Broadway: The Golden Age [DVD]
- Disc 1
- 1. It’s Live!
- 2. Broadway Bound
- 3. A Golden Age
- 4. The First Time
- 5. The Journey Begins
- 6. From Figaro to Bigelow
- 7. A Roof Over One’s Head
- 8. A Sense of Community
- 9. Laurette Taylor – The Natural
- 10. For a Song . . .
- 11. Waiting in the Wings
- 12. Outta’ Town
- 13. A Moment’s Notice
- 14. Trouping
- 15. Looking for Lancelot
- 16. Kim Stanley
- 17. Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse – What’s Underneath
- 18. West Side Story – Raising the Bar… Raising the Bucks
- 19. When the Curtain Goes Down
- 20. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Opening Night
- 21. Brando – The Wild One
- 22. Angela Lansbury – Mame/The Underdog
- 23. What Happened?
- 24. The Future
- 25. Dedicated To
- 26. Credits/Outtakes
“Rick McKay’s ‘BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE’ has NO PEER! The MOST ENTHRALLING documentary in YEARS!” – ED BLANK, Pittsburgh Tribune Review
“Do not miss this absolute stunner of a film. There is magic in it!” — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“…unforgettably eloquent tribute.” — The Wall Street Journal
“An essential record of Broadway history that every theatre-goer MUST SEE—and LONG overdue!” — Jeffery Lyons, NBC
This is the story of one filmmaker’s search for a Broadway that was lost and the 100 legends that he found. BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE is the most important, ambitious, and comprehensive film ever made about America’s most celebrated indigenous art form. It is award-winning filmmaker Rick McKay’s journey over four continents and five years to find out whether there had been a golden age of theatre and why it had never been documented. He soon learned that great films can be restored, fine literature can be kept in print, but historic Broadway performances of the past are the most endangered. They leave only memories that, while more vivid, are more difficult to preserve. In their own words–and not a moment too soon–BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE tells the stories of our theatrical legends, how they came to New York, and how they created this legendary century in American theatre.
Featuring JERRY ORBACH, ALEC BALDWIN, CAROL BURNETT, MARLON BRANDO, ELAINE STRITCH, EVA MARIE SAINT, ANGELA LANSBURY, and many others.
Director’s commentary audio overlay, and 5.1 surround sound; total time nearly three hours.