BN.com Gift Guide

Broadway: The Golden Age

( 4 )

Overview

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 ...
See more details below
DVD
$13.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (9) from $3.45   
  • New (4) from $10.92   
  • Used (5) from $3.45   

Overview

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.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

[None specified]
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2004
  • UPC: 828766544190
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Source: Rca Victor Broadway
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:51:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,231

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edie Adams Participant
Bea Arthur Participant
Elizabeth Ashley Participant
Alec Baldwin Participant
Kaye Ballard Participant
Carol Burnett Participant
Kitty Carlisle Hart Participant
Carol Channing Participant
Hume Cronyn Participant
Alan Cumming Participant
Arlene Dahl Participant
Nanette Fabray Participant
Robert Goulet Participant
Julie Harris Participant
Rosemary Harris Participant
Mimi Hines Participant
Al Hirschfeld Participant
Celeste Holm Participant
Jeremy Irons Participant
Cherry Jones Participant
Lainie Kazan Participant
Martin Landau Participant
Frank Langella Participant
Angela Lansbury Participant
Hal Linden Participant
Cameron Mackintosch Participant
Shirley MacLaine Participant
Karl Malden Participant
Ann Miller Participant
Patricia Neal Participant
Fayard Nicholas Participant
Harold Nicolas Participant
Jerry Orbach Participant
Harold Prince Participant
Rex Reed Participant
Charles Nelson Reilly Participant
Gena Rowlands Participant
Eva Marie Saint Participant
Liev Schreiber Participant
Stephen Sondheim Participant
Maureen Stapleton Participant
Elaine Stritch Participant
Tommy Tune Participant
Gwen Verdon
Eli Wallach Participant
Wendy Wasserstein Participant
Fay Wray Participant
Technical Credits
Rick McKay Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Anne L. Bernstein Producer
Jack Coco Associate Producer
Jamie de Roy Producer
Sandi Durell Associate Producer
Jane Klain Associate Producer
Albert Tapper Producer
Richard Weigle Associate Producer
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. It's Live! [2:15]
2. Broadway Bound [2:50]
3. A Golden Age [2:50]
4. The First Time [5:22]
5. The Journey Begins [6:11]
6. From Figaro to Bigelow [2:03]
7. A Roof Over One's Head [4:03]
8. A Sense of Community [6:48]
9. Laurette Taylor [6:41]
10. For a Song... [3:28]
11. Waiting in the Wings [4:52]
12. Outta' Town [6:31]
13. A Moment's Notice [4:12]
14. Trouping [3:54]
15. Looking for Lancelot [3:11]
16. Kim Stanley [5:26]
17. Gwen Verdon & Bob Fosse [3:17]
18. West Side Story [4:10]
19. When the Curtain Goes Down [5:34]
20. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [2:02]
21. Brando "The Wild One" [4:19]
22. "Mame" Angela Lansbury [1:11]
23. What Happened? [2:46]
24. The Future [7:24]
25. Dedicated To [2:40]
26. Credits/Outtakes [1:17]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scenes
   Extras
      Broadway & Hollywood Premieres - Featuring the Cast (16:00)
      "Whatever Lola Wants" Gwen Verdon & Bob Fosse ) Extended Scene (3:41)
      Marian Seldes on Katharine Cornell - Deleted Scene (1:51)
      June Havoc on "Pal Joey" - Deleted Scene (2:00)
      "Passing it On" - Deleted Scene (5:41)
      Alternate Ending - Younger Cast in Earlier Ending of Film (17:44)
      "Broadway: The Next Generation" - Sneak Preview (35:00)
      Theatrical Trailer (2:30)
      Director's Commentary
         Director's Commentary: On
         Director's Commentary: Off
         Play Movie
   Set Up
      Director's Commentary: On
      Director's Commentary: Off
      Play Movie
   Weblink
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 4 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(4)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Essential

    A "must-have" for anyone interested in Musical Theatre in America!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best NYTheatre History Lesson You Can Get !

    I had the pleasure of working for nearly 3 years as Unit Production Manager on 'Broadway The Golden Age.' Hands down, it taught me more about the history of New York Theatre than the nearly twenty years I spent as a working actor. There are more little-known quips, stories and re-tellings in this film than you could possibly ever get backstage or anywhere else for that matter. Anybody even remotely interested in that which is our most precious, not to mention endangered species - the American Theatre - needs to see this film. It will clearly define why LIVE theatre is so important, and why it needs to be forever nurtured, and cared for. It also shines a glaring light on how much theatre has changed since accessiblity has been replaced with an unfortunate Corporate 'Mega-Hit' mentality.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BROADWAY IS GLOWING!

    Rick McKay puts the lights back on Broadway as he interviews past and present Golden Age legends. I was fortunate to see this film at the Angelica followed by a Q and A with Mr McKay himself. This documentary is both informative as well as highly entertaining. As someone who did not have a good understanding of the Golden Age, I found this film to be exciting, funny and moving. Mr. McKay explains his fascination with the great white way which began for him as a young boy. Broadway legends are interviewed and tell the story of their coming to age, while Broadway itself comes of age. I highly recommend this film to both the Broadway novice as well as the Broadway familiar.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An Excellent History of a Lost Era

    I saw Broadway: The Golden Age at the Savannah Film Festival last year. It is an important historical document as well as a very entertaining film. It is a 'must-see' for students of the theater

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews