Broadway: The Golden Age

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Released 2004

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Director:
Rick McKay
Released:
2004
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BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE is an utterly entertaining and inspiring documentary that not only provides astonishing insights into the early days of Broadway, but also gives us compelling anecdotal portraits of the struggles and triumphs of over 100 legendary performers, composers and writers in the New York City of a bygone era, still vividly remembered. Award-winning filmmaker Rick McKay takes a journey over four continents and five years to find out whether there had ever truly been a golden age of theatre and, if it really did exist, why it had never been documented. As the film progresses, audiences will be delighted by amazing, rare, archival footage and photos and riveted by the fascinating personal stories told by the now-famous people who lived them.

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  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Moving and invaluable.

  • 80

    Variety Scott Foundas

    Rick McKay's exceptional new documentary Broadway: The Golden Age presents a veritable avalanche of interviews with some of the biggest names in the history of the American theater...

  • 70

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Anyone who attended Broadway shows in the days when ticket prices were reasonable and the actors and singers performed without amplification will feel a rush of nostalgia as these ...

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