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

Unrated | | Documentary, History, Music | April 2003 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age is the sequel to the feature film documentary Broadway: The Golden Age, which documented American theater in the 30s, 40s and 50s. This second installment of... See full summary »

Director: Rick McKay
Stars: Jane Fonda, Jeremy Irons, Leslie Uggams
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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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Ben Gazzara had no recollection of his performance in "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" ever being filmed. When Rick McKay discovered footage of Gazzara and Barbara Bel Geddes performing in the play, McKay showed it to Gazzara, who promptly burst into tears. He remarked: "We was good, weren't we?" See more »

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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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Followed by Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age (2016) See more »

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Truly Inspirational
9 November 2004 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate to view this at the NYC premiere. I was in total awe. After shaking hands with Kitty Carlisle Hart and saying Hi to the most recently departed Fay Wray, I was just amazed. It was an experience I will never ever forget. I also saw Miss Celeste Holm, Tommy Tune, Chita Rivera. It was totally wonderful! The film was excellent. I wanted to just sit there for hours and hours listening to what the actors and actresses had to say. Their stories were fascinating. Which is what a Documentary should be. Telling the story about what life was like. Giving the "Inside Scoop" I hope I will be able to see the sequel to it. Anyone who says this film is Amateurish obviously overlooks the fact that this film will be a classic and should receive an Oscar Nomination, if not the Oscar for best Documentary. Anyone guy who can go and interview over a hundred stars, has to be amazing.

Go and buy this DVD!!!! It is worth every Penny!


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