Great Performances: Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy
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Great Performances: Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

Wednesday, June 5 at 9:00 p.m.

Why has the Broadway musical proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds?

From Broadway’s golden age, names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. More recently, Broadway babies such as Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman and Andrew Lippa represent a sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater.

"Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy" combines interviews with performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for a century.