ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (2007)

"Show Business" documents four original Broadway musicals from a backstage perspective: "Wicked," the retelling of "The Wizard of Oz" from the witches' perspective; "Avenue Q," in which puppets… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 11, 2007
DVD Release Date: October 16, 2007
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Made with obvious care and attention, Showbusiness is an entertaining, insightful look into Broadway.

Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

For those who believe there's no business like show business, this documentary will be a singular sensation.

Misha Berson
Seattle Times

This is an entertaining visit to a strange planet.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

Anyone who thinks show biz is glamorous and easy should watch this film.

Hank Sartin
Time Out

For the Broadway babies out there, ShowBusiness will make you want to schedule a trip to the Great White Way.

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Philip Kennicott
Washington Post

It is filled with neurotic people in greasepaint, some charming, most amusing, and by the time you've spent an hour and a half with them, you're more than invested in their lives and cares.

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Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone

It whets your appetite for the stage; it certainly made me want to watch every one of these plays.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Bright lights, big drama. A delectable trip down Broadway.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Along the way, the film includes insightful observations about the creative process.

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Marc Mohan

This sounds like the sort of thing that could bore to tears anyone not enamored of the musical theater, but in fact it's a compelling, often amusing look backstage.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Show Business: The Road to Broadway" is a blithely entertaining documentary about the 2003-2004 Broadway season focusing on… More
Sunil Jawahir
Pretty cool.