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Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003)

Unrated | | Documentary, History, Music | April 2003 (USA)
Interviews and archival footage are used to tell the story of post-war Broadway through the 1960s.

Director:

Rick McKay

Writer:

Rick McKay
11 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Edie Adams ... Herself
Bea Arthur ... Herself
Elizabeth Ashley ... Herself
Alec Baldwin ... Himself
Kaye Ballard ... Herself
Bryan Batt ... Himself
Betsy Blair ... Herself
Jim Borstelmann ... Himself
Tom Bosley ... Himself
Marlon Brando ... Himself (archive footage)
Carol Burnett ... Herself
Kitty Carlisle ... Herself
Carol Channing ... Herself
Betty Comden ... Herself
Barbara Cook ... Herself
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Storyline

In their own words, and not a moment too soon - 'Broadway' tells the stories of our theatrical legends, how they came to New York, and how they created this legendary century in American theatre. This may be the last chance that these stories may be documented, for unlike film and television, live theatre exists only in the memories of those who were there watching, or more importantly, creating this magic. 'Broadway' tells the stories of these legendary performers, composers and writers while illustrating their tales with amazing, rare, archival performance footage and these legends' own home movies and photos. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

The largest collection in history of award-winning stars brought together in a single movie! See more »


Certificate:

Unrated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broadway See more »

Filming Locations:

Cork, County Cork, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,524, 13 June 2004

Gross USA:

$353,580

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$353,580
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Elizabeth Ashley's interview was originally scheduled to take only a half hour at Rick McKay's New York apartment. She and McKay became so deeply embedded in conversation, it actually took four hours. Ashley chain-smoked almost the whole time. See more »

Quotes

Harold Prince: The more you know, the less you know.
Rick McKay: And you would know.
Harold Prince: And I would know.
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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
2 December 2004 | by drsd2killSee all my reviews

Rick McKay's film is amazing. Instead of following a predetermined script and asking the same old questions to the legends who were luckily still with us at the time they were interviewed, Rick asked the kind of open-ended questions that let us get to know about the performers and their experiences in a far more comprehensive way. I wished the film would never end, and it still feels like it needs an extra hour or two. The bonus features including the commentary track take several hours to get through and are all top notch. If you felt the recent PBS documentary left a lot to be desired - ESPECIALLY in regards to regular plays - then THIS is the film for you!


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