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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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The "final cut" of the film changed as McKay previewed it on video city by city; for example, the version submitted to the Academy for Oscar consideration was not the ultimate edition. In one instance, when Ben Gazzara became available, his interview was added to the in-progress version in time for the DVD. See more »

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Kaye Ballard: 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...
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Followed by Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age (2014) See more »

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A documentary that resonates with viewer
2 November 2004 | by (Studio City, CA) – See all my reviews

Unlike so many quickly forgotten documentaries this sterling entry is a memorable experience, both educational and fun for anyone with whatever degree of interest/curiosity in the history of Broadway musicals and its Golden Age talent. Since so many of these celebrities are at the age where they soon might not be with us, it is a godsend to have their thoughts on their craft captured for posterity.

This is the type of film where one viewing is not sufficient to capture all the flavor and nuances of the star-studded personalities captured in interview by the filmmaker.

A very worthwhile experience!!!


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