Legendary as the abominable snowman, notorious producer David Merrick re-conquers Broadway in 1980 with a smash adaptation of the movie musical 42nd Street. But soon the biggest hits are arriving from an unexpected source - London. Producer Cameron Mackintosh redefines the business of show business as Cats, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, and Miss Saigon become international blockbusters.
The new partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II changes the face of Broadway forever, beginning with the record-breaking Oklahoma! in 1943, featuring a landmark ballet by Agnes De Mille. Carousel and South Pacific then set the standard for decades to come by pioneering a musical where story is all-important. For challenging the country to confront its deep-seated racial bigotry, South Pacific wins the Pulitzer Prize.
The Eurovision Song Contest is the biggest music party in the world. In this two-part series, Julia Zemiro embarks on a road trip to the heart of Eurovision. Travelling across Europe in her campervan, Julia takes a personal journey to discover exactly what makes a Eurovision star. Along the way, she meets some amazing characters and visits some previous Eurovision locations, before finishing up in the host city for 2012, Baku, in Azerbaijan. (Commissioned by SBS) (Entertainment Series) (Part 2 of 2) PG CC
The Eurovision Song Contest is the biggest music party in the world, and Sweden is the heart - having created the ultimate Eurovision act, ABBA, and winning the contest five times. In The Heart of Eurovision with Julia Zemiro, Julia and her trusty campervan embark upon a journey of discovery across Europe to Sweden: to the very heart of Eurovision.
A decade after the end of the Second World War, the first Eurovision Song Contest took place in Lugano, Switzerland, on 24th May 1956. Just seven countries took part but it was an instant hit and became an unbroken annual fixture. Today, the Eurovision Song Contest is one of the most-watched broadcast events in the world. This two-part documentary provides the inside story of a great European institution - packed with classic pop, backstage intrigues and some truly astonishing outfits. But more than that, it will peer beyond the glitz and sparkle to examine how Eurovision has tracked - and at times even influenced - the changing social and political life of Europe.
In this new two-part documentary series, The Road To Eurovision with Julia Zemiro, Julia embarks on a road trip to the heart of Eurovision. Travelling across Europe in her campervan, Julia takes a personal journey to discover exactly what makes a Eurovision star. Along the way, she meets some amazing characters and visits some earlier Eurovision locations. At the end of the road Julia introduces the host city for 2012, Baku.
This final episode looks at Eurovision from the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 to the present day. In a few short years, Europe changed forever. New nations emerged clamouring to join the Eurovision Song Contest, desperate to establish their own national identity. Dramatic revolutions coincided and fed off what had become the biggest entertainment show on the planet.
Each year, the best dancers, singers and musicians from Queensland's state schools come together to stage one of the state's largest performing arts events. Be wowed by some of the best young performing artists Australia has to offer.
As the federal government announces its plan to develop a new national cultural policy, setting the agenda for the next 10 years, Virginia Trioli gathers a group of artists, arts administrators, arts educators and cultural theorists to put forward some ideas.
SBS is once again proud to be the host broadcaster of the Deadly Awards. Now in its 18th year, the annual celebration is black Australia's night of nights, dedicated to recognising and showcasing Indigenous excellence in fields such as the arts, music, sport, education, health, employment, cultural advancement and leadership.
This program celebrates the triumphs of Inuit leaders in the arts, sports, the environment, health care, and education. Come with us as we sing the praises of these inspiring women and men.
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