Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy examines the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in creating the modern American musical. The film showcases the work of legends such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim. The movie includes interviews with songwriters and luminaries, including Mel Brooks and Carol Channing as well as archival footage of standout performances. Narrated by Joel Grey.
“Engaging, humorous, and provocative.”