The Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty (#2408)
Before his legendary years with Oscar Hammerstein II, composer Richard Rodgers partnered with another collaborator, lyricist Lorenz Hart, to create a sophisticated, innovative style that profoundly influenced the course of the American musical theater. Though their plays are not well-remembered, songs from them have become classics. Modern performers in period costume recreate standards like "My Funny Valentine," "The Lady Is a Tramp" and "Where or When." Interviews and archival film clips document this creative partnership, and the events that led to its eventual dissolution. [56 minutes]
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