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TV Musicals

Gothampc
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TV Musicals
Posted: 11/26/13 at 08:34pm
With The Sound Of Music coming to tv, I thought it would be interesting to list some of the other tv musicals.

Damn Yankees starring Phil Silvers as Applegate, Lee Remick as Lola, Linda Lavin as Gloria, Jim Backus and Ray Middleton.
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EricMontreal22
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joined:10/31/11
TV Musicals
Posted: 11/26/13 at 09:17pm
There have been so many from the '50s to the '60s. The '50s Kiss Me Kate and bizarre Anything Goes are on DVD - I wish the same people would release the excellent Roz Russell Wonderful Town which I only have on VHS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnODIhPgxE4

The Fantasticks was done (abridged I believe) as was Charlie Brown of course. Robert Goulet did Carousel in the '60s. That bizarre Superman from the early 70s and Bacall in Applause.

TONS of original musicals including Bacharac/David's On the Flip Side, Sondheim's Evening Primrose...
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Marianne2
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joined:3/28/08
TV Musicals
Posted: 11/26/13 at 09:27pm
There was Peter Pan with Mary Martin. And Amahl and the Night Visitors, though that one is an opera.
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DramaTeach
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joined:3/17/13
TV Musicals
Posted: 11/26/13 at 09:30pm
Rodger's and Hammerstein Cinderella - a few versions of it
In the 90s ABC did a few:
Once Upon a Mattress with Tracy Ullman
Music Man with Matthew Broderick
Annie with Victor Garber
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DramaTeach
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TV Musicals
Posted: 11/26/13 at 09:31pm
I meant Rodgers and Hammerstein
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sondheimfan2
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joined:11/15/05
TV Musicals
Posted: 11/26/13 at 09:33pm
Never knew about the DAMN YANKEES TV movie!


This is very trippy.
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dramamama611
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joined:12/4/07
TV Musicals
Posted: 11/26/13 at 09:35pm
Bye Bye Birdie with Jason Alexander and Vanessa Williams.
South Pacific with Glenn Close.

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Updated On: 11/26/13 at 09:35 PM
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EricMontreal22
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joined:10/31/11
TV Musicals
Posted: 11/26/13 at 09:35pm
A number of Menotti's operas were on tv, aside from Amahl, his biggest hit The Medium was an early broadcast as was the kinda bizarre The Consul.

And of course Tab Hunter, who had been a top notch figure skater, in Hans Brinker http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y82NXnAyLV0 He doesn't seem to think too much of it in his memoirs.
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EricMontreal22
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Posted: 11/26/13 at 09:39pm
There's very little of On the Flipside online, but it was part of the same series as Evening Primrose and the Harnick/Boch Canterbury Ghost.

The clips all seem to be from Rick Nelson fans -- I have a soft spot for the score (it predated Promises Promises) but it's very silly stuff, a kinda male pop star Cinderella.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx1KX3PwsI8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk0qs0t_Llg
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artscallion
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joined:5/15/07
TV Musicals
Posted: 11/26/13 at 09:41pm
Gypsy with Bette Midler
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artscallion
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TV Musicals
Posted: 11/26/13 at 09:46pm
There's also a TV version of She Loves Me that floats around youtube every now and then.
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justoldbill
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joined:10/17/07
TV Musicals
Posted: 11/26/13 at 10:21pm
TV musicals include-
RUGGLES OF RED GAP
THE DANGEROUS CHRISTMAS OF RED RIDING HOOD
SATINS AND SPURS
THE PIED PIPER OF HAMLIN
PINOCCHIO
HANSEL AND GRETEL
ANDROCLES AND THE LION
ALADDIN
THE MIKADO -Groucho Marx version
THE STINGIEST MAN IN TOWN
THE ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO
OLYMPUS 7-0000
While not originally written for TV, the same series that presented the Robert Goulet CAROUSEL also presented BRIGADOON, KISS ME KATE and KISMET.
All of the above (except KISMET) have had LP releases, and some have been re-released on CD.
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Updated On: 11/27/13 at 10:21 PM
Christopher Lippolt
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joined:2/8/13
TV Musicals
Posted: 11/26/13 at 10:47pm
I remember seeing ONCE UPON A MATTRESS with Carol Burnett on television when I was a kid. It was wonderful, but was never heard from again. they also aired AINT MISBEHAVIN with the original cast in the 80's. I would LOVE to have that on DVD.
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hushpuppy
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joined:11/13/04
TV Musicals
Posted: 11/26/13 at 11:37pm
Ethel Merman did a televised version of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN after her 1966 Lincoln Center revival. Aside from this number, it's reportedly been lost to the ages.
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Mr Roxy
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TV Musicals
Posted: 11/27/13 at 03:49pm
Superman wound up on ABC and it was an absolute disaster. If they had only recorded the original .
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Updated On: 11/27/13 at 03:49 PM
MCfan2
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joined:4/29/06
TV Musicals
Posted: 11/27/13 at 03:53pm
Wow, some of these sound great. I never heard that "She Loves Me" was done as a TV musical. I'd love to see that if ever floats through YouTube again!
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artscallion
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Posted: 11/27/13 at 04:14pm
It's there now. It's a BBC version from 1978.
SHE LOVES ME
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South Fl Marc
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Posted: 11/27/13 at 04:18pm
It's amazing how there is no record of the "Annie Get Your Gun" with Merman, even though lots of people have been trying to find it.

Too bad the same can't be said for the truly horrible "Music Man" with the ever bland and boring Matthew Broderick.
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bobs3
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joined:4/8/12
TV Musicals
Posted: 11/27/13 at 08:34pm
Check The Paley Center for Media website. Many of these musicals are available in their catalog but you will have to sit at a console and watch it in the library.
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RooMcGoo
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TV Musicals
Posted: 11/27/13 at 08:46pm
Mary Martin in Annie Get Your Gun! So good.
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MCfan2
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joined:4/29/06
TV Musicals
Posted: 11/27/13 at 11:02pm
Oh, good! Thanks, artscallion!
jemjeb2
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joined:6/28/05
TV Musicals
Posted: 11/28/13 at 11:06am
I really enjoyed the TV version of "Brigadoon", a breath of fresh air in "66 or "67 when I saw it as a college freshman.

I see no mention of "Applause" with Lauren Bacall - a real surprise to see it on tv. Is this out there somewhere? Loved the Broadway show, but can't really remember how well the tv broadcast transferred to the little screen.