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Broadway: The American Musical | PBS

15 Aug

Image hosted by Photobucket.comNow on ABC here in Sydney, this excellent series began last night. The Broadway musical is one of America’s many great gifts to the world. I was particularly thrilled by the excerpts from Show BoatPaul Robeson still gives me goosebumps, such a glorious voice, such a presence, and such a sad American story too. Show Boat (1927) was one of those truly seminal events in theatre history: “‘The history of the American musical theatre is divided quite simply into two eras: everything before Show Boat, and everything after Show Boat,’ says writer Miles Kreuger.”



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