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Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (#3806) Duration: 1:55:31 SRND51 TVPG

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 22, 2018 -- 9:00am Remind me

The Hollow Crown: Richard III (#4011H) Duration: 2:23:35 SRND51 TV14-V

In his quest for the crown, Richard plans the murder of his brother George. After the death of Edward IV, Richard's path to the throne is clear, except for the princes in the tower. Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench and Phoebe Fox star in this episode.

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  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 6, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me

Nas Live from the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop (#4303H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVPG-LD

Witness the groundbreaking hip-hop artist perform a symphonic rendition of his seminal debut album Illmatic with the National Symphony Orchestra. Nas paints a densely textured lyrical portrait of life in a New York City public housing project.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 6, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 7, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me

The Hollow Crown: Henry VI, Part I (#4104H) Duration: 1:55:46 SRND51 TV14-V

England is in crisis. War rages and divisions within the English court threaten the crown. Young Henry VI causes outrage by marrying Margaret of Anjou; the scene is set for civil war. With Tom Sturridge, Sophie Okonedo and Hugh Bonneville.

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  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 13, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me

The Hollow Crown: Henry VI, Part II (#4105H) Duration: 2:23:36 SRND51 TV14-V

Bitter rivalries erupt. The feeble King Henry is overshadowed by Queen Margaret. Edward IV takes the throne, but youngest brother Richard has his eyes on the crown. Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Sturridge, Sophie Okonedo and Keeley Hawes star in this episode.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 20, 2018 -- 12:00pm Remind me

The Opera House (#4210H) Duration: 1:56:46 SRND51 TVG

Explore the rich history of the Met Opera's Lincoln Center home and the cultural life of 1950s-60s New York City. Features famed soprano Leontyne Price, the Met's general manager Rudolf Bing, city planner Robert Moses and architect Wallace Harrison.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, May 25, 2018 -- 10:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, May 26, 2018 -- 4:00am Remind me
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