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ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway

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ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
104 minutes
Limited Release Date:
05/11/07
director:
Dori Berinstein
author:
Dori Berinstein, Richard Hankin
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B

A score of Broadway musicals — from the Boy George bank-breaker Taboo to the puppet-packed hit Avenue Q to the Peter Allen bio-smash The Boy From Oz — vie for the spotlight (and Tony Awards) in this doc, ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway, chronicling the 2003-04 season. Theater fans will give it a standing ovation; others may be moved only to polite applause. EXTRAS There’s random star chit-chat (Antonio Banderas is a fan of the 1986 Bob Fosse flop Big Deal) and a fawning commentary — co-producer Alan Cumming looooves everybody — that promises to explain Oz star Hugh Jackman’s absence from the film…but never does. B