Season 23, Episode 1 Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About

First Aired: February 18, 2009

A profile of director-choreographer Jerome Robbins (1918-98), the impetus behind such Broadway classics as "West Side Story," "Gypsy" and "Fiddler on the Roof," featuring excerpts from his journals, performance and rehearsal footage, and interviews with colleagues, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Stephen Sondheim and "Fiddler" collaborators Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein. Written by Robbins biographer Amanda Vaill ("Somewhere"). Ron Rifkin narrates.

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  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars. Profiles of Alexander Calder, Paul Simon, Charlie Chaplin and music producer John Hammond won Peabody Awards, while films about Edward R. Murrow, Lucille Bal… (more)

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