Broadway: The Golden Age

Broadway: The Golden Age

Director: Rick McKay Cast: Edie Adams, Bea Arthur, Elizabeth Ashley
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Broadway: The Golden Age

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2004
UPC: 0828766544190
Original Release: 2003
Source: Rca Victor Broadway
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:51:00
Sales rank: 40,374

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 Actor
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

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]

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A "must-have" for anyone interested in Musical Theatre in America!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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