Originally Posted by MatthewA /t/310725/musicals-from-stage-film-to-blu-ray/150#post_3973502
TVShowsonDVD.com has just announced a Blu-Ray release for the PBS documentary Broadway: The American Musical
I've never seen this, how good is it?
It's excellent as an overview of the stage musical genre covering the 20th century and up through Wicked. Wonderful clips from a variety of sources (some I had never seen before) to illustrate even the earliest shows and performers. Of course, those of us who love stage musicals would want it to be twice as long as it is, and there are naturally many famous shows that don't get touched on, but I've watched it through quite a few times and always find it thoroughly entertaining and informative.