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Rick McKay was an American filmmaker, best known for his 2003 documentary Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There, and its two soon-to-be-released sequels. Originally from Indiana, McKay moved to New York City in the early 1980s, working steadily as a cabaret singer.

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John Rubenstein Celebrates Pippin's 50th Anniversary On MUSICAL THEATRE MELODIES Next Week

The next broadcast of Rob Morrison's Musical Theatre Melodies will pay tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Steven Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson's Tony Award winning musical PIPPIN, featuring interviews with Tony Award winner John Rubenstein and songs from the original Broadway cast recording with special narration by Tony Award nominee Walter Willison.

What Was the Golden Age of Broadway?

Just last week, The Music Man marched back to Broadway- the latest revival of a show from musical theatre's most glorious time- the Golden Age. What was the Golden Age of Broadway all about and what years did it cover? Study up!

BWW Review: Amy Beth Williams is, Herself, A THOUSAND BEAUTIFUL THINGS at Don't Tell Mama

A singing actress with many qualities similar to the greatest stage actress of her day, Amy Beth Williams has a new cabaret show that takes the audience on a musical trip around the world.

ALL EYES ON BAAYORK LEE: Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Award-Winning Legend About This Sunday's WICKED In Concert on PBS and Her Extraordinary Career

This Sunday finds the diminutive talent wearing yet another new hat, as Director for Sunday night’s airing of WICKED In Concert, celebrating the score of the iconic, long-running musical,

BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE Will Make August 14 Premiere on PBS

McKay profiles the rise of the Director/Choreographer on Broadway with Gower Champion, Michael Bennett, Bob Fosse and more.

VIDEO: Go Backstage at THE SOUND OF MUSIC with Rebecca Luker in 1998

In 1998, when Luker was leading the first Broadway revival of The Sound of Music, Broadway producer Jamie deRoy visited her and the rest of the cast backstage with filmmaker Rick McKay.

Richard Skipper Celebrates Jamie DeRoy With PART TWO: THE BROADWAY YEARS To Benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Richard Skipper Celebrates Jamie deRoy with Part Two: The Broadway Years to benefit  Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Broadway From Home: Documentaries for Every Theater Lover!

Feel like you've started to run out of things to watch? We here at BroadwayWorld have you covered! We all have our favorite musicals and plays, but what about the stories behind those shows? Luckily, over the years, many documentaries have been made about some of your favorite shows!

Richard Skipper Will Celebrate Jamie DeRoy To Benefit BC/EFA

Monday Afternoon, June 1st at 5PM ET, Casting New Lives and Nitelife Exchange present Richard Skipper and MAC Award winning cabaret entertainer and Tony Award winning Broadway producer Jamie deRoy will be discussing the Coronavirus and her career and taking your questions and responding to your comments.

BWW Review: PIPPIN at Bergen County Players

The spirit of Fosse/Verdon is alive and well with the Bergen County Players, in Oradell! Their delightful production of Pippin that opened this weekend at the Little Firehouse Theater on Kinderkamack Rd is a must see for any fan of the Fosse/Verdon canon.

Wake Up With BWW 1/2: 2019's Upcoming Shows, Top Stars to Watch, and More!

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Read about 2019's upcoming shows, our picks for the top stars to watch, and more!

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Lee Roy Reams Remembering the Legends we Lost in 2018

This year we lost so many legends from Marin Mazzie to Gary Beach, Neil Simon to William Goldman, Rick McKay to Craig Zadan. We end our year celebrating their life and legacy with a legend who called many of these artists friends, colleagues, and companions: the incomparable Lee Roy Reams.

Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Those We've Lost in 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we are reflecting on those we have lost in the Broadway and theatre communities throughout the year.

BWW Morning Brief January 31st, 2018: Carolee Carmello Rehearses For HEY, LOOK ME OVER! and More!

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: watch Carolee Carmello in rehearsal for Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER! and more!

Acclaimed Broadway Filmmaker Rick McKay Dies

BroadwayWorld is sad to share the news today that legendary filmmaker Rick McKay has passed away earlier this week. A longtime friend of the web site, and constant presence in the theatre world, McKay has long been at work on two sequels to his 2004 hit film, Broadway: The Golden Age.

Rick McKay Pens Open Letter to Marian Seldes Documentary Filmmaker

As BroadwayWorld reported on Friday, Tony-winner and premiere actress of the American stage Marian Seldes, passed away in 2014, but only now is a documentary short being released, which follows Seldes through her final chapters of life... and it's coming under fire.

Marian Seldes Documentary Comes Under Fire for 'Abuse' of the Late Actress

Tony-winner and premiere actress of the American stage Marian Seldes, passed away in 2014, but only now is a documentary short being released, which follows Seldes through her final chapters of life... and it's coming under fire.

VIDEO: Filmmaker Rick McKay Captures a Legendary West End Backstage Meeting in Memory of Peter Hall

In this rare footage, Dame JUDI DENCH introduces screen legend (King Kong) FAY WRAY (1907-2004) to Sir PETER HALL (1930-2017) backstage in her dressing room in London when Dame Judi was performing in the play FILUMENA in the West End in November, 1998. The legendary director, Sir Peter Hall passed away on September 11th, 2017.

Tony Nominee Walter Willison Comes to the Metropolitan Room this Month

Tony Award nominee and Theatre World Award winner Walter Willison celebrates his 50th year in show business with WALTER WILLISON: MUSIC IN MY HEART, his first solo cabaret appearance since 1978, at The Metropolitan Room on Tuesday, September 19th at 7pm.

Photo Coverage: ME & ELLA Opens at The York Theatre Company

The York Theatre Company's 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced') opened last night, July 16.

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