Broadway: The American Musical

ARTS CHANNEL – Sundays from 1 March, 8.30pm

The longest boulevard in Manhattan has become inextricably linked to one of America’s greatest original art forms, the Broadway musical. This series explores a vital element of popular culture as it has changed in every era – the story of minstrel songs and the ‘cake-walk’, of Irish ballads and patriotic jingles, of ragtime marches and jazz syncopation, and of stirring torch songs, mournful blues, and rock opera.