Jerome Robbins
(© Martha Swope)
Jerome Robbins
(© Martha Swope)
PBS will air the world premiere of its American Masters documentary Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About at 9pm on Wednesday, February 18; the program will also be released on DVD on March 31.

The film, produced and directed by Judy Kinberg and written by Robbins biographer Amanda Vaill, features excerpts from Robbins' work, never-before-seen rehearsal footage, and interviews with many of his colleagues from the worlds of ballet and Broadway, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Suzanne Farrell, Jacques d'Amboise, Arthur Laurents, Chita Rivera, and Stephen Sondheim. American Masters is produced for PBS by Thirteen/WNET New York.

Robbins worked as a choreographer, producer, and director on numerous Broadway shows; among his numerous credits were On the Town, Gypsy, West Side Story, and Fiddler on the Roof.

For information, about the DVD, visit www.kultur.com.