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


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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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BRAVO!!!
27 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Saw this film recently in a festival and thought, "Thank God for festivals, for where else would I ever see this film?!" But, the filmmaker did an interview with the audience afterwards and said that a distribution company has taken the film and it is going to open in theaters around the country this summer. What great news!

This is a movie every young person should see who likes movies, tv or theater. It is so inspiring and it truly captures the brilliance of great actors, singers, writers and composers. I always thought the world would continue to create great creative geniuses who came to places like New York and made history, but it doesn't seem to be any more. Much like the people in this film, "I thought it would go on forever."

But, this movie makes me feel optimistic again because any time you see something this powerful (and this is a powerful movie) I begin to believe again in the hope of great art, whether on stage or film or tv or maybe the next era is digital video. Who knows? But, run don't walk to see this movie if it opens anywhere near you!


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