He hasn't had a new Broadway show since 1983's La Cage Aux Folles, but composer Jerry Herman has become ubiquitous on the concert, tribute and benefit scene, as evidenced by a video release of "Jerry Herman's Broadway - at the Hollywood Bowl." The star-studded event celebrating Herman's 30-plus-year career took place in 1994. The program is scheduled to be shown on the Bravo cable network 7 PM (ET) Sept. 13, 11 AM (ET) Sept. 14, and 11 AM and 6 PM Sept. 26. The concert has also been released in video form on Varese Sarabande video. Performances include Carol Channing, Leslie Uggams, Lorna Luft and Lee Roy Reams all together on "Hello, Dolly!"; George Hearn singing "Movies Were Movies" (Mack And Mabel); Davis Gaines crooning "Song On The Sand" and "I Am What I Am" (La Cage Aux Folles); Rita Moreno advising "Tap Your Troubles Away" (Mack And Mabel); and Beatrice Arthur pointing out "The Man In The Moon" (also from Mame). There are also special taped greetings from Angela Lansbury and Paul & Linda McCartney.
Says producer Gregory H. Willenborg, "There's something to be said for sitting under the stars on a warm summer night, if you couldn't make it to the Bowl, you can watch this special event unfold from the comfort of your home." The video is released on VHS and DVD formats.
--By David Lefkowitz