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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
19 October 2004 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A six-part documentary about the Broadway musical Full summary »
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
superb mini-series See more (8 total) »

Cast

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Julie Andrews ... Herself - Host / ... (6 episodes, 2004)
John Lahr ... Himself (6 episodes, 2004)

Stephen Sondheim ... Himself (6 episodes, 2004)
Philip Furia ... Himself (4 episodes, 2004)
Brendan Gill ... Himself (4 episodes, 2004)
Al Hirschfeld ... Himself (4 episodes, 2004)

Tommy Tune ... Himself (4 episodes, 2004)
Max Wilk ... Himself (4 episodes, 2004)

Joel Grey ... Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2004)
Stephen Hanan ... Himself (3 episodes, 2004)
Robert Kimball ... Himself (3 episodes, 2004)
Harold Prince ... Himself (3 episodes, 2004)
Jonathan Sheffer ... Himself (3 episodes, 2004)
Nancy Kathryn Anderson ... Herself (2 episodes, 2004)
Mary Ellen Barrett ... Herself (2 episodes, 2004)

Mel Brooks ... Himself (2 episodes, 2004)

Kitty Carlisle ... Herself (2 episodes, 2004)

Carol Channing ... Herself (2 episodes, 2004)
Ted Chapin ... Himself (2 episodes, 2004)
Jerome Chodorov ... Himself (2 episodes, 2004)
Stanley Donen ... Himself (2 episodes, 2004)
Ann Douglas ... Herself (2 episodes, 2004)

Chris Ferry ... Himself (2 episodes, 2004)

Jonathan Freeman ... Himself (2 episodes, 2004)
John Herrera ... Himself (2 episodes, 2004)
Margo Jefferson ... Herself (2 episodes, 2004)

Jane Krakowski ... Herself (2 episodes, 2004)
Miles Kreuger ... Himself (2 episodes, 2004)

Arthur Laurents ... Himself (2 episodes, 2004)

John McMartin ... Himself (2 episodes, 2004)
Steve Nelson ... Himself (2 episodes, 2004)
Dana O'Connell ... Herself (2 episodes, 2004)

Jerry Orbach ... Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2004)
Frank Rich ... Himself (2 episodes, 2004)

Jerome Robbins ... Himself (2 episodes, 2004)
Mary Rodgers ... Herself (2 episodes, 2004)
Jonathan Schwartz ... Himself (2 episodes, 2004)
Peter Stone ... Himself (2 episodes, 2004)

Julie Taymor ... Herself (2 episodes, 2004)

Ben Vereen ... Himself (2 episodes, 2004)

George C. Wolfe ... Himself (2 episodes, 2004)

Jeffrey Wright ... Himself (2 episodes, 2004)

Chip Zien ... Himself (2 episodes, 2004)
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Series Directed by
Michael Kantor (6 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Writing credits
Martin Starger (6 episodes, 2004)
Michael Kantor (3 episodes, 2004)
Marc Fields (2 episodes, 2004)
Laurence Maslon (2 episodes, 2004)
JoAnn Young (2 episodes, 2004)

Series Produced by
Lynn Badia .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2004)
Jeff Dupre .... producer (6 episodes, 2004)
David Horn .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2004)
David M. Jackson .... executive producer: uk (6 episodes, 2004)
Michael Kantor .... producer (6 episodes, 2004)
Bill O'Donnell .... supervising producer (6 episodes, 2004)
Sally Rosenthal .... producer (6 episodes, 2004)
Lucia Touchstone Haring .... producer / associate producer (6 episodes, 2004)
Jac Venza .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Cinematography by
Mead Hunt (6 episodes, 2004)
Buddy Squires (6 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Film Editing by
Kris Liem (3 episodes, 2004)
Adam Zucker (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Makeup Department
Toy Van Lierop .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Sound Department
Mark Mandler .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 2004)
Branka Mrkic .... dialogue editor (6 episodes, 2004)
Angela Organ .... assistant sound editor (6 episodes, 2004)
Deborah Wallach .... supervising sound editor (6 episodes, 2004)
John Zecca .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 2004)

Erich Netherton .... assistant narration recordist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Diana J. Collins .... wardrobe supervisor (3 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Editorial Department
Christy Denes .... associate editor (6 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Music Department
Eos Orchestra .... musicians: incidental music (6 episodes, 2004)
Dan Evans Farkas .... music editor (6 episodes, 2004)
Matthias Gohl .... music arranger / music producer / ... (6 episodes, 2004)
David Loud .... musician: piano (6 episodes, 2004)
Jonathan Sheffer .... conductor: incidental music (6 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Other crew
Arlen Appelbaum .... legal & business affairs (6 episodes, 2004)
Laurence Maslon .... senior consultant (6 episodes, 2004)
Meredith McGuire .... production associate (6 episodes, 2004)
Kristen Sullivan McEntyre .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2004)
 

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360 min (6 parts)
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Trivia:
The unidentified two-strip Technicolor sequences used to illustrate "The Ziegfeld Follies" were lifted out of Glorifying the American Girl (1929). The star of this film, also unidentified although frequently shown in the clips, was 'Mary Eaton', sister of interviewee Doris Eaton.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: A two-strip technicolor clip of Dennis King and Jeanette MacDonald from The Vagabond King (q.v.) is used to illustrate the pre-Ziegfeld shows seen on Broadway before the turn of the century. The Vagabond King was not performed on Broadway until 1925, and the film was made four years later (1929) and released in 1930.See more »
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
superb mini-series, 16 May 2005
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

This in-depth mini-series (6 episodes) took the story of Broadway musicals from the vaudeville age and Mr Ziegfeld's spectaculars right up to the present day with Wicked! On the way, in the capable hands of presenter Julie Andrews, we remember Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, Kander and Ebb, Jerry Herman, 42nd Street, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Hair!, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Rent, and La Cage Aux Folles.

There are tantalising clips from rare TV broadcasts and films (perhaps a weakness of the series is that people TALK over the clips - who wants to hear someone remember a show when you can see John Raitt sing Soliloquy from Carousel?) which are well-worth seeing the series in themselves. Contemporary and archive interviews bring the likes of Jerome Robbins, Kitty Carlisle, Jerry Orbach, and Tommy Tune into the story.

For my money, the best episodes were the first two, for the rare footage shown. But you'd have to have a heart of stone not to be moved by the toll of musical theatre back-room boys (and front-line artists) lost to AIDS.

A fantastic trip along the Great White Way - thanks to PBS for putting it together, and to BBC4 for airing it in the UK.

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