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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.

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Rick McKay

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Rick McKay
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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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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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Nearly five years in the making, interviewees Fred Ebb, Uta Hagen, Harold Nicholas, Gwen Verdon, Kim Hunter, Ann Miller, Al Hirchfeld, and Hume Croyn all died during production. Julie Harris suffered a debilitating stroke, and Fay Wray died shortly after the film's completion. See more »

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Gwen Verdon: Now they tell me that it was The Golden Age of Broadway, but when you're that involved with it, you don't know you're in The Golden Age. And after I left the stage, I immediately started playing everybody's mother in movies!
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Truly Inspirational
9 November 2004 | by bschneid76See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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