Arlington, VA – September 8, 2021 – This September, six new programs will be streaming on PBS LIVING, including “American Masters: Twyla Moves,” which explores the life of the pioneering modern dance and ballet dancer, director and choreographer Twyla Tharp; and from Great Performances, “Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy,” a documentary exploring the role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the American musical. In addition, “First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb,” “Hidden Turkey,” “Wai Lana Yoga, Season 1,” “Lives Well Lived,” and “Made in Spain” will be arriving in September. PBS LIVING is available on Prime Video and Apple TV Channels.
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American Masters: Twyla Moves
Release Date: September 22, 2021
“American Masters: Twyla Moves” explores the life of legendary dancer, director and choreographer Twyla Tharp. Jumping from historical footage to the present day, the film traces her influential career while providing an intimate look at her famously rigorous creative process.
The program follows Tharp as she builds a high-profile work from the ground up with an international cast of ballet stars, including Misty Copeland, Herman Cornejo and Maria Khoreva, who rehearse by video conference while under quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic. The film also features never-before-seen interviews and select performances from Tharp’s vast array of more than 160 choreographed works, including 129 dances, 12 television specials, six major Hollywood movies, four full-length ballets, four Broadway shows and two figure skating routines.
Great Performance: Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy
Streaming Date: September 7, 2021
Genre: Arts, History, Music
Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy” explores the role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. Narrated by Tony® and Academy Award®-winner Joel Grey, this entertaining documentary combines cultural history with illuminating perspectives on the origins and meanings of some of Broadway’s most beloved songs. Featuring classics from Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, George & Ira Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, and others, along with performances by Matthew Broderick, Kelli O’Hara, Barbra Streisand, Idina Menzel, and more. This enthralling documentary from Great Performances illustrates significant moments in Broadway’s history that have transformed the industry into what it is today.
Also Available on PBS LIVING this September:
First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb
Lives Well Lived
Made In Spain, Season 1
Mary Chapin Carpenter: One Night Lonely
Motorweek, Season 41
Wai Lana Yoga, Season 1
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