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

Interviews and archival footage are used to tell the story of post-war Broadway through the 1960s.

Director:

Rick McKay

Writer:

Rick McKay
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Cast

Credited cast:
Edie Adams ... Herself
Bea Arthur ... Herself
Elizabeth Ashley ... Herself
Alec Baldwin ... Himself
Kaye Ballard ... Herself
Bryan Batt ... Himself
Betsy Blair ... Herself
Jim Borstelmann ... Himself
Tom Bosley ... Himself
Marlon Brando ... Himself (archive footage)
Carol Burnett ... Herself
Kitty Carlisle ... Herself
Carol Channing ... Herself
Betty Comden ... Herself
Barbara Cook ... Herself
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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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One filmmaker's search for a Broadway that was lost, and the 100 legends that he found... See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2003 (USA) See more »

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Broadway See more »

Filming Locations:

Cork, County Cork, Ireland See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

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Elaine Stritch: I think people are so STUPID when they say, "Oh, we shouldn't revive these musicals, we shouldn't revive that show." My God! There's a whole new generation in the world! They should see 'Kiss Me, Kate.' It's great theater! They should see 'Guys and Dolls.' One of the best musicals ever written. They should see 'Annie Get Your Gun.' It's a ball. This is, you know, Beethoven, this is Bach, this is, uh, somethin'! Fer chrissake...
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Spectacular Glow from Broadway's Golden Age!
11 October 2004 | by judylmasSee all my reviews

I saw this movie at a theatre in NYC and was completely dumb-struck with the truth and spirit of this film! It shows that Mr. McKay has an in-depth background in the world of entertainment. Not only in film, but in the foundation of Broadway, and the soul of the entertainment business and community.

This is proven by the fact that he reached so many famous stars from all over the world and that they came to him to be part of this movie as his idea was so magnanimous in its scope.

The resulting film is a mindful and heartfelt achievement representing the truth of the golden age of Broadway. It is the story of a great passion that will connect universally with anyone who likes ANY form of entertainment - TV, Movies, Music, Stage, etc. - it is a must see!


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