On Broadway

Director: Oren Jacoby Run Time: 84 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Alec Baldwin, Alexandra Billings, Christine Baranski, Hugh Jackman, James Corden

Country: United States
Language: English


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About the film:

An all-star cast tells the inside story of the Broadway theater, and how it came back from the brink thanks to innovative work, a new attention to inclusion and a sometimes uneasy balance between art and commerce.

Legends of the stage and screen — including Helen Mirren, Christine Baranski, August Wilson, James Corden, Alec Baldwin, John Lithgow, Viola Davis, Hugh Jackman and Ian McKellen — take us behind the scenes of Broadway’s most groundbreaking and beloved shows.

Iconic performances by Lin Manuel Miranda, Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, James Earl Jones and Mandy Patinkin lead the way on a hurly burly ride through Times Square, once again the main street of American show business.

About the filmmaker:

Oren Jacoby is a director and producer of highly acclaimed documentaries including My Italian Secret, Constantine’s Sword, Shadowman, and the Academy Award-nominated Sister Rose’s Passion, winner of Best Documentary Short at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2004. An independent filmmaker since 1992, he founded production company Storyville Films to create films and series driven by strong personal narratives of conscience, courage, and innovation.

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Ohio Arts Council
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