November 2, 2009 - The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing have launched “This is Broadway,” short interviews from Broadway notables circa 1977.
Continuing into 2010, editions of “This is Broadway” will be released weekly via The League’s Internet Broadway Database and The Wing’s website, as well as on iTunes. Interviews can be accessed on IBDB via the orange “Media” tab at the top of the page.
Of the 70 programs that will roll out over the coming months, the following are currently available:
HERMIONE GINGOLD, talking about her work with Stephen Sondheim
BETTY COMDEN AND ADOLPH GREEN, on their show A Party with Comden and Green
Costume designer FLORENCE KLOTZ on Pacific Overtures and A Little Night Music
Composer STEPHEN SCHWARTZ on having Godspell, The Magic Show and Pippin on Broadway simultaneously
Playbill publisher ARTHUR BIRSH on the evolution of Playbill
ROBERT LuPONE on the original A Chorus Line
JACK GILFORD on Sly Fox
JOHN KANDER on Liza Minnelli joining the cast of the original Chicago
MERYL STREEP on Happy End
Host RICHARD SEFF on his peripatetic theatrical career
Future shows to be released include Robert Preston, Yul Brynner, Judd Hirsch, Liv Ullmann, Cy Coleman and Estelle Parsons.
One selection will be added weekly, on Tuesdays, complementing the American Theatre Wing’s existing schedule of "Downstage Center" on Mondays, "Working in the Theatre" on Wednesdays, and SDCF's "Masters of the Stage" on Thursdays.