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The Bell System family theatre.

Title
The Bell System family theatre. George M! [videorecording] / executive producer, Joseph Cates ; conceived and produced for television by Martin Charnin ; directed by Walter C. Miller and Martin Charnin ; adapted for television by John & Fran Pascal ; choreography by Alan Johnson ; music arranged and conducted by Elliot Lawrence.
Publication
1976.

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Additional Authors
  • Cates, Joseph, 1924-1998
  • Charnin, Martin
  • Miller, Walter C.
  • Pascal, John, -1981
  • Pascal, Francine
  • Johnson, Alan (Choreographer)
  • Lawrence, Elliot, 1925-2021
  • Dohanos, Peter.
  • Aldredge, Theoni V.
  • Cohan, George M. (George Michael), 1878-1942.
  • Cohan, George M. (George Michael), 1878-1942
  • Stewart, Michael, 1929-1987.
  • Pascal, John, -1981.
  • Pascal, Francine.
  • Cohan, Mary.
  • Black, David, 1931-
  • Matthaei, Konrad.
  • Price, Lorin E.
  • Layton, Joe, 1931-
  • Grey, Joel, 1932-
  • Buttons, Red, 1919-2006
  • Cassidy, Jack, 1927-1976
  • Fabray, Nanette
  • Peters, Bernadette
  • Danner, Blythe
  • Gillette, Anita, 1936-
  • Stadlen, Lewis J.
  • White, Jesse.
  • Barth, Nicole.
  • Bew, Andy.
  • Ellington, Mercedes
  • Evans, David.
  • Faye, Tina.
  • Gendell, Gary.
  • LePage, Diane.
  • McPherson, Saundra.
  • Ross, Lynn.
  • Scott, Kenneth.
  • Solen, Paul.
  • Starr, Bill.
  • Wheeler, Harold
  • AT & T.
Found In
Joel Grey papers.
Description
1 videodisc (NTSC) (58 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Uniform Title
George M! (Television program)
Alternative Title
Joel Grey sound and video recordings.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Backstage musicals.
  • Video.
  • Television commercials.
Note
  • Closing credits cut off.
Access (note)
  • Viewing status: Open.
Credits (note)
  • [TV] production designed by Peter Dohanos ; costumes designed by Theoni V. Aldredge. George M! [production]. Music and lyrics by George M. Cohan ; book by Michael Stewart & John & Fran Pascal ; lyric and musical revisions by Mary Cohan ; produced on the New York stage by David Black, Konrad Matthaei and Lorin E. Price ; directed and choreographed on the New York stage by Joe Layton.
Performer (note)
  • Joel Grey (George M. Cohan), Red Buttons (Sam Harris), Jack Cassidy (Jerry Cohan), Nanette Fabray (Nellie Cohan), Bernadette Peters (Josie Cohan), Blythe Danner (Agnes), Anita Gillette (Ethel), Lewis J. Stadlen (stage manager), Jesse White (E.F. Albee), Nicole Barth, Andy Bew, Mercedes Ellington, David Evans, Tina Faye, Gary Gendell, Diane LePage, Saundra McPherson, Lynn Ross, Kenneth Scott, Paul Solen, Bill Starr.
  • Pianist: Harold Wheeler.
Event (note)
  • Recorded by Walter Miller Productions, June 26, 1976; broadcast on [CBS], Aug. 4, 1976.
Source (note)
  • Joel Grey;
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of: The Joel Grey sound and video recordings.
Call Number
*LDV 1747
OCLC
  • 808730800
  • 808730800
Title
The Bell System family theatre. George M! [videorecording] / executive producer, Joseph Cates ; conceived and produced for television by Martin Charnin ; directed by Walter C. Miller and Martin Charnin ; adapted for television by John & Fran Pascal ; choreography by Alan Johnson ; music arranged and conducted by Elliot Lawrence.
Imprint
1976.
Credits
[TV] production designed by Peter Dohanos ; costumes designed by Theoni V. Aldredge. George M! [production]. Music and lyrics by George M. Cohan ; book by Michael Stewart & John & Fran Pascal ; lyric and musical revisions by Mary Cohan ; produced on the New York stage by David Black, Konrad Matthaei and Lorin E. Price ; directed and choreographed on the New York stage by Joe Layton.
Cast
Joel Grey (George M. Cohan), Red Buttons (Sam Harris), Jack Cassidy (Jerry Cohan), Nanette Fabray (Nellie Cohan), Bernadette Peters (Josie Cohan), Blythe Danner (Agnes), Anita Gillette (Ethel), Lewis J. Stadlen (stage manager), Jesse White (E.F. Albee), Nicole Barth, Andy Bew, Mercedes Ellington, David Evans, Tina Faye, Gary Gendell, Diane LePage, Saundra McPherson, Lynn Ross, Kenneth Scott, Paul Solen, Bill Starr.
Pianist: Harold Wheeler.
Event
Recorded by Walter Miller Productions, June 26, 1976; broadcast on [CBS], Aug. 4, 1976.
Summary
Rebroadcast and shortened (60 min.) version of musical originally broadcast on NBC on September 12, 1970. "The life and songs of George M. Cohan, Broadway's Yankee Doodle Dandy. The show is based on the Broadway musical, but the approach is new. Producer Martin Charnin: 'What we're presenting is a rehearsal of George M! The actors appear as themselves as well as the characters in the show.' Joel Grey and Bernadette Peters re-create their Broadway roles. Songs: Give my regards to Broadway, All aboard for Broadway, The four of us, Ma-r-r-ied, 20th century love, My town, 45 minutes from Broadway, Mary, Nellie Kelly, I love you, Harrigan, Over there, The man who owns Broadway, Musical comedy man and Yankee doodle dandy"--TV guide, September 12, 1970. Includes Bell Telephone commercials.
Access
Viewing status: Open.
Linking Entry
Forms part of: The Joel Grey sound and video recordings.
Source
Gift; Joel Grey; 2001. NN-PD
Added Author
Cates, Joseph, 1924-1998, television producer.
Charnin, Martin, conceptor.
Charnin, Martin, producer.
Miller, Walter C. Director
Charnin, Martin, director.
Pascal, John, -1981, librettist.
Pascal, John, -1981, adapter.
Pascal, Francine, adapter.
Pascal, Francine, librettist.
Johnson, Alan (Choreographer)
Lawrence, Elliot, 1925-2021, arranger of music.
Lawrence, Elliot, 1925-2021, conductor.
Dohanos, Peter. Set designer
Aldredge, Theoni V., costume designer.
Cohan, George M. (George Michael), 1878-1942. George M!
Cohan, George M. (George Michael), 1878-1942, lyricist.
Stewart, Michael, 1929-1987. Librettist
Pascal, John, -1981. Librettist
Pascal, Francine. Librettist
Cohan, Mary. Adapter
Black, David, 1931- Producer
Matthaei, Konrad. Producer
Price, Lorin E. Producer
Layton, Joe, 1931- director.
Layton, Joe, 1931- choreographer.
Grey, Joel, 1932- performer.
Buttons, Red, 1919-2006, performer.
Cassidy, Jack, 1927-1976, performer.
Fabray, Nanette, performer.
Peters, Bernadette, performer.
Danner, Blythe, performer.
Gillette, Anita, 1936- performer.
Stadlen, Lewis J., performer.
White, Jesse. Performer
Barth, Nicole. Performer
Bew, Andy. Performer
Ellington, Mercedes, performer.
Evans, David. Performer
Faye, Tina. Performer
Gendell, Gary. Performer
LePage, Diane. Performer
McPherson, Saundra. Performer
Ross, Lynn. Performer
Scott, Kenneth. Performer
Solen, Paul. Performer
Starr, Bill. Performer
Wheeler, Harold, instrumentalist.
AT & T.
Grey, Joel, 1932- Donor
Added Title
Joel Grey sound and video recordings.
Has Supplement:
Pascal, Francine, librettist.
Found In:
Joel Grey papers.
Research Call Number
*LDV 1747
*LVU 391
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