STAGE TUBE: Rick McKay Releases Unseen Footage from Acclaimed Documentary GREENWICH VILLAGE: A WORLD APART
To celebrate his second consecutive win at the Greenwich Village Film Festival on October 26th, 2016, award-winning filmmaker Rick McKay (Broadway: The Golden Age, Broadway: BEYOND the Golden Age, A&E Biography, PBS's City Arts and Egg: The Arts Show), releases a six-minute sample of his 2015 winning short film, "Greenwich Village: A World Apart".
Last week McKay won the "2016 Best Greenwich Village Portrait Award" for his brand new, second part of his short film trilogy, "Greenwich Village: The Times They are a-Changin'", The new film stars Elizabeth Ashley, Kay Cole, Jeff Daniels, Charles Durning, Julie Harris, Page Johnson, Frank Langella, Marshall Mason, Galt MacDermot, Richard Thomas, Rex Reed, Glynn Turman, Eli Wallach, Peter Weller and Elizabeth Wilson. The film is written, produced, directed, filmed and edited by McKay. The Executive Producers are Richard Eric Weigle and Michael Anastasio and the Producer is Jamie deRoy.
In honor of this second win at the Village fest, McKay is releasing the first peek at a 6-minute sample chapter from his award-winning 2015 short film, GREENWICH VILLAGE: A WORLD APART, the first part of a short film trilogy about the village. This teaser tells the story of the creation of THREEPENNY OPERA, and is told by those who were there creating it, Bea Arthur, Jerry Orbach, Charlotte Rae, Carole Cook, as well as Elizabeth Ashley and Ben Gazzara. The full 20-minute film tells the story of theatre and clubs in the Village in the 1950's and also includes Eva Marie Saint, Jerry Herman, Charles Nelson REILLY, Don Pippin, Anthony Franciosa, Tom Bosley, Nancy Dussault, Rex Reed, Charles Nelson REILLY, Charles Durning and Brenda Vaccaro.
The film was produced by McKay, Richard Eric Weigle, Jamie deRoy, Anne L. Bernstein, Jane Klain, Michael Anastasio, Frances B. Bator and Jack Coco - and won the "2015 Best Greenwich Village Portrait Award" at the First AnnuAl Greenwich Village Film Festival!
The entire Greenwich Village short film trilogy, totaling approximately one-hour, will be screened and air together after completion of the third installment in 2017 and will most likely be included as a bonus feature on the DVD release of McKay's highly anticipated upcoming feature documentary film, BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE (2017).