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Broadway Musicals #558822

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 02, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(NYC: Jennifer McLogan) Rocco Landesman, man responsible for revival of American musical dramas on Broadway, featured; details given, scenes shown from "South Pacific", "My Fair Lady", "Oklahoma!". History and financial problems of American musical &replacement by English imports like "Cats" and "Starlight Express" noted. Landesman's project "Into the Woods" noted. [Composer Stephen SONDHEIM - comments.] Sondheim's plays named; scenes shown. [LANDESMAN - discusses risks, aim of getting important writers to write for musical theater.] Fin. deals for participants in "Into the Woods" detailed; scenes shown. Fin. success of "Big River" mentioned. [Set designer Tony STRAIGES - discusses problems of working for small pay.]

(Studio: Connie Chung) Profitability of "Into the Woods" reported

Chung, Connie;
McLogan, Jennifer

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