The American Musical

GUESTS: Betty Comden and Adolph Green Writers for theaters and film including, On the Town, Bells Are Ringing, Peter Pan, and Singing in the Rain . Bob Mondello Film and Theater Critic, NPR's All Things Considered Allegra Kent Principal dancer with the New York City Ballet for 30 years Author, Once a Dancer [St. Martin's Press, 1997] Jerome Robbins, one of the people who made Broadway musicals' dance for 30 years, has died. Robbins, who choreographed and directed West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, and The King and I, among others, died Wednesday after suffering a stroke. Join Ray Suarez for a look back at Robbins' Broadway, and where the American musical is headed in the future.

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