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1. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )
Episode: Tradition: 1957-1979 (2004)

Documentary, Music

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The new innovative musical on Broadway starting this era was "West Side Story", the first musical to integrate dance movement into the everyday movement of the characters. The movement was ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kantor | Stars: Julie Andrews, Louis Armstrong, Pearl Bailey, The Beatles

Votes: 10

2. First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb (2015 TV Movie)

60 min | Musical

9.0
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An all-star cast performs the music of John Kander and Fred Ebb; songs include "New York, New York" and "Cabaret."

Director: Matt Hoffman | Stars: Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff, James Clow, Norm Lewis

Votes: 10

3. Liza with a Z (1972 TV Special)

55 min | Music

8.6
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Liza Minnelli stars in a television concert directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse. She performs such songs as the title number, "Liza with a 'Z'" and "Son of a Preacher Man". The concert ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Tony Bennett, Marisa Berenson, Lorna Luft

Votes: 456

4. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )

360 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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A six-part documentary about the Broadway musical

Stars: Julie Andrews, John Lahr, Stephen Sondheim, Philip Furia

Votes: 287

5. The 53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala: An American Journey (1997 TV Special)

Music

8.5
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Stars: Jesse Allen, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Laurie Beechman, Candice Bergen

Votes: 69

6. Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song (2001– )

49 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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Eight-episode series depicting 100 years of history of popular song, from early pioneers to rock'n'roll revolution and modern-day pop.

Stars: Pat Boone, Jerry Wexler, Clive Owen, Burt Bacharach

Votes: 56

7. An Early Frost (1985 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

8.3
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A young lawyer hasn't told his parents about his homosexuality. Now he must tell them--at a time when the diagnosis was still a death sentence--that he has AIDS.

Director: John Erman | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, Sylvia Sidney, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 1,556

8. Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra (1973 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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Frank Sinatra returns to the spotlight with a television special.

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Don Costa, Gordon Jenkins

Votes: 66

9. Sam Found Out: A Triple Play (1988 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.2
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Liza Minnelli plays three separate women in three separate stories. There's a serious drama about a hooker and her pimp, a romance about a lonely dancer and a black prince and a musical about a man and a woman having dog problems.

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Liza Minnelli, L. Peter Callender, Marilyn Cooper, Douglas Fisher

Votes: 16

10. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 498

11. Omnibus (1967–2003)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.1
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Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.

Stars: Humphrey Burton, David Collings, Kirsty Wark, Stephen Fry

Votes: 107

12. Frank Sinatra in Japan: Live at the Budokan Hall, Tokyo (1985 TV Special)

G | 70 min | Music

8.1
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Frank Sinatra live on stage in Japan's famous Budokan Hall.

Stars: Frank Sinatra, Joe Parnello

Votes: 19

13. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About (2009)

120 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Born Jerome Wilson Rabinowitz, Jerome Robbins was a dancer and choreographer. Starting his career as a modern dancer, he began to appreciate the technique involved in ballet, the two which ... See full summary »

Director: Judy Kinberg | Stars: Ib Andersen, William Archibald, Fred Astaire, Mikhail Baryshnikov

Votes: 54

14. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.0
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Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 118

15. Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1950s: The Golden Era of the Musical (2009 Video)

Documentary, Musical

8.0
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During the 1950s, musical masterpieces that have yet to be equaled were produced in Cinemascope with stereophonic sound. These two episodes explore how the post-war years were alive with ... See full summary »

Stars: Allan Arkush, Obba Babatundé, Robert Banas, Robert S. Birchard

Votes: 22

16. Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (2013 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary

8.0
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Engaging, humorous, and provocative, Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy examines the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. The film ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kantor | Stars: Mary Ellen Barrett, Jamie Bernstein, Jerry Bock, Matthew Broderick

Votes: 46

17. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 429

18. Cabaret (1972)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Musical

7.8
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80 Metascore

A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey

Votes: 38,861 | Gross: $42.77M

19. Na plovárne (1999– )

23 min | Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: Marek Eben, Quincy Jones, Matej Forman, Václav Havel

Votes: 52

20. Mr. Prince (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.7
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Director: Sara Feldmann Sheehan | Stars: George Abbott, Carol Burnett, Len Cariou, Michael Cerveris

Votes: 9

21. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: The Music of Kander and Ebb: Razzle Dazzle (1997)

Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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Stars: John Kander, Fred Ebb, Lauren Bacall, Joel Grey

Votes: 7

22. CBS News Sunday Morning (1979– )

90 min | News

7.6
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The news show that does personal interest pieces, and has done since 1979. Anything from interviews with actors, political figures, athletes, musicians, costume designers, fashion designers... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Osgood, Jane Pauley, Conor Knighton, Mo Rocca

Votes: 391

23. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies (2004 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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The top 100 songs of the past 100 years chosen by the American Film Institute are presented by host-actor John Travolta.

Director: Gary Smith | Stars: John Travolta, Clay Aiken, Debbie Allen, Julie Andrews

Votes: 126

24. Cabaret: A Legend in the Making (1997 Video)

18 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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Stars: Martin Baum, Fred Ebb, Cy Feuer, Bob Fosse

Votes: 16

25. Places in the Heart (1984)

PG | 111 min | Drama

7.3
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In the Deep South in the 1930s, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan

Votes: 8,193 | Gross: $34.70M

26. Gypsy (1993 TV Movie)

153 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Based on the autobiography of Gypsy Rose Lee, this made-for-TV movie-previously a Broadway smash and a 1962 film-depicts the life and times of a stripper and her domineering mother.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Bette Midler, Peter Riegert, Cynthia Gibb, Edward Asner

Votes: 1,364

27. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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The Mike Douglas Show was a variety show out of Cleveland OH and then Philadelphia PA, broadcast in the daytime. It's structure was similar to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, David Brenner

Votes: 287

28. The Boys Next Door (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Jack Palmer is a social worker whose job has taken precedence over his personal life. Mainly, his job is to help four mentally challenged men live regular lives in a home. They consist of: ... See full summary »

Director: John Erman | Stars: Nathan Lane, Robert Sean Leonard, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Jeter

Votes: 380

29. Something for Everyone (1970)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Konrad, a handsome country boy in post-war Austria, charms his way into a butler position at the castle of a widowed countess that lost her fortune. Before long the opportunistic boy is ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Prince | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Michael York, Anthony Higgins, Heidelinde Weis

Votes: 573

30. The 22nd Annual Tony Awards (1968 TV Special)

Family

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Director: Stan Harris | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Peter Ustinov, George Abbott, David Atkinson

Votes: 27

31. Chicago (2002)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

7.2
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82 Metascore

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Taye Diggs

Votes: 182,406 | Gross: $170.68M

32. Gintberg på kanten (2011– )

30 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.2
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Stars: Jan Gintberg, Niels Jensen, Thomas Olsen, Karl Nielsen

Votes: 31

33. The 51st Annual Tony Awards (1997 TV Special)

Music

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Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Rosie O'Donnell, Adam Alexi-Malle, Julie Andrews, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 55

34. Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure (2008 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Musical

7.2
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HOLLYWOOD SINGING & DANCING: A MUSICAL TREASURE is a celebration of song and dance, beginning with the Busby Berkeley films that lifted the spirits of audiences during the Great Depression,... See full summary »

Director: Mark McLaughlin | Stars: Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, Obba Babatundé, John Badham

Votes: 35

35. L'encyclopédie audio-visuelle (1992– )

52 min | Documentary

7.1
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Stars: Birgit Bofarull, Jacques Bonnaffé, Peter Lucas, Barbara M. Messner

Votes: 7

36. Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1970's (2009 Video)

Documentary, Musical

6.9
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Director: Mark McLaughlin | Stars: Marty Angelo, Allan Arkush, Fred Astaire, Obba Babatundé

Votes: 10

37. The 61st Annual Tony Awards (2007 TV Special)

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Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Eric Dysart, Kevin Adams, John Ahlin, Jane Alexander

Votes: 53

38. Breathing Lessons (1994 TV Movie)

PG | 93 min | Drama

6.6
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A married couple review their lives and renew their love for one another while driving to a friend's funeral.

Director: John Erman | Stars: James Garner, Joanne Woodward, Kathryn Erbe, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 292

39. Working in the Theatre (1976– )

60 min | Documentary, Talk-Show

6.5
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Bringing together performers, directors, playwrights, designers, choreographers, producers and behind-the-scenes personnel from the American and international theatre, the program offers a ... See full summary »

Stars: Jean Dalrymple, George White, Brendan Gill, Ted Chapin

Votes: 17

40. Funny Lady (1975)

PG | 136 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Story of singer Fanny Brice's stormy relationship with showman Billy Rose.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 3,953

41. Still of the Night (1982)

PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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A Manhattan psychiatrist probes a patient's murder and falls for the victim's mysterious mistress.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Roy Scheider, Meryl Streep, Jessica Tandy, Joe Grifasi

Votes: 3,043

42. Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1980s, 1990s and 2000s (2009 Video)

Documentary, Musical

6.1
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Allan Arkush, Armand Assante, Dan Aykroyd

Votes: 15

43. French Postcards (1979)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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An American group of exchange students come to Paris to study the language and culture for a year. The film depicts the various interactions between the students and the instructors, ... See full summary »

Director: Willard Huyck | Stars: Miles Chapin, Blanche Baker, David Marshall Grant, Valérie Quennessen

Votes: 403

44. The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1998 TV Movie)

Documentary

6.0
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Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Bill Cosby

Votes: 57

45. Theatreland (1996–1997)

Talk-Show

6.0
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Stars: Sheridan Morley, Emma Freud, Diana Rigg, Steven Berkoff

Votes: 5

46. L'encyclopédie audio-visuelle (1992– )
Episode: Gershwin (1993)

52 min | Documentary

5.8
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Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azéma, Philippe Baudouin, Betty Comden

Votes: 16

47. I Want to Go Home (1989)

100 min | Comedy

5.7
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Joey Wellman, a cantankerous American cartoonist, accepts an invitation to come to an exhibition in Paris, because his estranged daughter Elsie is a student there. He arrives with his ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Adolph Green, Laura Benson, Linda Lavin, Gérard Depardieu

Votes: 472

48. Blue Skies Again (1983)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Sport

5.6
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A hard-hitting, fast, sure-handed baseball player tries to break into the sport by applying for a spot on a minor-league team. The only problem is that the player is female, which engenders... See full summary »

Director: Richard Michaels | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Mimi Rogers, Kenneth McMillan, Robyn Barto

Votes: 149

49. The 35th Annual Tony Awards (1981 TV Special)

Family

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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Richard Chamberlain, Tom Aldredge, Jane Alexander

Votes: 18

50. Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age (2017)

Documentary, History, Musical | Post-production

Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age is the sequel to the feature film documentary Broadway: The Golden Age, which documented American theater in the 30s, 40s and 50s. This second installment of... See full summary »

Director: Rick McKay | Stars: Julie Newmar, Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Cloris Leachman