On Broadway

Showings

Theater 3 Thu, Sep 30 6:45 PM

Description

SEPTEMBER 30


For anyone who loves theater, this contemporary history of Broadway is a pure joy!

Directed by: Oren Jacoby
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Christine Baranski, James Corden, Hugh Jackman, John Lithgow, Ian McKellen

With an introduction & Q&A after the film by multiple award-winning Broadway Director & Lyricist, Richard Maltby, Jr.
6:00 PM Meet n' Mingle - enjoy a cocktail in our Bar-Lounge
6:45 PM Introduction by Richard Maltby, Jr.
7:00 PM Film followed by Q&A

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.


Richard Maltby Jr. is an award-winning theatre director, producer, lyricist, and screenwriter. He conceived and directed the only two musical revues to win the Tony Award for Best Musical: Ain't Misbehavin' (1978: Tony, N.Y. Drama Critics, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards, also Tony Award for Best Director) and Fosse (1999: Tony, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards). His other credits include Miss Saigon (Lyricist); Song and Dance (Director/Co-Lyricist); The Pirate Queen (Writer/Lyricist) and more. His screenwriting scredits include Miss Potter starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor (Christopher Award, Best Screenplay).