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The American Musical Comedy 

The program has only one segment: "The American Musical Comedy" (Leonard Bernstein traces the development of this entertainment form, with staged excerpts).

Director:

Charles S. Dubin

Writer:

Leonard Bernstein (script)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alistair Cooke ... Himself - Host
Leonard Bernstein ... Himself - Musician (segment)
Jack Collins ... Singer (segment)
Paul Ukena Paul Ukena ... Singer (segment)
Paula Stewart ... Singer (segment)
Stanley Carlson Stanley Carlson ... Singer / Emile de Becque(segment) in 'South Pacific' / Wintergreen in 'Of Thee I Sing'
Joe Lautner Joe Lautner ... Singer (segment)
Jack Williams Jack Williams ... Singer (segment)
Suzanne Lake Suzanne Lake ... Singer (segment)
Stuart Harris Stuart Harris ... Singer (segment)
Dorothy Lang Dorothy Lang ... Singer (segment)
Reri Grist Reri Grist ... Singer / Marietta in 'Naughty Marietta' (segment)
Evelyn Ward Evelyn Ward ... Singer (segment)
Jean Sanders Jean Sanders ... Singer (segment)
Carol Burnett ... Singer (segment)
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The program has only one segment: "The American Musical Comedy" (Leonard Bernstein traces the development of this entertainment form, with staged excerpts).

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Genres:

Drama | History | Music

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Release Date:

7 October 1956 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

One of the few television programs of the 1950's featuring a black singer in a musical role originally written for a white singer. (Reri Grist sings the "Italian Street Song" from the 1910 operetta "Naughty Marietta".) See more »

Goofs

Leonard Bernstein says "Gomberg" when he means to say "Romberg" (as in composer Sigmund Romberg). See more »

Connections

References Naughty Marietta (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Italian Street Song
from the operetta "Naughty Marietta"
Music by Victor Herbert
Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
Sung by Reri Grist
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