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Martin Gottfried discusses his book "Broadway Musicals"

BROADCAST: Nov. 15, 1979 | DURATION: 00:37:21

Synopsis

Martin Gottfried discusses his book "Broadway Musicals" and the history of the musicals by evaluating the different big name composers, lyricists, and directors of Broadway. Music excerpts are played throughout the interview: the overture from "Strike Up the Band", written by George Gershwin, an excerpt from an interview with Ethel Merman discussing her lack of stage fright and a performance of "I Get a Kick Out of You","They Didn't Believe Me" sung by Julia Sanderson, "Glad to Be Unhappy" sung by Lee Wiley, "When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love" sung by David Wayne, "Fugue for Tinhorns" original Broadway cast recording, "Something's Coming", sung by Larry Kert, "Send in the Clowns", "(What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue", and "Rose's Turn" sung by Ethel Merman. Music has been removed from this file for copyright reasons.