On Broadway

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Showings

Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$9.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Program:New Releases
Tags:Documentary
Arts
Theater
History
Culture & Society
LGBTQ+
Release Year:2021
Runtime:85 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Kino Lorber
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oiB4pSBjlw
Cast/Crew
Director:Oren Jacoby
Executive Producer:Pat Schoenfeld
No Guarantees Theatricals
Stephanie P. McClelland
John Breglio
Betsy West
Barbara H. Freitag
Riki Kane-Larimer
Producer:Oren Jacoby
Holly Siegel
Cinematographer:Bob Richman
Buddy Squires
Tom Hurwitz
Editor:Ted Raviv
Abhay Sofsky
Steven Wechsler
Composer:Joel Goodman

Description

Effective September 3, 2021, MSP Film Society will require, at the time of entry, either proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination or negative results from a COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours of the screening. MSP Film Society strongly recommends masks for all screenings regardless of vaccination status, unless actively eating or drinking. For more information regarding MSP Film Society's COVID-19 policy CLICK HERE.

OPENS SEPTEMBER 3 IN MSP FILM'S ST. ANTHONY MAIN THEATRE

About the Film

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, including Hugh Jackman, Helen Mirren, Christine Baranski, August Wilson, James Corden, Alec Baldwin, John Lithgow, Viola Davis, and Ian McKellen take us behind the scenes of Broadway’s most groundbreaking and beloved shows, from A Chorus Line to Hamilton. Archival clips of iconic performances by Lin Manuel Miranda, Patti Lupone, Bernadette Peters, James Earl Jones and Mandy Patinkin punctuate this hurly-burly ride through the main street of American show business.

Now that New York City is facing an uncertain path forward in its recovery from a devastating pandemic, this documentary from Academy Award®-nominated director Oren Jacoby and the producers of RBG shows how Broadway led the way in the city’s last great rebirth and provides a model of how it can come back again.


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