Great Performances

The Origins of "Tradition"

Clip: Season 48 Episode 7 | 2m 7s | Video has closed captioning.

Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, Austin Pendleton, and Hal Prince speak about the choreography, staging, and origins of the classic opening number, "Tradition."

Aired: 11/13/20

Rating: NR

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GREAT PERFORMANCES is made possible by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, the Irene Diamond Fund, Rosalind P. Walter, the LuEsther T. …

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