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[Interview with Harold Prince : raw footage.]

Title
[Interview with Harold Prince : raw footage.] [2003-09-09 ] [videorecording] / [directed by Michael Kantor] ; Ghost Light Films.
Publication
New York, 2003.

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Videocassette 1Moving imageRestricted use NCOX 2167 Videocassette 1Performing Arts Research Collections - TOFT
Videocassette 2Moving imageRestricted use NCOX 2167 Videocassette 2Performing Arts Research Collections - TOFT

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Additional Authors
  • Prince, Harold, 1928-2019
  • Kantor, Michael, 1961-
  • Hunt, Mead
  • Ghost Light Films.
  • Broadway Film Project, Inc, donor.
  • Thirteen/WNET, donor.
Description
2 videocassettes (VHS) (70 min.) : sd., col. SP; 1/2 in.
Summary
Raw interview footage used for the documentary Broadway, the American musical. American theatrical producer and director Harold Prince discusses his career. Topics include producer Cameron Mackintosh; financing and budgets for current musicals; the musicals of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart; the kinds of works currently being produced on Broadway and their audiences; the role of mistakes in making a career in the theater; his production of Cabaret; audience walkouts at new theatrical productions; his interests as a producer, and the influence his work has; his interest in non-musical theatrical productions; the current trend in the production of works designed to appeal to audiences; his work with composer Stephen Sondheim, including the show Sweeney Todd; the groundbreaking aspects of the musical Show boat; how he as a producer adapted to changes in the theater; his direction of the musical The phantom of the opera; the musical West side story, including the choreography of Jerome Robbins; his love of the theater, which was nurtured through being taken to the theater as a child; producer David Merrick; the musical as an American art form; the subject of racial inequality as expressed in the lyrcs of Oscar Hammerstein.
Alternative Title
  • #174 Harold Prince I. V., The Broadway film project
  • #175 Harold Prince I. V., The Broadway film project
  • Broadway, the American musical
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Documentaries and factual works.
  • Musicals.
  • Unedited footage.
Note
  • The first interview with Harold Prince conducted for this documentary is available on NCOX 2104.
  • This interview is one 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; at occasional intervals, the audio continues without image.
Credits (note)
  • Cameraman: Mead Hunt.
Performer (note)
  • Interviewer: Michael Kantor. Interviewee: Harold Prince.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in New York, N.Y. , probably at Harold Prince's office, on Sept. 9, 2003.
Biography (note)
  • Broadway, the American musical, which aired on PBS in October 2004, is a documentary chronicling the entire history of a unique American art form, 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, archival 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 2167
OCLC
86120933
Title
[Interview with Harold Prince : raw footage.] [2003-09-09 ] [videorecording] / [directed by Michael Kantor] ; Ghost Light Films.
Imprint
New York, 2003.
Credits
Cameraman: Mead Hunt.
Performer
Interviewer: Michael Kantor. Interviewee: Harold Prince.
Event
Videotaped in New York, N.Y. , probably at Harold Prince's office, on Sept. 9, 2003.
Biography
Broadway, the American musical, which aired on PBS in October 2004, is a documentary chronicling the entire history of a unique American art form, 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, archival 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.
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Added Author
Prince, Harold, 1928-2019, interviewee.
Kantor, Michael, 1961- interviewer.
Kantor, Michael, 1961- director.
Hunt, Mead, cameraman.
Ghost Light Films.
Broadway Film Project, Inc, donor.
Thirteen/WNET, donor.
Research Call Number
NCOX 2167
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