This edition: The History and Heritage of BroadwayTweet
Original tape date: January 4, 2013.
First aired: February 2, 2013.
We look at the history of Broadway and the world of the theater from two different perspectives. First, we welcome Michael Kantor, producer of the new PBS documentary "Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy," which examines how the rich traditions and the musical influence of the Jewish religion helped in the creation of the modern Broadway musical.
Also on the program, we discuss "Performance of the Century: 100 Years of Actors' Equity Association and the Rise of Professional American Theater" with author Robert Simonson and Nick Wyman, President of Actors' Equity Association. Simonson's book looks back at 100 years of the powerful performers' union and how it strives to help, not only the situation of individual actors, but also the quality of live theater throughout the country.
- "Evening at the Talk House" with Wallace Shawn, Matthew Broderick, and Scott Elliott
- Saturday, February 25 - 8:30pm
- Sunday, February 26 - 12:30pm
- Monday, February 27 - 7:30am, 1:30pm, 7:30pm
- Actor Chazz Palminteri discusses his one-man Broadway show, A BRONX TALE
- Saturday, March 4 - 8:30pm
- Sunday, March 5 - 12:30pm
- Monday, March 6 - 7:30am, 1:30pm, 7:30pm
- "Kid Victory" with John Kander, Greg Pierce and Karen Ziemba / "Hello, Dolly!" Jerry Herman
- Saturday, March 11 - 8:30pm
- Sunday, March 12 - 12:30pm
- Monday, March 13 - 7:30am, 1:30pm, 7:30pm
- Ken Fallin, theater caricaturist
- Saturday, March 18 - 8:30pm
- Sunday, March 19 - 12:30pm
- Monday, March 20 - 7:30am, 1:30pm, 7:30pm
- August Wilson's Jitney
- Saturday, February 18 - 8:30pm
- Sunday, February 19 - 12:30pm
- Monday, February 20 - 7:30am, 1:30pm, 7:30pm
- John Breglio, producer/author of "I Wanna Be A Producer"
- Saturday, February 11 - 8:30pm
- Sunday, February 12 - 12:45pm
- Monday, February 13 - 8:00am, 2:00pm, 7:30pm
- Elaine Stritch's 88th Birthday Bash
- Saturday, February 4 - 8:30pm
- Sunday, February 5 - 12:30pm
- Monday, February 6 - 7:30am, 1:30pm, 7:30pm
- David Ives, playwright, "The Liar"
- Saturday, January 28 - 8:30pm
- Sunday, January 29 - 12:30pm
- Monday, January 30 - 7:30am, 1:30pm, 7:30pm