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

Unrated | | Documentary, History, Music | April 2003 (USA)
Interviews and archival footage are used to tell the story of post-war Broadway through the 1960s.

Director:

Rick McKay

Writer:

Rick McKay
11 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Edie Adams ... Self
Bea Arthur ... Self
Elizabeth Ashley ... Self
Alec Baldwin ... Self
Kaye Ballard ... Self
Bryan Batt ... Self
Betsy Blair ... Self
Jim Borstelmann ... Self
Tom Bosley ... Self
Marlon Brando ... Self (archive footage)
Carol Burnett ... Self
Kitty Carlisle ... Self
Carol Channing ... Self
Betty Comden ... Self
Barbara Cook ... Self
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Storyline

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 »


Certificate:

Unrated
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Trivia

Rick McKay approached Barbra Streisand, Julie Andrews, Lena Horne, Sidney Poitier, June Allyson, Olivia de Havilland, Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones, Joel Grey, Miyoshi Umeki, Gloria DeHaven, Eartha Kitt, Eddie Bracken, Van Johnson, Patty Duke, Ossie Davis, Mickey Rooney, Cicely Tyson, Billy Dee Williams, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Glynis Johns, Luise Rainer, Marsha Hunt, Marc Platt, Matt Mattox, Paul Newman, and Joanne Woodward for interviews, but all declined. Despite pleading from McKay and longtime friend Maureen Stapleton, Marlon Brando also declined to appear on camera, but offered suggestions and encouragement on how the film should be made. See more »

Quotes

Elaine Stritch: I never hung out at the drug store with the gang. I went to saloons like a crazy person, 'cause boy, that was fun.
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User Reviews

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
2 December 2004 | by drsd2killSee all my reviews

Rick McKay's film is amazing. Instead of following a predetermined script and asking the same old questions to the legends who were luckily still with us at the time they were interviewed, Rick asked the kind of open-ended questions that let us get to know about the performers and their experiences in a far more comprehensive way. I wished the film would never end, and it still feels like it needs an extra hour or two. The bonus features including the commentary track take several hours to get through and are all top notch. If you felt the recent PBS documentary left a lot to be desired - ESPECIALLY in regards to regular plays - then THIS is the film for you!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broadway See more »

Filming Locations:

Cork, County Cork, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,524, 13 June 2004

Gross USA:

$353,580

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$353,580
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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