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Broadway's Lost Treasures (2003)





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Broadway's Lost Treasures is a two-hour collection of musical highlights, culled from 19 years (1967-1986) of Tony Awards telecasts by Christopher A. Cohen, son of the original telecasts' producers, Alexander H. Cohen and Hildy Parks. The program is divided into four self-explanatory segments -- "Broadway Divas," "Leading Men," "Dancin'," and "Record Breakers" -- and presented by hosts Angela Lansbury, Jerry Orbach, and Chita Rivera. Musical numbers include the "Broadway Divas": Vivian Blaine ("Adelaide's Lament" from +Guys and Dolls), Patti LuPone("A New Argentina" from +Evita), Angela Lansbury ("The Worst Pies in London" from +Sweeney Todd), Carol Channing ("Before the Parade Passes By" from +Hello Dolly), and Julie Andrews ("Send in the Clowns" from +A Little Night Music). Next up are the "Leading Men": Zero Mostel ("If I Were a Rich Man" from +Fiddler on the Roof), Yul Brynner ("Shall We Dance?" from +The King and I), John Raitt ("Hey There" from +The Pajama Game), Robert Preston ("Trouble" from +The Music Man), and Paul Lynde("Kids" from +Bye Bye Birdie). Now for the "Dancin'": Joel Grey ("Wilkommen" from +Cabaret), Tommy Tune and Twiggy ("Chasin' the Clouds Away" from +My One and Only), Chita Rivera and Gwen Verdon perform "All That Jazz" and "Nowadays" from +Chicago, and Jerry Orbach from +42nd Street ("Lullaby of Broadway"). Then there are the "Record Breakers": Andrea McArdle and cast ("Tomorrow" from +Annie), the cast of +Annie ("You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile"), and Betty Buckley and the cast of +Cats) ("Jellicle Songs" and "Memory"). This also includes the bonus performances not seen on the PBS pledge-special broadcasts: Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney ("McHugh Medley" from +Sugar Babies), Patti LuPone ("Buenos Aires" from +Evita), Barbara Harris ("Movie Star Gorgeous" from +The Apple Tree), Bonnie Franklin ("Applause" from +Applause), and Dorothy Loudon and cast ("Easy Street" and "Tomorrow" (reprise) from +Annie).


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