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Broadway: The Golden Age Reviews

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November 5, 2004
It's the sort of history you could nibble on for hours.
Read More | Original Score: B+
October 28, 2004
Whether it's Julie Harris weeping as she recalls an Ethel Waters performance she saw 60 years ago or Marian Seldes lamenting the cruelty of show biz or Ann Miller blithely carving a decade off her age, there's no arguing that these years were golden.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 28, 2004
For theater lovers -- on both sides of the footlights.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 14, 2004
Its appeal isn't likely to cross over to those who don't already have the Broadway bug, or share the recollections themselves.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 1, 2004
Old-timers, showbiz buffs and big-stage wanna-bes will not be disappointed.
Read More | Original Score: B-
October 1, 2004
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 | Original Score: 2/4
September 24, 2004
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 | Original Score: 3/4
September 24, 2004
[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 | Original Score: 3/5
September 24, 2004
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 24, 2004
I can think of no higher compliment than to report that after seeing it, I wanted to rush out and see a play.
September 24, 2004
What makes Golden Age compelling cinema is the archival material that McKay has assembled to bind his loose and often casually unfocused interviews.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 23, 2004
The demise of the New York theater is, of course, too complex a subject to be contained in a study of less than two hours, but this free-flowing film certainly hits the high points as it flips around its talking-head celebrity sound bites at warp speed.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 11, 2004
An enthralling, timeless documentary. It's the closest you'll ever get to actually being there.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
August 25, 2004
Fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 8, 2004
Packed with priceless footage.
August 6, 2004
The stories they tell in this warm, evocative documentary crackle with humor and glow with reverence. By listening to those stories, you'll glow too.
August 6, 2004
If you love the theater, you've got to see the film and simply enjoy as everyone from A (Edie Adams) to Z (Karen Ziemba) holds forth.
July 29, 2004
While less than artfully composed, Rick McKay's homegrown documentary about the glory days of the American theater represents an invaluable oral history.
July 23, 2004
It's the videotaped equivalent of a primary research data dump. But to quote Bette Davis by way of Edward Albee: What a dump.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 18, 2004
This is a picture that devotees of the American theatre will cherish.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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