Broadway: The Golden Age
Broadway: The Golden Age (2004)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 11, 2004
DVD Release Date: November 9, 2004
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Broadway: The Golden Age is a breezy, affectionate tribute to a sparkling array of the era's best and brightest.

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

For theater lovers -- on both sides of the footlights.

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Misha Berson
Seattle Times

McKay's straightforward cinematic valentine, which also includes rare archival stage footage, is a treat for those bedazzled by the idea of Broadway in its prime.

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Shawn Levy

It's the sort of history you could nibble on for hours.

Tom Long
Detroit News

Old-timers, showbiz buffs and big-stage wanna-bes will not be disappointed.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

[The subjects] eagerly unwind before McKay's one-man camera, reminiscing about everything from their finest hours to the days when ticket prices still ran in single digits.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Whether it's Julie Harris weeping as she recalls an Ethel Waters performance she saw 60 years ago or Marian Seldes lamenting the cruelty of show biz or Ann Miller blithely carving a decade off her age, there's no arguing that these years were golden.

John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

Rather than listen to these old-timers reminisce about the good old days ... my advice is to get out and support your local thespians instead.

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Kamal Al-Solaylee
Globe and Mail

It takes more than a fan to analyze the legacy of a period. But a fan is just what it takes to indulge in that legacy, which is exactly what Broadway: The Golden Age is all about.

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Jack Zink
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Its appeal isn't likely to cross over to those who don't already have the Broadway bug, or share the recollections themselves.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
fascinating documentary with an amazing bevy of theatre performers and legends.
John Ballantine
A living record of an age which unfortunately I will never be able to experience. It is true that Broadway is still with us but it pales in comparison to the… More