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ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway Reviews

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April 11, 2008
Anyone who thinks show biz is glamorous and easy should watch this film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 5, 2007
It whets your appetite for the stage; it certainly made me want to watch every one of these plays.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 2, 2007
For those who believe there's no business like show business, this documentary will be a singular sensation.
August 31, 2007
This sounds like the sort of thing that could bore to tears anyone not enamored of the musical theater, but in fact it's a compelling, often amusing look backstage.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 30, 2007
Thanks to Berinstein's celebratory but lucid documentary, now have a better sense of what it takes to make it on Broadway.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 20, 2007
It's a rosy and warty look at what makes the big shows happen, and what makes them tick. I hope you'll see it, even if you're not 'into' musical theatre -- it's really well done.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 10, 2007
Berinstein's film captures all the hopes, thrills and heartache of an endeavor in which every night is a high-wire act.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 21, 2007
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway is a tasty bonbon for theater buffs that has many fascinating backstage details.
July 12, 2007
For the Broadway babies out there, ShowBusiness will make you want to schedule a trip to the Great White Way.
July 5, 2007
It's incredibly prescient of Berinstein to know where to be and get in there...It's a rosy and warty look at what makes the big shows happen, and what makes them tick. I hope you'll see it, even if you're not "into" musical theatre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 30, 2007
By keeping the theme squarely on the process and the toll it takes on the players, Berinstein gives viewers a captivating look behind the scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 30, 2007
Bright lights, big drama. A delectable trip down Broadway.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 29, 2007
This is an entertaining visit to a strange planet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2007
The star-struck [Dori] Berinstein squanders her opportunity to ask some tough questions about the state of, and prospects for, the American musical.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 27, 2007
Showbusiness: The Road to Broadway is essentially a valentine to a profession that filmmaker Dori Berinstein loves and admires.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
June 23, 2007
A fascinating document about the constant tussle between the show and the business of showbiz.
June 21, 2007
Show Business misses lots of fascinating stuff.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 21, 2007
It is filled with neurotic people in greasepaint, some charming, most amusing, and by the time you've spent an hour and a half with them, you're more than invested in their lives and cares.
June 8, 2007
Along the way, the film includes insightful observations about the creative process.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 8, 2007
It's an entertaining primer on the surprisingly arduous process, as well as a glimpse into the involvement of folks like Rosie O'Donnell, Boy George, Alan Cumming and Idina Menzel.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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