Friday, March 03, 2006

Broadway the Golden Age

There's going to be a new PBS special next weekend on the subject of Broadway: the Golden Age. is going to have special clips all week to ramp up for the premier airing of the special Next Sunday March 12th.

Among the things to look forward to:
  • Monday, March 6 - Carol Burnett chats about her early days in New York, The Pajama Game, breaking onto the scene, why she'd never make it into a Broadway chorus and more...
  • Tuesday, March 7 - Jerry Orbach explains what happens in the theatre that could never happen on screen, the discipline of acting on stage, creating a close-up for the audience and more...
  • Wednesday, March 8 - Elaine Stritch talks about audiences, stage fright, nerves, critics and out of town tryouts all in her usual trademark style.
  • Thursday, March 9 - Angela Lansbury reveals how she almost appeared on stage in Sunset Boulevard, what it takes to be an actor, audiences, and preparing to step on stage.
  • Friday, March 10 - Alec Baldwin shares the differences between acting on stage and screen, directors, tradgedies of art, and award shows...
  • Saturday, March 11 - Stephen Sondheim reminisces about out-of-town tryouts, West Side Story, developing a show, and why many second acts are disappointing!
I am especially looking forward to the Jerry Orbach segment. I loved seeing his performance in Chicago (Broadway's Lost Treasures another PB special I wrote about a while ago) My Husband Timmy, also has watched enough Law & Order that I've become addicted as well. Jerry is awesome on the show and also in Dirty Dancing!

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