Broadway: The American Musical (2004) Five discs, 90 years, 106 songs, and three appearances by Law & Order vet Jerry Orbach. That should give you an idea of the awesome… 2004-10-19 Various Artists Soundtracks
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Broadway: The American Musical (2004)

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Details Release Date: Oct 19, 2004; Lead Performance: Various Artists; Genre: Soundtracks

Five discs, 90 years, 106 songs, and three appearances by Law & Order vet Jerry Orbach. That should give you an idea of the awesome expanse of Broadway: The American Musical, a companion to the recent six-part PBS miniseries. Selections range from standard (Cats' hackneyed ''Memory'') to surprising (Nine's sumptuous ''Bells of St. Sebastian'') to clever: Where else can you hear Fanny Brice and Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice?

Originally posted Nov 19, 2004 Published in issue #793 Nov 19, 2004 Order article reprints