Playwright, actor, and director Sam Shepard is highlighted in this documentary. Shepard talks about a group of his plays that were presented off-Broadway in 1996 and 1997. Highlights include scenes of the plays.
A documentary showing how E.L. Doctorow's novel “Ragtime” became a Broadway musical. Includes interviews with the author and others involved in the show and portions of performances, both in rehearsal and on stage. The episode also includes a segment on the building of the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, which would become the home of "Ragtime."moreless
A profile of the team of John Kander and Fred Ebb, who have written many Broadway muiscals. Highlighes include interviews with John Kander, Fred Ebb, Lauren Bacall, Joel Grey and others, as well as clips of performances of their songs.
The reconstruction of the famous Globe theater is documented, and Act IV from Shakespeare's Henry V is performed at the reopening. The Globe Theatre's artistic director, Mark Rylance, portrays the title role.
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