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481 South Gulph Road
King of Prussia  Pennsylvania  19406
United States
Temple Brith Achim , a Reform synagogue affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, began in 1971 as Brotherhood Temple Brith Achim, when a small group of families established a Jewish presence in the Valley Forge area.

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy - FREE Film Screening

December 24, 2013 7:30 PM-9:30 PM


Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy explores the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical and many of the songs that comprise "The American Songbook." Over the fifty-­‐year period of its development, the songs of the Broadway musical were created almost exclusively by Jewish Americans. These are the popular songs that our nation took to war, sang to their children at bedtime, and whistled while waiting for the bus. A virtual behind-­‐the-­‐scenes-­‐of-­‐Broadway, it is an engaging, humorous, and provocative film, mixing and mingling ethnic cultural history with entertaining perspectives on the origins and meaning of some of Broadway's most beloved songs, stories, and shows.

Featuring interviews and conversations with some of the greatest composers and writers of the Broadway stage, Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy showcases the work of some of the nation's pre-­‐eminent creators of musical theatre including Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Kurt Weill, Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Jules Styne and many others.


Featured Performances and Interviews

Dynamic footage includes performances by stars such as:

Barbra Streisand
David Hyde Pierce
Matthew Broderick
Kelli O’Hara
Zero Mostel
Betty Comden
Adolph Green
Nathan Lane
Al Jolson
Fanny Brice
Joel Grey
Dick Van Dyke
Kristin Chenoweth
Idina Menzel


Featuring interviews with:

Sheldon Harnick
John Kander
Andrew Lippa
Stephen Schwartz
Phyllis Newman
Charles Strouse
Harold Prince
Maury Yeston
Mary Rodgers
Ernie Harburg
Marc Shaiman
David Shire
Stephen Sondheim
Mel Brooks
Stephen Schwartz


Director’s Biography

Director/Producer/Writer Michael Kantor created the landmark six-part PBS documentary, Broadway: The American Musical, which was nominated for 5 Primetime Emmy awards in 2005. It won two Emmys, including Outstanding Nonfiction Series. Hosted and narrated by Julie Andrews, this hi-definition series was a co-production of Mr. Kantor's company, Ghost Light Films, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET, NHK, and BBC in association with Carlton International. Ten years in the making, The Wall Street Journal called Broadway “a vivid history of America itself in the last century” and People Magazine cited it as one of the "Top Ten TV Triumphs of 2004."

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