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Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

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BroadwayNarrated by Joel Grey, Broadway Musicals examines the leading role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. It showcases the work of legends such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim. It features interviews with songwriters and luminaries including Arthur Laurents, Mel Brooks, Harold Prince, Stephen Schwartz, Sheldon Harnick, and Charles Strouse, and performances by Barbra Streisand, David Hyde Pierce, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Kristin Chenoweth, Zero Mostel, Kelli O’Hara, Idina Menzel, Dick Van Dyke, Ethel Merman, and many more. May 7 from Acorn Media Group (acornonline.com). —Troy Carrington

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