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New York, New York No. 1


As New York, New York prepares for its first preview this Friday on Broadway, I got curious and wanted to find out more about the history of this story. Of course we are all familiar with the Kander & Ebb song made famous by Frank Sinatra, but until recently I have never heard of Scorsese's 1977 film "New York, New York" which starred Liza Minelli and Robert De Niro.


Though packed with jazz standards and Kander & Ebb originals, the musical drama was a flop. The story follows a saxophonist and a singer as they navigate their careers and love amongst the bustle of a New York backdrop. But Scorsese's decision to take a unique visual approach to the movie rubbed many audiences the wrong way. Stay tuned this week to learn why this film was considered a failure and why many people now find so much to love in it!



(left) Robert De Niro as Jimmy and Liza Minnelli as Francine. Photo by United Artists/Getty Images, 1977.


(right) Robert De Niro as Jimmy and Liza Minnelli as Francine. Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images, 1977.


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