The program has only one segment: "The American Musical Comedy" (Leonard Bernstein traces the development of this entertainment form, with staged excerpts).
Did You Know?
One of the few television programs of the 1950's featuring a black singer in a musical role originally written for a white singer. (Reri Grist
sings the "Italian Street Song" from the 1910 operetta "Naughty Marietta".) See more
References Show Boat
from the musical "A Trip to Chinatown"
Music by Percy Gaunt
Lyrics by Charles Hale Hoyt
Performed by male chorus See more