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

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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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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 »

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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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Deserves a 10!!!
6 January 2004 | by (Lawrence Kansas) – See all my reviews

I don't know if it is possible to comment again about this movie, but I must try! I just noticed that some people voted "1" or "2" for this wonderful work about 100 Broadway legends telling their stories. I can only postulate: 1) The voters have the wrong film, they are thinking of something else with the word "Broadway" in it, or 2) They thought "1" was the best vote that could be given.

This excellent, exquisite movie deserves a "10"!!!!!

The subject matter is fascinating, the actors candid and captivating, and the editing puts it all together in a most enjoyable way. What would seem a daunting task turns out beautifully in the hands of accomplished interviewer and filmmaker Rick Mckay.

10! 10! 10!


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