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Additional Authors
  • Bosley, Tom
  • Benedict, Gail
  • Cilento, Wayne
  • McKechnie, Donna
  • Rivera, Chita
  • Ceballos, René, 1953-
  • Merman, Ethel
  • Martin, Mary, 1913-1990
  • Bostwick, Barry
  • Carter, Nell
  • Morse, Robert, 1931-2022
  • Reynolds, Debbie
  • Smith, Alexis, 1921-1993
  • Cariou, Len
  • Johns, Glynis
  • Walston, Ray, 1917-2001
  • Ridge, John David
  • Porter, Cole, 1891-1964.
  • Hamlisch, Marvin.
  • Kleban, Edward.
  • Strouse, Charles.
  • Adams, Lee, 1924-
  • Bock, Jerry.
  • Harnick, Sheldon.
  • Kidd, Michael, 1915-2007
  • Bennett, Michael, 1943-1987
  • Champion, Gower, 1919-1980
  • Birch, Patricia
  • Layton, Joe, 1931-
  • Theodore, Lee.
  • Iscove, Robert
  • Billington, Ken, 1946-
  • American Dance Machine (Dance troupe)
3 streaming video files (NTSC) (114 min.) : sd., col.
Songs and dances from Broadway musicals.
Gift of Exxon.
  • Recorded in performance at La Mirada Civic Theater, La Mirada, California. A Woodcliff Production, presented by the Entertainment Channel. Distributed by Lorimar. Producer: Iris Merlis. Director: Rob Iscove. Executive producer: Michael Brandman. Writers: Ken Shapiro, Leonora Thuna, Brandman. Host: Tom Bosley.
  • Choreography: Various, reconstructed by the American Dance Machine, directed by Lee Becker Theodore. Costumes: John David Ridge. Lighting: Ken Billington.
  • There is a 24 minute segment from another event at the end of Cassette 2, from Northwestern University Department of Theatre alumni.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Funding (note)
  • Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
  • CONTENTS: Cassette 1 (approx. 37 min.): Gypsy: "Everything's coming up roses." Mus/lyrics: Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim. Sung by Ethel Merman. -- Can can: "Quadrille." Chor: Michael Kidd; mus: Cole Porter. Danced by Gail Benedict and the American Dance Machine. -- Ain't misbehavin': "Cash for your trash." Mus/lyrics: Fats Waller, Ed Kirkeby. Sung by Nell Carter. -- Company: "You could drive a person crazy." Mus/lyrics: Sondheim. Perf. by Donna McKechnie, Susan Browning, Pamela Myers. -- A chorus line: "I can do that." Chor: Michael Bennett; mus/lyrics: Martin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban. Perf. by Wayne Cilento. -- Irene: "You made me love you." Mus/lyrics: Joseph McCarthy, James Monaco. Sung by Debbie Reynolds. -- The fantasticks: "Try to remember." Mus/lyrics: Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones. Sung by Jerry Orbach. -- Bye bye Birdie: "The Shriner ballet." Chor: Gower Champion; mus/lyrics: Charles Strouse, Lee Adams. Perf. by Chita Rivera and the American Dance Machine. -- Cassette 2 (approx. 62 min.): Grease: "Summer nights." Mus/lyrics: Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey. Perf. by Barry Bostwick, Carole Demas. -- House of flowers: "A sleepin' bee." Mus/lyrics: Harold Arlen, Truman Capote. Sung by Diahann Carroll. -- Greenwillow: "Never will I marry." Mus/lyrics: Frank Loesser. Sung by Anthony Perkins. -- Godspell: "All for the best." Mus/lyrics: Stephen Schwartz. Perf. by Stephen Nathan, David Haskell. -- Ain't misbehavin': "Mean to me."
  • Mus/lyrics: Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert. Sung by Carter. -- How to succeed in business without really trying: "I believe in you." Mus/lyrics: Loesser. Sung by Robert Morse. -- Follies: "Could I leave you." Mus/lyrics: Sondheim. Sung by Alexis Smith. -- Over here!: "Charlie's place." Chor: Patricia Birch. Mus/lyrics: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman. Perf. by McKechnie, Cilento, and the American Dance Machine. -- Unknown program celebrating Northwestern University's Department of Theatre -- Cassette 3 (approx. 39 min.): Tenderloin: "Little old New York." Chor: Joe Layton. Mus/lyrics: Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick. Perf. by René Ceballos, Rivera, and the American Dance Machine. -- Sweeney Todd: "Pretty women." Mus/lyrics: Sondheim. Sung by Len Cariou. -- A little night music: "Send in the clowns." Mus/lyrics: Sondheim. Sung by Glynis Johns, with Cariou. -- Annie get your gun: "They say it's wonderful." Mus/lyrics: Irving Berlin. Sung by Merman. -- Damn Yankees: "Those were the days." Mus/lyrics: Richard Adler, Jerry Ross. Sung by Ray Walston. -- The sound of music: "Do re mi." Mus/lyrics: Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II. Sung by Mary Martin, with children's ensemble. -- 42nd Street: "The lullaby of Broadway." Mus/lyrics: Harry Warren, Al Dubin.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 8681
Broadway [electronic resource]
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZIC 9-3256.
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Local Subject
Musical comedies. Can can.
Musical comedies. A chorus line.
Musical comedies. Bye bye Birdie.
Musical comedies. Over here!
Musical comedies. Tenderloin.
Musical comedies. Grease.
Musical comedies. Godspell.
Television. Broadway.
Added Author
Bosley, Tom, host.
Benedict, Gail, performer.
Cilento, Wayne, performer.
McKechnie, Donna, performer.
Rivera, Chita, performer.
Ceballos, René, 1953- performer.
Merman, Ethel, performer.
Martin, Mary, 1913-1990, performer.
Bostwick, Barry, performer.
Carter, Nell, performer.
Morse, Robert, 1931-2022, performer.
Reynolds, Debbie, performer.
Smith, Alexis, 1921-1993, performer.
Cariou, Len, performer.
Johns, Glynis, performer.
Walston, Ray, 1917-2001, performer.
Martin, Mary, 1913-1990, performer.
Ridge, John David, costume designer.
Porter, Cole, 1891-1964. Composer
Hamlisch, Marvin. Composer
Kleban, Edward. Lyricist
Strouse, Charles. Composer
Adams, Lee, 1924- Lyricist
Bock, Jerry. Composer
Harnick, Sheldon. Lyricist
Kidd, Michael, 1915-2007, choreographer.
Bennett, Michael, 1943-1987, choreographer.
Champion, Gower, 1919-1980, choreographer.
Birch, Patricia, choreographer.
Layton, Joe, 1931- choreographer.
Theodore, Lee. Director. Restager
Iscove, Robert, television director.
Billington, Ken, 1946- lighting designer.
American Dance Machine (Dance troupe)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 8681
*MGZIC 9-3256 (former)
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