B'WAY Films, 2013, 85 minutes
"This film that explores the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. Featuring interviews and conversations with some of the greatest composers and writers of the Broadway stage, Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy will showcase the work of some of the nation's pre-eminent creators of musical theatre including Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Kurt Weill, Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Jules Styne and many others."
Kino Lorber Edu, 2007, 55 minutes
"Since its overwhelming success on Broadway forty years ago, HAIR: Let the Sun Shine In has inspired generations with its messages of love, non-violence and liberation. This definitive and entertaining documentary highlights the continuing relevance of the show and its still radical, transformative power."
Janson Media, 2009, 51 minutes
"Shirley MacLaine was the product of a strict middle-class background from which she and her brother, the future actor Warren Beatty, escaped into the fantasy world of show-biz. Her ballet training and her long-legged pixie charm led to rapid success on Broadway in musical comedy."
PBS, 2013, 84 minutes
"A unique coming-of-age story with Chinese characteristics, The Road to Fame chronicles the staging of the American musical Fame -- China's first official collaboration with Broadway -- by the senior class of the Central Academy of Drama. Raised in one-child families, these ambitious youngsters aspire to become tomorrow's megastars as they are about to graduate from their prestigious institution."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection ML 410.B6515.B35
Creative Arts Television, 1976, 29 minutes
"Examination of the life, work and influence of Marc Blitzstein. With Aaron Copland, composer. Arvin Brown, director. John Houseman, producer-actor. Leonard Bernstein, composer. Actor-singers Howard Da Silva, Brenda Lewis, Jerry Jarrett, Joyce Ebert. Blitzstein's work includes "The Cradle Will Rock" (a 1937 Federal Theater Project project), "Regina" (based on Lillian Hellman's play "The Little Foxes"), and an adaptation of the Brecht-Weill musical play "The Threepenny Opera." Through all his work there runs a vivid social consciousness, often expressed in angry commentary on injustice and the irony of misery in a land of plenty. When he died (in an act of violence when he was only 58) he was working on an opera about Sacco and Vanzetti. Performance excerpts include portions from the above titles as well as from Blitzstein's contributions to "No For an Answer", and "Daarlin' Juno". 1976."
Creative Arts Television, 1965, 27 minutes
Discussion of the production of "Do I Hear a Waltz?" with Arthur Laurents, author of the book for the show, Beni Montresor, set designer, and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Includes graphics from the scene design and former productions on which the musical is based.
The official website of the American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards includes a searchable database of all winners 1947 to present.
Selected videos are available 2007+ for acceptance speeches, creative arts awards, education awards, meet the nominees, other Tony videos, red carpet, show clips & Tony extras.
(29 minutes) This episode of Elliot Norton Reviews is a discussion about the play Hair, with Linda Gaines, Rick Spiegel, and Naomi Wexler, who are appearing in the second Boston touring production (about 1973).
(29 minutes) This episode of Elliot Norton Reviews is a discussion about the 1975 musical Shenandoah with writers Philip Rose and Peter Udell, lyricist Gary Geld, and actor John Cullum, all of whom perform some of the musical’s songs in the second half of the program.
"Complete listings of Broadway shows that have been filmed, taped or adapted, films that have made their way to the stage or vice-versa, concerts, documentaries, films with a theatrical focus and more!"
PBS, 1974, 1 hour 22 minutes
This is a performance of George S. Kaufman and Ring Lardner's June Moon directed by Kirk Browning and Burt Shevelove.
Performers: Jack Cassidy, Beatrice Colen, Barbara Dana, Tom Fitzsimmons, Kevin McCarthy, Lee Meredith, Estelle Parsons, Austin Pendleton, Susan Sarandon, Stephen Sondheim
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1980, 2 hours
Producer: Joseph Papp; Directors: Wilford Leach & Joshua White
Performers: Kevin Kline, George Walter Rose, Linda Ronstadt, Patricia Routledge, Tony Azito, Alice Playten, Rex Smith, Marcie Shaw, Wendy Wolfe
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1981, 1 hour, 12 minutes
Writer: Elizabeth Swados; Producer: Joseph Papp; Director: Emile Ardolino
Performers: Betty Aberlin, Debbie Allen, Stuart Baker-Bergen, Richard Cox, Sheila Dabney, Rodney Hudson, Michael Jeter, Charles Lanyer, Mark Linn-Baker, Kathy Morath, Deborah Rush, Meryl Streep