Great Performances - Season 40, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

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Joel Grey narrates this look at the role Jewish composers and lyricists played in creating the modern American musical. Archival and performance clips accent the documentary, which includes rehearsal footage from Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim's "Gypsy" and original "South Pacific" star William Tabbert singing "You've Got to be Carefully Taught" with Richard Rodgers on piano. Also: Fanny Brice ("The Great Ziegfeld"); Barbra Streisand ("Funny Girl"); and Ethel Merman ("Gypsy").

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