ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway

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The documentary ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway journeys behind the scenes of four Broadway productions mounted during the 2003-4 theatrical season that ultimately garnered nominations for Best Musical: Wicked, the Rosie O'Donnell/Boy George collaboration Taboo, Tony Kushner's Caroline, or Change and the iconoclastic puppet review Avenue Q. The film provides a glimpse into each stage of the theatrical process for these productions - from auditions to staging to rehearsals to previews to opening night to awards...
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The documentary ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway journeys behind the scenes of four Broadway productions mounted during the 2003-4 theatrical season that ultimately garnered nominations for Best Musical: Wicked, the Rosie O'Donnell/Boy George collaboration Taboo, Tony Kushner's Caroline, or Change and the iconoclastic puppet review Avenue Q. The film provides a glimpse into each stage of the theatrical process for these productions - from auditions to staging to rehearsals to previews to opening night to awards season.
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Special Features

Audio commentary with director Dori Bernstein, producer Alan Cumming & Avenue Q co-creator Jeff Marx; Over one-hour of deleted scenes; Promotional spots; Original trailer; Study guide on dvd-rom
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/16/2007
  • UPC: 796019805438
  • Original Release: 2005
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  • Source: Liberation Ent
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Isherwood Participant
John Lahr Participant
Patrick Pacheco Participant
Michael Riedel Participant
Jacques LeSourd Participant
Linda Winr Participant
Alan Cumming Participant
Chris Boneau Participant
Nancy Coyne Participant
William Goldman Participant
Rocco Landesman Participant
Stephanie D'Abruzzo Participant
Robyn Goodman Participant
Bobby Lopez Participant
Jeff Marx Participant
Kevin McCollum Participant
Jason Moore Participant
Jeffrey Seller Participant
John Tartaglia Participant
Jeff Whitty Participant
Tony Kushner Participant
Tonya Pinkins Participant
Jeanine Tesori Participant
George C. Wolfe Participant
Raul Esparza Participant
Boy George Participant
Euan Morton Participant
Rosie O'Donnell Participant
Kristin Chenoweth Participant
Idina Menzel Participant
Joe Mantello Participant
Joe Dulude Participant
Stephen Oremus Participant
Marc Platt Participant
Stephen Schwartz Participant
David Stone Participant
Ben Brantley Participant
Technical Credits
Dori Berinstein Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Robin Brown Executive Producer
Mitchell Cannold Executive Producer
Bonnie Comley Executive Producer
Alan Cumming Co-producer
Alan Deutsch Cinematographer
Richard Hankin Screenwriter
Tom LaMere Associate Producer
Stewart F. Lane Executive Producer
Wendy Riseborough Co-producer
Jeanine Tesori Score Composer
Peter Waggoner Sound/Sound Designer
Adam Zucker Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Show Business: The Road to Broadway
1. New York [2:09]
2. Summer [10:01]
3. Changes [5:33]
4. Process [4:58]
5. Clashes [2:22]
6. Composer [4:45]
7. Fall [6:33]
8. Critic [7:16]
9. My Dream [5:33]
10. Recording [7:25]
11. Come Inside [4:15]
12. Winter [10:18]
13. Spring [5:40]
14. Nominations [6:02]
15. Preparations [3:12]
16. Radio City [7:19]
17. 6 Months Later [1:40]
18. New Reality [8:17]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Show Business: The Road to Broadway
   Play Movie
   Chapters
   Special Features
      Production Commentary With Dori Bernstein, Alan Cumming and Jeff Marx
      Study Guide
      Deleted Scenes
         Taboo Record Signing Event
         Tony Awards Rehearsal
         Avenue Q Reviews
         Avenue Q Record Signing Event
         Avenue Q Tony Campaign Party
         Wicked Set Construction/San Francisco
         Ethan Hawke and Michael Hayden - Sword Fight Rehearsal
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      Bonus Footage
         Wicked
            Stephen Schwartz, Composer/Lyricist
            Kristin Chenoweth, Actor/Costume Fitting
            Idina Menzel, Actor
            Susan Hilferty, Costume Designer
            Eugene Lee, Scenic Designer
            Winnie Holzman, Book
            Norbert Leo Butz, Actor
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         Taboo
            Boy George, Actor/Composer/Lyricist
            Rosie O'Donnell, Producer
            Euan Morton, Actor
            Raúl Esparza, Actor
            Charles Busch, Book
            Christopher Renshaw, Director
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         Avenue Q
            Jason Moore, Director
            Ken Roberson, Choreographer
            Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Actor
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         Caroline, Or Change
            George Wolfe, Director
            Anika Noni Rose, Actor
            Jeanine Tesori, Composer
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         Play All
      Broadway Speaks
         Liza Minnelli
         John Lithgow
         Patrick Stewart
         Donna Murphy
         Antonio Banderas
         Brian Dennehy
         Alan Cumming
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      Tony Awards Clips
         "Putting It Together"
         "Collaboration"
         "The Nominees"
         Play All
      Broadway Cares
         Broadway Cares Flea Market
         Harvey Fierstein BC/EFA "Hairspray" Speech
         Play All
   Original Trailer
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