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[Jerome Robbins' Broadway]

Title
[Jerome Robbins' Broadway] [videorecording] / entire production choreographed and directed by Jerome Robbins.
Publication
[1988 or 1989]

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Description
2 videocassettes (VHS, NTSC) (154 min.) : sd., col.; 1/2 in.
Series Statement
Jerome Robbins Collection
Genre/Form
  • Musicals.
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • Original containers labeled "The big chase."
  • Additional data from a preview program for Jerome Robbins' Broadway, January 1989.
Performer (note)
  • Introduced by Jerome Robbins.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped at a tryout performance outside New York City, without sets, in rehearsal clothes, with piano accompaniment, probably in late 1988 or early 1989.
Contents
  • Cassette 1. Act I (ca. 78 min. total). Overture / performed by Jason Alexander (the setter) and full company.
  • On the town (1944). "New York, New York" [and] "Sailors on the town" / based on an idea by Jerome Robbins; book and lyrics, Betty Comden, Adolph Green; music, Leonard Bernstein; performed by Robert La Fosse (Gaby), Scott Wise (Chip), and others.
  • On the town (1944). "Ya got me" / see credits above; performed by Debbie Shapiro (Hildy), Robert La Fosse (Gaby), Scott Wise (Chip), and others.
  • Billion dollar baby (1945). "Charleston" / book and lyrics, Betty Comden, Adolph Green; music, Morton Gould; danced by the ensemble.
  • Billion dollar baby (1945). "Dreams come true" / see credits above; performed by Charlotte d'Amboise and three men.
  • A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum (1962). "Comedy tonight" / book, Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart; music and lyrics, Stephen Sondheim; performed by Jason Alexander (Pseudolus) with three men as the Proteans, and others.
  • High button shoes (1947). "I still get jealous" / book, Stephen Longstreet; music, Jule Styne; lyrics, Sammy Cahn; performed by Faith Prince (Ma), Jason Alexander (Pa).
  • West side story (1957). Suite of dances [Prologue, Dance at the gym, Cool, America, The rumble, Somewhere] / based on a conception of Jerome Robbins; book, Arthur Laurents; music, Leonard Bernstein; lyrics, Stephen Sondheim; co-choreographer, Peter Gennaro; performed by Robert La Fosse (Tony), Alexia Hess (Maria), Scott Wise (Riff), Charlotte d'Amboise (Anita), others.
  • Cassette 2. Act II (ca. 76 min. total). The king and I (1951). "The small house of Uncle Thomas" / book and lyrics, Oscar Hammerstein II; music, Richard Rodgers; dance music arranged by Trude Rittman; performed by Susan Kikuchi (?) (Eliza), others.
  • Gypsy (1959). "You gotta have a gimmick" / book, Arthur Laurents; music, Jule Styne; lyrics, Stephen Sondheim; performed by Jason Alexander (Cigar), Faith Prince (Tessie), Debbie Shapiro (Mazeppa), others.
  • Peter Pan (1954). "I'm flying" / book, James M. Barrie; music, Moose Charlap, Jule Styne; lyrics, Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden, Adolph Green; performed by Charlotte d'Amboise (Peter Pan), others.
  • High button shoes (1947). "On a Sunday by the sea," inspired by the Mack Sennett comedies / see credits above; performed by the ensemble.
  • Miss Liberty (1949)/Call me madam (1950). "Mr. Monotony" [announced as "Monotony"] / music and lyrics, Irving Berlin; dance music arranged by Geneviève Pitot; sung by Debbie Shapiro; danced by Luis Perez, Jane Lanier, Robert La Fosse. This number was cut from both Miss Liberty and Call me madam, and made its Broadway debut in Jerome Robbins' Broadway.
  • Fiddler on the roof (1964). ["Tradition," "The dream," "The wedding"] / book, Joseph Stein; music, Jerry Bock; lyrics, Sheldon Harnick; performed by Jason Alexander (Tevye) and others.
  • Finale. On the town (1944). "Some other time" [and] "New York, New York" (reprise) / performed by the ensemble.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-6017 JRC
Title
[Jerome Robbins' Broadway] [videorecording] / entire production choreographed and directed by Jerome Robbins.
Imprint
[1988 or 1989]
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Jerome Robbins Collection
Event
Videotaped at a tryout performance outside New York City, without sets, in rehearsal clothes, with piano accompaniment, probably in late 1988 or early 1989.
Performer
Introduced by Jerome Robbins.
Pianist: Paul Gemignani.
Performers include: Jason Alexander, Robert La Fosse, Jane Lanier, Luis Perez, Faith Prince, Debbie Shapiro, Scott Wise, Charlotte d'Amboise, and others.
Summary
In his introduction, Jerome Robbins describes this performance as a "rehearsal of a work-in-progress," presented three-quarters of the way through the rehearsal period.
Local Subject
Musical comedies. Jerome Robbins' Broadway.
Musical comedies. On the town.
Musical comedies. Billion dollar baby.
Musical comedies. A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum.
Musical comedies. High button shoes.
Musical comedies. West side story.
Musical comedies. The king and I.
Musical comedies. Gypsy.
Musical comedies. Peter Pan.
Musical comedies. Fiddler on the roof.
Added Author
Robbins, Jerome. Director
Robbins, Jerome, choreographer.
Robbins, Jerome, speaker.
Alexander, Jason, 1959- performer.
La Fosse, Robert, performer.
Lanier, Jane, performer.
Pérez, Luis, performer.
Prince, Faith, performer.
Gravitte, Debbie Shapiro, performer.
Wise, Scott, performer.
D'Amboise, Charlotte, performer.
Kikuchi, Susan, performer.
Gemignani, Paul. Instrumentalist
Comden, Betty, lyricist.
Green, Adolph, lyricist.
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990, composer.
Gould, Morton, 1913-1996, composer.
Shevelove, Burt.
Gelbart, Larry.
Sondheim, Stephen, composer.
Sondheim, Stephen, lyricist.
Longstreet, Stephen, 1907-2002.
Styne, Jule, 1905-1994, composer.
Cahn, Sammy, lyricist.
Laurents, Arthur.
Gennaro, Peter, 1919-2000.
Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960, lyricist.
Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979, composer.
Rittman, Trude, arranger of music.
Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937. Peter Pan.
Charlap, Moose, 1928-1974, composer.
Leigh, Carolyn, 1926-1983, lyricist.
Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989, composer.
Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989, lyricist.
Pitot, Genevieve, 1901-1980, arranger of music.
Stein, Joseph.
Harnick, Sheldon, lyricist.
Bock, Jerry, composer.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-6017 JRC
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