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Broadway: The Golden Age (2004)

Broadway: The Golden Age



Critic Consensus: Broadway: The Golden Age is a breezy, affectionate tribute to a sparkling array of the era's best and brightest.

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Directed by Rick McKay, who traveled across five continents during the documentary's production, Broadway: The Golden Age is both a celebration of current Broadway stars and a tribute to Broadway legends past. Through a plethora of interviews and vast amounts of archival footage, McKay presents a variety of factoids, anecdotes, and memories from over 100 Broadway actors, writers, and directors. The careers of Laurette Taylor, Kim Hunter, Jessica Tandy, and Marlon Brando are all animatedly retold, as is some of the Broadway "lore of olde," such as Angela Lansbury's struggle to land a role in +Mame and the shocked reaction to +West Side Story on its opening night. In addition to footage and discussion regarding highly successful Broadway stars, a variety of actors recount their experiences and struggles in finding even a small amount of critical recognition. The cast includes Shirley MacLaine, Bea Arthur, Edie Adams, Alec Baldwin, and Kaye Ballard, and many others.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
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Written By: Rick McKay
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On DVD: Nov 9, 2004
Dada Films

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Critic Reviews for Broadway: The Golden Age

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (24)

For theater lovers -- on both sides of the footlights.

Full Review… | October 28, 2004
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

Old-timers, showbiz buffs and big-stage wanna-bes will not be disappointed.

October 1, 2004
Detroit News
Top Critic

Rather than listen to these old-timers reminisce about the good old days ... my advice is to get out and support your local thespians instead.

Full Review… | October 1, 2004
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

McKay's straightforward cinematic valentine, which also includes rare archival stage footage, is a treat for those bedazzled by the idea of Broadway in its prime.

Full Review… | September 24, 2004
Seattle Times
Top Critic

[The subjects] eagerly unwind before McKay's one-man camera, reminiscing about everything from their finest hours to the days when ticket prices still ran in single digits.

Full Review… | September 24, 2004
Toronto Star
Top Critic

It takes more than a fan to analyze the legacy of a period. But a fan is just what it takes to indulge in that legacy, which is exactly what Broadway: The Golden Age is all about.

Full Review… | September 24, 2004
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Broadway: The Golden Age


fascinating documentary with an amazing bevy of theatre performers and legends.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

A living record of an age which unfortunately I will never be able to experience. It is true that Broadway is still with us but it pales in comparison to the stories told in this film about the "golden age".

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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