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Broadway: The American Musical

Give My Regards to Broadway - 1893-1927
Season 1 Episode 1 STUDIO August 4, 2013

While the Broadway musical has entertained audiences for over a century, the history behind these entertainments provides a fascinating window into the culture of America. Though Broadway theatres themselves have mostly stayed the same, musicals have always reflected the changing times.

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