For anyone who loves theater, this contemporary history of Broadway is a pure joy! As audiences prepare for the return of live theater after an unprecedented absence of 18 months, an all-star cast tells the inside story of the last time Broadway came back from the brink. On Broadway shows how this revival helped save New York City, thanks to innovative work, a new attention to inclusion, and the sometimes uneasy balance between art and commerce. Interviews with legends of the stage and screen.
Directed by Oren Jacoby
2019, Documentary, 85mins, USA
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Helen Mirren, Christine Baranski, August Wilson, James Corden, Alec Baldwin, John Lithgow, Viola Davis, and Ian McKellen
Festivals/Awards: Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival 2020 Winner Audience Award-Best Documentary Feature
From the Director of: SHADOWMAN, CONSTANTINE’S SWORD, THE SHAKESPEARE SESSIONS
“A fast-paced and entertaining, if not particularly deep, primer.” — Hollywood Reporter
“Oren Jacoby’s richly illustrated documentary on the ups and downs of modern Broadway is all celebrations and no questions. Whether that’s a problem depends on your level of theater mania.” — Pop Matters