'Connor, nancy Dussault and Jean Fenn. Among others Gray sings songs from DESTRY RIDES AGAIN and ANNIE GET YOUR GUN.


THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

PBS' special programme about the people who wrote the music and lyrics of America's golden age of popular song, narrated by Michael Feisntein. Includes clips starring Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire and many others.


THE GREAT WALTZ

1955 live TV production of the musical based on the life of Johann Strauss Jr., starring Patrice Munsel, Jarmila Novotna, Bert Lahr and Keith Andes.

 


GUYS AND DOLLS - OFF THE RECORD

1992 documentary about the making of the revival cast recording. Complete takes of some songs plus behind the scenes footage in the studio with cast, director Jerry Zaks and musical director Edward Strauss. Commentary by Peter Gallagher, Josie de Guzman, Nathan Lane, and Faith Prince.


HAIR: LET THE SUNSHINE IN

Documentary about the musical. Archival footage from U.S. and international productions; interviews with authors James Rado and Gerome Ragni, composer Galt MacDermot and Broadway director Tom O'Horgan and Milos Forman; footage of James Rado rehearsing HAIR with various companies; interviews with original cast members Keith Carradine, Ben Vereen and Melba Moore; television appearances by Rado and Ragni, both of whom starred in the original Broadway company. 55-minute documentary with an hour of additional footage.


AMERICAN MASTERS: MARVIN HAMLISCH - WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE - DVD release of the PBS special created with cooperation from Hamlisch’s family and access to his personal archives. Bonus include, among others: What He Did For Love; At The Ballet; Genius At Work; The Musician's Musician; The People's Composer; Christopher Walken on Dance; Marvin's Mentor-Jule Styne; The Glass Menagerie - Musical; Peter Dugan & Charles Yang - I Can Not Hear The City; Marvin Hamlisch & Ed Kleban: A Beautiful Collaboration. 84 minutes.


FLORENCE HENDERSON & SHIRLEY JONES: FIRST LADIES OF BROADWAY - Bell Telephone Hour Telecasts 1960-1966

1962 performances from the Bell Telephone Hour television series is a collection of beloved Broadway favorites. Program also includes solos by Jack Cassidy and Keith Andes, and duets with Gordon MacRae.


WORDS AND MUSIC BY JERRY HERMAN

Jerry Herman documentary that “chronicles Herman's rapid rise from witty, topical off-Broadway revues during the 1950s, to his first Broadway hits in the 1960s, through the less successful shows from the 1970s, to his triumphant return in 1983 with "La Cage aux Folles”. Bonus features: the complete "Hello Dolly!" number performed by Carol Channing and the original cast of "Hello, Dolly!"; "Put On Your Dancing Shoes" from Jerry Herman's 1955 college musical; and "Before the Parade Passes By" with Jerry Herman and Ethel Merman.


HOLLYWOOD SINGING AND DANCING

Celebration of song and dance hosted by Shirley Jones. From Busby Berkeley extravaganzas through the wartime songfests, into the heyday of the great MGM spectaculars, and to the present day hits like “Chicago” and “Dreamgirls”. Clips and interviews with Liza Minnelli, Shirley Maclaine, Mickey Rooney, Rita Moreno, Debbie Reynolds, Leslie Caron, Jane Russell, Tab Hunter, Joel Grey, Bill Condon, Rob Marshall, plus rarely seen behind the scenes footage and interviews with legends Busby Berkeley, Vincente Minnelli, Fred Astaire And Gene Kelly.


HOLLYWOOD SINGING AND DANCING: THE 1920s

Documentary hosted by Shirley Jones. Maurice Chevalier, Rudy Vallee, John Boles, Nina Mae McKinney, Jeanette MacDonald, Al Jolson, Helen Morgan, Eddie Cantor, Bebe Daniels, Sophie Tucker.


HOLLYWOOD SINGING AND DANCING: THE 1930s

Highlights include the magic of director/choreographer Busby Berkeley, musical child stars such as Jane Withers, Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney and Shirley Temple; the musical ladies of 20th-Century Fox including Sonja Henie, Betty Grable and Alice Faye; dancers such as Eleanor Powell, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, the Nicholas Brothers, and James Cagney; singing cowboys like Gene Autry and Roy Rogers and musical fantasies such as “The Wizard of Oz”.


HOLLYWOOD SINGING AND DANCING: THE 1940s

Highlights include Sinatra creates a furor among bobbysoxers; pin-up girls Betty Grable, Rita Hayworth, Betty Hutton and June Haver; musical acts The Andrews Sisters and The Jivin' Jacks & Jills boost morale; Bing Crosby and Bob Hope hit the road with a series of musical-comedies; and Hollywood experiments with black performers like Lena Horne on main screens in films “Stormy Weather” and “Cabin in the Sky”.


HOLLYWOOD SINGING AND DANCING: THE 1950s

Highlights include films of Broadway musicals “The King & I”, “Oklahoma!”, “Carousel”, and “South Pacific”; Marilyn Monroe in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”, favorites from the previous decade including Betty Grable, Esther Williams and Jane Powell; Judy Garland makes a comeback in “A Star is Born”; Mitzi Gaynor, Leslie Caron, Doris Day and Debbie Reynolds; Elvis Presley and Pat Boone.


HOLLYWOOD SINGING AND DANCING: THE 1960s

Documentary hosted by Shirley Jones. Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Natalie Wood, Shirley MacLaine, Debbie Reynolds, Judy Garland, Pat Boone and Carol Channing.


HOLLYWOOD SINGING AND DANCING: THE 1970s

Documentary hosted by Shirley Jones. John Travolta, Gene Wilder, Barbra Streisand, Mel Brooks, Stockard Channing, Beverly D'Angelo, Dom DeLuise, Liza Minnelli, Barry Bostwick, Joel Gre and Didi Conn.


HOLLYWOOD SINGING AND DANCING: THE 1980s, 1990s & 2000s

Documentary hosted by Shirley Jones. Kevin Spacey, Johnny Depp, John Travolta, Madonna, Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Renee Zellweger, Julie Andrews, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joel Grey, Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson.


HOLLYWOOD SINGING AND DANCING: MOVIES THAT ROCKED ‘N’ ROLLED

"From Blackboard Jungle launching a new wave of rock and roll movies, to the revolution in cinema created by A Hard Day's Night, to midnight movie madness kicked off by a sweet transvestite from Transylvania in "Rocky Horror Picture Show, to the tween sensation High School Musical ... the entire history of rock and the movies."


HOLLYWOOD SINGING AND DANCING: MOVIES THAT SWING

“The “Swing” era during the 1930s and 1940s was famously captured on feature films and short subjects during the time it was all happening. HOLLYWOOD SINGING AND DANCING: MOVIES THAT SWING brings you the story of swing music on film and the best performances from the classic musicians of the Big Band era including Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Gene Krupa, Cab Calloway, Kay Kyser, and many more.”


JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL LIVING IN PARIS

1975 American Film Theatre production starring Elly Stone, Mort Shuman, Shawn Elliott, Alice Whitfield and Joe Masiell. Includes special features.


FLORENCE HENDERSON & SHIRLEY JONES: FIRST LADIES OF BROADWAY - Bell Telephone Hour Telecasts 1960-1966

1962 performances from the Bell Telephone Hour television series is a collection of beloved Broadway favorites. Program also includes solos by Jack Cassidy and Keith Andes, and duets with Gordon MacRae.


OMNIBUS: GENE KELLY - DANCING: A MAN’S GAME - DVD release of the 1958 Omnibus TV show with Gene Kelly.


KISS ME, KATE

1958 Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, telecast with Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Julie Wilson, Billy Hayes, Harvey Lemeck and Jack Klugman. 78 minutes. Black & white.


CAROL LAWRENCE: BELL TELEPHONE HOUR APPEARENCES 1960-1967

Rare TV performances by Broadway's Carol Lawrence, also with Larry Kert, Robert Goulet, Howard Keel and Matt Mattox. Among others, Lawrence sings excerpts from WEST SIDE STORY. It also includes an exclusive 2004 interview.


LIFE AFTER TOMORROW

A documentary that explores “life-changing experience of being a child performer in the hit Broadway musical, Annie, and provides a candid look at the hard knocks that follow early success”. Includes interviews and additional performances with reunited orphans. Direcetd by Julie Stevens and Gil Cates, Jr.


LIZA WITH A Z

Emmy Award winning 1972 Liza Minnelli television special Directed and Choreographed by Bob Fosse was finally released on DVD in a two-discs set. Includes original songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb, plus several extras including unaired "Mein Herr" segment from the CABARET.


HEART & SOUL THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF FRANK LOESSER

PBS’ documentary profile on composer/lyricist Frank Loesser (GUYS AND DOLLS, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, among others). Includes clips from some of his shows and movies, plus interviews with Matthew Broderick, Robert Morse, Charles Nelson Reilly, Stephen Schwartz, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Emily Loesser, Margaret Whiting, Jerry Herman and Betty Garrett.


LOST IN THE STARS

1974 American Film Theatre production directed by Daniel Mann, with Brock Peters, Melba Moore, Raymond St. Jacques, Clifton Davis, Paul Rogers and Paulene Myers. Music by Kurt Weill and Lyrics by Maxwell Anderson. Includes special features.


MARCO POLO

Alfred Drake and Doretta Morrow star in this 1956 made-for-TV musical about the adventures of Marco Polo, with songs and dance numbers based on themes by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Cast also includes Paul Ukena, Ross Martin and Jerome Kilty.


MARY MARTIN AND ETHEL MERMAN - THEIR LEGENDARY APPEARENCE ON THE FORD 50TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW

June 15, 1953 television special in black and white, with Martin & Merman singing solos and duets - only 27 minutes.


JOHNNY MERCER: THE DREAM’S ON ME

To mark the 100th anniversary of Johnny Mercer birth, this documentary presents his life and work through the story telling eyes of Clint Eastwood with new performances and interviews by: Tony Bennett, John Williams, Julie Andrews, Dr. John, Michael Feinstein, Blake Edwards, Jamie Cullum, Audra McDonald, Andre Previn and Stephen Holden.


MARY MARTIN AND ETHEL MERMAN - THEIR LEGENDARY APPEARENCE ON THE FORD 50TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW

June 15, 1953 television special in black and white, with Martin & Merman singing solos and duets - only 27 minutes.


BETTE MIDLER: THE SHOWGIRL MUST GO ON

Recorded live in Las Vegas, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the 70-minute production also features the Harlettes, 20 dancers Midler calls "The Caesar Salad Girls" and a 13-piece band.


THE MIKADO

1960 The Bell Telephone Hour presentation. Starring Groucho Marx, Stanley Holloway, Robert Rounseville, Dennis King, Helen Traubel and Barbara Meister. Directed by Martyn Green.


MISS SAIGON, THE MAKING OF

Like the title says, this is a documentary about the making of the stage hit MISS SAIGON. "Witness the evolution of this monumental production from its inception in the sumptuous hills of Provence to its glamorous London debut on a fascinating insider's voyage into the world of the theater."


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