Tuesday, November 12

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy BBC Tonight

On BBC1 tonight at 10:40 pm there looks to be an interesting programme about the influence of Jewish composers on Broadway including the musicals Porgy & Bess, West Side Story and Cabaret.

New York musical theatres offered a chance for those who had fled persecution and oppression to make it big in America.  Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy features performances by Broadway's most creative talents, with archive footage and interviews, exploring the work of musical maestros including Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Kurt Weill, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Jule Styne.

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