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RCA Victor is pleased to present the DVD release of Broadway: The Golden Age, By The Legends Who Were There. The DVD of the award-winning film by Rick McKay, featuring 88 minutes of bonus material, is available in stores now.

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Broadway: The Golden Age is the most comprehensive film ever made about America's most celebrated indigenous art form. Upon its theatrical release, the film earned unanimous rave reviews and unparalleled support and adulation from both Broadway stars and fans alike. Award-winning filmmaker Rick McKay journeyed over four continents for five years to find out whether there had been a golden age of theatre and why it had never been documented. He discovered that while great films can be restored and fine literature kept in print, historic Broadway moments are often documented most vividly in the memories of the people who were there. Broadway: The Golden Age captures these moments in a definitive record of this historic century in American theatre – telling the stories of our theatrical legends, in their own words. Countless Broadway greats such as: Bea Arthur, Kaye Ballard, Carol Burnett, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Carol Channing, Barbara Cook, Fred Ebb, Ben Gazzara, Robert Goulet, Jerry Herman, Lainie Kazan, Angela Lansbury, Michele Lee, Shirley MacLaine, Hal Prince, Chita Rivera, Gena Rowlands, Eva Marie Saint, Stephen Sondheim, Elaine Stritch, Tommy Tune, Gwen Verdon, Fay Wray and many others gave exclusive interviews and insights during the making of this documentary. Their passion for the stage is evident in their accounts – from tales of their trials as newcomers clawing and climbing onto 'The Great White Way' to recollections of their most glittering, celebrated moments in the footlights and beyond.

In its theatrical release, Broadway: The Golden Age won over 15 Best Film, Documentary and Audience Awards at sold-out screenings at festivals all over the country this past year.



  • NEW YORK & HOLLYWOOD PREMIERES: Footage of the star-studded premiere events for Broadway: The Golden Age, with red-carpet arrivals and clips from the afterparty at New York institution Sardi's, where cast members were joined by celebrity guests such as Peter Jackson, Naomi Watts & Leonard Maltin
  • GWEN VERDON & BOB FOSSE: Extended performance footage
  • Marian Seldes on Katharine Cornell: Deleted scene
  • June Havoc on PAL JOEY: Deleted scene
  • "PASSING IT ON": Deleted scene
  • "BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION": A generous (35 minute) FIRST SNEAK PREVIEW of raw footage from next year's sequel film, starring Jason Alexander, Alec Baldwin, John Barrowman, Alan Cumming, Daisy Eagan, Tovah Feldshuh, Bonnie Franklin, Joanna Gleason, Ruthie Henshall, Cady Huffman, Cherry Jones, Michael John LaChiusa, Patti LuPone, Cameron Mackintosh, Matthew Morrison, Christine Pedi, Amanda Plummer, Ann Reinking, Liev Schreiber, Marc Shaiman, Douglas Sills, Mary Testa, Marissa Jaret Winokur, George C. Wolfe and Karen Ziemba

    Rick McKay is an award-winning Producer/Director/Writer who lives in New York City. For five seasons he was a segment producer on WNET13's City Arts, the most honored locally produced show in television history, which won over 30 Emmy® awards. Rick produced the first story commissioned for the critically successful national series Egg: The Arts Show, garnering another two Emmy® nominations and also helped to create the opening segment of two recent national Tony® Awards broadcasts. Rick won three of the industry's prestigious "Telly" awards for his television work, has produced episodes for the immensely successful series "Biography" on the A&E network, and has produced for HBO and United Artists. He is also the sole owner and proprietor of Second Act Productions. Along with Broadway: The Golden Age, the production company also produced Birds of a Feather, a documentary of his adventures searching for drag queens for the legendary director Mike Nichols to help him make his hit film The Birdcage. Rick was honored at the Sundance Film Festival by PBS and inducted into the PBS Producers Academy, as one of their "best and brightest documentary producer/directors" for his continuing independent film and television work. Rick also produced, directed and shot Elaine Stritch: At Liberty for Egg: The Arts Show. Much of this footage was also used to make the Pennebaker/HBO documentary of the same name, for which Elaine Stritch won the 2004 Emmy® award. Rick is also an award-winning print journalist with numerous magazine and newspaper articles to his credit. His story "Birds of a Feather" won him San Francisco's Cable Car Award for "Outstanding Journalist" for feature reporting.

    RCA Victor maintains a strong commitment to the music of Broadway. Their list of cast recordings include the Tony® Award-winning hits Avenue Q, Fosse, Titanic and Contact, along with noteworthy original cast recordings such as Hair, Hello Dolly, The Full Monty, 18 Stephen Sondheim shows and the smash-hit revivals of Guys And Dolls, Chicago, The Rocky Horror Show, Man of La Mancha, Cabaret and this past season's Fiddler On The Roof.

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