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PBS B'Way...the American Musical factual errors?

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I haven't had a chance to watch it all again but at a few points in the program I remember thinking "HUH?". Are there any errors that anyone noticed?
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ATC has a thread about that. There were quite a few.
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really midtowngym? thanks...i'll check it out.
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Forgive my ignorance, midtowngym, but what does ATC stand for? I'd like to check out that thread...
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I remember some of the facts were a little dramatized. I remember they said that the reviews for West Side TSory were mixed. If I recall from my book on Broadway musicals from 1939-1960. they said West Side Story got a few raves and many favorables. Maybe my book is incorrect, which I highly doubt.
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It said that the last song Rogers and Hammerstein wrote was "Edelwise" and I thought it was the "16 Going on 17 reprise"
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I thought Mr. Larson died of some brain tumor or something- they said heart condition. Maybe i got mixed up....
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Brain aneurysm, I think. The Rent-heads will know better than me, though.
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I believe is was an auerotic (sp) Aneurysm.
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I think it was too. One of his valves ruptured, I believe...

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It was an aortic anuerysm (sp?) believed to be caused by Marfan Syndrome.
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It was his heart. It was probably due to the fact that Jon most likely had Marfans Syndrome and was never diagnosed...