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Monday Review: Six by Sondheim

Few love words as passionately as Broadway's master composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, but there's one word that makes him cringe: "Hummable," a quality some (erroneously) find lacking in his challenging, rewarding scores. "Drives me up the wall," he growls.

Which is why it's such an ironic delight when Sondheim performs as part of a new staging of his autobiographical "Opening Doors" production number (from the initially flop musical Merrily We Roll Along), playing a producer who bullies a team of young songwriters to conjure a "humm-umm-able melody."

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VIDEO: Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

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Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy
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Length: 01:23:04
Aired: 1/1/2013

Find out why the Broadway musical has proven to be a fertile territory for Jewish artists. watch

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RPM
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Length: 21:00
Aired: 10/12/1967

Gearhead, a part-cyborg adrenaline junkie, rides into Gotham in a souped-up racer. With the ability to take control of cars with his nano-technology, Gearhead is out to commit a series of crimes for thrills. watch

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Credits

Year Title Description
2005 Judy Garland TV Show Series, Performer
2003 The Great American Songbook TV Show Series, Performer
1980 Airplane! Movie, Actor - Lt. Hurwitz
1976 Won Ton Ton, The Dog Who Saved Hollywood Movie, Actor - Hedda Parsons
1965 The Art Of Love Movie, Actor - Mme. Coco

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Arthur Laurents, West Side Story and Gypsy Writer, Dies at 93

Arthur Laurents, the Tony-winning playwright of Broadway's West Side Story and Gypsy, has died. He was 93.

Laurents died Thursday in New York of complications from pneumonia, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Remember other celebrities who died this year

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Anything Goes (Frank Sinatra starring Ethel Merman, Bert Lahr, and Sheree North)
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Ethel Merman: A Life
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