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[Interview with Ted Chapin : raw footage]

Title
[Interview with Ted Chapin : raw footage] [videorecording] / [directed by Michael Kantor] ; Ghost Light Films.
Publication
New York, 1998.

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Videocassette 1Moving imageRestricted use NCOX 2103 Videocassette 1Performing Arts Research Collections - TOFT
Videocassette 2Moving imageRestricted use NCOX 2103 Videocassette 2Performing Arts Research Collections - TOFT
Videocassette 3Moving imageRestricted use NCOX 2103 Videocassette 3Performing Arts Research Collections - TOFT

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Additional Authors
  • Chapin, Theodore S
  • Kantor, Michael, 1961-
  • Squires, Buddy
  • Ghost Light Films.
  • Broadway Film Project, Inc, donor.
  • Thirteen/WNET, donor.
Description
3 videocassettes (VHS) (106 min.) : sd., col. SP; 1/2 in.
Summary
Raw interview footage used for the documentary Broadway, the American musical. Ted Chapin, president of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, discusses the history of the American musical theater, covering its origins in European operettas, the development of the classical "book " musical of the postwar period, and the choreographer/director driven musicals of the 1960s and 70s. Specific topics of discussion include his early exposure to musicals; the "meaning" of Broadway; theater owner and impressario Oscar Hammerstein I and his grandson lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II; mentorship in the theater; the musical Show boat; the music of Richard Rodgers and his professionalism and family life; the musical collaboration of Rodgers and Lorenz Hart; George Balanchine's choreography in the musical On your toes; the musical Pal Joey; the breakup of Rodgers and Hart, and Rodgers' collaboration with lyricist Oscar Hammerstein; the musical Oklahoma!; Irving Berlin; the choreography of Agnes De Mille; the musicals Carousel, Annie get your gun, South Pacific, The king and I, and The sound of music; the death of Oscar Hammerstein; director Harold Prince; choreographer Jerome Robbins; developments in the musical during the 1960s, including discussion of Hair and Fiddler on the roof; the Stephen Sondheim musicals Follies and Company; the contributions of director/choreographer Michael Bennett, and his musical A chorus line.
Alternative Title
  • Broadway, the American musical
  • Ted Chapin : Broadway film project
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Documentaries and factual works.
  • Musicals.
  • Unedited footage.
Note
  • Videocassette one: 49 min. Videocassette two: 45 min. Videocassette three: 12 min.
  • This interview forms part of a group of interviews with 90 individuals used in making the documentary Broadway, the American musical. The completed production is available on NCOX 2058.
  • Credits for completed production from pbs.org: A film by Michael Kantor ; produced by Jeff Dupre, Michael Kantor and Sally Rosenthal ; written by Marc Fields, Michael Kantor, Laurence Maslon, and JoAnne Young ; directed by Michael Kantor.
  • Time code on frame.
  • Contains various takes; the audio continues without image following final takes on each reel.
Credits (note)
  • Cameraman: Buddy Squires.
Performer (note)
  • Interviewer: Michael Kantor. Interviewee: Ted Chapin.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in New York, N.Y., probably at Ted Chapin's office, N.Y. on Sept. 15, 1997.
Biography (note)
  • Broadway, the American musical, which aired on PBS in October 2004, is a documentary chronicling the entire history of the Broadway musical. Each of its six episodes covers a different era in American theater history, and features the Broadway shows and songs which defined the period. The series draws on feature films, television broadcasts, archive news footage, original cast recordings, still photos, diaries, journals, first-person accounts, and on-camera interviews with many of the principals involved in the development of the genre.
Call Number
NCOX 2103
OCLC
86076871
Title
[Interview with Ted Chapin : raw footage] [videorecording] / [directed by Michael Kantor] ; Ghost Light Films.
Imprint
New York, 1998.
Credits
Cameraman: Buddy Squires.
Performer
Interviewer: Michael Kantor. Interviewee: Ted Chapin.
Event
Videotaped in New York, N.Y., probably at Ted Chapin's office, N.Y. on Sept. 15, 1997.
Biography
Broadway, the American musical, which aired on PBS in October 2004, is a documentary chronicling the entire history of the Broadway musical. Each of its six episodes covers a different era in American theater history, and features the Broadway shows and songs which defined the period. The series draws on feature films, television broadcasts, archive news footage, original cast recordings, still photos, diaries, journals, first-person accounts, and on-camera interviews with many of the principals involved in the development of the genre.
Local Note
Gift of Broadway Film Project, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET, 2005.
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Added Author
Chapin, Theodore S, interviewee.
Kantor, Michael, 1961- interviewer.
Kantor, Michael, 1961- director.
Squires, Buddy, cameraman.
Ghost Light Films.
Broadway Film Project, Inc, donor.
Thirteen/WNET, donor.
Research Call Number
NCOX 2103
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