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Watch Aladdin, Frozen and The Lion King at Disney Bryant Park Concert

This week’s Broadway at Bryant Park was an all-Disney concert, with cast members from three Disney musicals on Broadway — Aladdin, Frozen and The Lion King — performing 10 songs from the shows, beginning with “Circle of Life” from The Lion King, and ending with “Let It Go” from Frozen, sung initially by Caissie Levy and Patti Murin, but then joined by the performers from all three shows.

Watch videos of six of the numbers below, and the complete set list.
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Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

Eric Idle singing a lyric from his musical "Spamalot" on Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

Eric Idle singing a lyric from his musical “Spamalot” on Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

“Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy”, 90-minute documentary by Michael Kantor (Broadway: The American Musical.) aired on PBS New Year’s Day

George Gershwin tried to write for Yiddish theater, but was rejected as t

George Gershwin tried to write for Yiddish theater, but was rejected as too American

Though the major of Broadway composers throughout the twentieth century were Jewish, it wasn't until 1964 that any of them created a musical specifically about Jews, "Fiddler on the Roof." Even then, says lyricist Sheldon Harnick, "many people said 'oh you're so brave.'"

Though the major of Broadway composers throughout the twentieth century were Jewish, it wasn’t until 1964 that any of them created a musical specifically about Jews, “Fiddler on the Roof.” Even then, says lyricist Sheldon Harnick, “many people said ‘oh you’re so brave.'”

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Watch Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy on PBS. See more from Great Performances.

Speaking of the Jews of Broadway: Here are Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters singing “Move On” from “Sunday in the Park With George” in Sondheim: The Birthday Concert, also from Great Performances

A partial list of Jewish songwriters who had at least one show on Broadway

  • Harold Arlen
  • Burt Bacharach
  • Lionel Bart
  • Alan and Marilyn Bergman
  • Irving Berlin
  • Leonard Bernstein
  • Don Black
  • Jerry Bock
  • Alain Boublil
  • Sammy Cahn
  • Eric Carmen
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Cy Coleman
  • Betty Comden
  • Hal David
  • Howard Dietz
  • Ervin Drake
  • Al Dubin
  • Isaak Dunaevsky
  • Fred Ebb
  • Ray Evans
  • Sammy Fain
  • Dorothy Fields
  • Charles Fox
  • George and Ira Gershwin
  • Norman Gimbel
  • Adolph Green
  • Johnny Green
  • Marvin Hamlisch
  • E. Y. Harburg
  • Sheldon Harnick
  • Lorenz Hart
  • Jerry Herman
  • James Horner
  • Billy Joel
  • John Kander
  • Jerome Kern
  • Carole King
  • Herbert Kretzmer
  • Burton Lane
  • Jerry Leiber
  • Mitch Leigh
  • Alan Jay Lerner
  • Jay Livingston
  • Frank Loesser
  • Johnny Mandel
  • Barry Mann
  • Melissa Manchester
  • Barry Manilow
  • Michael Masser
  • Alan Menken
  • Randy Newman
  • Richard Rodgers
  • Sigmund Romberg
  • Harold Rome
  • Carole Bayer Sager
  • Claude-Michel Schönberg 
  • Arthur Schwartz
  • Stephen Schwartz
  • Paul Simon
  • Stephen Sondheim
  • Mike Stoller
  • Charles Strouse
  • Jule Styne
  • Cynthia Weil
  • Kurt Weill
  • Frank Wildhorn
  • Maury Yeston
  • Victor Young