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Benedict, Gail (Dancer)
Cilento, Wayne (Dancer)
McKechnie, Donna (Dancer)
Rivera, Chita (Performer)
Ceballos, René (Performer)
Merman, Ethel (Singer)
Martin, Mary, 1913-1990 (Singer)
Bostwick, Barry (Performer)
Carter, Nell (Performer)
Morse, Robert, 1931- (Singer)
Reynolds, Debbie (Singer)
Smith, Alexis, 1921-1993 (Singer)
Ridge, John David (Costume designer)
Porter, Cole, 1891-1964 (Composer)
Hamlisch, Marvin (Composer)
Kleban, Edward (Lyricist)
Strouse, Charles (Composer)
Adams, Lee, 1924- (Lyricist)
Bock, Jerry (Composer)
Harnick, Sheldon (Lyricist)
Kidd, Michael, 1915-2007 (Choreographer)
Bennett, Michael, 1943-1987 (Choreographer)
Champion, Gower, 1919-1980 (Choreographer)
Birch, Patricia (Choreographer)
Layton, Joe, 1931- (Choreographer)
Theodore, Lee (Director)
Iscove, Robert (Director)
Billington, Ken, 1946- (Lighting designer)
American Dance Machine (Dance troupe) (Performer)
Lee, Theodore (Restager)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1982
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: Cassette 1 (approx. 37 min.): Gypsy: "Everything's coming up roses." Mus/lyrics: Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim. Sung by Ethel Merman. -- Can can: "Quadrille." Chor: Michael Kidd; mus: Cole Porter. Danced by Gail Benedict and the American Dance Machine. -- Ain't misbehavin': "Cash for your trash." Mus/lyrics: Fats Waller, Ed Kirkeby. Sung by Nell Carter. -- Company: "You could drive a person crazy." Mus/lyrics: Sondheim. Perf. by Donna McKechnie, Susan Browning, Pamela Myers. -- A chorus line: "I can do that." Chor: Michael Bennett; mus/lyrics: Martin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban. Perf. by Wayne Cilento. -- Irene: "You made me love you." Mus/lyrics: Joseph McCarthy, James Monaco. Sung by Debbie Reynolds. -- The fantasticks: "Try to remember." Mus/lyrics: Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones. Sung by Jerry Orbach. -- Bye bye Birdie: "The Shriner ballet." Chor: Gower Champion; mus/lyrics: Charles Strouse, Lee Adams. Perf. by Chita Rivera and the American Dance Machine. -- Cassette 2 (approx. 38 min.): Grease: "Summer nights." Mus/lyrics: Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey. Perf. by Barry Bostwick, Carole Demas. -- House of flowers: "A sleepin' bee." Mus/lyrics: Harold Arlen, Truman Capote. Sung by Diahann Carroll. -- Greenwillow: "Never will I marry." Mus/lyrics: Frank Loesser. Sung by Anthony Perkins. -- Godspell: "All for the best." Mus/lyrics: Stephen Schwartz. Perf. by Stephen Nathan, David Haskell. -- Ain't misbehavin': "Mean to me." |||| Mus/lyrics: Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert. Sung by Carter. -- How to succeed in business without really trying: "I believe in you." Mus/lyrics: Loesser. Sung by Robert Morse. -- Follies: "Could I leave you." Mus/lyrics: Sondheim. Sung by Alexis Smith. -- Over here!: "Charlie's place." Chor: Patricia Birch. Mus/lyrics: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman. Perf. by McKechnie, Cilento, and the American Dance Machine. -- Cassette 3 (approx. 39 min.): Tenderloin: "Little old New York." Chor: Joe Layton. Mus/lyrics: Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick. Perf. by René Ceballos, Rivera, and the American Dance Machine. -- Sweeney Todd: "Pretty women." Mus/lyrics: Sondheim. Sung by Len Cariou. -- A little night music: "Send in the clowns." Mus/lyrics: Sondheim. Sung by Glynis Johns, with Cariou. -- Annie get your gun: "They say it's wonderful." Mus/lyrics: Irving Berlin. Sung by Merman. -- Damn Yankees: "Those were the days." Mus/lyrics: Richard Adler, Jerry Ross. Sung by Ray Walston. -- The sound of music: "Do re mi." Mus/lyrics: Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II. Sung by Mary Martin, with children's ensemble. -- 42nd Street: "The lullaby of Broadway." Mus/lyrics: Harry Warren, Al Dubin.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8681
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3256 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Recorded in performance at La Mirada Civic Theater, La Mirada, California.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: Various, reconstructed by the American Dance Machine, directed by Lee Becker Theodore. Costumes: John David Ridge. Lighting: Ken Billington.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Creation/production credits: A Woodcliff Production, presented by the Entertainment Channel. Distributed by Lorimar. Producer: Iris Merlis. Director: Rob Iscove. Executive producer: Michael Brandman. Writers: Ken Shapiro, Leonora Thuna, Brandman.
Performers: Host: Tom Bosley.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 videocassettes (U-matic) (114 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Songs and dances from Broadway musicals.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY926032690-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12172237
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 97148af0-be59-0135-e7eb-45ae172bc426
Rights Statement
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  • 1982: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Broadway" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1982.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Broadway" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 22, 2024.

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