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
One filmmaker's search for a Broadway that was lost, and the 100 legends that he found...
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After hearing Gretchen Wyler's tale of her breakout by replacing the star of "Silk Stockings" at a moment's notice when the usual understudy was nowhere to be found, Rick McKay tried to locate the absent understudy, actress Sherry O'Neal, for an interview. Unfortunately, O'Neal had died some time prior. At the premiere he mentioned this fact to Wyler, who exclaimed, "Thank goodness I didn't know that! Had I known, I would have never told the story!" See more
By the time I went back to do "Pirates of Penzance" in 1982, it was a joke! It was like Nurse Rached - this person's out, that person's out...