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Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (Episode #3806)

KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

A throw-away joke in the blockbuster Monty Python musical Spamalot may say it best, albeit bluntly: "You won't make it on Broadway if you don't have any Jews." The line is funny, but there is also more than a little truth in it. From Broadway's golden age, legendary names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. And more recently, new generations of Broadway babies like Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Wicked), Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) and Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family) represent a small sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater. In "Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy," filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses in on this central question: what exactly is it that is so "Jewish" about Broadway? What is it about this unique American art form that has proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? To answer the question, this film combines interviews and extensive performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for the last 100 years.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages (Episode #3813B)

KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the greatest male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. Audiences adored his larger than life personality, childlike charm, generous figure, and happy go lucky style. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since his career debut in Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich and finally London where he substituted for the ailing Giuseppe di Stefano as Rodolfo in La Boheme.
Even today, it is his powerful sound with its natural grace and brilliant color which still leads many to consider him the world's greatest voice. It is Pavarotti who brought opera to the masses and made football fans worldwide fall in love with "Nessun dorma." This program includes that hit and other beloved arias from La Boheme, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini including "Mamma" and "O Sole Mio"; favorite sacred songs like "Ave Maria" and "O Holy Night"; as well as popular duets with Bono, Sting and Eric Clapton.

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (Episode #3806)

KQED Plus: Sun, Aug 20, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

A throw-away joke in the blockbuster Monty Python musical Spamalot may say it best, albeit bluntly: "You won't make it on Broadway if you don't have any Jews." The line is funny, but there is also more than a little truth in it. From Broadway's golden age, legendary names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. And more recently, new generations of Broadway babies like Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Wicked), Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) and Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family) represent a small sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater. In "Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy," filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses in on this central question: what exactly is it that is so "Jewish" about Broadway? What is it about this unique American art form that has proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? To answer the question, this film combines interviews and extensive performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for the last 100 years.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages (Episode #3813B)

KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the greatest male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. Audiences adored his larger than life personality, childlike charm, generous figure, and happy go lucky style. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since his career debut in Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich and finally London where he substituted for the ailing Giuseppe di Stefano as Rodolfo in La Boheme.
Even today, it is his powerful sound with its natural grace and brilliant color which still leads many to consider him the world's greatest voice. It is Pavarotti who brought opera to the masses and made football fans worldwide fall in love with "Nessun dorma." This program includes that hit and other beloved arias from La Boheme, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini including "Mamma" and "O Sole Mio"; favorite sacred songs like "Ave Maria" and "O Holy Night"; as well as popular duets with Bono, Sting and Eric Clapton.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Aug 20, 2017 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2017 (Episode #4204H)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 9:30 PM

Enjoy the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic's annual open-air concert from Austria's Imperial Schonbrunn Palace. Featured are guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach with superstar soprano Renee Fleming as special guest soloist.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 3:30 AM

Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages (Episode #3813B)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 3:30 AM

Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the greatest male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. Audiences adored his larger than life personality, childlike charm, generous figure, and happy go lucky style. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since his career debut in Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich and finally London where he substituted for the ailing Giuseppe di Stefano as Rodolfo in La Boheme.
Even today, it is his powerful sound with its natural grace and brilliant color which still leads many to consider him the world's greatest voice. It is Pavarotti who brought opera to the masses and made football fans worldwide fall in love with "Nessun dorma." This program includes that hit and other beloved arias from La Boheme, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini including "Mamma" and "O Sole Mio"; favorite sacred songs like "Ave Maria" and "O Holy Night"; as well as popular duets with Bono, Sting and Eric Clapton.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Aug 20, 2017 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 3:30 AM

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (Episode #3806)

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

A throw-away joke in the blockbuster Monty Python musical Spamalot may say it best, albeit bluntly: "You won't make it on Broadway if you don't have any Jews." The line is funny, but there is also more than a little truth in it. From Broadway's golden age, legendary names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. And more recently, new generations of Broadway babies like Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Wicked), Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) and Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family) represent a small sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater. In "Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy," filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses in on this central question: what exactly is it that is so "Jewish" about Broadway? What is it about this unique American art form that has proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? To answer the question, this film combines interviews and extensive performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for the last 100 years.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages (Episode #3813B)

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 -- 9:30 PM

Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the greatest male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. Audiences adored his larger than life personality, childlike charm, generous figure, and happy go lucky style. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since his career debut in Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich and finally London where he substituted for the ailing Giuseppe di Stefano as Rodolfo in La Boheme.
Even today, it is his powerful sound with its natural grace and brilliant color which still leads many to consider him the world's greatest voice. It is Pavarotti who brought opera to the masses and made football fans worldwide fall in love with "Nessun dorma." This program includes that hit and other beloved arias from La Boheme, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini including "Mamma" and "O Sole Mio"; favorite sacred songs like "Ave Maria" and "O Holy Night"; as well as popular duets with Bono, Sting and Eric Clapton.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Aug 20, 2017 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 -- 9:30 PM

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (Episode #3806)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

A throw-away joke in the blockbuster Monty Python musical Spamalot may say it best, albeit bluntly: "You won't make it on Broadway if you don't have any Jews." The line is funny, but there is also more than a little truth in it. From Broadway's golden age, legendary names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. And more recently, new generations of Broadway babies like Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Wicked), Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) and Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family) represent a small sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater. In "Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy," filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses in on this central question: what exactly is it that is so "Jewish" about Broadway? What is it about this unique American art form that has proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? To answer the question, this film combines interviews and extensive performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for the last 100 years.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages (Episode #3813B)

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 -- 8:30 PM

Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the greatest male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. Audiences adored his larger than life personality, childlike charm, generous figure, and happy go lucky style. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since his career debut in Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich and finally London where he substituted for the ailing Giuseppe di Stefano as Rodolfo in La Boheme.
Even today, it is his powerful sound with its natural grace and brilliant color which still leads many to consider him the world's greatest voice. It is Pavarotti who brought opera to the masses and made football fans worldwide fall in love with "Nessun dorma." This program includes that hit and other beloved arias from La Boheme, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini including "Mamma" and "O Sole Mio"; favorite sacred songs like "Ave Maria" and "O Holy Night"; as well as popular duets with Bono, Sting and Eric Clapton.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Aug 20, 2017 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 19, 2017 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 -- 9:30 PM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 2:30 AM

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (Episode #3806)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

A throw-away joke in the blockbuster Monty Python musical Spamalot may say it best, albeit bluntly: "You won't make it on Broadway if you don't have any Jews." The line is funny, but there is also more than a little truth in it. From Broadway's golden age, legendary names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. And more recently, new generations of Broadway babies like Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Wicked), Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) and Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family) represent a small sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater. In "Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy," filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses in on this central question: what exactly is it that is so "Jewish" about Broadway? What is it about this unique American art form that has proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? To answer the question, this film combines interviews and extensive performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for the last 100 years.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 27, 2017 -- 7:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 -- 7:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 10, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 10, 2017 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 -- 9:00 PM
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