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Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003)

Unrated | | Documentary, History, Music | April 2003 (USA)
Interviews and archival footage are used to tell the story of post-war Broadway through the 1960s.


Rick McKay


Rick McKay
11 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Edie Adams ... Self
Bea Arthur ... Self
Elizabeth Ashley ... Self
Alec Baldwin ... Self
Kaye Ballard ... Self
Bryan Batt ... Self
Betsy Blair ... Self
Jim Borstelmann ... Self
Tom Bosley ... Self
Marlon Brando ... Self (archive footage)
Carol Burnett ... Self
Kitty Carlisle ... Self
Carol Channing ... Self
Betty Comden ... Self
Barbara Cook ... Self


In their own words, and not a moment too soon - 'Broadway' tells the stories of our theatrical legends, how they came to New York, and how they created this legendary century in American theatre. This may be the last chance that these stories may be documented, for unlike film and television, live theatre exists only in the memories of those who were there watching, or more importantly, creating this magic. 'Broadway' tells the stories of these legendary performers, composers and writers while illustrating their tales with amazing, rare, archival performance footage and these legends' own home movies and photos. Written by Anonymous

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The largest collection in history of award-winning stars brought together in a single movie! See more »



Did You Know?


Elaine Stritch's collaboration with Rick McKay on this film lead to her one-woman show "Elaine Stritch At Liberty" being filmed for television. See more »


Kaye Ballard: By the time I went back to do "Pirates of Penzance" in 1982, it was a joke! It was like Nurse Rached - this person's out, that person's out...
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Followed by Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age (2018) See more »

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DVD is amazing
6 November 2004 | by vonthurnundtaxisSee all my reviews

I saw this film in New York in June and loved it then and I just saw a press screener of the DVD - it is amazing what the filmmaker has done. In addition to being incredibly entertaining as a film, this is destined to be an invaluable historic reference. There are dozens of interviews with actors giving us a first person account of Broadway's Golden Age by those who were there, creating it.

The DVD has at leat 30 minutes of interviews with the cast of the upcoming (I hope soon) "Next Generation" including: Betty Buckley, Jason Alexander, Doug Sills, John Barrowman, Cady Huffman and Daisy Eagan. There are also deleted scenes, one has Marian Seldes on Katharine Cornell - I cannot imagine how this was not in the original film. The movie could have been twice as long and still held up. It's also fun to see the alternate ending on the DVD and the red carpet footage of the NY and LA openings. This is not a rental, you will want to own it and watch it when you want to be entertained, or inspired, or moved, or laugh. This film is incredible.

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Release Date:

April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broadway See more »

Filming Locations:

Cork, County Cork, Ireland See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,524, 13 June 2004

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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